It has been a problem down the centuries that has finally been solved by MyWay Apps: How to get people to your party.
"This is a great App," said Mac Buck, editor of App World!. "If I had more friends, it could possibly be indispensable."
The App, iNvite, takes care of every aspect of party planning, from ordering the food, the drinks, to the guests.
"I was unaware that there was a guest ordering service," said Buck. "But it's in the phone. So even I can have a party."
The applelet can check the availability of all the people the app owner wishes to invite, schedule the most applicable date, send out the invites to their phones, contact caterers and be plugged into a stereo system to play appropriate tunes.
"It's a great idea in principle, but every time I've tried it," said Buck, "it always schedules the party for 4am on a Tuesday morning. And no matter what theme I choose, it always orders Tapas from a delivery place in Bristol. Not bad, but we're based in Newcastle."
MyWay Apps, CEO, May Wye admits that there are a few teething issues with the new app.
"Bristol to Newcastle is well within the delivery area for an American fast food delivery company," said Wye. "We need to put in a filter for local distances into version two."
Also going into version two is an age recognition routine so that Lily Allen songs are not played at a children's party.
"We've had a couple of lawsuits over that," winced Wye. "Also, playing the death march at an old people's home tea-dance was probably quite inappropriate. It was almost like the phone had artificially intelligent humour. I blame Siri."
A sense humour in the phone's seating plan arrangement was also evident.
"It's good if you want a lot of drama at your parties," said Buck. "Or the police to be called. I've uninstalled this app."