Time-starved parents would say that one of the most onerous parts of throwing a party for little ones is wrangling invites and managing RSVPs. Luckily, there’s a new batch of easy-to-use, well-designed mobile invite apps that aim to put party planning right in the palm of your hands. You are cordially invited to flip through our picks for best apps that’ll help everyone avoid being tardy for the party.

Punchbowl

With its cheeky hashtag, #AdiosEvite, Punchbowl is a tech startup that has its sights aimed squarely at the 800-pound gorilla in the electronic invitation arena. Judging by Punchbowl’s nicely made, user-friendly e-cards app, the swagger may be warranted. The app lets users create, personalize and send digital invitations on the go. With thousands of invite templates to choose from, including exclusive designs from Disney, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Sanrio, Sesame Street and many more, Punchbowl offers something for almost everyone. Invites can be sent via e-mail and RSVPs easily tracked in the app, all for free. Subscription options offer additional functionality.

Available for iOS and Android, Free with in-app purchases.

What are your favorite digital invitation apps? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng