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A party is a gathering of persons who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, and recreation. A party will typically feature eating and drinking, and often music and dancing as well. See our most popular party categories.  
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An Eating party is: A large prepared meal, usually for many persons and often accompanied by entertainment; a banquet. -b. A meal that is well prepared and abundantly enjoyed.
2. feast·ed, feast·ing, feasts
To give a feast for; entertain or feed sumptuously: 
To partake of a feast; eat heartily. Parties
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Celebrations: Some parties are held in honor of a specific person, day, or event." "Parties of this kind are often called celebrations." "A party is not necessarily a private occasion." "Public parties are sometimes held in pubs and bars, and people attending such parties may be charged an admission fee by the host." wikipedia
 • a birthday party  • St. Patrick's Day  • Sweet 16  • 

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Theme Party: A theme party is a party that centers around a certain type of theme. For example: "Butterflies" -You ask all your guest to wear butterfly wings & faces painted like butterflies or offer face painting at the party. The food served could be a colorful butterfly shaped cake or butterfly cookies. Sandwiches cut with a butterfly cookie cutter is a nice touch. Use butterfly shaped bowls. For entertainment: go on a butterfly hunt with a identification book. All theme parties are done this very same way.
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Dinner party: A dinner party is a formal social gathering at which people eat dinner together, usually in the host's own home. At the least formal dinner parties, a buffet of food is provided on a table or counter, and the guests choose items from the buffet and eat standing up as they talk and mingle. At the most formal dinner parties, dinner is served at a dining table with place settings. Women may wear cocktail dresses.
 • Potluck dinner party  • Traveling Dinner  • Safari Supper
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Weird Holiday Parties:  When we say weird we do mean weird! See our list for the most popular weird holidays that people love to celebrate. Strange Holidays make perfect theme parties and our calendar has a long list of weird days to celebrate. The popularity of these holidays are spreading world wide. Here's a few: Thomas Crapper DaySnowman Burning DayFlitch DayFruitcake Toss DayTalk like a pirate dayLost sock memorial dayOld Maid Day
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Weird, Wild & Wacky PartiesNow don't get this one confused with the weird Holiday parties above. This one is about weird party themes. If your looking for a Weird, Wild or Wacky party to host, then we have an amusing list for you. Our favorite suggestions are: pajama party, toga party, pig parties, hillbilly hoedowns, whodunit parties.


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Shocker, Shacker & Shamer Parties:  Just how brave are you? Are you brave enough to go to one of these parties? Better yet, are you brave enough to host one of these parties? If your looking for a party that turns heads then we have a list for you. We researched popular parties from around the world that fits the description of a shocker, a shaker or shamer and this is what we found. 

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Personal Party: A personal party is defined by those with a personal nature. The every so popular Birthday Party takes first place for sure. Followed by baby showers,  housewarmings, congratulations parties, graduations, family re-unions, bridal showers, housewarming party and even going away parties (farewell party).


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Marriage Related Parties: Bachelor party (UK: Stag Night, Australia: Bucks Night), Bachelorette party, Stag night , Divorce party, Wedding reception- A "Spice Shower" invites guests to bring a bottle of spice and a recipe that uses the spice along with their gift. A "gourmet recipe shower" invites guests to bring a recipe along with one utensil needed to prepare it. A "Candlelight Shower" is gifts such as candles, candle holders, wicks, scents.. 

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Outdoor Parties: Outdoor parties are those parties that take place outside in a park, someones back yard, down by the riverside, beach or in someones garden. Such as garden parties, garden tea parties, picnic parties, tea parties and barbecues. Bush parties (also called “field parties”) are held in a secluded area of a forest (“bush”), where friends gather to drink and talk. These parties are often held around a bonfire.

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Tea Party: In Anglo-American culture, a tea party is a formal gathering for afternoon tea. These parties are traditionally attended only by women. -often characterized by prestigious tableware, such as bone china and silver. The table is made to look its prettiest, with cloth napkins and matching cups and plates. -The tea is accompanied by thin sandwiches, cake slices, and cookies.
• High TeasAfternoon TeaCream tea, Devonshire tea or Cornish cream tea.
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Party Plan: when you host a social event, using the event to display and demonstrate products to those gathered, and then to take orders for the products before the gathering ends. This type of party is actually known as "Party Plan." This system came about from party plan companies like Tupperware and Pampered Chef. Homemakers are known to follow this very same plan and host their own marketing parties to sale homemade items such...

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Fund-raising party: These parties are focused around the act of raising money for a person or institution, often used to raise money for political campaigns, schools, businesses, and charities. These parties are usually formal in nature, consisting of a dinner followed by speeches or presentations extolling the cause for which funds are being raised. (see soup swap month

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Traditional parties: Traditional parties such as the English tea party or the modern cocktail party, are social gatherings within a fairly formal, or at least stylized, atmosphere. These parties often have roots in tradition which can be regional, cultural, or specific to a single family. Religious celebrations like that accompanying the Jewish Brit milah and the coming of age celebration of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are usually accompanied by a traditional party.

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Costume or fancy dress party: an offshoot of the classic masquerade ball, where the costumes of the participants provide the theme of the event. Other great examples of costume parties are Renaissance parties, southern bell parties, 50's, mexican, flapper, cowboys & indians, disco, pirate, mime party and scarecrow parties where everyone dresses like a scarecrow in honor of the Fall Season. 

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Apparel party:  A party in which everyone is supposed to wear a themed piece of clothing, often including a prize for the attendee wearing the best. Examples are red hat parties, Wild sock parties fall in this category & so does no pants parties,


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Showers:  A shower is a party whose primary purpose is to give gifts to the guest of honor, commonly a bride-to-be or a mother-to-be. Guests who attend are expected to bring a small gift, usually related to the upcoming life event, like getting married or having a baby. A "Pantry Party" helps thoses leaving the nest stock up on basic food essentials.
• Bridal Shower • Baby Shower
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Housewarming:  A housewarming party may be held when a family, couple, or person moves into a new house or apartment. It is an occasion for the hosts to show their new home to their friends. Housewarming parties are typically informal and do not include any planned activities other than a tour of the new house or apartment. Invited family members and friends may bring gifts for the new home.

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International Parties On Special Days:  Everybody parties on special days and the most popular holidays celebrated Internationally is Halloween, Mardi Gras, New Year's Day, New Year's Eve, International Friendship Day, Christmas, World Party Day.


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Eating Parties: Food & Drink Parties :  Food parties continue to be popular all around the world. Some of our favorite are chocolate tasting parties, candlelight cocktails, come to cook parties, seafood boils, fish boilscrawfish partypig pickinswine tasteing parties, soup salad & sandwich suppers, beer parties, pancake breakfasts, brunch, pie suppers & box suppers.

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List Of Parties:  We have a huge list of miscellaneous parties that have not been discussed on this page. Parties such as: game party, cuddle party, Super Bowl Sundaygreen events, and wild bird feeding parties.
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