A party is a social gathering for celebration and recreation. Definition In the absence of agreement about its meaning the term "social" is used in many different senses referring among other things to attitudes Recreation or fun is the expenditure of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one's Body or Mind. It can have religious, cultural, or seasonal implications as well, but the term 'party' usually implies a strong social/socializing component to the gathering. A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate" generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic A season is one of the major divisions of the Year, generally based on yearly periodic changes in Weather.
A birthday party is a celebration that occurs to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the person honored. Birthday is the name given to the date of the anniversary of a person's birth An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn meaning (returning yearly known in English since c. Birth is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth Offspring. Birthday parties are nowadays celebrated in many cultures.
A child's party is usually chet held at home or a public place and consists of soft drinks and sweet and savory foods (in many cultures featuring a birthday cake). Soft drink is a beverage that does not contain Alcohol. Carbonated soft drinks are commonly known as soda soda pop pop, or The birthday cake has been an integral part of the Birthday celebrations in Western cultures since the middle of the 19th century. Birthday parties for children often feature entertainment, costumes, or themes. Adults' birthday parties in Western countries often take place in bars or nightclubs where a range of alcoholic beverages are consumed. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark
In Western cultures, particularly in the United States, birthday parties are often accompanied by colorful decorations such as streamers and balloons. A balloon is a flexible bag filled with a type of Gas, such as Helium, Hydrogen, Nitrous oxide or air. A birthday cake is often served with candles that are to be blown out after a "birthday wish" has been made. The birthday cake has been an integral part of the Birthday celebrations in Western cultures since the middle of the 19th century. A candle is a Light source and sometimes a Heat source consisting of a solid block of Fuel and an embedded wick. While the birthday cake is brought to the table, the song Happy Birthday to You is sung. The birthday cake has been an integral part of the Birthday celebrations in Western cultures since the middle of the 19th century. " Happy Birthday to You " also known more simply as " Happy Birthday " is a traditional song that is sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's Wealthy people or celebrities may hire an event management agency or a party service to organize a birthday party. Event management is the application of the Management practice of Project management to the creation and development of Festivals and events This article describes the service of organising a celebration
See also: Surprise party
A housewarming party is held when a person, couple, or family moves into a new house or apartment. A housewarming party is a Party held on the occasion of moving into a new purchased residence. It is an occasion for the hosts to present their new home to their friends, and for friends to gather, socialize, and enjoy refreshments such as alcoholic drinks and snack foods. In some cases, the friends and family members who are invited may bring gifts for the new home. Housewarming parties are generally informal, and there are usually no planned activities besides a tour of the new house.
A dinner party is a formal social gathering at which people eat dinner together, usually in the host's own home. Dinner is the main Meal of the day The meal normally consists of a combination of cooked or sometimes uncooked proteins (meat fish or legumes with vegetables and/or 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. Table setting refers to the way to set a table with Tableware &mdashsuch as Eating utensils and Dishware &mdashfor serving and eating Dinner parties are sometimes preceded by a cocktail party, a social gathering in a living room or bar where guests drink alcoholic cocktails as they mingle. Cocktail party is a Party where Cocktails are served Women may choose to wear what has become known as a Cocktail dress. A cocktail is a style of Mixed drink. Originally a mixture of distilled spirits, Sugar, Water, and Bitters, the word has gradually Women guests may wear cocktail dresses. A cocktail dress or cocktail gown is a Woman 's Dress worn at cocktail parties, and semi-formal occasions Cocktail parties are often held as a prelude to a dinner party.
On less formal occasions, when a club or community gathers and includes a shared dinner, the organizer may invite participants to bring drinks, appetizers, main and side dishes, and even desserts. ApetitizerShpjpg|thumb|Swiss cuisine ( Schynige Platte)]] Hors d'œuvre ( French literally 'outside the work' English ɔrˈdɝv or appetizers are Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal usually consisting of sweet Food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one such as some Cheeses The This is called a "potluck" dinner. A potluck is a gathering of people where each person is expected to bring a dish of food to be shared among the group
A "block party" is a social event where of which a group of residents in the same area decide to throw a party at the same time, usually during the early evening hours. A block party is a large public celebration in which many members of a single Neighborhood congregate either to observe an event of some importance or simply During such an event, partygoers are free to pass from house to house, socializing and often consuming alcohol or other beverages.
In many cultures, it is customary to throw a farewell party in honor of a person who is moving away or departing on a long trip.
A wake is a funeral tradition in some cultures in which the life of the deceased is celebrated by throwing a party which may take on either a somber or a cheerful tone. A wake is a Ceremony associated with death Traditionally a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body present however modern wakes are often performed at A funeral is a Ceremony marking a person's Death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of Beliefs and practices used by a Culture to remember
Parties that are mainly held by teenagers and young adults include house parties, dance parties, and outdoor parties. In many areas of the world, the term house party refers to a type of party where large groups of people get together at a private house to socialize; often these partygoers will consume drugs or/and alcoholic beverages. House parties which center around the consumption of beer which is pumped from a keg into plastic cups are called keg parties (or "Keggers"). A keg is a cylindrical container usually constructed of aluminum steel or wood These parties are popular in the US amongst college students, but are technically illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to attend, and often, even older party-goers run afoul of the law for violating ordinances regulating noise and disorderly conduct, or for operating a "blind pig". A blind pig, also known as a blind tiger, originated in the United States in the 1800s when Blue laws restricted the sale of alcoholic beverages
Dance parties are gatherings in bars or community centers where the guests dance to pop and dance music such as house music, Disco, or techno. Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define Techno is a form of Electronic dance music (EDM that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, USA during the mid to late 1980s The music for dance parties is usually selected and played by a DJ over a PA system or a powerful stereo system. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience A public address or " PA " system is an electronic amplification system with a mixer, Amplifier and Loudspeakers used to Conversation is not an integral part of these parties as those who attend express themselves through their dancing and by gesturing.
A spinoff of the standard dance party, the rave involves dancing to loud house music or techno music played by a DJ over a PA system. A rave (or rave party) is a term in use since the 1980s to describe Dance Parties (often all-night events House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino Techno is a form of Electronic dance music (EDM that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, USA during the mid to late 1980s A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience A public address or " PA " system is an electronic amplification system with a mixer, Amplifier and Loudspeakers used to Rave parties can involve a few hundred people in a club, thousands of dancers in a large warehouse, or in huge rave parties, such as the Berlin Love Parade over a hundred thousand partygoers. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. The Love Parade (German Loveparade) is a popular Festival and Parade that originated in 1989 in Berlin, Germany, and is held
One party organiser, 16 year old Corey Delaney has risen to notoriety in Melbourne, Australia for hosting an open house party at his family home when his parents were away. Big Brother Australia 2008 is the eighth and final season of the Australian Reality television series Big Brother Australia. 500 partygoers showed up causing over $20,000 of damage in the neighbouring area. 
Outdoor parties include bush parties and beach parties. Bush parties are a social event held in a secluded area of forest (or "bush") in which friends gather to drink beer and liquor and talk. These parties are often held around a bonfire to provide a source of light and warmth. Bush parties are widely associated with underage drinking. A beach party is usually held on a sandy shoreline of a lake, river, or sea, and the gathering often centers around a bonfire. See also Campfire. bonfire is a large controlled outdoor Fire.
A "crush party" is a party in a sorority or fraternity where sisters or brothers get a certain number of invitations (according to their "crushes") to pass on to friends outside of their house to give to the "crushes", keeping the names of the inviters anonymous. There can be some sort of revealing at the party where the guests find out who has a crush on them.
A cast party is a celebration following the last performance of a theatrical event, such as an opera, musical, or play. Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. A play, or stageplay, is a form of Literature written by a Playwright, almost always consisting of Dialogue between Fictional characters It may also take place following the end of shooting for a motion picture, where it is also known as a wrap party, or following the final episode of a television series for the season. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic The party is often exclusive to the performers and crew members, with a smaller number of guests who did not themselves participate in the performance. Cast parties are traditional for almost all acted performances, including amateur events such as high school plays.
A "pre-party", also known as "pre-gaming", "pre-funking" or "pre-function", is an informal name for a party held prior to main events including: school dances, weddings, birthday parties, raves, or bar/bat mitzvahs. These are usually short and sometimes involve guests getting ready (putting on makeup, clothes, etc. ) for the main event. After a pre-party, the guests usually leave at the same time to arrive at the main event together. Often, "pre-gaming" includes drinking alcohol before the party so one is "buzzed" before the actual party.
An "after-party" is the informal name for a cast party, used in the professional music performance community. After parties are usually coordinated by the performers, and invitations are very selective. Only the performers, crew members and a small number of outside friends are invited.
After-parties can also be held after school dances, weddings, and other large parties. A wedding is the Ceremony in which two people are united in Marriage. However, only a few select close friends of the host would be invited to the after party instead of all the people who were invited to the primary event.
The term is now used to advertise a club's affiliation with an event, in the hopes that people will go to the club afterwards to continue partying after the primary event is over. In smaller shows, these "after-parties" hosted by clubs will also attract the performers who may be on tour and thus not have a place to host a party.
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. In Anglo-American culture a Tea party is typically a formal ritualized gathering (traditionally of women for afternoon tea, although men may be invited to participate Cocktail party is a Party where Cocktails are served Women may choose to wear what has become known as a Cocktail dress. These parties often have roots in tradition which can be regional, cultural, or specific to a single family. The word tradition comes from the Latin traditionem acc of traditio which means "a giving up delivering up surrendering" and is used in a number of The article is about the geographic sense of the term For other uses including Regions and Regional, see Region (disambiguation. Family denotes a group of People affiliated by consanguinity affinity or co-residence 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. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently subjected to vandalism and the insertion of personal opinions Coming of age is a young person's transition from Adolescence to Adulthood The age at which this transition takes place varies in society as does the nature In Judaism, Bar Mitzvah ( Hebrew: בר מצוה "one (m to whom the commandments apply" Bat Mitzvah (בת מצוה "one (f
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