A party is a concept that can refer to several situations, most of which have to do with collective groupings.
Meanings of word
'Party' can have several meanings, including:
- a group of people who share similar political objectives who form a collective association are said to be members of a political party
- people who are involved with a set of circumstances, or privy to particular knowledge, can be said to be a 'party' to such circumstances. An example would be where people are involved in legal cases, they are said to be a 'party' to the proceedings
- a social gathering where people become involved together for pleasant festive, or social reasons, is said to be a 'party'.
Traditional festive party
Festive parties can take many forms.
Such gatherings can be held in honour of a particular event such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding.
Housewarming parties are common, especially amongst students who may be celebrating a first occasion of living away from their parents.
Parties can also take other forms.