A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by the host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, and recreation. A typical party will feature food and beverages as well as music or dancing (sometimes both). There are parties that honor one person in particular such as birthdays but others can be held to celebrate any event like St. Patrick’s Day! It doesn’t matter if it’s private because you’re still there enjoying yourself with everyone else at this so-called celebration.
A lot goes into hosting a successful party: inviting all your friends/family members over; making sure they feel welcome when they arrive; having snacks on hand along with drinks available – including alcoholic ones just in case somebody feels more sociable later than usual.