Are you looking for new and interesting ways to describe social gatherings? There’s no better place to turn to than slang.
Over the years, people have come up with all kinds of intriguing phrases for parties. In this guide, we’ll show you a list of slang words for party that you can consider the next time you’re setting up invitations to your event.
Slang Words for Party (in Alphabetical Order)
- (Noun): Acronym that stands for, “anything but clothes party.” In this type of party, guests are expected to find creative ways of dressing themselves that don’t involve traditional clothes.
- Example: “I’m wearing a curtain to Amy’s ABC party on Friday.”
- (Noun): A smaller party that takes place after the party. Usually, this is a modest gathering of intimate friends who linger after the larger event concludes.
- Example: “John and I drank a couple beers and chatted at the afterparty.”
- (Noun): Slang term that applies to all kinds of celebrations or social events that are exciting.
- Example: “Join us for Janine’s birthday bash this weekend!”
- (Noun): Slang for a block party. Be careful with this one, because it does have other meanings you may not feel comfortable using.
- Example: “Did you go to the blocko downtown yesterday?”
- (Noun): A huge, luxurious social gathering.
- Example: “I had a lot of fun at Juanita’s blowout last night.”
Bust it Up
- (Verb): The act of enjoying yourself or partying.
- Example: “Jake and I are gonna bust it up tomorrow night.”
- (Noun): A gathering or party where there are far more women than men.
- Example: “If you want to meet guys, you probably shouldn’t go to a clam bake.”
- (Noun): A combination of the words “drunken” and “party.” This is a party where there is drinking happening, and it’s usually daytime.
- Example: “I had way too much beer at the darty yesterday and I’m feeling it today.”
- (Noun): An uncommon word for social gathering or party. You can treat it similarly to bash in a sentence.
- (Noun): Term for a large celebration or festival. Usually takes place outdoors.
- Example: “The rain caused us to cancel the fete yesterday.”
- (Noun): The Spanish word for party or celebration. It can have religious connotations in some regions, but for the most part, you can use it like how you would say bash.
- (Noun): Another generalized word for social gatherings and celebrations.
- (Verb): To show up at a party or event you weren’t invited to.
- Example: “I’m going to gate crash Lexie’s party on Friday.”
- (Noun): Generalized word for any social gathering of any size. It doesn’t specifically have to be a party, but it can be used to describe one.
- Example: “I’m having a small get-together with a couple close friends this month.”
- (Noun): Another term that can be applied to just about any party. You can say it like you would bash.
- (Noun): A fun celebration or social gathering. This is basically synonymous with happening and bash.
- (Noun): Southern Texas/Mexican slang for a wild party that typically includes food, dancing, music, and family.
- Example: “Are you going to come to my Pachanga on Saturday? I promise you’ll have fun.”
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- (Noun): Alternative way of saying party. You can use it in any instance where you’d otherwise just say “party.”
- (Verb): Dropping by at multiple different parties in one day or night.
- Example: “I visited six different grad parties while I was party hopping last weekend.”
PLAR/Party Like a Rockstar
- (Expression): Acronym that stands for “party like a Rockstar.” This phrase became well-known after a song of the same name that came out in 2007. Usually means you are going to party wildly, including the consumption of recreational drugs.
- Example: “Don’t forget to PLAR tonight.”
- (Verb): Drinking alcohol prior to a party or other social event.
- Example: “Meet up at my house this afternoon and we’ll pregame before the party later.”
- (Noun): An extremely wild and raucous party.
- Example: “The party last night was a complete rager. It didn’t even end after the cops were called on us.”
- (Noun): The opposite of clam bake; a gathering where the men drastically outnumber the women.
- Example: “Let’s get out of here. It’s a total sausage party.”
- (Noun): A big and energetic party usually held in celebration of something.
- Example: “We’re having an anniversary shindig next week.”
- (Noun): Fancier word for indoor party. This is a great one to use if you’re looking for a phrase that sounds classy.
- Example: “Will you be attending my soiree tomorrow evening?”
- (Noun): A party for only men. Generally, this is used to refer to a bachelor party that happens the night before a man’s wedding.
- Example: “We’re going to give Colin the time of his life at his stag night.”
- (Noun): Another word for clam bake, or a gathering dominated by women as opposed to men.
The Roof is On Fire
- (Expression): You can say this to indicate that a party is particularly entertaining or that you’re having a good time at a party.
- Example: “The DJ made the whole crowd chant, ‘the roof is on fire!’”
- (Verb): To host or arrange a large party.
- Example: “Mike is going to throw down this weekend. Wanna go?”
- (Expression): Acronym for, “where’s the party at?”
The next time you throw a party of any kind, you’ll know what to put in the invite online. Alternatively, you can try using some of the phrases in person if you’re feeling adventurous.
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