One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A party at which the guests stay at a house overnight or for a few days.
- ‘At British house parties it's customary to bring a bottle of booze along and give it to the hostess.’
- ‘Maybe some seek to introduce a little bit of drama, some fluffy wistfulness into their emotional lexicon and to have a gimmick to talk about themselves at greater length in the kitchen at house parties.’
- ‘Every Saturday there's a house party where my family comes over and gets pretty drunk.’
- ‘I stood in the corner of the room by the bookshelf, it was a house party, staying out of the way like always.’
- ‘I had a job finding it, largely because the only other time I'd been there was years ago at 3 a.m. when I was quite drunk and on my way to a house party.’
- ‘Most people expect pre-recorded music or a DJ at a house party.’
- ‘She had planned to stay at a friend's house in Fallowfield after a house party at a nearby flat, where they had a couple of glasses of wine.’
- ‘They'd ended up in Middlesburg and saw a big house party in progress.’
- ‘And not that I can't hang with these particular straight people - just not in a house party atmosphere.’
- ‘It occurred on the street in front of his house where, inside, a Halloween house party for teenagers was in progress.’
- ‘I was fascinated by the scene in the film in which the servants crowd in to listen to Ivor Novello while the house party guests find him boring.’
- ‘For background music to a house party, or for driving on a sunny day with the windows open when you don't feel like paying attention to detail, it's good.’
- ‘Some spoke to the Daily Dispatch this week in a snap survey, and revealed that celebrations will range from small house parties to rave parties on the outskirts of the city.’
- ‘Sergeant Joe Ellis said at 6.05 am they received a complaint that an incident at a house party at Southern Gardens had spilled out onto the road.’
- ‘With so much to do, I'm reconsidering my original idea of just throwing a house party, simply because I don't see how I can fit one in.’
- ‘We've had reports of such attacks in everything from house parties to dinner parties.’
- ‘As the night wore on, the party got into full swing and a number of impromptu garden and house parties were arranged at which childhood memories were recalled and nostalgic trips down memory lane were plentiful.’
- ‘You and your friends are out all the time: benefits, bars, house parties, dinner parties, live music, more bars.’
- ‘In the nineteen-seventies, the music animated roller rinks, house parties, and block parties.’
- ‘I was invited to a house party by a female Canadian classmate.’
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