Children and even adults sometimes wear colorful cone-shaped party hats.
Birthday parties are often larger and more extravagant if they celebrate someone who has reached what is regarded in the culture as a milestone age, such as transition from childhood to adulthood.
Large parties in public streets may celebrate events such as Mardi Gras or the signing of a peace treaty ending a long war.
A birthday party is a celebration of the anniversary of the birth of the person who is being honored.
A cocktail hat is sometimes worn as a fashion statement.At some informal dinner parties, the host may ask guests to bring food or beverages (a main dish, a side dish, a dessert, or appetizers).A party of this type is called a potluck or potluck dinner.In many Western countries, parties for teens and adults are associated with drinking alcohol such as beer, wine or distilled spirits.Some parties are held in honor of a specific person, day, or event, such as a birthday party, a Super Bowl party, or a St. Parties of this kind are often called celebrations. Public parties are sometimes held in restaurants, pubs, beer gardens, nightclubs or bars, and people attending such parties may be charged an admission fee by the host.