1. Party animal:

Someone who really enjoys parties and goes to as many as possible.

Let’s drop in on a conversation:

A: Did you see Jerry at the party last night?

B: He was hard to miss. He’s a real party animal. At one point, I saw him drinking wine out of a vase in the pool.

2. Social butterfly:

Someone who enjoys frequently mingling/chatting with a variety of different people at social events.

Social butterflies tend to be very chatty

Let’s hear it in use:

A: Tess is such a social butterfly. I feel like every time we go to a party she spends the whole time talking to people she’s never met.

B: Yea, she’s always been like that. I, myself, prefer to just hang out with my close friends whenever I go to a party.

3. Throw a party:

To have a party.

A typical conversation might go something like this:

A: I’m throwing a party next weekend at my place. Can you make it?

B: I’ll be there! Just don’t invite your weird neighbor again. He is a real party pooper.

4. Party pooper:

Someone who spoils other people’s enjoyment by disapproving or not taking part in a particular activity.

She tells it like it is…

Also this:

Let’s see how we use it:

A: I can’t believe Jess showed up last night.

B: Me neither. She is such a party pooper. She just complained about the subway all night and then fell asleep on the couch.

5. Dress up:

To wear more formal clothes than you usually wear.

Let’s see it in use:

A: I hate dressing up for parties. I always feel so uncomfortable in a tuxedo.

B: I love it! I feel like a million bucks .

6. To crash a party:

 Attending a party uninvited or after asking for an invite.

Let’s drop in on a conversation:

A: Did you guys see Tom at the wedding? I thought he wasn’t invited.

B: Yea, I think he crashed it…

7. Blow out:

 If you blow out a flame, or if it blows out, it stops burning because you blow on it or because of the wind.

This kid knows how to party

Let’s see it in action:

A: What did you wish for when you blew out the candles?

B: I can’t tell you. It’s supposed to be a secret.

8. Bottoms up:

A call to finish one’s drink.

Let’s see it in use:

A: Here’s to the bride-to-be. Bottoms up!

B: Cheers!

9. Drink like a fish:

To ‘drink like a fish’ is to drink heavily, especially alcohol.

A typical conversation might go something like this:

A: Marge drinks like a fish. I think she’s already finished two bottles of wine.

B: We should probably go to the store before we run out.

10. In Full Swing

At the highest level of activity

Let’s see it in use:

A: The party was in full swing by the time I arrived. The place was packed.

B: I had a great time! Can’t wait for the next pool party.


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