Some parties are just spontaneous, and some are common, random gatherings of people who want to have a good time during the weekend. But there are many occasions that warrant a special event or party, which can be more or less formal, but should always be well planned and organized. Over the ages, people have come up with too many different excuses to party to list all of them here. Some of the most popular special events are those that mark various stages in a person’s life cycle—birthdays, bachelor parties, weddings and receptions—as well as those that mark annual special events and celebrations, such as Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Labor Day, 4th of July, or Thanksgiving (as well as many other holidays all around the world).
Birthday parties are a universally popular form of celebration in honor of an individual. By their very nature birthdays are special, but at the same time, very egalitarian in nature: after all, everyone has a birthday. Celebrating one more year of a person having graced this Earth and their loved ones with their presence in this life is truly a joyous occasion for anyone. It is customary in many places to throw surprise birthday parties for people, but there are many other birthday party ideas as well, for which you don’t have to look too far online.
Besides personal special events, there are also corporate parties, which some would consider essential for the good functioning of an organization. Corporate party planning is usually (though not always) done professionally, and its goal is to foster a good team spirit and camaraderie within a company or organization, which also helps a great deal with smoothing over interpersonal conflicts as well as raising productivity levels and team morale.