31 Excuses to Throw a Party (for No Reason at All)

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There is an unfortunate misconception that a party must be held around a special occasion. A birthday, an engagement, or a holiday, are all great excuses to throw a party. But we're also firm believers that you can have a celebration whenever you want, for whatever reason. To inspire you to get your host hat out, we rounded up 31 excuses to throw a party for no reason. So go ahead: Text your friends, pop the Champagne, plate the cheese, and have the most stylish affair around, simply because you can...and should!

  • There is a full moon. Similarly, one astrologer tells MyDomaine that a full moon is also a great time to let go of whatever isn't serving your highest self.
  • It’s Fashion Week.
  • There’s a new episode of The Bachelorette on.
  • It’s Friday. Or Saturday. Or Tuesday. Whatever day it is, you're craving some actual face time with the people you love most.
  • Someone is moving away.
  • Someone is moving back.
  • Your sibling or friend wants to introduce you to their new significant other.
  • You just got back from an amazing vacation and want to re-create some of the cuisines you tasted while traveling.
  • An old friend you haven’t seen in forever is in town.
  • Your best friend and their significant other just broke up. Nothing like a party to cheer them up!
  • You bought the prettiest new tablecloth and want to test-run a tablescape idea you saved on Pinterest.
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  • Your apartment is finally decorated with that large-scale art piece you've been meaning to hang or those sconces you scored on sale.
  • Your apartment is clean!
  • Your first wine club shipment has arrived, and you want to attempt a few wine pairings, a la Martha Stewart's pairing tips.
  • You were given a hefty gift card to Trader Joe’s.
  • You’ve finally decided to quit your job/start your own business/travel the world.
  • It’s your half birthday!
  • You just realized Whole Foods sells oysters for only $1 on Fridays, and it’s Friday.
  • You hit your goal of working out consistently this month.
  • You tried something you've always wanted to do that you'd been hesitant to try before.
  • Your college sports team is playing a rival, and the game is on TV. Let the snacking (we mean game) begin!
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  • You’ve finally mastered Julia Child’s beef bourguignon.
  • You came across the most amazing vintage punch bowl and matching glasses at Goodwill.
  • You feel like making fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and Southside cocktails.
  • You’re having an exceptional hair day.
  • You’ve harvested the last of your heirloom tomatoes.
  • You got a raise, promotion, or more vacation time. Congrats!
  • You worked to achieve something (you passed a test, finished occupational therapy school, or gave a presentation at work), and you nailed it. Or you didn't, but you know you gave it your best shot, and that is absolutely worth celebrating.
  • You’ve taken a cocktail-making class and are eager to show off your new skills as a bartender.

A party doesn't need to be centered around alcohol. In fact, there are many creative mocktail recipes to choose from for booze-free fun.

  • It’s the first rain or snow of the season.
  • The flowers in your garden are blooming.
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