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What is an After Party?

Michael Pollick
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Updated May 23, 2024
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Many times, an official party or organized celebration can be too regulated or formal for guests to feel completely relaxed. Other times, an event may end so late in the evening that a traditional reception or party would be impractical. This is why many people choose to attend a much less formal event known as an after party, which is literally the party that follows the party.

While a high school prom may be held on school property and require a formal or semi-formal dress code, for example, an after party is often held in a private home or rented venue. A party following an awards banquet or movie premiere may be hosted in a restaurant or privately sponsored. The purpose is to provide an informal atmosphere following a formal event.

Unlike a formal reception or organized party, an after party is generally expected to be a casual affair from start to finish. The hosts may hire a DJ or live band to provide dance music for guests, and there is rarely any form of dress code. Food served is typically closer to heavy appetizers or pub grub than a formal meal. An open bar, complete with a dedicated bartender, is often provided for adult party goers. Such a party may be called a house party, since many organizers use their own homes instead of renting a more formal venue.

An after party often gives professional musicians and performers an opportunity to unwind after performances or official industry parties. It can also allow prom goers a chance to spend time with their intimate circle of friends after such a large public event. The after party can also provide an opportunity for the formal event organizers to relax after finishing their official hosting duties. Many times, guests find it easier to socialize there, since a formal reception or awards banquet may not allow guests to mingle as freely as they would like. A casual atmosphere encourages guests to introduce themselves under far less formal circumstances.

The after parties held after exclusive Hollywood industry awards ceremonies have become almost as well-known as the organizations themselves. Following the broadcast of the ceremony, many notable celebrities make the rounds of official and unofficial after parties. These parties may not even begin until very late in the evening, and many have been known to last until the early morning hours. A late night party for actors or musicians may take place in an after-hours bar or private club, since traditional bars may have to stop serving alcoholic beverages by a designated hour. Whatever the venue, a good after party allows guests to wind down gradually after attending a formal party or organized social event.

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Michael Pollick
By Michael Pollick , Writer
As a frequent contributor to WiseTour, Michael Pollick uses his passion for research and writing to cover a wide range of topics. His curiosity drives him to study subjects in-depth, resulting in informative and engaging articles. Prior to becoming a professional writer, Michael honed his skills as an English tutor, poet, voice-over artist, and DJ.

Discussion Comments

By StormyKnight — On Sep 30, 2010

@cmsmith10: I have hosted two after-prom parties. For the most part, they went smoothly. I tried to give them their privacy but I did make rounds about once or twice to make sure things were not getting out of hand.

We have a basement so the party was down there. We hired a DJ and the kids loved it. Make sure there are plenty of party treats available. Sometimes, we will order several pizzas.

Another important thing is to make sure that there is someone outside to mandate parking areas. It can get out of hand, otherwise.

By dill1971 — On Sep 30, 2010

@cmsmith10:I think that after-prom parties at home are a good idea because you know where your kids are and that they are safe. One thing that you want to do is make sure that the guest list is manageable. 20-30 kids are usually pretty manageable. Be strict on that and make sure that everyone knows that “crashing” the party will not be acceptable.

Stress the fact that drugs or alcohol will not be tolerated. Also, let it be known that those who come to the party are to stay at the party because teens going in and out all night can be disruptive to the neighbors and also leads to the possibility of alcohol being involved.

By cmsmith10 — On Sep 30, 2010

My daughter is wanting to have an after-prom party at our house. I am not opposed to it but I don't know how to prepare for it. Any suggestions?

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