to throw a party

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - throw a party

"to throw a party"

to plan, arrange and host a social gathering


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - throw a party

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I think we should throw a party to celebrate Jan's promotion.

Colleague 2:  What? Here in the office?

Colleague 1:  Sure. Why not?  I'll order in a few pizzas. You can run out and pick up a case of wine. I'll get Theresa to go to the party store and pick up some glasses, napkins and decorations.  It will be fun.

Colleague 2:  Sounds like a lot of work and expense to me but, sure, I'll help host the party.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - throw a party

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I am bored. Let's throw a party.

Friend 2:  But we have no money.

Friend 1:  That's OK. We have a nice big house and a good stereo system. All we need to do is call our friends and tell them to bring drinks and food and such.

Friend 2:  OK. I will get on the phone and start calling. I'll tell them nine o'clock tonight.

Friend 1:  Alright! Let's party.

to throw a party - Usage:


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to throw a party - Gerund Form:

Throwing a party can be a lot of work.

to throw a party - Examples:

1)  In return, all the friend wanted was for Lutz to throw a party "with free hot dogs".

2)  When we throw a party, we usually ask family and friends to come and ...

3)  So if you love someone, why not throw a party for your love?

4)  Celebrants are just exploiting their guests. If you do not have money, throw a party that is equivalent to your pocket!

5)  A neighbour agrees they need cheering up and suggests they borrow $1000, throw a party, invite the neighbours and forget their troubles for the weekend.

6)  ... finally was keen on celebrating the success. She asked me if she should throw a party for her gymnastics friends.

7)  ... the best way to swing into the limelight is to throw a party, specially during election time. Invite a few legislators and ...

8)  I will celebrate once baba is back home. I will throw a party for him maybe.

9)  The couple said they plan to throw a party for friends and family to celebrate the win. 

10)  So, the team is planning to celebrate her birthday on May 17 and throw a party once she is back on set.

11)  ... recalls one visit where he threw a party to celebrate the arrival of two plastic crocodiles from ...

12)  Everybody was around her encouraging her, they threw a party for her before she went because it was a big thing.

13)  He told me he loved my new book, and he threw a party for me in New York.

14)  On the last day of their Harvard experience, they threw a party, and Kaine made a mixed tape.

15)  ... because we loved him to bits. We threw a party to celebrate his first birthday and invited ...

16)  ... the company pays a tribute to recognize the efforts and commitment of its employees by throwing a party and ...

17)  ... tried to bust through the culture, including throwing a party at his house with people from work and others. 

18)  I recognized that throwing a party at home was not easy and a lot of time and effort was ...

19)  ... before the chapter was kicked off campus for throwing a party where alcohol was served during a university-mandated "dry" weekend.

20)  Vegas trip where we stayed in the Palms suite and the kids ended up throwing a party, and we had 200 people coming through until ...