a party lasting over one or more nights at a large house
a party thrown to fill a house, usually with maximum musical volume, while the host's parents are away
a private party put on by individuals
In the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada the term house party refers, typically, to a type of party where large groups of people (usually high school or college students) get together at a designated house, mainly for the purpose of consuming alcoholic beverages. High-schoolers often throw such parties when their parents or guardians are away from home for extended amounts of time.
House Party is a 1975 album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. Made up of vaulted songs compiled without the group's input, Otis Williams referred to the album in his Temptations autobiography as a "mismatched collection of, pardon my French, shit." House Party marks the Temptations debut for new falsetto Glenn Leonard, replacing Damon Harris.