qwestyuns. I haz dem.

Did you do anything fun this weekend? Do you start your Mondays hoping someone will ask that … or dreading it?

When I ask the question, the most enthusiastic responses usually start out with "I went to a great party." I always ask what made the party so great (yes, I’m fairly annoying), and the answers can be surprising. Sometimes it’s the people, the music, the dessert, the occasion, or the stars aligning just right and making everything so magic.

Just as there’s a lid for every pot, there’s a lampshade for every person’s head. There’s not one single definition for what makes a great party — so don’t stress when you’re planning yours! But do tell us your favorites, and choose as many as you like.