Parties can be ridiculously over-the-top fun. Or they can be hellish nightmares. They seem to rarely exist in the gray area. Inviting acquaintances and friends to gather in one place and adding booze and/or cake seems to swing wildly in one direction or another. And when parties go wrong, things can get really, really messy—and memorable (unless you've hit the booze and/or cake too hard to remember, which can sometimes be a blessing).
1.) From Poopsturrbator:
I went to a friend's graduation party after high school. I wasn't great friends with him, but I figured I would stop by with my gf because he was nice enough to invite me.
The party was so done up, tables full of food, streamers, confetti, all that shit. And my gf and I were the only ones there. I felt awful. His parents clearly went all out to celebrate it, and it was so uncomfortable being one of 5 people there (including him and his parents). I felt awful for him. We stayed for hours out of pity, and just kind of made small talk. Super depressing :/