What makes a party? I'm answering this question as part of a product design challenge.
As a thought exercise, I'm applying this discipline to the topic of party planning. And I realized from my experience, conversations with some folks, and research, that the art of the party hinges on sufficient prep time to be present and make stronger connections with the people gathered at the event. It's those connections that make parties worth having and attending, and it's what all the planning and activities are meant to serve.
So the art of the party is human connection on a bigger scale - what problems would you solve to amplify that connection?