Whether we're talking about the decadent parties of the ancient Greeks, the lavish costume balls of the Gilded Age or Paris Hilton's modern-day $75,000-per-guest 21st birthday party, one thing's for sure: The world's been throwing legendary shindigs for ages. How much do you know about big bashes?
How many parties in how many cities did hotel heiress Paris Hilton have to celebrate her 21st birthday?
two parties in two cities
four parties in three cities
six parties in five cities
Which socialite turned her party room into a tropical forest with ferns, palms and orchids?
Mrs. Bradley Martin
Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt
Which pop singer sang at the Sultan of Brunei's 50th birthday party?
Just how expensive was the Sultan of Brunei's 50th birthday party?
Which country's Carnival celebration is famous for its samba schools?
What are the Carnival street bands called in Brazil?
Which was included in the entertainment at steel-tycoon Victor Pinchuk's 50th birthday party at the French ski resort Courchevel?
Cirque du Soleil performance
Christina Aguilera concert
all of the above
What fashion trend did Paul Poiret ignite at his Thousand and Second Night party in 1911?
seventeenth-century Russian dress
Which Southern Gothic author threw the infamous Black and White Ball, a masquerade ball, in 1966?
What did a party of colonists throw overboard during a midnight raid on ships in the Boston harbor?
What three-day music festival took place in the small town of Bethel, NY?
the first Lollapalooza
the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival
Where in the world were guests at the Bradley-Martin Ball in the winter of 1897 transported to via decor?
a Greek isle
the French court
Venice's Old World
How many guests, maximum, did Caroline Astor allow on the guest list for her legendary annual 5th Avenue Ball?
In what American castle did movie stars and the elite party during Hollywood's Golden Age?
Who hosted a 20th-century costume ball where local firefighters formed a human pyramid?
Carlos de Beistegui
Mrs. Cornelia Bradley-Martin
True or false: As a result of being criticized for their lavish masquerade ball during the economic depression of the 1890s, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Martin left New York City for England.
In what Russian palace was the 1903 Fancy Dress Ball held?
What band was paid $6 million to play one song at a private party in New York City?
The Rolling Stones
True or false: Texan investor David Bonderman spent $7 million for entertainment at his 60th birthday party, including a one-hour Rolling Stones' performance.
Where in the world does the Full Moon Party take place?