Whether we're talking about the decadent parties of the Ancient Greeks, the lavish costume balls of the Gilded Age or Paris Hilton's $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?
Question 1 of 20
How many parties in how many cities did hotel heiress Paris Hilton have to celebrate her 21st birthday?
Question 2 of 20
Which socialite turned her party room into a tropical forest with ferns, palms and orchids?
Question 3 of 20
Which pop singer sang at the Sultan of Brunei's 50th birthday party?
Question 4 of 20
Just how expensive was the Sultan of Brunei's 50th birthday party?
Question 5 of 20
Which country's Carnival celebration is famous for its samba schools?
Question 6 of 20
What are the Carnival street bands called in Brazil?
Question 7 of 20
Which was included in the entertainment at steel-tycoon Victor Pinchuk's 50th birthday party at the French ski resort Courchevel?
Question 8 of 20
What fashion trend did Paul Poiret ignite at his Thousand and Second Night party in 1911?
Question 9 of 20
Which Southern Gothic author threw the infamous Black and White Ball, a masquerade ball, in 1966?
Question 10 of 20
What did a party of colonists throw overboard during a midnight raid on ships in the Boston harbor?
Question 11 of 20
What three-day music festival took place in the small town of Bethel, NY?
Question 12 of 20
Where in the world were guests at the Bradley-Martin Ball in the winter of 1897 transported to via decor?
Question 13 of 20
How many guests, maximum, did Caroline Astor allow on the guest list for her legendary annual 5th Avenue Ball?
Question 14 of 20
In what American castle did movie stars and the elite party during Hollywood's Golden Age?
Question 15 of 20
Who hosted a 20th-century costume ball where local firefighters formed a human pyramid?
Question 16 of 20
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.
Question 17 of 20
In what Russian palace was the 1903 Fancy Dress Ball held?
Question 18 of 20
What band was paid $6 million to play one song at a private party in New York City?
Question 19 of 20
True or false: Texan investor David Bonderman spent $7 million for entertainment at his 60th birthday party, including a one-hour Rolling Stones' performance.
Question 20 of 20