Twitter Party 101: How to Have Fun, Make Friends and Win Prizes

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Aug 26, 2011

So you’re ready to party in the Twitter-sphere? Twitter Parties are great fun and a good way to meet new Tweeps by discussing a shared topic or interest. Parties usually last around 1-2 hours and are very fast-paced. We enjoy throwing Twitter Parties because it gives us the chance to chat with our members in the real-time world.

Twitter parties have the same format as a regular party at home. By searching and using the party hash tag you can see all the conversations that are happening at the party. You can retweet and respond to any of the questions or responses you see in the party.  If you like a response or comment retweet it, it’s a great compliment and that’s how you begin to meet people and be seen by others. 

How the Party Starts:

First, your host will tweet to welcome you and introduce you to the other hosts, panelists and VIP’s. There is usually a door prize and that is drawn from all those who RSVP to the party invite.  It’s not necessary to RSVP to join a twitter party but it does often increase the prizes you’ll be eligible to win, so don’t forget to do it before the party starts.

After introductions your host will introduce the party theme.  Usually the party includes a few fun questions and for each question a party favor can be won! There will also be information and fun facts for you to read and retweet.

The host will tweet out the first question, which you and the hosts should retweet while you think about your answer. As soon as you have a response in mind, tweet your answer with the party hash tag.  You need to be quick but be sure to read and enjoy the responses of others.

At the end of the party you will be asked to enter a grand prize, as with most parties the best is saved until last so it’s usually worth sticking around to enter your response. If you win a prize, it will often be tweeted during the party and you will receive instructions via DM about how to get your prize.

After you join a few parties you will get used to the format and the speed they run and other tweeps will begin to recognize your twitter name. 

Like we said, Twitter Parties can happen very quickly. We want to make sure you know the basics so you’re ready to tweet, win, & have lots of fun!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this blog, post on our Facebook wall, or tweet us at @shespeaksup.

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Lindylane by Lindylane | LINDALE, TX
Jun 25, 2019

I'm new to Twitter I am hoping I can keep up. I am trying lol

Mimiof2 by Mimiof2 | BLUFFTON, SC
Jun 25, 2019

I am new to a Twitter Party. How do I get in ?

JShirona by JShirona | Gordon, GA
Jun 25, 2019

This great information! Thanks!

NovaKnowsBeauty by NovaKnowsBeauty | CHESAPEAKE, OH
Jun 25, 2019

This is such a helpful post! See you on Twitter @exploding_nova 😁

rhoda88 by rhoda88 | WHITESBURG, KY
Oct 10, 2018

Great, I'm Ready!!!!

Nupur83 by Nupur83 | NEW ALBANY, MS
May 16, 2018

Sounds fun ! Very excited to join my first Twitter party .

bvdonldsn by bvdonldsn | Memphis, TN
May 02, 2018

Well this will be intresting and I can't wait my first twitter party Yay!

Blackrose1754 by Blackrose1754 | clarksburg, WV
Jan 12, 2018

Very helpful. I've never been to a Twitter party so I hope I can get it figured out by then. Thanks for the tips.

sugar46 by sugar46 | Arco, ID
Dec 06, 2017

I've tried to participate in Twitter parties a few times and never win anything. They're always as disappointing as the in-person parties I've attended. :(

Pattysunshine by Pattysunshine | GREENSBORO, NC
Aug 03, 2017

I've only done one twitter party but don't think that I RSVP'd correctly. How do I make sure that I have done this correctly?

Pattysunshine by Pattysunshine | GREENSBORO, NC
Jul 18, 2017

This will be my first twitter party. 🎉🎉🎉

Jhmesico by Jhmesico | SIKESTON, MO
Jul 02, 2017

so glad i read this! Now to get prepared!

JustaSpark by JustaSpark | Mountain Top, PA
Aug 09, 2016

I'm with Judybird. Everytime I tweeted at the last 2 parties, it said successful but I never saw my name and Grrrr. Maybe this time.......

Pssstitsme by Pssstitsme | DETROIT, AL
Aug 05, 2016

Thx! @LindaAngusJo 454 I need all the help I can get with Twitter parties!

505ginger505 by 505ginger505 | Grants, NM
Jul 29, 2016

Thank yes this was helpful the tips you gave;-)