- Platform: Windows 95 / 98
- ELSPA Minimum Age: 15
- Media: Video Game
They'll need all that extra money they get from promotions to pay for all the cool goodies included in this expansion. Party themes range from Wild West campfire cookouts to Hawaiian luaus and room-shaking raves, with plenty of objects provided to keep guests entertained.
There's a costume trunk to guarantee everyone will be dressed for the occasion, and it's even possible to hire a caterer to keep the food and drink flowing. If you're really lucky, a famous star may pop in for a guest appearance. Every party is packed with surprises, and the inclusion of extra neighbourhoods ensures there's always a bash to plan. This is one expansion that no fan of The Sims should be without. --T. Byrl Baker
Group activities: whether it's roasting marshmallows around a campfire, or playing charades in the family room, there's much more for your Sims to do together.
Rave, cowboy and luau design sets: three new architecture and décor sets will let you create everything from a kitsch dude ranch, to an island hideaway, to an underground dance club.
New characters to party with: hire a caterer to keep the plates full at the debutante ball or a dancer to pop out of the cake at the hen party.
New music and dance moves: build a dance floor with a DJ booth and watch your Sims take to the floor with new dance moves based on five music styles (rap, techno, country, beach and disco).
Costumes: what's a toga party without the bed sheets? The new costume trunk comes with new outfits for your Sims and their guests.