From Electric Party Fridge to Smirnoff Tea Parties

 - Aug 19, 2009   Updated: Apr 18 2011
Summer is a popular season for parties, especially wild ones on the beach or around a cool pool. The parties in the slideshow below, however, are diverse enough to keep you occupied year-round.

From Canada’s biggest sleepover to sushi cannibalism parties, here are 40 different ways to celebrate anything.

Implications - The release of niche social networks has encouraged the most unconventional consumer to come forward and wear their odd preferences on their sleeve, resulting in an array of niche parties and get togethers. It seems that parties no longer revolve around a punch bowl and a bag of chips, prompting novelty companies to release products catering to all kinds of party people.