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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Bunnylove321 by Bunnylove321 | Cocoa , FL
Mar 15, 2016

Are these parties everyday? And are they always at 1pm & 2pm?

msbliss by msbliss | LAS VEGAS, NV
Mar 12, 2016

Thank you so much for these tips!!! I truly appreciate it!!! I will definitely put them to use!

kk39475 by kk39475 | purvis, MS
Mar 10, 2016

How do I know if I have RSVP to the upcoming party?

sophiebyjinee by sophiebyjinee | FOLSOM, CA
Mar 02, 2016

Great tips! Love to twitter and love to party :)

BellRose by BellRose | CONNELLSVILLE, PA
Dec 16, 2015

Have never been to a twitter party. I am honestly a little scared to try. The whole fast paced part plus the hashtag symbols I have yet to get use to. I may try em one of these days if I ever get up the nerve.

SheenaLaSha by SheenaLaSha | WARREN, AR
Aug 26, 2015

Thanks for all the information...I'm excited!!!

ariadero by ariadero | VANCOUVER, WA
Aug 26, 2015

Why to make it's so difficult??? Why Twitter? the worst and useless place on the Internet??? Why not to have it in form of forum discussion on your site?

tami77tweet by tami77tweet | PORTLAND, OR
Mar 05, 2015

I'm new to this so forgive me if I am a bit slow or lost as to what I am doing but I am excited to be a part of this party and am looking forward to join the conversation.

mhildinger26 by mhildinger26 | SAGINAW, MI
Feb 26, 2015

I won the door prize Twitter Party tonight with Secret but I cannot DM you guys my email address to claim my prize because it says you do not follow me? I'm confused and don't want to miss out on my awesome prize! I've been trying to contact someone about this for a couple of hours. Please help. @megntony2010 is my twitter handle. Once I'm added I can DM my email. Thanks!

stef42678 by stef42678 | LAS VEGAS, NV
Feb 04, 2015

RSVP @stef42678

Luvs2sang85 by Luvs2sang85 | Ellabell, GA
Feb 04, 2015

RSVP @FountainKricket So exciting😆

d1_dawn by d1_dawn | MIDDLETON, ID
Feb 04, 2015

RSVP @d1_dawn Sounds great!

dibingolady3 by dibingolady3 | N CHESTERFLD, VA
Feb 04, 2015

RSVP @dibingolady

yar11e by yar11e | PORT JEFF STA, NY
Dec 03, 2014

Looking fwd to this.

amandajc_21 by amandajc_21 | RICKMAN, TN
Dec 03, 2014

RSVP @amandajc_21