Kitty Parties

21 Sep

Kitty parties are all the rage among women of all ages in India.

Essentially, it is when a group of women, usually housewives, will get together and put money into a ‘kitty’ fund. The women then take turns to be host and use the fund money to throw a party at her home. It is a chance for women to unwind and let loose away from the pressures of their family and work. Usually it involves a lot of food, music, games and gossip.

I love this idea and what it represents. It is such an innovative way for women to collectively come together and ensure a ‘time for themselves’. It instills a sense of belonging to a tight knit group of girlfriends as well as having an outlet from their everyday lives. Like a sorority, it is also very much about social status and women will deliberate together before deciding to let in a new kitty member.

Pizza Hut India has recognized this as an opportunity by inviting women to host their kitty parties:

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5 Responses to “Kitty Parties”

  1. Charinee September 21, 2010 at 5:55 am #

    Kitty Parrrrtay! Do you think China will have the same?

    • Debi September 21, 2010 at 6:06 am #

      I think it’s a concept that would work really well in China, though I’m not sure whether or not women are doing this now already. I feel like there are definitely the ‘ladies that lunch’, both wealthier wives as well as working independent women. Also I think most Chinese women would also enjoy the sense of belonging, female bonding and social aspect that come along with kitty parties. What do you think?

      • Charinee September 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

        I think this can almost be universal. Women click much more easier than men – unless they bromance the shit out of themselves. But women only need one thing in common to bond. Right? 😉 Kitty party is merely a form of social gathering for woman that fits the Indian culture, while English ladies have afternoon tea, Chinese ladies drink tea and eat seeds and so on. haha – this is getting pretty interesting.

  2. Debi October 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    Are you saying we should have a kitty party??

    Yes, I do think it is a universal social phenomenon of female bonding everywhere. What I love most about the whole kitty party thing is the idea of everyone contributing to a communal pot so that each person gets the chance of having it all. Apparently it’s common that people will form kitty parties as a way of investment, for example if someone needs to buy a purse or a car they can’t afford, their friends will rally together and let them use a kitty pool.

  3. partysnacks February 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

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