preparty (plural preparties)
- A party held before the start of an event, usually a public event.
- 2008 January 22, David Carr, “Shopping for Films but Settling for Some Fun”, in New York Times:
- In true Sundance fashion, there was a preparty for the film, an intimate little dinner that was blown out to include hundreds, followed by the movie itself, and then an afterparty featuring a set by the Honey Brothers, a band that includes both Mr. Grenier and Mr. Gold.
party before main event