To have a successful pity party, one must have insurmountable problems. One must have lots of food and drink. Oh yes and don't forget the music, probably something to make one more emotional maybe like music from days gone by. One must have at least one friend to listen to all your sad crap. I don't know about you but my parties are not that successful because they are really so short and dull so instead of having a party one good cry will do. Alone or with a friend, it doesn't really matter as long as the tears flow.