The BEST Episodes of Party Down

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 28, 2020

Network: Starz

"Party Down" follows a Los Angeles catering team - a sextet of Hollywood wannabes stuck working for tips while hoping for their "big break." Each episode of this half-hour comedy finds the hapless catering team working a new event - and inevitably getting tangled up with the colorful guests and their absurd lives.

Steve Guttenberg's Birthday

#1 - Steve Guttenberg's Birthday

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 21, 2010

At his own birthday, Steve Guttenberg volunteers to turn his party into a writing workshop when he overhears Roman and writing partner Kent discussing their script.

star 8.25
634 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
Cole Landry's Draft Day Party

#2 - Cole Landry's Draft Day Party

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 18, 2010

When top college QB Cole Landry unexpectedly slips in the draft, rumors begin circulating that tangle Casey and Henry in the secret lives of college athletes.

star 8.24
441 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, Rob Thomas
Constance Carmell Wedding

#3 - Constance Carmell Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 25, 2010

Constance is getting married and she's hired her Party Down friends to make sure they attend. Ron, guided by Constance's wisdom to 'follow your heart', makes a desperate bid for love.

star 8.19
476 votes
Directors: Ken Marino
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
James Ellison Funeral

#4 - James Ellison Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 14, 2010

The funeral of a patriarch goes awry when the deceased's mistress arrives to pay her last repects. Kyle is mesmerized by the possibility of learning the blues from a real bluesman.

star 8.17
663 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar

#5 - Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 3, 2009

The Party Down team caters a senior singles mixer hosted by Pepper McMasters. Constance has an awkward encounter with an old flame and Casey seeks relationship advice.

star 8.06
646 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
Joel Munt's Big Deal Party

#6 - Joel Munt's Big Deal Party

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 11, 2010

Roman is less than thrilled when he discovers the party is being thrown by his 'sell-out' writing partner who hired him to rub his face in the sale of his new spec script.

star 8.01
502 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
Party Down Company Picnic

#7 - Party Down Company Picnic

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 4, 2010

Competition is the word of the day as Ron competes for a job at the head office, Casey for best all around at the events and Roman and Kyle compete with Valhalla Catering.

star 7.99
521 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion

#8 - James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 15, 2009

Ron decides to cater his own reunion, and begins to slip back into his old drunken habits. Henry considers moving home, causing Casey to reconsider their "casual" relationship.

star 7.99
624 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
Not On Your Wife Opening Night

#9 - Not On Your Wife Opening Night

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 28, 2010

At a community theater, the onstage farce trickles into real life as Kyle promises to help his old mentor by romancing a wealthy female patron with the funds to save the theater.

star 7.95
528 votes
Directors: David Wain
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception

#10 - Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 22, 2009

In the season finale, the team is excited to cater a lavish gay wedding, but must take a backseat to the chiseled men of the Valhalla catering company. While Ron falls apart, Henry is forced to take charge.

star 7.93
536 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night

#11 - Nick Dicintio's Orgy Night

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 7, 2010

Catering an orgy proves to be the wrong place for Ron to deal with his recent breakup. Roman seizes the opportunity to help the host create the ideal orgy atmosphere.

star 7.92
557 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom, Rob Thomas
Precious Lights Pre-School Auction

#12 - Precious Lights Pre-School Auction

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 30, 2010

Having trouble letting go of his leadership position, Ron and Henry clash at a fundraiser where parents will do anything to get their kids into an exclusive elementary school.

star 7.85
592 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom, Rob Thomas
Jackal Onassis Backstage Party

#13 - Jackal Onassis Backstage Party

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 23, 2010

As the struggling new Party Down team leader, Henry is forced to juggle an incognito rock star, the return of of Ron Donald and Casey, the girl who broke his heart.

star 7.76
541 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom, Rob Thomas
Investors Dinner

#14 - Investors Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 10, 2009

A land tycoon expects flawless service from the Party Down crew, but Ron's dreams of success threaten to ruin everything. Kyle makes a friend whose lifestyle he hopes to emulate.

star 7.74
619 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Dan Etheridge, Rob Thomas
Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty

#15 - Sin Say Shun Awards Afterparty

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 17, 2009

The Party Down team caters a porn awards afterparty. Kyle tries to teach Roman to "play it cool" with the porn stars. A mysterious businessman makes Ron a surprising business offer.

star 7.69
668 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
Brandix Corporate Retreat

#16 - Brandix Corporate Retreat

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 1, 2009

When the Party Down team caters the Brandix corporate retreat, Casey strikes up a friendship with the sports star guest speaker, making both Henry and Roman jealous.

star 7.67
566 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom
Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh

#17 - Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 8, 2009

The Party Down team's actors are recognized at a party and treated as stars. But when Roman and Ron discover the host is a mobster, they suspect his screenplay might be a confession.

star 7.67
520 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
California College Conservative Union Caucus

#18 - California College Conservative Union Caucus

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 27, 2009

At a college conservatives event, students aim to give the Party Down team advice on success. As the event goes on, it turns out the students may not be so bright.

star 7.61
811 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: John Enbom
Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen

#19 - Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 24, 2009

Taylor Stiltskin's film producer father is throwing her the perfect sweet 16--only nobody showed up! Henry runs into an old friend. Ron gets business advice from a rap duo.

star 7.57
692 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: John Enbom
Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party

#20 - Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 20, 2009

Failed actor Henry Pollard returns to work at Party Down catering. He meets his fellow employees, led by his old coworker Ron, a clean-living team leader with big dreams.

star 7.27
986 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Dan Etheridge, John Enbom, Paul Rudd, Rob Thomas