The Step2 LifeStyle PartyTime Kitchen is definitely a party toy. This is because the Step2 LifeStyle PartyTime Kitchen is a perfect replica of a real kitchen that actual people use to prepare for high end parties. With this toy kitchen, children can actually pretend that they are the lords of a real kitchen and preparing for a big party. This is great for kids who dream about becoming high end and skillful cooks as they grow up. It is a great social toy. Kids can have their friends come on over to pretend that they are part of a crack kitchen crew. This is truly an awesome toy that will give hours upon hours of fun and laughter. It will also help inspire kids to learn how to cook for real.