It caused almost £10,000 of damage, involved mass underage drinking and required 30 police officers, a police helicopter and the police dog squad to break up. But it was still "the best party ever", according to the Australian teenager currently under investigation for throwing a raucous bash when his parents went away on holiday.
Corey Delaney, 16, of Melbourne, could face a bill to pay for the havoc caused by the 500 marauding teenagers who attended the party at his home on Saturday.
He will have to face his parents too: he was hoping the mess could be cleared up by the time they returned home from their break in Queensland, in northern Australia, but huge media coverage has ruled out that idea.
On her way home last night after cutting her holiday short, his mother, Jo, told the Seven Network: "We're a good family. I'm just devastated and horrified that this has actually occurred.
"Obviously he's very scared of the consequences that we're going to bring upon him."
Fear, however, was not the emotion most obvious yesterday when her son - sporting bleached blond hair, yellow outsized sunglasses and a bare chest - was interviewed by Nine Network television news. Asked what advice he had for other teenagers planning a home alone party, he said: "Get me to do it for you.
"Best party ever, that's what everyone's saying."
He claimed to have ignored his parents' phone calls since the news broke and said he would not be at home when they returned.