In what could be one of the strangest marketing ideas ever (but definitely original), Microsoft is teaming up with House Party in hopes that consumers will throw an actual real life party to celebrate the release of Windows 7.
Those interested can apply online here to host a party between October 22 and 29. Those selected can pick a theme, then upload photos and videos, chat with other hosts, blog your experience, and download fun favors all from online. And if that by itself doesn't sound enticing enough, party hosts will also get for free a special Signature Edition of Windows 7 Ultimate and a Windows 7 Party Pack.
I don't know about you, but no Windows 7 party of mine would be complete without this guy: