So, how do you get the most from your Party?
First, come prepared! No matter what temperature you hear it will be, prepare for weather that is at least 20 degrees colder. If you are not familiar with the observing site, arrive early enough so that you don't have to arrive after dark, not knowing where you are going, and disrupt everyone with your headlights. No white lights after sundown. Allow yourself to become dark-adapted in order to see all that you can see.
Star Parties are the perfect place to learn more about observing, more about telescopes, and more about all the other accessories that go with the hobby. If you are considering purchasing a particular model, or building your own telescope, there is no better place to learn all the latest news, or to see the latest designs, and to get first hand advice.
You should never simply take a two second look at an interesting object, and you should learn to study each object - to train your eye to see all that it can see.