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8 Times the Real Housewives Taught Us How to Party

From Turtle Time to "whooping it up," the 'Wives always know how to have fun.

By Laura Rosenfeld

'Wives sure do know how to party, and they never let whatever drama is going on between them get in the way of a good time. When 'Wives let loose, you better prepare yourself for some thoroughly entertaining and unforgettable moments.

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And not only that, but these ladies have taught us how to let the good times roll without making any party fouls, such as showing us that Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a prime location to "whoop it up," pirate costumes are essential for any bash, and cartwheels always bring people together. 

So raise your glass of Pinot Grigio, champs, or Fabellini, and toast to these wildly memorable moments in Housewives history.

1. Ramona Singer Introduces Us to Turtle Time

Fat Turtle over Crazy Toad

Remember when you didn't know what Turtle Time was? And remember how boring that period of your life was, too? So aren't you glad Ramona Singer brought the phrase into your vernacular during The Real Housewives of New York City "Scary Island" trip in Season 3? Just relive the moment above, and you definitely will be.

2. Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, and Lydia McLaughlin Whoop It Up in Mexico

Gretchen and Heather Get Slapped in the Face

Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, and Lydia McLaughlin painted the town red — the shade in Tamra's light-up Minnie Mouse bow headband, that is — during the ladies' trip to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Sure, Gretchen Rossi and Heather Dubrow weren't too thrilled to be left behind at the restaurant to miss out on their joy-filled stumbling through the streets in honor of Tamra's bachelorette party, but let's just say this trio was too "happy" to notice.

3. Melissa Gorga Gets Tipsy Solo

Melissa's the Only One Drunk

The Real Housewives of New Jersey retreat to Upstate New York was majorly intense. That was where things got physical between Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice, after all. However, there was at least one bright spot amid all the drama when Melissa Gorga got a little (OK, a lot) tipsy during dinner. It was both hilarious and adorable.

4. The Beverly Hills 'Wives Act Like They're Back in High School

Back in High School

You've got to love those Beverly Hills 'Wives. One minute they're at each other's throats during that dinner in Ojai when Brandi Glanville told Adrienne Maloof to "shut the f*** up," and then the next, they're laughing and doing cartwheels together in the bedroom. If that's not the definition of friendship, we don't know what is.

5. The RHONY Ladies Go Wild in St. Bart's

So Much Nipple and Vagina

The RHONY 'Wives are always up for a good time, but they especially let their inhibitions go during their group trip to St. Bart's in Season 5. This is the vacay that featured the New Yorkers busting a move in slinky pirate costumes, Sonja Morgan being practically naked the entire time (clip above), and her "coma toast" hangover. This trip almost makes Turtle Time look like child's play.

6. Sin City Lives Up to Its Name for the Miami 'Wives

“The Best Strippers Money Can Buy”

You'd think that the most outrageous parties in Las Vegas would take place in the nightclubs all over the strip, but for The Real Housewives of Miami cast, the craziest time went down in the party bus when Lisa Hochstein hired "the best strippers money can buy" for Joanna Krupa's bachelorette party featured in Season 3 of the show. We don't think Lea Black will ever be the same again — and neither will we.

7. Marlo Hampton Makes It Rain

Marlo Makes It Rain!

Emotions were high among The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast during their trip to South Africa in Season 4. But Marlo Hampton was able to put all of that aside when the ladies hit the club. Her friends weren't really having it, especially her then-frequent adversary Sheree Whitfield, but at least the others were able to pick up some extra cash in the process.

8. Vicki, Tamra, and Shannon Kiss and Make Up — Literally

Let's Kiss on It

Vicki, Tamra, and Shannon Beador not only cemented their renewed friendship with some drinks, but they also sealed it with a kiss and even some licks last season of RHOC. If only this love could have lasted.

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