"The Party"
Season 7
Episode 18
Total Episode Count 162
Written By Vali Chandrasekaran
Directed By Steven Levitan
Production Code 7ARG17
Air Date April 6, 2016
Episode Guide
"Express Yourself"
"Man Shouldn't Lie"

"The Party" is the eighteenth episode from Season 7 of Modern Family, it aired on April 6, 2016.

Plot Summary

Manny and Luke are in charge of babysitting Lily so that the adults can enjoy a day to themselves. Claire and Gloria have a lovely trip to the spa planned; Phil and Mitchell nerd out at the movies; and Jay and Cameron go to a sports bar to watch the big fight. Things start going awry though when the fire alarm goes off back at the house, and Claire is convinced the boys are secretly throwing a party.

Episode Description

Main Cast

(The characters striked out do not appear in this episode)

  • Jay Pritchett
  • Gloria Pritchett
  • Manny Delgado
  • Joe Pritchett
  • Claire Dunphy
  • Phil Dunphy
  • Haley Dunphy
  • Alex Dunphy
  • Luke Dunphy
  • Mitchell Pritchett
  • Cameron Tucker
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchett

Guest Starring

  • Seth Morris as James
  • Mark Adair-Rios as Don
  • Sam Spanjian as Vic
  • Joseph Boyd as Tommy
  • Isabella Gomez as Flavia
  • Erika Varela as Waitress


  • Alex and Joe are absent in this episode, though Alex is mentioned by Claire. Haley only appears in one scene.


Cultural References