HOW I like using it best for a party is with lots of different pinks all at the same time.
I think that pink is a difficult color.
There are about a bazillion shades of pink and when you try and use just one shade and try to match everything to that one shade (and you absolutely can't), it can look "off ". That's why I think purposefully using several shades of pink works like magic. Soft or bold... pink is still pink and nothing is more girly than pink.