Purple partyhat

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Purple partyhat can no longer be obtained in RuneScape after an update but still exists in-game for those who had done so.
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Purple partyhats are a discontinued item that came from opening Christmas crackers, which were obtained in the 2001 Christmas event. They can no longer be obtained except for being traded from another player that already has one.

Partyhats are some of the oldest discontinued holiday items in the game, superceeded only by the pumpkin. In combination with being a wearable item, this has resulted in them becoming some of the most expensive items in RuneScape's history, far exceeding the maximum cash value and resulting in them being traded almost exclusively outside the Grand Exchange. When free trade was reintroduced this caused partyhats to give the appearance of rising sharply in value.


The purple partyhat was originally the most expensive of the partyhats, but became the cheapest after the Partyhat duplication glitch. Before free trade, the street price was much higher than the GE price, giving the false impression that partyhats sharply rose when free trade was reintroduced.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

15 Days of Christmas[edit | edit source]

During the 15 Days of Christmas in 2013, this item, along with other Christmas-themed equipment, were given the Hybrid style of combat, and stats that scaled with the player's levels. This was so players could use these items in combat to assist in hunting for festive crackers during the event.

RuneScape Classic[edit | edit source]

In RuneScape Classic, partyhats were simply called "party hat" with no colour in their name. What is now the purple partyhat was more magenta in colour, but players called it pink. After the release of RuneScape 2, Jagex made a slight colour change to the "magenta" partyhat, and then named it purple partyhat.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 February 2011 (Update):
    • Party hat variants will now change in price by up to 5% per day, dependent on demand.