I've labelled the subject 'Time to Party!' oppossed to your podcast title 'Time to Party?'.
I feel that a party, wether it is hosted by freinds, your company, or both - it is just that - a party - not work.
Some of your points I did agree with, such as:
Keep yourself relatively sober and do not become a pompous ass
Let your spouse / partner be free and do not place rules on them
Update your resume
No kissing fellow employees
Thanking the host.
However, others such as:
Physical contact restricted to hanshakes
Leave your spouse / partner at home
The party is still work
I feel are confining and restricting the freedoms that we enjoy as human beings.
There are so many rules and restrictions now in the actual workplace that many of our freedoms are have been reduced - either out of protection of the innocent or, more likely than not, due to sheer fear that someone may cross the line by hurting someones feelings, or making them feel uncomfortable.
This creates what one enlightend person termed 'A Nerf World' where everyone is so afraid of making a mistake or hurting someone's feelings, or looking like the black sheep, that nobody takes any risks.
It is important to remember your audience, just as you would act differently in front of your grandma from your softball teammates, you should also act appropriately around your fellow employees, on and off the job site.
However, for myself, I feel that a party is a party and should be treated as such.