FrenchConvivesThe people gathered to share a meal (guests, hosts, family, whatever). Related to Convivial.

"Convivial" itself feels to me like it's so seldom used in English that it could interest some users of this sub. I just googled it (with the "language" setting set to English) and there are a bunch of definitions yet only a few sparse instances of the word actually being used. In French conviviality is not quite the same as "friendliness", which doesn't really capture the specific warm feeling of each other's company in the limited context of an event... Friendliness can be expressed through text messages or the word can even be used to describe a fondness you feel and keep to yourself, but conviviality is the temporarily heightened state of connection and comfort during the time you're physically together and having conversations.