be the life and soul of the party

be the life and soul of the party

  (British, American & Australian) also be the life of the party (American & Australian)
to be the type of person who enjoys social occasions and makes them more enjoyable for other people He's a very sweet man but he's not exactly the life and soul of the party. Give him a few drinks and he's the life of the party!
See also: and, life, of, party, soul