This song has received overall mixed critical reception. Amar Toor of AOL Radio Blog gave this song a positive review, saying "Jason Aldean's new song, 'My Kinda Party,' is a raucous, feel-good bit of country that's absolutely perfect for getting your late summer party poppin'." A positive review also came from Deborah Evans Price of Billboard, who called it a "revved-up salute to backwoods party life", while praising Aldean's vocals and the "muscular guitar licks". Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave "My Kinda Party" a C rating, saying that it seemed too similar to Aldean's earlier up-tempos such as "Hicktown" or "She's Country." Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave this song a four-star rating out of five, saying "My Kinda Party" "is the exact kind of song that suits Aldean’s voice the best" and "melodically the song fits right in with Jason Aldean’s hits like “She’s Country” “Johnny Cash” and “Hicktown” as the song is thoroughly a modern country rocker but the difference between it and those three is that the song isn’t nearly as ‘hard-edged’ as those songs were."
The song debuted at number 41 on the U.S. BillboardHot Country Songs chart for the chart week dated August 21, 2010, and entered the top 40 in its second chart week. It also debuted at number 54 on the U.S. BillboardHot 100 chart for the week of September 11, 2010. It also debuted at number 99 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of November 20, 2010. As of June 2011, My Kinda Party was sold 1,000,000 times in the United States.