When hiragana is attached to a kanji, you can usually assume that that kanji is going to be read using the kun'yomi reading, which is exactly what's going on with this word as well. By learning this word's kanji you've also learned the reading for this word.
I went to a party last night.
The prince in Denmark invited two French people to a musical evening.
Last night I wrote the kanji for meat on my forehead.