According to Evan Westrup, a spokesman from the governor's office, the party was celebrating the birthday of an unnamed staff member.
Westrup also confirmed that there were two kinds of cake and multiple table tennis games.
The patio area visible in this photo used to house Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's notorious smoking tent. So it's no stranger to good times, although pingpong seems to be a more innocuous way to relax.
Thanks to the anonymous tipster who pointed Capitol Alert to the party. More on this breaking news as the story develops.
PHOTO CREDIT: The alleged pingpong party, seen from the vantage point of the sixth-floor cafeteria in the state Capitol. May 31, 2013, by Jeremy B. White/The Sacramento Bee.