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The Rise of Divorce Parties

August 29, 2019 - Relationship Articles
With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce, getting divorced is no longer considered a cultural taboo. After singing the final paperwork, many people are now opting to celebrate their single status with a divorce party. Divorce parties are a growing trend as more people choose to celebrate the newest chapter of their life, instead of grieving the closing of a chapter. Keep reading to learn all about divorce parties and how to throw one of your own.

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What are divorce parties?

We throw parties to celebrate major life events such as birthdays, graduations and weddings; so why not divorce? Whether you want to burn your wedding dress, tear up your marriage certificate or drink wine all night with your closest friends, divorce parties celebrate new beginnings.

Divorce Parties Celebrities such as Shanna Moakler and Robin Thick have even thrown their own lavish divorce parties. But not all divorce parties involve burning pictures of your ex, singers Jake White and Karen Elson had an amicable split and hosted a joint divorce party, to “celebrate the making and breaking of the sacred union of marriage.”


How did divorce parties start?

We can thank Christine Gallagher for the rise of divorce parties. In 2003, Christine threw a party to cheer up a friend who was left by her fiancé. The party was so therapeutic for her friend that it inspired Christine to write a divorce party planning manual and eventually became an official divorce party planner.


Benefits of divorce parties

There are plenty of reasons why you may want to throw your own divorce party or plan one for a loved one:

Mark the end of an era: Whether your divorce was amicable or not, after all of the emotions, time and money that goes into getting a divorce, signing the divorce papers can feel like a momentous moment. Divorce parties mark the end of your divorce and former married life, and can feel like a moment worth celebrating.

Celebrate new beginnings: This is the perfect time to start over and look to the future. And new beginnings are always a good reason to throw a party!

Positivity: It is also a great way to bring some positivity to what is often considered a negative situation. Relationship expert Jane Greer explained that, “It’s a good thing to celebrate your new sense of freedom, autonomy, and identity.”

Show support: Some people may feel lonely and at a loss after signing their divorce papers. Throwing a divorce party is a great way for friends and family to show their support, uplifting and empowering new divorcees by surrounding them with loved ones.


How to throw a divorce party

Thinking about throwing a divorce party of your own? While there are no hard rules to follow, consider the following when planning your divorce celebration:

  • Time: Will you have your divorce party in the middle of your divorce process, the evening you sign your divorce papers, or after a few weeks after having some time for yourself?
  • Scale: Are you thinking about having a small get together or a big blow out?
  • Location: Will you hold your divorce party at home, in a spa with complimentary mani pedis or at a favorite restaurant? Some have even opted to rent out a wedding hall!
  • Guest List: Who will you invite? It is generally not a good idea to invite your children, anyone who disagrees with your divorce or nay-sayers of divorce parties.
  • Food and Drinks: Will this be a catered event or drinks only? Some divorce parties  have included mock wedding cakes of miniature brides pushing grooms off the cake or cakes that proclaim, “I do, I did, I’m done!”
  • Entertainment: Some divorce parties can feel a lot like a bachelorette party. You may consider hiring a DJ or plan divorce themed games.
  • Tone: Do consider the tone of your party and be sure not to offend anyone in the process. While a divorce party should encourage celebration, that does not mean it should vilify the ex partner.


What to do with your engagement ring post divorce?

With your divorce finalized, you may be wondering what you should do with your engagement ring. While tossing your ring into the ocean may sound cathartic, why not take a more practical and financially savvy approach and turn your engagement ring into cash? Selling your diamond engagement ring is a fantastic way to part with any painful memories attached to the ring while securing funds.

Rise of Divorce Parties

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