Most people probably associate party invitations promising balloons, streamers, music and a cake with a birthday, anniversary or retirement. The last thing they probably imagine is a party centered around a divorce.
However, that is precisely what is happening across the nation, as more and more people are throwing “divorce parties” to celebrate the official end of their marriage and start of a new life.
In fact, those interested in throwing such a gala, need not travel any further than their local bakery and party stores for the necessary supplies.
The windows of many bakeries are now filled with divorce-themed cakes – often alongside the wedding cakes – while party vendors are selling everything from bumper stickers (reading “Just Divorced”) to personalized invitations.
While you would naturally think that these parties would focus on criticizing/bashing a former spouse to a certain degree, this is actually far from the truth.
More than anything, divorce parties are meant to celebrate the person’s re-entry into the dating world after a period of mourning over the end of their marriage.
“I’ll be celebrating the re-birth of myself and finding myself again, so it’s exciting,” said recently divorced Kirsten Dean, who held a divorce party with three other divorced friends.
These divorce parties are also helping the recently divorced learn how to embrace another important aspect of being newly single: financial autonomy.
“Yes, the places I want to go, starting my own business and I have more flexibility with my own money, which is good,” said Ingrid Rodriguez, one of the aforementioned four planning on throwing a divorce party.
To learn more about dissolution of marriage or life after divorce, contact an experienced and skilled legal professional.
This post is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice.
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Divorce parties celebrate new beginnings (Fox 13 – Tampa Bay)