How to Throw a Divorce Party

Weddings are a joyous occasion, but a new trend suggests divorces are becoming just as worthy of celebration. Divorce parties are about celebrating the new chapter in your life and letting go of the stress and frustration associated with ending a marriage.

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  • Opt for neutral territory.
  • Rent a space.
  • Consider using a local restaurant or bar that you love.
  • No one will have to worry about setting up the party.
  • No one will have to clean up after the festivities.


  • Send invitations out with plenty of advanced notice.
  • This gives people time to get comfortable with the idea and address their concerns.

What to Include:

  • Keep the invitation light and funny.
  • Explain why you’re doing what you’re doing.
  • Location
  • Date/Time

Who to Invite:

  • Invite people who care about you and are supportive.
  • Avoid inviting people who are negative about your divorce.
  • Do not invite small children.
  • Invite only those you feel comfortable with.
  • Make a list of potential guests.
  • Scan the list and remove guests as necessary based on how you feel about them.

Theme & Decor:

  • Get creative!
  • Have guests dress up as famous ex-couples, such as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, or Madonna and Guy Ritchie.
  • Choose lighthearted and fun decor.

Food & Drinks:

  • Consider catering the event so there’s no stress over preparation.
  • Think cocktail party.
  • Have drinks available with lots of hors d’Å“uvres.
  • Pigs in a Blanket.
  • Spinach dip.
  • Cheese stuffed mushrooms.

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