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Throw the Perfect Divorce Party

By: Rachel Collier - Updated: 10 Dec 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
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So you’ve finally said goodbye to that cheating ex. Your divorce is finalised, there are no longer any ties between the two of you and at last you’re starting to emerge from the fog, ready to breathe again. The rise in divorce party popularity suggests this is a phenomenon that’s here to stay, so we’ve provided a few pointers to help you host a party that everyone will remember.

Are You Ready?

Sounds like a silly question but it’s worth thinking about the timing of your divorce party. Don’t plan it before your divorce is all done and dusted – you don’t know how you might be feeling at the end of that long road, and also, you don’t know how long the divorce process will take. You’ll have a much stronger feeling of closure if you wait until the ink’s dry on that decree nisi.

Are They Ready?

It’s fair to say that the divorce party is something of a contemporary concept, and one that some people might not be quite ready for. Don’t be offended if some people, put off by the imagination of a burning effigy and other scary rituals, decline your invitation. Hopefully, though, your friends and family will see the occasion for what it is – a chance for you to celebrate the end of one chapter and the beginning of the rest of your life. If you plan to have a rowdy, raunchy theme, make it clear when you send the invitations. Likewise if you’re looking for a more civil affair, set expectations there, too.

Party Pieces

A divorce party should be fun and there are lots of little touches you can add to make it a night to remember. Remember those goodie bags you’d take home from parties you went to as a child? Why not update them for your adult guests and fill them with items that remind them of your divorce party. Think customised items like mugs of t-shirts, or perhaps make a CD filled with songs to inspire and celebrate the single life. You can let your imagination run wild with the cake, too. Could this be the perfect and only legal way to carve your ex into tiny pieces?

Party Tricks

It’s also worth thinking about what your guests are going to do. You might choose to screen the ultimate singles film, or hire a DJ to make a disco full of appropriate ‘new beginning’ songs. You’ll probably find that you’re not the only one with some baggage to shed, so there will probably be some great stories to share among your guests and many laughs to be had. Sometimes the best parties are those without much structure. Crack open the bubbly and just enjoy the company of those people who have been with you through the worst of times.

So now you have the ideas and the enthusiasm all that remains is to send out your divorce party invitations and start planning the details. Look forward to the future and have a ball.

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    When planning the order of program for my party, should I plan dinner befor or after the entertainment?
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