7 Divorce Party Ideas To Kick Off The Next Chapter Of Your Life

Divorce can be a stressful and upsetting time for anyone, but it’s also the time to embark on a new season of life. Letting go of things that aren’t right for us is something to be proud of and eager to jump into. Divorced people have new opportunities and the chance of creating a life that suits them perfectly. What’s a better cause for celebration than that?

Divorce parties are becoming more popular. There are many ways to celebrate your new life and kick it off with a memorable event. No matter what lead to your divorce or what kind of breakup you’re dealing with, you deserve to celebrate all the great things that are coming your way. This occasion marks the end of something that wasn’t meant to be. Celebrate the end of a relationship! No matter what your party style is, there’s a perfect divorce party in the cards for you. Here are seven ways to throw a great divorce party.

1. Throw your own Divorce Shower

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There are also bridal showers and babyshowers, so why not hold a divorcing shower? If you’re looking for a more laid-back party or an event with class then a Divorce Shower is the party for your needs.

Your divorce shower should be modeled after your favorite elements from baby and bridal showers. Serve a mimosa brunch featuring cupcakes and finger food. You can make a registry for everything you want and anything your ex might have bought after the breakup. And, if you like cheesy party gamesThere are many fun options available, such as The Ex is the Tail!. End the day with party favors for your wonderful friends.

2. Unwed?

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If you can celebrate not being a bride with a divorce shower, you can toast to saying “I don’t” the same way you’d say “I do.” What better way to be proudly unwed than by having an un-wedding? If you want to shout your new relationship status from the rooftops, here’s your chance. We’re taught to believe that it’s time to plan the biggest event of our lives when we become a pair. These rules are no longer relevant. Plan your dream unwedding to celebrate being yourself.

Invite anyone you wish to attend your event. However, do not invite anyone you feel obligated to. Open bar, dancing, and fancy cakes are all acceptable. Whatever your fantasy wedding would have, that’s how you should design your un-wedding. Not only will this be the best party ever, but party planning will take your mind off the other stresses you’ve got on your plate. You can now try on different outfits and sample some un-wedding cakes.

3. Focus on Self-Care

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Big parties aren’t everyone’s style, and this new time in your life is all about you and what you want. If DJs and open bars aren’t your speed, consider opting for a self-care party. Book a time with your friends to go to a spa for facials, manicures and massages. You can also arrange for professionals to come to your house and provide spa treatments at home.

If you prefer a more casual event, grab some nail polish and sheet masks from the drugstore, and pour yourself a pitcher of cucumber water. You can also play a Spotify spa playlist from your living room, which is lit by candles. There’s no right or wrong way to have a spa day; just kick back and relax.

4. Plan A Slumber Party

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When was the last time that you hosted a slumber party? It was probably long before you even considered getting married.

Invite your friends and have fun. Pair your favorite takeout dish with a glass of Prosecco. Your coziest sweats can be paired with the cutest slippers. Watch a movie that evokes the excitement of dating as a teenager. Pretty in PinkYou can also choose to watch a movie about your breakup, such asThe First Wives Club. You can also scroll through Tinder with your friends while you chat at 3 AM. Then, vote on the best swipe option.

5. Reverse Bachelorette Party

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Bachelorette parties are about saying goodbye to being single. You’re back, bachelorette parties are better than ever! Why not say hello to your best self at a classic bachelorette party!

Get your tiara on and get out with your best friends. Have a laugh at the expense of bachelorettes having their last hoorah, and embrace the chance to reconnect with your single self now that you’re older and wiser. To really get into the spirit of things, don’t shy away from slipping your number to anyone at the bar who you might want to text.

6. Spend A Weekend Away

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Is there a destination you’ve always wanted to go to but haven’t gotten the chance? Now is the time to embrace the exciting things about being single—the freedom to run off on a weekend getaway at a moment’s notice.

Grab your most fun friends and go out to enjoy your divorce party. You can either fly to the destination or drive to another place. Divorce parties out of town can be large or small, adventurous or cozy. Like any vacation, a good place to start planning is to identify what you’re looking for out of your trip. You can either relax by a pool or spend time in the great outdoors. You can choose what sounds most enjoyable and cathartic. Choose your destination based on the weekend’s desired vibe.

7. Karaoke Night

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After experiencing something emotionally taxing, like a divorce, there’s nothing more cathartic than letting loose and belting all your favorite songs at the top of your lungs.

Rent a karaoke machine, or go to your local karaoke club and have a great time singing with your friends. There are many breakup songs you can choose from, but it is important to choose songs that will make you feel empowered and ready for the next chapter. And don’t sweat it if you’re not a naturally gifted singer—karaoke is all about having fun, not sounding good.

This chapter of your life will be your best yet. Cheers to what’s to come, and get started on that party planning!