You deserve a divorce celebration.
After being married for 13 years, 36 yr old Nicole Niesner wasn’t willing to let divorce discourage her from living her best life – what she wanted was a party to celebrate being single for the first time in years. To show Nicole support, her friends decided to come together and plan the best divorce party of all time, involving food, wine, and wedding dresses. Yes – wedding dresses! Several of the women wore their old wedding dresses and reminisced about the positivity in marriage, keeping the mood light. As Nicole and her friends spent the night manifesting love and greatness, she couldn’t help but feel overwhelming support from all her loved ones who brought her new life and refused to let her endure this difficult time alone.
Why should you have a divorce celebration?
Well, why shouldn’t you?
Life after divorce should start on a good note–out with the old and in with the new–so throwing a party to celebrate your new freedom can help lift your spirits! After all the time, effort, and money you put into your wedding celebration, it seems a bit empty to go through a split on your own. You also get loads of gifts at your wedding, but what about during your divorce? If there’s any time you could use some extra support, it’s probably now. We at Divorcist are here with a divorce gift registry just for this occasion, and to offer some divorce party ideas so you can celebrate this new stage of life with pride – let us help with the who, what, when, where, and why.
When should you have a newly single/divorce party?
There’s no rulebook that tells you when you’re supposed to have a newly single party – besides the fact that it’s after a split, of course. Even if you haven’t gotten divorced but have gotten out of a failed relationship or engagement, a newly single party is the perfect thing to do. By the way, using the word “failed” to describe the break up doesn’t necessarily mean the experience was a failure. Even though the relationship between you and your ex-spouse may not have ended favorably, you’ll be able to use what you’ve learned to grow and find out what you really want and need.
You should try to plan a time that works with your guests because it wouldn’t be much of a party without them! While it doesn’t really matter how long you wait to throw the divorce party, it may be nice to do it sooner rather than later (especially if you know your guests have looked at your divorce registry!).
What do you do at a divorce party?
Anything. You can do anything.
Literally- there’s no wrong way to celebrate! But, if you want some tangible ideas, we’ve got you.
Music to make you forget your ex and feel like a bad b*:
Let’s not pretend divorce won’t hurt. But, the best way to overcome the stress and slay the game is to listen to music that makes you feel confidently single.
And of course anything by the queen, Beyoncé (because let’s be real, she knows how to empower women better than anyone).
Every wedding has a cake, so your divorce should too. Yeah, divorce is no fun. But you can make it fun-ny. Having a cake with a single bride on top or cupcakes with little quotes like “newly unwed”, “ just divorced”, or “happily single” is a fun little way of lightening the mood and adding joy to an otherwise stressful day. Or, be like Nicole Nieser and pull out that old wedding dress to throw on just for the fun of it!
Who should be invited to your divorce party?
Divorce can feel like a lonely time, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to make your divorce party special is to invite all the people that make you happy. Like Nicole Niesner, you’ll want your best-est of friends with you. The kind of friends you can trust. You’ll also want to make sure you invite your family. Having them around can be comforting, and they’ll probably want to help in any way they can. Being surrounded by people with good energy will elevate your mood and get rid of feelings of loneliness.
What do you do the day you get divorced?
Remember: you are separating from your ex for a reason. This is a positive thing for you, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. The only way to go from here is up!
The day you get divorced is going to be emotionally taxing, regardless of the situation, so it can feel good to rest and relax. Grieve the loss. Maybe take a nap, read a book, journal, or watch your favorite show while munching on your favorite comfort food. There’s no wrong way to cope, but taking a little time to indulge in self-care and self-love will do you good. Maybe you can even start checking out Pinterest right off the bat for tips on how to plan a divorce party – that way you’re one step ahead!
You know yourself best so think about what’s going to make you happiest, and do just that! Here at Divorcist we are devoted to helping navigate life after divorce, whatever that means for you. Check out our registry and make sure you get all the divorce gifts you need to make it through these uncertain times.
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