4th Jun 2014
Instead of just going out with friends after a divorce, a growing trend among newly divorced people is to have a party. Celebrations complete with guests, music, cake, and even reverse wedding ceremonies are becoming more and more popular.
The main point of the parties for most is closure. Rather than sink into mourning and regret over a divorce, a celebration with friends can help to mark the start of a new chapter in life on a light-hearted note. Some couples who have mutually decided to divorce and continue to work together either professionally or as parents have parties too. One couple even made a cake for their party in their favorite flavor and invited guests to celebrate their new, non-married partnership.
While divorce is a serious subject and is the source of huge amounts of stress and worry for some, finding closure and a new way forward is healthy for anyone. See this AP article for more stories of divorce parties and the unique cakes they come with.