5 Divorce Celebration Tips to Celebrate a Fresh Start
Ok, so it’s more common to hear about wedding and engagement parties than divorce parties, but that doesn’t mean that celebrating the end of a toxic relationship isn’t a good idea. Parties aren’t just a great way to let your hair down and blow off some steam – they can also be a fantastic opportunity to signify a new stage in your life.
This is your opportunity to get some awesome gifts from your loved ones, say goodbye to a difficult period of your life, and say hello to a new era, filled with opportunities for incredible new experiences. Here are some of the top tips to keep in mind when you’re celebrating your divorce.
Keep the Drinks Flowing
Drinking to forget your problems is never a good idea, but when emotions are running high during a divorce party, it’s a good idea to have some extra booze handy. The key to success is making sure that you’re in a good mood before you start drinking. This way, you can shake off some extra tension that you might be feeling after weeks of dealing with lawyers and other annoying paperwork.
A great way to make drinking during your divorce party more fun is to check out some great recipes online and try mixing up your own cocktails. You can even create your own concoctions and give them unique names if you like.
Concentrate on Self-Care
You don’t have to give yourself permission to drink to look after yourself during a divorce party if that’s not your idea of a good time. Right now, the most important thing you can do is care for your needs – whatever they might be. For some people, the best way to get over the difficult period that you’re moving through right now will be to turn the music up and dance your way through. For others, it might be more appealing to invest in some pampering.
A self-care themed party where you hire massage professionals to come and get rid of your knots and tension for you and your loved ones is a great idea. Remember to serve your favorite comfort foods and drinks and let yourself really let go for a while.
You might have lost a few must-have items on your possession list during your divorce. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid to send out a wish-list to anyone who asks to buy you a gift for the big day. This could be an excellent opportunity to get your hands on the plates, wine glasses, and other essentials that you no longer have access to.
Remember that you can also take advantage of your new found independence to buy yourself something too. Why wait for someone to gift you the new coffee machine you’ve always wanted? If you’ve got the cash, give yourself the permission to purchase an item for yourself gift-free. You deserve a little indulgence too.
Set Any Rules Beforehand
Ideally, you’ll be in a position where anyone who’s coming to your divorce party already knows which topics they shouldn’t be bringing up around you right now. However, if you have a feeling that anyone could end up damaging the vibe by saying the wrong thing, now’s the time to get ahead of the problem. Send out an email or text to your friends letting them know what you’re going to feel comfortable with during this event, and what you’re not.
For instance, you might be fine with the idea of your loved ones discussing your ex, but you might not be in a position where you’re comfortable playing around with dating apps just yet. It’s important for your friends to know what to expect so that they can avoid any faux pas that are going to bring the entire night grinding to a halt.
Look Forward to Your Future
Finally, whatever you do, don’t let this night become all about the past. Focus on the future and the things that you’re going to be looking forward too. Imagine who your next husband might be with your friends, or talk about what you’re looking for in a new partner while you set up a dating profile.
This is your chance to really say goodbye to all of the painful memories that you’ve been holding onto, and start thinking about what the future might hold. Visualize the future and consider even using your idea of what the future might look like as the theme for your party.