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Old 03-22-2012, 03:48 PM
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So to lighten the mood a bit... let's change gears -

It seems Divorce Parties are on the rise. I'm hearing/reading of them more and more often. The reasons for throwing such a party are as varied as the people having them.

Divorce parties, a growing trend in marriage break-ups

Some recently divorced people are throwing a "thank gawd it's done" party after having spent considerable time (months, years) going through the courts. This is a way for them to just shed all the negative and celebrate that they can finally move forward.

When the divorce is more amicable, some are throwing joint divorce parties as a means to 'comfort' their mutual friends. It is a way to let their mutual friends know that they don't have to pick sides - the friend can remain a friend to both of the exes.

And then there are some who will throw a divorce party simply because they will throw a party for any reason... LOL!!

I'm an avid follower of a blog Cake Wrecks, and they have had a couple feature posts discussing divorce cakes and how hilarious some of these creations are (just on face value)....

So what do you think - would you throw a party once the final divorce agreement is signed?

I think I would... heck, I'm already 'planning' it (tongue in cheek)... I think my party would be a combination of the above reasons.... a little bit to celebrate that I'm single again, a little bit to have all the mutual friends know that I still will remain friends with them (the guys & spouses from his work and ex & I used to get together once a month for a 'friendly' poker game...), and finally just because having a party and getting to spend some happy time with friends is always a nice thing!! And yes, I'm even considering ordering a funny divorce cake from a friend who is a talented baker

some fun stuff to check out:
Divorce Party Planner - How to Throw a Divorce or Breakup Party
Divorce Party Ideas
The 9 Funniest Divorce Party Invitations
Divorce Party
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how about a playlist of tunes:
Music Playlist: Songs For A Divorce Party - Blogcritics Music


The Playlist:

1. Love Stinks - J. Geils Band
2. Goodbye To You - Scandal
3. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
4. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
5. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
6. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
7. You're So Vain - Carly Simon
8. The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
9. Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon
10. Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck
11. Sail On - Commodores
12. Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
13. I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
14. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day
15. Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) - Travis Tritt
16. Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees
17. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - Harry Connick, Jr.
18. Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
19. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey
20. Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves - Aretha Franklin
21. I don't Care About You - Fear
22. Happy Trails - Van Halen
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So to lighten the mood a bit... let's change gears -

It seems Divorce Parties are on the rise. I'm hearing/reading of them more and more often. The reasons for throwing such a party are as varied as the people having them.

Divorce parties, a growing trend in marriage break-ups

Some recently divorced people are throwing a "thank gawd it's done" party after having spent considerable time (months, years) going through the courts. This is a way for them to just shed all the negative and celebrate that they can finally move forward.

When the divorce is more amicable, some are throwing joint divorce parties as a means to 'comfort' their mutual friends. It is a way to let their mutual friends know that they don't have to pick sides - the friend can remain a friend to both of the exes.

And then there are some who will throw a divorce party simply because they will throw a party for any reason... LOL!!

I'm an avid follower of a blog Cake Wrecks, and they have had a couple feature posts discussing divorce cakes and how hilarious some of these creations are (just on face value)....

So what do you think - would you throw a party once the final divorce agreement is signed?

I think I would... heck, I'm already 'planning' it (tongue in cheek)... I think my party would be a combination of the above reasons.... a little bit to celebrate that I'm single again, a little bit to have all the mutual friends know that I still will remain friends with them (the guys & spouses from his work and ex & I used to get together once a month for a 'friendly' poker game...), and finally just because having a party and getting to spend some happy time with friends is always a nice thing!! And yes, I'm even considering ordering a funny divorce cake from a friend who is a talented baker

some fun stuff to check out:
Divorce Party Planner - How to Throw a Divorce or Breakup Party
Divorce Party Ideas
The 9 Funniest Divorce Party Invitations
Divorce Party
Eat Pray Love and the trope of the woman liberated by divorce. - Slate Magazine

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The American Journal of Psychoanalysis - Psychological Tasks Associated with Divorce: Eat, Pray, Love (2010), An Unmarried Woman (1978), and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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I don't think it's just a 'chick thing' to do.... some comments I've come across:

“After my divorce, I was bad-tempered and slightly crazy for months. My divorce party was cathartic. I finally let go of all the anger, sadness and regret. It marked the end of a difficult chaotic time.”
Rick

“My divorce was long and painful. After two years of lawyer hell, I got the divorce decree, placed it in the center of my mantelpiece, and threw a blowout party for all the friends who’d stood by me.”
Henry

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I Hate Everything About You - Ugly Kid Joe
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Rolling in the Deep - Adele

BTW - I had a newly separated party back in October...LOL, invited all my girlfriends from work and those that live close by, and we went to the local watering hole and just danced the night away, it was awesome to show all my girlfriends my new place

Maybe I should consider a divorce party once my divorce comes through
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Ok. I'm in. Where's the Party?? I haven't been able to have my very own just yet.

**To Add to Playlist: Tom Petty - Don't come Around here no more.

And a personal favorite oldy that for me is Chalk-full of sarcasm but always makes me laugh: "baby come back" (you can blame it all on me, I was wrong and I just can't live without you).

So funny for me b/c looney tunes ex has new wife convinced that I still "love him" - yes.. Nothing says I still love you like seeking a restraining order, taking the person to court, not ever looking at, much less speaking to the Ex.

Yes Siree - sounds like "LOVE" to me. And dammit, would you believe none of the above has won him back?? I'm stymied. Not sure where I went wrong. Lol, that and the fact he's a bloated looking FB (and used to be in shape) ummm, no Thanks. More importantly - he's a psycho. Ok, I guess I vented a little there - but seriously, where's the party happening, pot luck okay?
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I've never thought of having a formal party to mark the date. But I'd definitely let our boys play their drums, and electric guitar as dad wouldn't let them due to the noise !
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My divorce should be final by the end of April/beginning of May. I would love to have a party but I can't afford one...his "man-amony" payments are taking care of that. When I turn 65 then I will have a big party...that's if I live that long.

I do think it's a great idea...so start the party and I'll bring the beans and we'll all have a gas I mean blast.

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