With the rise of divorce comes the rise of something new: a divorce party. Over the past few years, people have been choosing to celebrate the beginning of the rest of their lives instead of regretting what happened in the past.
Called freedom fests, some have spent up to $25,000 on this celebration. People are celebrating the end of being cancer-free and having "coming-out" parties, so why not celebrate your divorce? It can set the tone for a good time for the rest of your life.
One man, from Austin, Texas, decided to have a celebration with his ex-partner by having a party. She baked a gluten-free, lemon cake that they both liked, and it helped them end their partnership in a more positive way.
The man has three kids and says he followed the guidelines of "conscious uncoupling." He says it helped bring closure for his children.
The two are now co-parenting and are much happier with the way things turned out. They both cut the cake just as they did at their wedding 10 years ago. They decided to hold true to the old saying, with a twist, that says, "when life gives you lemons, make lemon cake!"
Twenty-five years ago, divorce was a sad and embarrassing event. Today, it can be much more freeing and is almost considered the norm. Creating cakes for the occasion can help ease the tension that comes with getting a divorce.
Divorce has morphed over the years by going from embarrassing to sending a divorce card, to taking a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, with your friends and finally, to hosting a divorce party.
One such party had all the bridesmaids there and when it was time to end the party, the bridesmaid who caught the bouquet threw one back to the bride.
If you are considering a divorce, hopefully it can be seen as a positive, freeing event.
Source: KHOU.com, "Today's divorces can mean cake and eating it, too" No author given, May. 28, 2014