Divorce Parties Are Now More Than a Celebrity Fad

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Big Fat Balloons, the online helium balloon and gift retailer, is experiencing growing demand for its divorce party balloons. This latest craze swept across the Atlantic and was popularised by celebrities, with Katie Price and Heather Mills apparently hosting divorce parties. For anyone considering throwing a divorce party, Big Fat Balloons has some useful hints and tips.

Divorce Party Ideas

Divorce Party Ideas

When I read more about divorce parties and heard different reasons for having one. I began to see how it can help some people move on from a difficult and and traumatic time in their lives.

Big Fat Balloons, the online balloons and gift retailer, is experiencing growing demand for its divorce party balloons. This latest craze swept across the Atlantic and was popularised by celebrities, with Katie Price and Heather Mills apparently hosting divorce parties.

Yet, according to managing director, Sophie Baxter, divorce parties can offer real benefits. She said: “Like most people, my immediate reaction was to question why anyone would celebrate a failed marriage. But then I read more about the subject and heard different reasons for throwing a divorce party. I began to see how it can help some people move on from a difficult and traumatic time in their lives.”

There are always people who use divorce parties to vilify their ex-husband or wife. Yet for many, divorce parties are less about regretting a failed past and more about celebrating a new start and the future.

For anyone considering throwing a divorce party, the company has some useful hints and tips.

Decide on an appropriate venue. While it’s possible to travel abroad, with some companies offering divorce party packages, a relatively quiet gathering for family and friends is still the norm.
“We find that people buy our divorce balloons or even our glow in the dark illoom balloons, to decorate their home or venue. It helps to create a party atmosphere without going over the top,” added Sophie.

The company suggests keeping the guest list down to supportive friends and family and using the divorce party as a way to thank them for being there during the difficult times.

One surprising fact that Sophie came across during her research was that some couples, who’ve enjoyed an amicable split, throw a joint divorce party.

Sophie said: “Although it’s only suitable for a few couple it can be a great way to celebrate the love and life you once shared and show friends and family that they don’t need to take sides.”

Overall, Big Fat Balloons suggests that there are three essentials ingredients for throwing a divorce party – balloons to brighten up the occasion, the divorcee’s favourite tipple and a big box of tissues.

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