Weddings are filled with excitement and hope for the future. A party is thrown and family and friends gather together to celebrate the choice made by the two individuals to share their lives together. They are wishing for the happiness of the person that they love, not something greater. So why not help them celebrate an end to an unhappy marriage?
Divorce can be a difficult decision for some, but for others it is an easy decision. In fact, some people are excited for the finalization of their divorce. Many of these individuals are starting their new lives — not together — with a party. In fact, several California companies are in the business of planning divorce parties, and they say that business is booming.
In Los Angeles, a woman started a new path as a divorce party-planner. Despite the recent economic troubles affecting many businesses, her profits have tripled in the past decade. Since 2003, the number of parties she plans per month increased to an average of three each costing anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 per event.
Not only is the business of planning the party experiencing a boom, but so are the companies that provide the novelty items for these celebrations. Another California company makes piñatas for events ranging from children’s birthday parties to yes, adult-themed divorce parties. Fiesta Piñata in Fremont makes burst-able likenesses of an individual’s ex-spouse. The CEO said that for some it is a celebration and for others it may be a “way for them to get closure, but also to make light of a situation.”
Source: TIME, “The Booming Business of ‘Divorce Parties,'” Martha C. White, Oct. 15, 2012