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MIAMI ( – With half of the marriages ending in divorce, more people are finding themselves starting over. Now there is a new twist on how to start your life after ending your marriage, with a party.

When your walk down the aisle is a fleeting memory and your marriage has ended in a split, you need a fresh start by having your very own divorce party.

“Having that moment to celebrate with the people you really care about is very sentimental very fun and very exciting,” Judy Kaplan told CBS4’s Jorge Estevez.

Kaplan, a successful real estate agent, is starting over with help from her friends.

“What I like to call my A.D. Life – my after divorce life,” said Kaplan. “Slowly with time, you heel and you really find yourself.”

“We had a wonderful time and everybody was celebrating. It was a celebration of who she was now being not who she was leaving behind,” said Victor Diaz, a friend of Kaplan’s who is on board with the new trend.

Divorce parties are popular. Heather Davis organizes lavish parties as a senior event consultant at “E Squared concepts,” a company that produces and designs top notch events. Kaplan’s party is among Heather Kaplan’s achievements.

“You don’t want to be too over the top and say I am free I am free, but it is an exhilarating feeling,” said Davis.

Other companies are helping people throw their own divorce party with supplies like a divorce license plate, a diva divorce button, a lip balm to kiss your marriage good bye, and a pin the tail on the ex game.

So, while it became a light hearted affair; for Judy, the divorce party gave her a moment in time to mark her new beginning.

“It is not like Hooray, this is the best day of my life,” Kaplan said. “It is really more like lets come together and lets enjoy and let’s talk about the future.”

Comments (5)
  1. Carlos says:

    A lot of people are also starting to party when friends and loved ones pass away.

    Celebrate good times, come on!

    1. Ska Sound says:

      Pass away. pass away, everybody pass away.
      Pass away good, when you feeling bad.

      Pass away. pass away, everybody pass away.
      Get in da pass away mood, lassy and lad.

  2. Gerald says:

    Not sure this is a “new twist.” I remember going to a few divorce parties in the early 90s.

  3. Vivian says:

    I think most people get married because women just want their Cinderella moment. I had seen a few people that just fall in love with the wedding more than their new spouses like a cliche.

    Divorce parties please….

  4. Kay says:

    Can we also have break-up parties? One night stand parties (well I guess that’s a party on its own) lol, let’s just celebrate every single event, I mean the world IS ending right? Oh no oops that passed already!!!

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