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A Halloween divorce party: Dress up as a divorced celeb

It was recently announced that Katy Perry was having a divorce party to celebrate her moving on from Russell Brand. Good for you girl! Nothing says that you’re “wide awake” and moving on after a divorce more than throwing a divorce party.

Throw a Halloween divorce party!
Russell Brand and Katy Perry

The fun spirit of this event has helped countless people turn a negative into a positive, and these parties have gotten so popular that they have left many wondering why they stayed in their unhappy marriage for so long.

With Halloween right around the corner, I recommend throwing a divorce-themed costume party. Here’s the deal: Every guest has to dress up as a famous divorced person from past or present.

When it comes to Hollywood, there is no shortage of divorced celebs. The ladies can dress up as Jennifer Lopez (wear the famous green Versace dress she wore to the Grammy Awards) or Britney Spears (she was the ex-factor way before The X Factor). For the men, you can go as Tiger Woods (this costume is sure to be a hole in one) and Mel Gibson (skip the rants though). Couples can come dressed as famous divorced ex-spouses.

As a divorce party planner, I feel it’s important to make your event as unique and creative as possible. And this is not just for the guests, but for yourself as well!

Remember, you made it through your divorce and it’s time to mark your “divorce day” with pride as you take another step forward. When planning any divorce party, it’s important to have a timely theme. While cocktails and a little ex-bashing are a given, you want to also offer something more for everyone attending.

Here is my list of costumes. It’s time to get married to your Halloween divorce party!

Elizabeth Taylor


Elizabeth Taylor
Jennifer Lopez
Jane Fonda
Britney Spears
Pamela Anderson
Sarah Ferguson
Charlie Sheen


Charlie Sheen
Tiger Woods
Cary Grant
Mel Gibson
Donald Trump
Larry King
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Divorced couples

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz


For more divorce party planning ideas and to find out healing ways to move on, read Lois Tarter’s new book The Divorce Ritual.

More on divorce parties

Celebrate your split with a divorce party
What you need to know about a breakup bash
The ah-ha divorce moment

Photo credits: Adriana M. Barraza/,,, Nikki Nelson/ WENN

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