Divorce parties help to alleviate the stigma surrounding the end of marriage. When co-hosted, the parties typically acknowledge the good times in the marriage. Couples will often ask friends and family for support as they separate from each other.
When hosted separately, a divorce party can look a lot like a bachelorette party.
Here are some unique ideas for hosting a divorce party in Richmond, VA.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: RELAX AT THE SPA
"A real jewel of a spa. It was one of the best ever!" - Karen B.
Everything that Scents of Serenity Spa uses for treatment is organic, making it Richmond's only truly organic spa. Scents of Serenity occupies a building from 1918 decorated in a unique, eclectic shabby-chic with a modern flair designed to make guests feel at ease and at home. Bring your own wine and cater the event. Scents of Serenity was voted #1 Best Day Spa by Virginia Living readers.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: COOK UP A STORM
"Great place, great chef, great people, great food." - Alexa P., Yelp
2 locations are possible for private events. Hands-on cooking events for up to 16 people can be hosted in their Shockoe Slip location. Parties of up to 50 are hosted in Kitchen Thyme, located in Henrico (see listing on our site for Kitchen Thyme for map, description and pictures). Events range from customized cooking classes to the Iron Chef Challenge, where party members have a time limit to use surprise ingredients. Iron chef events can be judged on originality, taste and presentation. Private events have a 6-person minimum.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: TAKE A FOOD TOUR
"This was a great Saturday well spent!!! This tour included 5 stops... And they all were great!!" - Maria C., Yelp
Each tour takes guests on a two-and-a-half-hour walk through one of Richmond's colorful neighborhoods, stopping at several local eateries. Tours meet chefs or owners and get insider info about the restaurant scene. Private tours can be booked for up to 16 people on any day of the week, and groups on private tours can pick any of Richmond's neighborhood to explore.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: PRIVATE WINE TASTING, WINERY TOURS OR CORK PARTIES
"The Tipsy Sommelier is a Richmond treasure! What a grand time!" - Franklin W.
Learn between sips with the Tipsy Sommelier and Terrecinia St Clair, who a Sommelier certificate holder with the United States Sommelier Association. Wine tastings, wine classes & seminars, catered wine parties that include crafting with corks, catered wine and painting parties, wine etiquette training, and private Virginia winery tours.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: SAMPLE LOCAL EATERIES ON A BIKE TOUR
"Best olive oils and balsamic vinegars ever. Love it, love it!" - Court B., Facebook
Through storytelling, good food and group bonding, Richmond Rides offers innovative bike tours in Richmond. Riders can also visit any number of Church Hill's food gems along the route including Metzger Bar, Roosevelt, Sub Rosa and Dutch and Company.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: YOU-CENTERED SCAVENGER HUNT
"Ravenchase prints up awesome maps & clues, gives you a T-shirt, and ends with a party." - Alison M. Yelp
Give Ravenchase information about the new divorcee-- such as inside jokes, memorable moments and important people in his or her life -- and their puzzle experts will create poetry leading the party on an epic adventure. Fabulously tacky prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams. Clients choose a part of town, for instance in downtown, Carytown, the Fan, or the Museum District. Many clients end in a happy-hour location to celebrate after.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: EMBARK ON A BEER ADVENTURE
Mention PartyRVA at the time of booking a divorce party in the backroom to receive an additional 30 minutes of private event time for a rental.
Why settle for four walls and fold out tables when you can have an event surrounded by barrels of beer and fermentation tanks? Strangeways has special weekly activities including trivia, Cards Against Humanity, burlesque shows, discounts on flights, Steal the Vessel, and live music. The brewery boasts an ever-changing tap list of at least 25 beers at any time - all made in house and currently only available in Richmond. The whole group will appreciate their customized beer tastings and brewery tours.
DIVORCE PARTY IDEA: LADIES POTTERY NIGHT
"We shared stories, drank wine and painted pottery. I can't wait to share another night with my ladies at All Fired Up!" Alicia B., Yelp
At All Fired Up, divorce parties will be remembered through a tangible piece of art. A Richmond staple since 1996, All Fired Up offers pottery painting, wet clay, wheel throwing, glass fusing and glass painting. There are a number of businesses nearby each location for meals, notably such as Wine Loft and Burger Bach's in Short Pump. All Fired Up has a private party room that can be booked with a minimum of 8 people.