- A group of friends threw a Marie Antoinette-themed divorce party for their newly-single pal.
- Colette Bernard shared clips of the party, which involved a condom-filled piñata, on TikTok.
- Bernard said people flew in from all over the US, which made the former bride feel “very supported.”
People don’t just marry young in the south, they get divorced young too, according to Colette Bernard.
The Louisiana-based artist made the comment in a TikTok she posted on Saturday before attending a friend’s Marie Antoinette-themed “Off with his head” divorce party.
In the clip, which has over 840,000 views as of Thursday, Bernard is wearing a white 18th-century-inspired dress and telling viewers she baked a cake in the shape of a penis for the divorce extravaganza.
“I literally baked a cake in the shape of a penis and we’re cutting it with a katana,” Bernard said, referencing a traditional Japanese sword.
In an email to Insider, Bernard, 23, said the Marie Antoinette-themed divorce party was just one of a series of activities she and another friend planned in honor of their friend Danielle’s recent divorce. She and Danielle became friends this past autumn when she moved in next door to her.
“It was my homecoming after being away at college in NYC for four years and having broken up with my boyfriend out there,” Bernard said. “Danielle was recently divorced, so we bonded over being recently-single ladies.”
The night before the party, Bernard said attendees put on their costumes and went on a bar crawl. And before the big night, she said the girls had a spa day.
They wanted the weekend to celebrate the end of Danielle’s marriage the same way a bachelorette party celebrates marriage, she added.
The party had cake, a katana, and lots of condoms
A second TikTok from Bernard provided a glimpse of the action-packed party, which was the main event of the weekend. Guests were in costumes and wigs, and decor included a floral wall hanging with a “Mrs to Miss” banner.
The video, which is set to Miley Cyrus’s song “Flowers,” has over 41,000 views as of Thursday.
“We wanted to pretend like we were royalty and dressing up, in general, was just a fun activity on top of all the games we did,” Bernard told Insider.
Speaking of games, the TikTok showed Danielle hitting a piñata, which was stuffed with condoms, mini shots, and lottery tickets.
Bernard said other activities that weren’t shown in the video included a “wedding dress burning bonfire,” a bouquet toss, karaoke, and an inflatable hot tub.
When it came to the penis-shaped cake she baked, Bernard said she didn’t end up including the sweet treat in her video because it “looked very pathetic in the funniest way possible.” However, she did say Danielle and the other guests “loved it.”
“Our friend Josh made us a katana out of wood and everyone signed it before she cut the cake. She punted it like a golf ball and it hit everyone in the face with cake. We ate it with our fingers afterwards,” Bernard added.
Overall, Bernard said Danielle had a great weekend surrounded by loved ones, some of whom even flew in from as far as Seattle and Nashville.
“Danielle felt very supported by her friends,” Bernard said. “Some of us had never met before and it was very freeing to be surrounded by her support system and let go for a weekend.”