Throwing a bachelor party isn’t always easy. There are a lot of things you need to think about and a lot of options to choose from. If you have a Bachelor party coming up, and you have been put in charge of throwing it, you might be at a loss as to where to start. To help you out, follow the guide below. It will hopefully give you some bachelor party ideas to get started, along with some options to consider.
What You Need to Know Beforehand
Before you can start planning out the bachelor party, there are a few things you need to figure out. For starts, you’ll want to get at least a rough idea as to how many people are coming. There’s a big difference between planning a bachelor party for 4 people versus 40 people. After that, you should try to figure out what sort of budget you’re on. You don’t want to plan an event that is too expensive for the people who are coming. On the other hand, if the group is all able to afford more, you don’t want to skimp if you don’t have to.
Finally, you should consider when the party will be. Bachelor parties are typically shortly before the wedding, so your first task is to find out when the wedding is. If the bachelor has a weekend or time in mind, that would be good to find out. Otherwise, talk to everyone involved and try to narrow down the available dates.
Once you have all of the above information, you can start thinking about what sort of activities you’d like to do.
A popular option for many bachelor parties is to do a little gambling. This could take the form of going to a casino, a racetrack, or even just having a poker game amongst friends. Going gambling is great because it’s a fun activity, everyone can gamble an amount they are comfortable with, and if you’re lucky you may even win big. Just be sure no one has a gambling problem before you go, and that you don’t let the bachelor bet his house.
A Bar Crawl
Drinking is another common activity for bachelor parties. But rather than staying at one bar, why not turn it into a bar crawl? This allows you to check out different bars, try different drinks, and meet some new people. If you’re in a major city for the party, there’s probably many bars within walking distance. If you’re in an area where the bars are a little further apart, consider renting a limo or party bus for the night so that no one has to drive.
A More Physical Activity
Some bachelors want to do something that is a little more active. This could mean a round of golf, or even an afternoon of paintballing with the group. Think about the activities the bachelor likes to do, or that the group might enjoy. Something more active is great when you pair it with something more low-key, such as grabbing drinks or playing cards later in the night.
Take a Trip
Finally, your last option is to take a trip somewhere. There are many places around the country or the world that make for great bachelor party destinations. New Orleans and Las Vegas are classic choices, but you can really go anywhere and turn it into a party. Again, you’ll want to think about the time of year you plan to go, how much you want to spend, and the sorts of activities you’ll want to do. You’ll also likely want to look for ways to save money while you travel, so that the entire event isn’t too expensive for everyone.
Making the Plans
There are two main things to keep in mind when planning a bachelor party – doing what the groom will enjoy, and trying to think outside the box. The best way to know what the bachelor wants is to ask him, or to at least ask some of his other close friends and family. Then, when you’re making your plans, try to come up with unique ideas that everyone will enjoy and can afford.
Just remember that you don’t need to go crazy. The best part of any bachelor party is the company, and as long as you have a good group, you’re sure to have a fun time. Plan something simple and fun, and the bachelor will not only have a good time, but will appreciate the effort you put in.