Bachelor parties are a right of passage for a man giving up the single life and entering into married bliss. When you forget about the raunchy details that a bachelor party is known for, you begin to understand that it’s celebrating a new chapter in a man’s life.
Planning a bachelor party can be almost as stressful as planning the entire wedding. Using this guide, you will ensure that you and your closest friends have the time of your lives one more time before saying ‘I Do.’
1. Keep Things Intimate
Instead of inviting tons of people to the bachelor party, do your best to keep the guest list small. That way, you can focus on having a good time and not having to entertain everyone throughout the night.
Before making any plans, decide on your guest list and have people RSVP. This will help you plan things like location, accommodations, and transportation accordingly without breaking your budget.
2. Weekend Party or One Night Only
Nowadays, people are turning bachelor and bachelorette parties into weekend-long affairs. During the weekend, the group will participate in tons of activities leading up to the big day, but this can be costly.
It would help if you decided whether you’d like your event to be one night or take place over a few days. Knowing how much time you’re giving yourself to celebrate will also help you to plan activities accordingly.
Take into account that not everyone you’d like to attend will be able to spend days celebrating because they might have other obligations.
3. Have Fun
This is your last night of freedom; the number one priority is to have fun with all of your best friends before marrying the person of your dreams. It’s a party meant for you to enjoy yourself and everything that’s been planned for you to do.
Remember this is a celebration; don’t do anything that you’ll regret, and it’s best that you not show up to the wedding with any new bruises or a hangover. Overall let loose and get in the spirit of the bachelor party.
4. Talk to the Best Man
Much like the maid of honor’s responsibilities, the best man will be in charge of planning the bachelor party. Make sure to sit down with your best man ahead of time and let him know what his duties are ahead of the party.
Duties for the best man will include:
- Scheduling the activities
- Finalizing the guest lists
- Finding accommodations
These are just a few of the things the best man will do, but they’re all important. When discussing the tasks you expect the best man to complete, make your wishes known.
If there are some things you don’t want to happen during the party or some activities you’d rather steer clear of, now is the time to discuss them. This way, moving forward, they’ll have a clear idea of what you want for your bachelor party.
5. Gather Supplies
One thing you can’t forget when planning a bachelor party is the supplies. If you’re having the party virtually, but fail to send out the games for everyone to download, it could get boring.
Or if you’re camping and bring gram crackers with no chocolate or marshmallows, it’ll be like snack time at a daycare. After you’ve decided on the location and theme, take the time to create a list of all the supplies you will need to make your party a hit.
There are tons of stores that offer decorating kits and games that you can purchase at low prices.
6. Think About Money
While this celebration is important, you don’t want anyone going home broke and regretting participating in the event. Whatever you choose to do for your bachelor party, keep it within reason.
The best way to do this is to set an amount that you’re comfortable spending and make sure to communicate with your guest list about what they can or can’t afford. While it is your party at the end of the day, do you want to risk having no one show up because it was expensive?
Remember you’ll have more fun with your friends than spending money by yourself.
7. Pick a Date
Choose a date that’s going to work for everyone’s schedule. Typically, people are working during the week and have children in school; therefore, the weekend is likely the best idea.
If you do happen to select a date that falls during the week, give your guests ample information ahead of time. They can take this information and request the day off or work their schedule so that there able to attend.
8. Choose the Location
Some people enjoy staying in and ordering pizza while having a few beers. Others prefer taking a trip to their favorite beach and having a great time in the warm sand.
Wherever you choose to spend your bachelor party, make sure it fits within your budget and has enough room for your guests. You’d be surprised to know that sometimes you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your town to have fun and party the way you want to.
Bachelor Party Ideas
Are you struggling to figure out the theme for your bachelor party? Or perhaps you think that there’s no way you can pull off a legendary party because of COVID?
You can choose from many ideas that will allow you to continue having fun without it turning into a snoozefest.
COVID Party Celebration
Virtual events are becoming the new face of party-throwing. It keeps you and your guests safe without forcing you to cancel the event altogether.
Throwing a virtual event might not seem like fun, but you can still engage with guests and play tons of party games. The only catch is that you will need to plan things out and send them to guests before the event so that everyone has what they need to participate.
If you’re still not sure about how to do this, check out these bachelor party ideas. We think you’ll be surprised with some of the things you see that have made it onto the list.
What’s better than spending some time out in nature with your friends, enjoying the warmth of a campfire? Camping trips are the next best location to host your bachelor party.
All you’ve got to do is decide where to go camping and select a cabin in that area. You can rest assured that you’ll be far from others and able to enjoy your party without disturbing anyone.
Ensure that you’ve calculated your guest list correctly because you want to have a place for everyone to sleep in the cabin during the trip. The worst thing you can do is plan for 15 people to attend and have only 3 beds.
if you’re not someone that enjoys going out, it’s no wonder you want to stay home for your party. Staying home doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. Turn your home into the official arena for a game night.
Pull out all the game consoles, cards, and game boards for you and your friends to take turns challenging each other. Set up an area where you can put all the food, snacks, and drinks that will hold you over for the night.
There’s nothing better than having the time of your life without having to step one foot outside of your home.
Go to the Beach
As we mentioned before, lots of people love going to the beach. You can lay out in the sand, ride jet skis, and enjoy the fresh seafood found on the coast.
If you want to take it easy and rest ahead of your big day, the beach might be the way to go. Not to mention it gives you a chance to get the perfect tan before walking down the aisle, which makes for the best wedding photos.
There’s something about the fresh air and sound of the ocean that calms someone, especially ahead of one of the biggest events of their lives.
Planning a Bachelor Party: A Night to Remember
Planning a bachelor party can be overwhelming if you don’t have a guide that walks you through what to do. Don’t forget to set a budget and stick to it. You’ll need money to spend on the honeymoon. And ensure that your best man knows what his responsibilities are for the party.
Now that you’ve finished planning your party, it’s time to relax. There are tons of other posts that you’re going to want to check out in this section.