So You’re Throwing A Bachelor Party – Here’s 5 Ideas To Get You Started

posted by Chris Valentine

Throwing A Bachelor Party may be challenging, but it's also a lot of fun

Bachelor parties can be a lot of fun – but planning them isn’t always easy. You need to think of fun ideas that the groom will enjoy, while also taking into consideration the other people that will be attending, and how much money everyone is willing to spend. It can become a little stressful, especially if you can’t get passed that initial idea phase. To help you out, here are a few great bachelor party ideas to get you started.

Road Trip

If your bachelor party is just going to be a small group of friends, and you want to go somewhere fun, consider taking a road trip. Road trips are great because they let you see the country, travel at your own pace, listen to your music as loud as you want, and are sometimes cheaper than flying. If you’re going to go down the road trip path, be sure you have a car that can fit everyone comfortably, you have a destination in mind, and that you give yourselves enough time to travel without having to rush.

Exotic Location

Want to go a little further? Rather than going somewhere by car, hop on a plane and go somewhere exotic. There are tons of places around the world that are great for Bachelor parties, and where you go will ultimately depend on what you’re into and how much you want to spend. If you want to spend a few nights drinking, New Orleans is a great place to check out, or you could see a show in Las Vegas. If you want to do some hiking and explore the outdoors, maybe you could go to Iceland. Or if you’re into spending a few days on the beach, consider Cancun or the Bahamas.

Party Bus

Perhaps you didn’t have traveling far away in mind, and you want to do something a little closer to home. Maybe your bachelor just wants to go out for a night of drinking with his friends. In that instance, you could consider renting a party bus. A party bus will take you from bar to bar, allow you to drink on the way, and ensure no one has the be the designated driver. It’s a great way to have a night out on your local town, while still keeping things safe and on a budget.

Find A Fun Group Activity

Some Bachelors aren’t interested in traveling or drinking (or at least, not for the entire time), and for them you could center the party around a group activity. This will depend on what you have in the area, but you could go skiing, paint-balling, rock climbing, golfing, or even just to an arcade. Think about what the groom is into, and what everyone in the group might enjoy doing. Many places offer group discounts, so you may even be able to do the activity fairly cheap if you bring in enough people.

Do Some Gambling

Finally, a common bachelor party mainstay is gambling. Bachelors love to blow off some steam before a wedding, and to try and win some money. This could take the form of going to a casino for a night, to a racetrack, or you could even just play some poker among your friends. Keep in mind that not everyone enjoys gambling, or wants to risk losing a lot of money. Also, don’t let the bachelor lose all of his savings, or there might end up not being a wedding!

Before you decide where to go, it’s a good idea to do a little research into the place. Find out things like the minimum bet amounts at tables, if they offer any sort of group perks, and what games they have available. Also, before you play anything, it’s a good idea if everyone knows the basic rules, so you don’t lose any money because of a mistake. Here is a list of rules for some of the most common gambling games.

Don’t Stress Too Much About The Party

More often than not, the bachelor just wants a fun night out with his friends. While some like to go bigger than others, that doesn’t mean you need to stress about it. Talk to the bachelor about what he might like to do, and even talk to a few other people and see if they have suggestions. No matter what you pick, everyone is likely to have a good time, so don’t stress about it too much. Just keep the bachelor in mind, plan everything out ahead of time, and keep your options open.

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