Nothing brings the dudes together quite like a bachelor party. Having a killer pre-wedding party has become a rite of passage for many men about to take “the plunge.”
In fact, bachelor parties have been a staple of human existence since the time of the Romans. Back then, the groom’s father threw the party, and all guests enjoyed the consumption of alcohol. Bachelor parties came back into style in the ’50s and, of course, continued the tradition of consuming alcohol.
It’s natural you want to throw your close guy friend a party to remember. But there are right ways and wrong ways to plan one of these parties.
Let’s take a look at five tips for throwing an awesome bachelor party!
Choose an Activity
Contrary to what popular movies show, you don’t need to throw a huge, booze-filled blowout.
Besides strip joints and bars, other great party activities include hang-gliding, traveling, and camping. A quiet mountain getaway with the guys is just as fun and memorable as a crazy night in a bar.
Something to keep in mind when planning entertainment is the budget. Not everyone can afford a big weekend in Las Vegas, with or without partying.
Chilling with the bros over hot dogs in the woods? Now that’s something almost everyone can spend a few dollars on.
Consider the Guestlist
An imperative part of any party is the guests.
When it comes to throwing a goodbye-to-singlehood party for your pal, you should show some discretion. Don’t invite anyone the groom-to-be has not personally chosen. You never know when bad blood is involved.
Get Venue Rules
When reviewing venues for a place to throw the Party of the Century, double-check their policies.
For example, do they allow smoking? Do they allow drinking? If so, are there designated places and times for smoking and drinking?
Something else to check is check-in and check-out times. The venue will also likely charge you a fee, so get the place’s cost-per-hour.
After booking the venue, double-check to make sure your party is on the guestlist. There’s nothing worse than showing up and finding out you’re not on the guestlist!
Choose a Date
A great guestlist does no good if no one can come!
Prior to sending out the invitations, check with all of the guests first. See what days don’t work for them. Avoid throwing the party around the holiday season and other busy times of the year.
After you confirm with the guests, shoot out those e-mails!
Remember the Groom-To-Be
Without a star bachelor, there would be no bachelor party! As such, it’s important to keep in mind all of his preferences when it comes to parties.
For example, he might not be into drinking while partying. If that’s the case, then don’t put him in a position where he feels forced to drink. It might also be a good idea to avoid drinking-positive venues altogether.
Got A Memorable Bachelor Party Story? Tell us!
Bachelor parties can throw down something wicked. Or the other hand, they can end up as dead as the guests and groom the next day.
Either way, we want to hear about it! Tell us in the comments below about the last crazy bachelor party that you attended!