Your best friend has gotten engaged, and he’s asked you to be his best man. This is an awesome honor, and one of the biggest responsibilities that comes along with the job is planning the bachelor party. But how do you plan a party that your groom will remember for the rest of this life?
There are a ton of fun bachelor party ideas for every guy, no matter what he’s into. Read on to get some ideas about great bachelor parties you can throw for your friend.
1. Vegas Trip
One of the classic bachelor party ideas is a Vegas trip, and for good reason. Vegas is all about cutting loose and doing things you wouldn’t do normally, which is the whole point of a bachelor party. Not to mention Sin City has attractions for everyone, no matter what your interests are.
If your groom is the party type, plan an evening out on the town, hiring a limo, drinking, gambling, and (depending on what sort of agreement he and his partner have) visiting some strip clubs.
If he’s more the kind who has the ESPN app downloaded on the front page of his phone, look into some of the wrestling and boxing matches Vegas hosts. Or if he’s the Broadway sort, look into the amazing shows playing at the casinos.
2. Poker Night
If a trip to Vegas is a little too big for the budget, why not bring Vegas to him? Set up a poker night with the wedding party, and we don’t mean the kind with mismatched cards and peanuts for chips. This is his bachelor party, so do the thing up right.
Host the event at the nicest house among the wedding party, and look into hiring a bartender to serve drinks. Get a set of proper poker chips, get some fresh decks of cards, and stock up on the groom’s favorite food. Then round up the guys and have an evening of gambling, drinks, and fun where no one has to worry about being the designated driver.
3. Boat Charter
If you live near water, you can also look into chartering a boat for your bachelor party. This could be an evening cruise or a fishing expedition, depending on what’s offered in your area and what your groom’s into.
If you’re going fishing, ask if the boat will provide the tackle, and if not stock up on the best. If it’s more of a luxury cruise situation, consider having everyone try on their tuxes a few nights early and bring along some champagne. Or if it’s a sightseeing tour, bring along your favorite beer and have a great time out on the water with your best friends.
4. Cigar Bar
There’s nothing more classically gentlemanly than a cigar bar. If your groom is the sort who has mustache wax and a pocket watch, this is a great option for a bachelor party.
Talk to your local cigar bar about renting the whole place out for the evening. Ask them if they can put together some cigar and Scotch pairings, or do the research on your own to plan out the best of each. Get suited up, take everyone for a nice dinner at a local steakhouse, and then adjourn to the bar for an evening of puffing on cigars and sipping on the finest single-malt Scotch.
5. Golfing Trip
A golfing trip is another great option for a bachelor party, and depending on your budget, there are a lot of options. If you’re on a tight budget, then take the guys and go have a few rounds of golf at the nearest course. You’ll get to drink, hang out with the guys, play in the sun, and engage in a little friendly competition.
If you’ve got a little more budget to work with, look into going to a weekend-long three-round golf retreat. Places like Palm Springs, California, offer these vacation packages that will be one of the best weekends of your groom’s life. Golf in the morning, swim in the afternoon, and enjoy a great barbecue dinner in the evening.
6. Road Trip Adventure
Maybe for your bachelor party you want to recreate the feel of some of your great old college days with your groom. The times when you would get in the car and hit the road with no idea of where you’d end up or what you’d do along the way. Depending on how well everyone travels together, this could be a great option for a bachelor party.
Round up the wedding party in the morning, pick a direction, and hit the highway. Stop at anything that sounds interesting to you, and if the group decides they want to drive out to a certain city or to a specific place, get going that way. You can even look into renting an amazing car to take out on the road for the ultimate road trip experience.
7. Outdoor Exploring
If an unstructured road trip sounds a little too air conditioned for your groom, you can have the same adventure experience on a trail instead of a highway. Get away from the noise and the chaos of both work and wedding planning. Spend some time getting back to your roots and seeing the beauty that nature has to offer.
Take a day and go hike around some national parks in your area. If you like, you could rent a cabin or plan to hike out, set up tents, and camp. You may want to bring along some hunting or fishing equipment as well, and don’t forget a six-pack or two of the groom’s favorite beer.
Find More Fun Bachelor Party Ideas
Planning a bachelor party can be great, but it can be tough to come up with fun bachelor party ideas. The best policy is to think about what your groom likes best and how you can give him the ultimate experience in that area. And don’t be afraid to think outside the box and come up with ideas that will give him a weekend he’ll remember for the rest of his life.
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