On paper, bachelor parties look pretty simple – a bunch of dudes having a great time while celebrating their best friend’s impending farewell to bachelor life. What most guys fail to understand is that the thing we’ve described is just a starting point to an awesome experience. If you want to make the whole thing truly memorable for the groom, you have to work way harder than hitting the nearest pub and downing a couple of shots of tequila.
What you are going to do will ultimately depend on your friends’ interests but we’ll give you a couple of good ideas to get you started.
Is there any better way to kick off the weekend than to allow your pack to get a boost of adrenaline that will keep them high through all the misdeeds you have intended? If your answer is no, why wouldn’t you sign up your friends for some adrenaline-filled extreme activity like skydiving, bungee jumping or going down a zip line? Try one of these and you will not only pump yourself up for the party but also rekindle the sense of camaraderie you might have lost somewhere along the way.
Take the warpath
We are of course talking about a paintball. In its essence, this activity is very similar to any of the extreme activities we have mentioned above – you will get your rush of adrenaline and a bunch of fond memories you will like to revisit in years to come. But, paintball has one unique perk here – an insane amount of stress release which is absolutely necessary for a good party. And you also get the opportunity to sort out the issues with the ladies from the “Team Bachelorette.”
Have a themed party
If your friend has some specific interest he’s very passionate about, throwing a themed party will make him ecstatic. It’s also a great opportunity for tons of fun and in-jokes for the rest of the company. For instance, if the groom is a passionate Trekkie, you can buy a couple of uniforms, get a good bloodwine supplement, watch a couple of movies from the series and finally, hit some themed bar or convention. The angry Klingon slur is highly prescribed.
Yeah, there is no better way to let off some steam than to travel abroad and take a glimpse at the world. Take, for instance, Australia, the land that has so much to offer you'll never run out of interesting things to do even if you stay there for a month. Stunning nature? Check. Iconic landmarks? Check. Exciting nightlife? Oh yeah. Having a once-in-a-lifetime bucks night in Sydney and not visiting one the famous Gentlemen's Clubs is just not the same. Remember, what happens in Australia stays in Australia.
Take a trip down the memory lane
If you and your friends have met in college or simply come from different places, here’s a great idea – why wouldn’t you contact some of the groom’s hometown friends, make a list of the iconic events and places from his wild youth and take him on a trip down the sweet memory lane? You’ll get the opportunity to get to know him much better, visit some of the places he holds dear and enjoy the bromance on a scale that exists only in movies.
Go on a road trip
The best thing about this idea is that it requires no planning whatsoever. On the contrary, the more unpredictable it is, the better. You will only need to find some random destination on the map and see what the fortune has in store for you. The opportunities for fun are endless. Hanging out with locals, hitting some of the roadside pubs, visiting roadside attractions… As long as your spirits are high and you are open for new things, every mile you pass will be a legendary adventure.
Run to the hills
Finally, if all these things sound too exhausting for you, you can simply pack camping gear, bring all the food and drink you can consume, and simply pay a visit to Mother Nature. Being far from the crowd doesn't mean you'll miss any of the fun. The fact that you are miles away from everyone only implies you can let yourself loose and party like it’s the 80s. An opportunity to show your manly survival skills is not to be underestimated, either.
We hope these few ideas will help you to throw your friend the best bachelor party he can imagine. If you are in doubt about which option to choose, try mixing two or more of them and creating something truly fun. Bachelor parties are not something that happens every day. It is your duty as a good friend to make it as memorable as possible.