A bachelor party is a stag night planned by the groomsman for the groom before the big day. This party has a different history than most of us imagine. Bachelor parties are known for some controversy and relationship troubles. Before setting out on an adventure to doom, you might consider a few safe ideas for planning a bachelor party.
Planning a Bachelor Party Begins with a Conversation
Your best men will get together to do some planning. It is important to have a sincere conversation with your bride to discuss feelings and create a plan as a couple before allowing your friends to start planning a bachelor party. Share your parameters and ideas with your buddies to create a safe celebration. With that warning mentioned, here is a little history and some safe bachelor party ideas.
A True Bachelor Party
A true bachelor party began in the 19th century of Western culture as a black tie banquet event hosted by the father of the groom. This special celebration was meant for special speeches and a toast to his son and the bride. As traditions evolved, some risky party behavior that is often the root of relationship troubles, such as enjoying the company of hired female entertainers, became part of the celebration. The idea of hiring entertainers in police uniform might be contributed to an 1896 party for the grandson of P.T. Barnum, which became known as the “Awful Seeley Dinner.” Of course the party was dissolved by a police officer that was not an entertainer. The best ideas are ones that are bride approved and do not involve the law. If you are planning a bachelor party, you might want to get the approval from the bride; however, it is not recommended that you ask the bride, unless she offers the idea first.
Planning a Bachelor Party in the Woods
Planning a bachelor party does not need to include bar hopping and risky behavior. Going camping with the boys creates a bonding experience with time away and around a campfire. Bring your beer and games to a camping adventure, grill steaks and make some memories.
Renting a house for the night or a weekend can create an ideal escape and atmosphere to celebrate with the groom. This creates a space for a private pool party, serious card games, cookouts and fun.
Planning a Bachelor Party in a Restaurant
Planning a bachelor party in a restaurant is usually a safe and wholesome way to go. Make a reservation for a private section of seating where you can enjoy dining, trivia games and drinks with the boys.
Take a Road Trip
A road trip can give more meaning to a bachelor party. Road trips provide adventure and opportunity to create memories. Travel to a place that will be meaningful and significant for the groom. It is not always about the destination. It is the journey that takes you there.
Rent a Fishing Charter
Planning a bachelor party with a fishing charter can be one of the best ways to get away for an adventure and good times. Search for all-inclusive charters that include the gear and bait. Make sure you rent a boat large enough for the experience you want to create. You could begin the day with a fishing charter and take the catch back to a rented house to cook and celebrate afterwards.
Planning a Bachelor Party with Bar Hopping
Bar hopping is one of the most common bachelor party ideas. You might consider planning a bachelor party at a restaurant, followed by a well planned night on the town. You could rent a cycle pub that will keep your crew having fun between stops. You usually stock your own bar on a cycle pub and bartenders serve you as you pedal the mobile bar to your next destination. If cycling is not your cup of tea, you can always rent a limo.
Planning a Bachelor Party at a Banquet Hall
You might consider planning a bachelor party that is more like the original idea for the celebration. The original celebration was replaced with the rehearsal dinner, but your bachelor party could involve a banquet hall and a more formal event with more than just the groom’s party. This type of celebration would involve the entire wedding party, close friends and family. It would combine the bachelor and the bachelorette party. Whether you are planning a bachelor party, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, wedding day or all of the above, Crystal Ballroom at Veranda creates a luxurious space for your perfect moments.