Bachelor’s parties have been around for decades, and while some may find it less than classy, there is something to be said for the tradition of going out for a night with some of your best friends to celebrate what has passed and what is yet to come. It should also be said that bachelor’s parties have drastically changed over the years, and evolved to create many subcategories. While some may still want to capture the wild and free feeling that we associate with bachelor’s parties, others may want something more formal – such as having a whiskey and cigar evening at a steakhouse. No matter what type of bachelor’s party you want, there are a few key things you need to consider if you want it to be a success.
Have a theme
You may scoff at this and think that it’s silly, or that themed parties are for children, but the truth is that having a themed bachelor’s party will make the night a more memorable experience, and overall, just more fun. Your theme doesn’t have to be anything extreme, like a fancy dress party (although, if that’s what you want, we say go for it!). It can easily be based on something you enjoy. This should also be considered if you’re hosting a bachelor’s party for someone else. For example, if they are very into poker, like Jeremy Wien, you could have a poker or even casino-themed party.
Nothing brings people together like good food. Naturally, you want your food choices to match the vibe of your party – you can’t exactly serve chicken nuggets if the theme of the party is something very elite. Two things are important when it comes to deciding on food: making sure there’s enough food, and that there are options for everyone. These things should be considered whether you’ll be preparing the food yourself, or whether you’ll be going out for dinner. Make sure that provisions are made for any guests with dietary preferences, such as vegetarians, and also for people who may have food intolerances.
Who should you invite?
In theory, the idea of having a big bachelor’s party with a lot of guests may sound appealing to a lot of people, but the truth is that a smaller, more intimate group may give you the best experience. Bachelor’s parties can often bond friends together, and it’s hard to achieve this when you’re constantly trying to make time to talk to everyone. How many friends you need depends on a lot of factors, but in general, having a small group of close friends is ideal.
When is the best time?
Traditionally, bachelor’s parties are done before the wedding. However, we suggest doing it at least a few days beforehand, so that you have enough time to recover in time for the main event. While there are many hangover cures, no one wants to feel less than perfect on the day of their wedding.