Bachelor parties are events for a man shortly before marriage. The activities involved can be lowkey such as a road trip, fishing, bowling, or hiking which is usually attended by close friends and family members.
A slow look over the ages shows that as far back as the 5th century, the ancient Spartans held a groom night to celebrate a groom’s last night as a single man.
Ever since other cultures have found ways of doing activities to celebrate a bachelor’s party as part of the highlights of events in wedding preparations.
12 Great Bachelor Party Activities
Fishing is a good activity to share laughs, have fun, bond, and learn new things. Planning a bachelor party around a fishing trip is as good as saying, come and have fun as we celebrate our friend.
On a good day, bowling provides relaxation and fun but imagine gathering friends to celebrate an impending wedding. This activity can be used as the kickoff to a weekend of other fun activities.
For motivation, no one cares whether you are good or not, just bring your willing participation in the fun.
Camping is done for many reasons and has been proven to be good for mental health and well-being.
Interestingly, it is a fun way of celebrating a bachelor party but with a little twist of challenging survival skills. This activity ensures you leave behind the comfort of your home such as regular showers and convenience while also improving your mental health and general well-being.
For other benefits, the thrill will have you rooting for the next groom in your circle of friends.
4. Road Trip
Left to many of us, we may never be able to travel and have moments of rest from day-to-day activities. However, planning a getaway for your friend who is about to get married makes you enjoy the escape as well as spend moments together.
As expected, you may discover new things about yourselves as well as bond and create lasting memories.
This is a fun activity that a group of friends will enjoy even as they relive old memories. Though it has its risk if accidents occur, the bond it creates has made many add it to activities they are willing to organize for a memorable bachelor party.
If you are still rethinking it, you can tweak it into an indoor skydiving activity which is a guarantee that no disasters happen right before the big day.
Hiking is a strenuous activity that many see as a hobby. Needless to say, you must add this to the bachelor party activities because it provides good bonding time as well as a refresh from the stress of planning a big event.
Some interesting destinations include a visit to the national park, historical sites, or other memorable spots.
7. Axe Throwing
This is a sport in which the competitors throw axes to hit the bull’s eye. It is a great activity at any bachelor party that will put everyone in the mood for fun. But even more important, it is ‘bride-approved’ for the fact that she knows there is nothing fishy going on there.
8. Shooting Range
You may not be training to be a sniper for the army or marines, however, nothing spells fun like gathering your good buddies before one of you gets married.
This can be done at a firing range where all the necessary safety precautions should be put in place because we don’t want any accidents.
Like the adage ‘boys will be boys’, it gives you all an opportunity to exhibit some of the energetic, rough, and excessive need to explore. Also, it provides an opportunity for you all to take a break from the daily grinds of life and career.
9. Paintball War
This is a pocket-friendly activity that will engage all of the bachelor’s friends. First off, it costs less to get paint and get the competition rolling. For more cheering, this activity can be organized to be the bachelor party team versus that of the bachelorette party.
If you are a bachelor who has something like this before your big day, quickly get your best man acquainted with the maid of honor and then whisper your desire to them and watch everything unfold.
10. Backyard Barbeque
Nothing adds to an occasion like having friends gather over grilled meat or veggie burgers while sharing stories and generally having fun. As it is, having a barbeque before your friend says ‘I do’ is one of the fun ways of creating memories.
This activity is not unusual for South African bachelor parties where traditional braais are held for different events. The braai is held days before the wedding takes place and it includes people that may not be part of the wedding party.
11. Beer Olympics
Movies like The Hangover(2009) and Best Night Ever(2013) have popularised drinking at bachelor parties. No wonder having a competition that involves drinking beer and no wonder, a beer Olympic keeps making it to the list of bachelor party activities.
For clarity, get enough beer to drown an entire village and arrange to have friends compete over the best drinker. As motivation, you can put a prize such as a ticket to a football game.
12. Plan a Themed Outing
One of the activities that will leave a long-lasting memory for a groom is having his friends partake in a themed outing. Though such a party may require costumes, they do not have to break the bank.
Find affordable attires that may be from vintage, $1 shops, or borrow from friends. Also, line dancing can be another fun activity to include in a themed party.