A bachelor's eve party should be one that will forever remain ingrained in the mind if the groom and everyone involved. Therefore, ensure you plan the best party ever if it falls in your hands.
- Choose a Date
There are several considerations to take into account when planning the date of the party. While it is tempting to have the party the night before the wedding when all the guests are in town, this is not an appropriate choice. The groom needs to be at alert for the next day’s ceremony, not all wearied out. Also, a rehearsal dinner might be planned for the same night and would conflict with your party. So choose a date several weeks before the wedding.
- Send Out the Invitations
Invite all the men in the wedding party and all of the groom’s good friends and male relatives with whom he is close.
Send out the invitations about three weeks before the party. The invitations should match the party’s level of formality. If the party is to be formal, send quality, written invitations through the mail.
If the party is going to be a more casual affair, a phone call or email will do. If the party will involve an activity such as the ones mentioned above, include information such as the cost, meeting place and time, maps, etc. to avoid any problems.
- Pick an activity
The first step in planning a bachelor party is to choose an activity to center the party around. Just because your fiesta won’t involve stuffing bills into g-strings, doesn’t mean that it has to be a boring affair. There are plenty of other activities that will unleash your adventurous side and get your heart pumping.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Rent jet skis for a day on the water
- Attend a professional sporting event
- Attend a boxing match (if you can afford it)
- Take a deep sea fishing trip, charter a fishing boat, or take a lesson in fly fishing
- Plan a game of a football, basketball, soccer, or tennis.
- Try to make it as fun a possible
After you choose an activity for the bachelor’s party, plan for a meal to follow it. If it’s warm, a backyard spot makes an excellent choice. If it’s cooler, or you simply desire something more formal, rent a room at your friend’s favorite restaurant.
At the dinner, encourage your friends to make funny roasts and memorable toasts. They may also wish to impart words of wisdom to the groom. If you have some advice, or want to say things that won’t be included in your upcoming best man's speech, feel free to contribute to the toasting.
- Consider what your friend likes
Don’t do anything insanely dangerous because you think it might be fun. You want to have fun, but you don’t want to risk breaking one of the groom’s limbs. He’ll find it difficult to go diving on his honeymoon with a cast on his leg. It’s nice to surprise your friend with what he’ll be doing at his party, but be sure to cater to his personality and interests.