There are a lot of things to consider when planning a bachelor party, whether you want to throw one in Vegas or a backyard, from picking your activities and location, picking your entertainment, and getting food and drinks for everyone.
However, many things you have planned for your bachelor party won’t take place unless they start early enough because one thing is certain – a good time is only as good as its preparation.
1) Establish the group’s budget early
This is probably the most important part of planning your bachelor party. If you don’t have a budget then you’ll be forced to make sacrifices, which may include cutting a certain activity (such as getting drinks or food or paying for a comedian) which means that no one has enough spending money upfront.
This can result in a poor time where your group will have difficulty in pulling out of the disaster that follows.
2) Get help if your party is at a private venue
If your group is having a private event, you may want to hire professional catering including event bartenders. This can help your night go without any problems and make sure everyone is having a good time.
Think of it as an investment in your happiness. If you don’t want to hire a bartender, then you might consider bringing your own alcohol, but make sure that the host approves this beforehand.
3) Don’t be cheap when it comes to choosing entertainment
Getting a good show at a cheap price is always good for the budget, but make sure you choose wisely. You should also try not to blow the budget for the whole parry on something that will only last an hour.
4) Food and Drinks
If you’re planning on having a party at a football game, don’t only have hot dogs and hamburgers. This is boring, and it won’t fill your guys up. On game day, get lots of different concessions the group can enjoy throughout the day.
Don’t forget about dinner! Get lots of food that you will enjoy eating even after a few hours of drinking. Make sure there are enough drinks to go around but don’t go overboard on the alcohol.
5) Consider the activities carefully
Not everyone is a fan of the same activities, and some people are just less adventurous than others. Also, consider what your group likes to do and if they have any special interests you can tie into the bachelor party experience. Whatever you do, don’t make it boring.
6) Don’t forget to bring your “A” game
Doing too much can make people tired, so leave other activities for the party itself or for post-party entertainment.
That doesn’t mean you go totally light on fun stuff in advance though: still get food, drink, and entertainment ready for afterward just in case your group wants to extend their wild ways into the night.
So the bottom line is to plan the bachelor party early, plan carefully, and don’t forget to bring your “A” game. Good luck!