Bachelor and bachelorette parties have become the new normal for the soon-to-be-wed around the country. From small soirees to destination celebrations, bridesmaids and groomsmen are tasked with the challenge of planning memorable bashes for the bride or groom before they tie the knot. Here are three ideas to consider to take your celebration to the next level.
Scout a Location
The first step to planning a bash for your almost-newlywed friend is to pick the setting. Does your guest of honor want something local, or a destination celebration? Consider budget and where the rest of the wedding party lives before committing to a location. Be sure to think about the time of year and local attractions in the area that will keep the group entertained.
Once you have selected the party date(s) and location it is time to start planning activities for the group. If you are a Best Man responsible for the groom’s bash, consider a craft beer tasting, brewery tour, or outdoor activity like hunting, fishing, or hiking depending on the groom’s preferences. Similarly, Maids of Honor can consider vineyard tours, shopping trips, city trolley tours, spa days, or cooking classes. Both groomsmen and bridesmaids may enjoy an all-day water activity such as yacht charters New York.
Top off a bachelorette or bachelor party weekend with some thoughtful, unique gifts. Be sure to gift the bridal party crew a bachelorette party pack featuring fun goodies and surprises they can use and wear all weekend long. For the guys, consider custom drink coasters or cigars the group can enjoy together.
Show the bride or groom in your life that you care for them by planning a fun, one-of-a-kind celebration to end their single years. With some preparation and crowd-pleasing activities, you’ll be sure to have a memorable weekend of toasting and celebrating.