There are the engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and so on, but let’s be real – we all know the party that you’ve been waiting for! Bachelor and bachelorette parties are one of the most anticipated pre-wedding celebrations and for a good reason. This is the moment you get a brief pause on all the wedding plans with the big day in sight and just get to hang out with your closest friends and family to celebrate your last days of being a non-married gal or guy! Let’s make sure you have the celebration that suits your party dreams! Check out the following fun ideas to throw a memorable bachelorette or bachelor party you and your guests will love.
Throw in a theme for some fun!
Scavenger Hunt | Make a game out of it and add things like going to different places around town, solving some riddles and talking with strangers to get things checked off the list.
Adventure Time | Take the group bungee jumping or plan a skydiving excursion for everyone.
Old School Sleepover | Maybe this one’s more for the bachelorettes, but what was more fun as girls than grabbing your junk food favorites, doing mani/pedis and having a sleepover?
Feisty Fiesta | Who says you need to wait for Taco Tuesday to have a fiesta? Head to a tequila bar or bring the fiesta to you with a DIY taco bar and sombreros for all.
Sight-Seeing | Plan a party in a place you’ve never been before, take the touristy route and go sightseeing with the group. If your friends are all coming from separate places, this could be a great way to meet in the middle.
Let the Games Begin | Host a backyard or beach BBQ filled with lawn games like cornhole and horseshoes. Add some competition to the mix, and have some fun prizes on hand!
Camping or Glamping | Head to Asheville or Boone for a little overnight outdoor fun with friends or the ladies – a glamping trip with a few conveniences of home included.
Bar Crawl | Create an itinerary to visit different bars around town through the evening, and be sure to add one like Foothills Brewery to your list which offers an awesome trivia night!
Dinner & Dancing | Have a night on the town for dinner and head to a salsa bar or take a local dance class. This could be a hilarious way to find out which friends have the best dance moves!
Casino Royal | Host an evening of poker, craps and blackjack and have everyone dress their best to enjoy some fancy cocktails and a little gambling
Make a weekend out of it!
Who doesn’t want to keep the party going? Enjoy some time away with your crew and make it a weekend event by renting a beach house or a bed-and-breakfast. You can come up with a whole agenda of things to do for the weekend for everyone and enjoy some much-needed girl or guy time before the big day.
The more, the merrier – combine forces!
Gone are the days where everyone needs split off on his or her own for the big night. Lots of couples that have big friend groups throw a Jack & Jill style (joint bachelor and bachelorette) parties nowadays. Double the people and double the fun if you are into that sort of thing. Who says you can’t have both?