„Wise men say only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you” – sings Elvis Presley in his popular song. If your buddy has found the one and only who wants to be with him and, what’s more, has asked you to be the best man at his wedding, you have a difficult task ahead of you. In this article, we’ve put together all the bachelor party ideas we could think of. Challenge accepted?
Have you already gathered your buddies and are looking for an idea to go out together, but the consensus is distant? Or maybe it’s the groom himself who doesn’t want to go out that day? Then organize a house party! All you need to have a good time is music, good games, and drinks. As befits real men, prepare something to drink. An interesting dress code will work well, such as white shirts, suspenders, and bow ties. If any of your buddies have their own poker set, you can have a themed party. Or maybe you’re closer to a FIFA tournament on PlayStation? If so, make sure the groom participates in as many games as possible, after all, it’s his night. Do not forget to prepare ice cubes for drinks, it will be useful to cool the atmosphere!
If you have not received a categorical ban from the bride, you can hire a dancer. Keep in mind that it does not have to be a stripper. Make sure, however, that it will not cause quarrels between the bride and groom. Otherwise, you are left with a game of booze and cigar smoke.
Show me the way to the next whisky bar
There may be a lot of single bachelors in your party crew, for whom the best option will be an outing to the dancing party. Pick a really good club or favorite pub, or plan a route around town to avoid disappointment. Your mate’s last night of freedom is an opportunity for a nightclub outing. At „high-end” bars, you can ask about special group options for the evening, like a box rental, whiskey tasting, or a simplified bartending or sommelier course.
A rerun „The Hangover”
This movie has probably been seen by all of you. Would you like to experience it for yourself? To avoid the wrath of your girlfriends, choose a milder version! You can start your trip on a rented bus. Find a driver or a willing colleague who will take you safely to your destination. A small bus will accommodate 8–9 people, and the party will probably start on the way.
What direction to choose? You can visit the country or go abroad. In the country, go to the mountains, the seaside or to a cottage by the lake. A trip to the plot of one of you will also work. If it is warm, you can start the evening with a barbecue or bonfire, everyone will certainly enjoy eating something warm as a base for further fun. If you’re going on a boat or ferry ride, or want to rent pedal boats, keep safety in mind. The same goes for speedboating or kayaking. These activities are best enjoyed during the day when it is light out and you are still sober.
Take it easy
For an evening without a wild party, in a more elegant group, you can go to the golf course. Of course, it must allow for the weather, budget and … location of such a place. Cheaper and more accessible will be a bar with minigolf – they are in most large cities. Another peaceful idea is to go fishing together, but successful fishing requires skill, patience, and often silence.
For extreme thrill-seekers, a bungee jump or, more daringly, a parachute jump will be an introduction to great fun, but the latter may require prior training. These two options require courage from the gifted person. You are not sure, whether the groom will decide to jump and the money will not be wasted? Buy him a flight in a windmill, which is an ultralight plane, guided by a pilot, or a paramotor flight, with an instructor present throughout the flight. He should also like the flight in the aero tunnel.
Exciting activities for larger groups include ballooning and sightseeing flights by plane. You can also visit an amusement park, but such entertainment usually has limited opening hours. Buy admission tickets for the groom, he already has enough expenses on his mind!
If the groom is a fan of fast cars, he will enjoy driving a sports car around a track. You can also have a great time on a go-cart track. Many places, such as GoKarting Center in Krakow, offer to measure your time on professional go-karts and organize a professional competition. By the way, you can rent a banquet hall above the track overlooking the hall, where you will get specially prepared refreshments.
You can take the groom on quads, but off-road requires certain skills and good terrain. Sometimes gentlemen rent an elegant limousine, which they move to the place of the event, but this idea has gained more popularity on ladies’ nights. A connoisseur will be satisfied with a ride in a restored vintage car, which we have at AutoVetus. For a group of four, there is a Jaguar MKV for rent. This luxury convertible, produced between 1948 and 1951, came out in just 900 units. Also known as Jaguar Mark V or MK5, it is styled after the pre-war SS Jaguars. Our chauffeur will take you on a journey around the city. If only the groom is to be a passenger, you can rent a two-seater, red Maserati for him.
Don’t you need four wheels? Go together on a bike trip out of town. You can spice up the trip by adding camping or survival in the woods. Equip yourself with all the necessary items for such a trip – tents, knives, flashlights, dry provisions, and plenty of drinking water. Want a bigger machine and a city vibe? Lots of larger cities offer streetcar rentals. After an exhilarating ride, keep place tidy!
Nothing unites you more than competing for a common goal. This evening you can opt for team sports or an organized outing. Choose the option that appeals most to your group:
- a soccer match – you can rent the hall or the field
- bubble football
- shooting range
- paintball – if the bachelor party takes place just before the wedding, it is better to choose laser paintball – you do not risk bruising the groom
- axe throwing tournament – choose a place with proper infrastructure – do not try to organize this type of entertainment on your own!
- climbing wall
- rope park
- escape room
- house of fear
- city game – you can organize it yourselves, planning in advance the places where the groom will discover new puzzles
After most of these attractions, you need to ensure access to a shower and clothes for change to continue the fun. For „pre-TV” sportsmen, a cool idea for a bachelor party is, for example, going to the match of your favorite team.
Winter sports fan
Winter is either loved or hated. It is usually loved by those who actively enjoy winter sports. If you are organizing a bachelor party in winter, you can of course go to the ice skating or ski slope. Of course, this involves you having fun and waiting in lines in a crowd of strangers, you won’t be able to have exhaustive conversations and you will get cold. GoSkiing in Krakow has a solution to this. The indoor ski resort is equipped with a system of automatic treadmills whose incline and speed can be adjusted to the trainee’s ability. At the same time, there can be 8 people on skis or 4 on snowboards on the slope, and the whole ride can be watched in real-time in a Venetian mirror or followed with an instructor on a recording.
Keep your friends close…
When planning a bachelor party, you’re probably arranging for consistent attire. Personalized t-shirts for everyone will solve this problem. You can order them from many online stores. A bolder and more challenging idea will be a themed dress code referring to popular movies or series, such as „The Godfather”, „The Great Gatsby”, or „Peaky Blinders”.
Choosing a consistent outfit for the whole group has another great advantage – if you get lost out on the town, it will be easier to find each other!