Let’s face it; Covid-19 has essentially ruined any get-together since the outbreak started in early 2020. Birthday parties, weddings, bars, dinners, you name it. Unfortunately, bachelor party plans have also been ramshackle since social gatherings aren’t allowed.
However, there is a silver lining. With a bit of creativity, there are numerous things you can do to make your bachelor party epic, even during the outbreak. Not only that, you can consider yourself a ‘party pioneer’ of being some of the first in the world to plan a bachelor party during these unusual times.
This article will break down several bachelor party ideas you and your friends can try out before setting off into married life. Even when virtual you can send the guys custom groomsmen gifts that will amp up the virtual get together.
Keep in mind that all the ideas below will depend on where you live, your resources, and how many people you want to attend.
Let’s get to the ideas!
1) Keep the Party Virtual
The most significant concern of having a bachelor party during these times is the location. As tempting as it may be to rush to the casinos and nightclubs, that’s just not possible. That said, having a virtual party unleashes several ideas since you don’t need to worry about leaving your safe space. While a virtual party doesn’t sound too appealing, bear with us.
During the outbreak, technology has made it easier for people to connect from anywhere in the world. With software like Zoom, Facebook video chat, etc., several people can attend your party without leaving their homes. Not only is this idea more affordable, but it also ensures everyone’s safety as Covid-19 isn’t a virus that spreads between computers and phones.
Now there’s no excuse for someone not to show up as there are no exhausting transportation efforts required.
2) Escape Civilization
Remember those camping trips with the boys where there wasn’t a care in the world? Why not have one last outdoor hoorah before you or a friend ties the knot? Camping is an excellent bachelor party idea during covid since you don’t have to worry about going to any establishments.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, numerous national parks and campgrounds have seen a dramatic rise in visitors. Now, you and your friends can be one with nature as you get demonically intoxicated (be careful). If you plan to go wild in the wild, make sure to clean up after the party.
If it’s your first time camping, get a high-quality tent, plenty of drinks, and don’t forget the food, of course. While you may not be able to have any strippers at this bachelor party, it can still be a rockin’ good time.
3) Get Competitive in the Backyard
While you or your friend may only be able to play for one team for the rest of their life, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an epic backyard showdown with the guys. Considering all the attendees live nearby, a backyard party can almost emulate the fun of going to a nightclub or casino minus the hefty bill.
Some backyard games include:
- Beer pong
- Flip cup
- Dizzy bat
4) Hit the Beach
The beach is a fantastic place to host a bachelor party if you’re fortunate enough to live close to one. Bachelor party or not, the beach allows for endless fun in the sun. You can drink as you please, catch a tan, eat some excellent grub, and hit the waves if you’re brave enough.
Some beaches have strict guidelines about social distancing, so make sure to check with your local state laws before prepping. If you don’t have any ideas of how to have a blast on the coast, we’ve got you covered:
Get on a boat and turn the music up loud
Rent some jet skis and try not to get hurt
Get some beach sporting equipment and challenge your drunk friends
5) Host Your Own Vegas Pool Party
Nothing can compete with the luxury of a pool party at Caesars Palace. That said, if you or a friend has a pool, you can have a great party. If no one has a pool, you can always look on Airbnb and rent a private property with a place to swim. However, if you go down that route, try not to trash it entirely and get banned from the app.
Once you have your pool spot, you can do all the same activities for the backyard bash but with a nice refreshing pool to dive into. You can buy some inflatable tubes, rafts, coolers and kick back under the sun.
On top of the bachelor party ideas above, let's delve into some tips for hosting a successful bachelor party.
How to Solve the Food Situation
Obtaining food for your bachelor party can be easy or challenging, depending on how you approach it. If you’re having a party at home, you can order food until there’s no tomorrow.
Unfortunately, eating out at a restaurant may come with some limitations depending on where you live. For camping, hit up the grocery store and bug your barbecuing friend to bring his portable grill.
For food delivery, you can use apps like:
- Uber Eats
- Grub Hub
Keep a Budget in Mind
While a bachelor party is supposed to get wild, there’s no need for you or your friends to wake up with a maxed-out credit card and a hangover full of regret. That said, all the ideas above are relatively cheap when compared to traditional bachelor party endeavors.
There’s no shame in asking people what their realistic budget is for the event. By doing so, you can plan accordingly so everyone can attend without feeling anxious.
Check with the Groom
If you’re not the one getting married, we can’t stress enough the importance of checking with the groom before planning any festivities. While the bachelor party is meant to help him escape from the missus one last time before settling down, you don’t want to set anything up that could jeopardize his happiness.
Yes, Covid-19 has made life less enjoyable across the board for just about everyone. However, you don’t have to let the virus ruin your bachelor party. Consult with all of the attendees about the bachelor party ideas above, find one that works for everyone, and don’t forget to drink responsibly.