The groom deserves the perfect bachelor party. However, the classic drinks-at-the-club party just isn’t for some guys. Not everyone likes a crazy party, and that’s okay. When you have a groom who has different tastes or wants to experience unique activities, a themed bachelor party is a perfect way for them to spend that last night of freedom.

Get Some Insight from the Groom Himself

There are tons of themes for bachelor parties. Carter Seuthe, CEO of Credit Summit, says, “traditionally, the best man will organize the bachelor party” and it is up to him to mediate between the groom and bachelor party guests to create the perfect night out to celebrate the groom. 

Talking over any plans with the groom is always the best practice, particularly if they involve something that might be physical. You don’t want to take a groom who is afraid of heights skydiving or go on a booze cruise with someone who doesn’t drink and gets seasick. 

Talking things over won’t ruin the surprise; instead, it will show that you want to celebrate his special occasion with an event that he is sure to enjoy. 

Rules to Follow for Any Themed Bachelor Party

There are several rules to keep in mind no matter what theme you choose for your groom. If you are going to try to pull off a good party, you need to plan ahead and prepare well. 

The three most important things to do when planning a party are: keep it fun, grab must-have supplies, and be organized. Choose a fun theme, keep the party light and fun, and avoid sensitive topics or stories that might upset or offend the groom or his buddies. The bachelor party might not be the right moment to bring up old embarrassing stories about the groom.  

If your theme requires supplies, anything from glue for costumes to party favors, organize them beforehand. It’s also good to prepare a bag with general supplies for everyone going to the party, including a bottle opener, koozies, taxi money, and painkillers for the hangover. 

A well-organized party will be more enjoyable for the groom. If you arrange everything from transportation to reservations to accommodations in advance, it will be a smooth, stress-free experience.

 

Man in a party with a disco ball

5 Most Common Bachelor Party Themes

There are more ideas for those who like to party and want a crazy night out for their bachelor party than just hitting a gentlemen’s club and drinking. It is important to know what kind of party the groom wants for the best possible night on the town. When planning, be unique, have a theme, and then hit the city in style. 

Here are some common and fun party themes:

  • Suit Up!

Maybe your groom loves old Rat Pack films or just likes to wear a good suit. You can go to any bar or club for this theme, but do it in your finest suit or tuxedo. Rent duds to coordinate outfits for the whole group. If some of the groomsmen aren’t usually fancy dressers, then go out on the town like Sinatra and the boys. 

  • Bar Crawl

What’s better than one bar for a bachelor’s party? Several bars. Create a custom bar crawl for your groom. Go to bars that have meaning for him, maybe the bar where he had his first legal drink, the bar where he first took his spouse-to-be, the bar where his old man had his own stool, and the bar where everyone knows his name. It can be a fun trip down memory lane as the last goodbye to the days of being single. 

  • Pirate Theme

For the groom with a good sense of humor, rolling up to a bar dressed head to toe like pirates can be a good laugh. In addition to putting on pirate gear, enforce talking like a pirate as a rule and drink rum-based cocktails for added authenticity. Choose bars that don’t have dress codes and where a pirate is welcome for a drink. 

  • Superheroes

Dress like your favorite superheroes and hit the clubs in character. You can rent costumes so the entire crew can go out looking like the cast of Superman, Spiderman, or Batman for a fun and quirky time. This theme is sure to catch a lot of attention, so take lots of pictures to remember the evening. 

  • Party Bus or Booze Cruise

Maybe a trip around your city or out on the water is the perfect type of party for your groom. These mobile bars will take you around for an evening while blasting music and providing you with plenty of drinks. This can be a perfect match for the bachelor who wants a little adventure and a change of scenery with his cocktails.

A Party for Every Groom

No matter what the groom is into, there is a perfect way for him to celebrate the end of his bachelorhood. Talk to the groom and the rest of the bachelor party to figure out the most fun party idea for everyone, then get organized and throw your groom the night of his life.

Bachelor Party Themes Infographic

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