“Staycation” Bachelor Party Ideas

By  The Groom Club Editors 
Updated on 10/07/22
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“Staycation” Bachelor Party Ideas

By  The Groom Club Editors 
Updated on 10/07/22

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As the tradition goes, if you’re a groom, you’ve gotta have a bachelor party! Whether you’re involved in the planning of your own party or maybe you’re the best man for your buddy’s wedding, don’t forget to make the last night of being a bachelor one to remember! But where do you go on a budget these days? The answer: staycation! That’s right, with a little creativity, you can have a wicked good time without straying away from home. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Backyard Barbecue

Not ready to jet off to Vegas for your bachelor party? No problem. A backyard barbecue can be just as rowdy – and a whole lot cheaper. Just set up some beer pong tables and cornhole boards, break out the burgers and hot dogs, and let the good times roll. And if you really want to get wild, you can always add a piñata or two. That was just a random thought, but a piñata full of, say, miniature alcohol bottles could be hilarious.

Camping Trip

Are you a bit of an outdoorsman? Then take the party on a camping trip! You can keep it local by pitching some tents in your backyard or venturing out to a nearby park. Either way, you’ll be able to enjoy all the classic camping activities, like fishing, hiking, and roasting marshmallows over a fire. Just don’t forget the beer.

House Party

This is a tried-and-true option for a reason – it’s cheap, it’s easy, and it can be as wild or tame as you want it to be. Just invite some friends over, supply the alcohol, and let the party unfold. And if you want to get a little fancier, you can always hire some entertainment, like a comedian. But that’s entirely up to you.

Casino: Basement Style

Miss the feeling of being in a casino? Bring the casino to you with a basement party. Just set up some card tables, bring out the chips, and let your guests go to town. Maybe some of your friends have access to a roulette wheel or poker table. Even better! And to make things even more interesting, you can always set up a few side bets. Think dark and mysterious, with plenty of games and booze to keep things interesting. You can even hire a few professional dealers to really get the casino vibe going. Just make sure you don’t gamble away the wedding budget in the process!

Living Room Dance Party

If you’re looking for a fun and unique bachelor party idea, why not bring the party to your living room? With a little planning and preparation, you can turn your living room into a dance club for the night. You can start by hiring a DJ or band to set the mood. Then, clear away any furniture that might get in the way of dancing. Finally, string up some lights and decorate the room to give it a club-like feel. Your guests will appreciate the effort, and you’ll be sure to have a bachelor party that’s unlike any other. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party!

Cabin Party

If someone in your group has access to a cabin, this is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and have a truly unique bachelor party experience. Just pack your bags and head on up for a weekend of camping, hiking, fishing, and whatever else you can think of. And of course, don’t forget the booze. A cabin-styled bachelor party is a perfect way to relax and unwind before the big day. Usually, the party unfolds over the entire weekend.

Backyard Football

Are you a huge football fan? Then why not have a backyard football party to celebrate your last days as a bachelor? Just set up a makeshift football field in your backyard and invite some friends over. You can even make it a point to wear your favorite team’s jerseys. And to really get into the spirit of things, you can even have a pre-game tailgate party. Just make sure you have enough food and drinks to keep everyone happy.

Karaoke Night

Anyone who’s been to a bachelor party knows that they can be a night of debauchery. But sometimes, the best way to celebrate your last night of freedom is to stay in and have a karaoke party. Not only will it be more intimate and less expensive than going out to a club, but you’ll also avoid any awkward run-ins with the bride-to-be. Make sure to stock up on some good booze and create a playlist of all the groom’s favorite songs. Just be sure to keep the volume down so you don’t disturb the neighbors. With a little planning, a karaoke party at home can be the perfect way to celebrate your last night as a single man.

Pool Party

If you or one of your friends has a pool, why not take advantage of it and have a pool party? Pools have a fun way of bringing people together, so invite some friends over and have a blast. Supply plenty of sunscreen, drinks, and food to keep everyone happy. Some games you can play in the pool include Marco Polo, water basketball, and of course, pool volleyball.

Luau Party

If you want to have a party with a tropical twist, then why not host a luau? You can set up a tiki bar in your backyard and serve tropical drinks. Make sure to have plenty of Hawaiian-themed food, such as Poké bowls, sushi, and fruit platters. And don’t forget the leis! You can even hire a few hula dancers to really get your guests into the spirit of things. Just make sure you have enough tropical drinks to keep everyone happy.

Game Night

If your crew is really into board games and the like, then why not try an epic role playing game like Dungeons and Dragons? Devon Chulick, Founder and COO of Start Playing Games, says, “our Game Masters can run your next Dungeon and Dragons campaign in-person at your preferred location or remotely from Zoom!” But there are thousands of board games out there and therefore the options are limitless!

Tips to Keep Staycation Bachelor Parties Fun, Safe, & Affordable

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Plan Food & Drinks Ahead of Time

It’s important to plan ahead when it comes to food and drinks. This way, you can make sure you have enough for everyone and that everyone stays safe. If you buy a large amount of food/drink at once, there is often the potential to get discounts.
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Make Sure You Have a Designated Driver or Plan to Use Public Transportation

It’s important to make sure everyone gets home safe. So if you or your guests are planning on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or plan to use public transportation. DUI’s are not only expensive, but they can also ruin your life.
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Set a Budget & Stick to It

Bachelor parties can be expensive. So it’s important to set a budget and stick to it. This way, you can avoid overspending and getting into debt. There are plenty of ways to have a fun bachelor party without spending a lot of money. So get creative and have fun!
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Plan Activities that Everyone Can Enjoy

Try to plan activities that everyone can enjoy. This way, no one feels left out or bored. And if you know that one of your friends really doesn’t like a certain activity, try to avoid it. The last thing you want is for someone to have a bad time.
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Limit Your Guests

While it sounds fun to include everyone, it can get rowdy and expensive quickly. So it’s important to limit your guests to only those who you really want there. Plus, there’s a good chance that not everyone gets along. So it’s best to avoid any drama and keep the guest list smaller than you expect. This way, you can avoid any drama and have a great time.
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Have Fun & Enjoy Yourself!

Bachelor parties are a time to let loose and have some fun. So don’t stress too much about everything being perfect. Just relax, enjoy yourself, and make some memories that will last a lifetime.
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Think About the Location

The location is important for two reasons. You want to make sure it’s large enough to accommodate your guests, but you may also desire a more intimate setting. As a rule of thumb, make sure your place is big enough and that you won’t disturb the neighbors. You should also avoid any public places where things could get out of hand quickly.

 

Final Thoughts

Staycation bachelor parties are a great way to celebrate your last night as a single man. They’re usually more intimate and can be just as fun (if not more) than going out of town. Above all, just make sure that you’re having fun and don’t do anything that you would regret later.