Whether you are the groom (congrats) or the best man tasked with planning the evening, our guide is packed with plenty of ideas to add some zing to your upcoming party. Our list offers a little bit of everything, so feel free to grab any suggestions that appeal to you!
1. Epic Weekend Camping
Is the groom is the type who cannot get enough of the outdoor? Then a camping trip to an amazing location might just be the best idea. Get all your mates together and pitch your tents in an area where you can enjoy the wilderness, fireside cooking, fishing, hiking, and even adventure activities.
Games: Survival games, hide and seek, drinking games.
If you have never heard of this weird word, chances are that you have already seen a Youtube video showing people “zorb” down a hill. That’s right. Zorbing is when you get inside a huge plastic ball and run downhill – kind of like a human hamster. Needless to say, this can be a hilarious activity to add to your stag party.
Games: Race to see who is the fastest.
3. Surfing Weekend
Hire a seaside place and hunker down for the weekend. Whether you live in a hut or a chalet, the idea is to hit the waves every chance you get. Eat seafood, enjoy drinks and have a good conversation. Make it a short but unforgettable beach vacation!
Games: Mini surfing contest, drinking games (but don’t combine the two!).
4. Quad Biking
If your veins contain more adrenaline than blood, then maybe it’s time to tear up some mud. Not with your hands. That will just be weird. Gather your fellow stag brothers and have an all-out quad ride. Fair warning. Make sure the groom doesn’t injure himself before the wedding! A quad bike ride on a challenging but safer route can also be considered.
Games: Quad bike racing (long or short distance).
5. Road Trip
The reason why a road trip stays popular is the flexibility factor. You can take a route that suits your group, make it as long as you want and visit locations that appeal to everyone present. A road trip can include one or several cars and you can camp or overnight at lodgings. Make sure that you plan all the logistics of such a getaway.
Games: Fireside stories, take a random road, take photos with weird roadside finds.
There are some amazing paintball ranges. Just do your research to find a reputable company that follows safety guidelines and offer a range of games and war zones. Put on your gear and start shooting!
Games: Check to see what the company offers.
7. A Bachelor/Bachelorette Event
In recent times, it’s become increasingly popular for the bride and groom to forgo the traditional stag and hen nights – and to hold a single bash together. You can organize a party, a road trip, camping, an adventure package or a BBQ.
Games: Drinking games, karaoke contest, a scavenger hunt.
8. Video Game Night
Yeah, go out with a bang. Order pizza, park that wheelbarrow full of beer nearby and plug in your favorite game. A video game night can be an amazing evening if your friends love online gaming – multi-player games in particular.
Games: Combat, strategy, adventure.
9. Pick A Theme
Think about all the things the groom cannot stop talking about. Is it a movie franchise, sport, or hobby? Draw inspiration from the things that make his eyes sparkle in a maniacal way! A theme needs to reflect in the decorations but do not hesitate to ask guests to dress in a way that reflects the theme as well.
Games: Give a prize to the person who dressed up the best.
10. A Party Bus
Why stay at home? Take your party on the road. A party bus means that nobody has to be the designated driver and abstain from drinks. More perks include party favors, dancing, music, visiting party locations, amazing music, food, and other benefits that such companies offer their guests. Don’t forget to take a ton of photos!
Games: Drinking games, photoshoot, freaky dance moves.
11. Backyard Olympics
If your circle of friends is a fun crowd and the groom has a good sense of humor, then this idea could bring a ton of laughter – and great memories. Keep the games fun, clean and a mix of athletics, brain challenges and being silly. There are literally limitless game ideas for such a “field day.”
Games: Egg race, memory games, talent contest, Giant Jenga, volleyball.
12. Hit The Water
This scenario is similar to a party bus – but on the water. You can hire boats and yachts that cater to bachelor parties. Enjoy scenic views, fishing, and glorious food. If you hire a really high-end yacht for the weekend, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. You can look forward to no stress, luxury accommodation and a plethora of activities.
Games: Catch the biggest fish, try a new drink.
13. Visit an Unconventional Location
The only rule is to visit someplace awesome. This activity can also tick something off the groom’s bucket list if he wants to visit ComiCon, the Burning Man festival, or see the theatre version of Bambi. He’s the groom, don’t judge.
Games: Write all your options on cards, place them in a bowl and let the groom draw a location blind.
14. Make Signature Cocktails
The drinks don’t have to be perfect. But get a lot of colorful ingredients like cherries, olives, pineapples – and the alcohol, of course. Decide beforehand which cocktails are on the menu so that you can have everything ready when the time comes. Then, hold one or two rounds where everybody makes their own drinks – or torture the groom and make him the bartender!
Games: Judge the best-looking cocktail.
15. Casino Night
If the groom is a card shark, then going to a casino is a must. It might be wise to agree beforehand not to visit Vegas or other gambling Meccas with an open wallet. In other words, set a limit on how much money you are willing to lose. If you win, hey, that’s a bonus! You can also hold casino night at home.
Games: Casino and card games with prizes.
16. Axe Throwing
This activity is popular for a reason. It’s a wild feeling to hurl an axe at something and to hit the mark! A good company accommodates groups and provides basic training that includes safety tips. This is a great activity to start the night with (if you are planning several activities). Being tired or drunk when you arrive at the axe arena is never a good idea!
Games: See who hits the mark the most!
17. Visit a Theme Park
These days, theme parks are no longer just merry-go-rounds and rides for kids. Nope. At modern parks, you can expect hair-raising rides, entertaining shows, and fun competitions. You can choose to go to a carnival-type park, a water park or a motorsports arena and race go-carts, bikes and other vehicles.
Games: See who can win the most events.
18. Try Strange Combinations
A fun bachelor party game is to combine two things that almost never come together by themselves. The possibilities are endless and guaranteed to bring lots of laughter and unforgettable photos. You will have to use your imagination here but consider categories like food, clothes, and sports.
19. Eat a Lemon Contest
Put on your brave pants because things are about to get real. This game is as simple as it is sour. Contestants must consume all the slices of a lemon in the shortest amount of time possible. Don’t forget to shoot a video of all the face-pulling shenanigans!
Games: Give prizes for the quickest lemon-eater and the one who pulled the weirdest face.
20. Sing Disney Songs
Hit the classics like “Under the Sea” and “The Circle of Life.” Karaoke is always fun but to stand in front of everyone and belt out “Let it Go,” from Frozen is guaranteed to leave everyone in stitches.
Games: Pull cards from a bowl to decide which songs everyone will perform.