Fun Bachelor Party Ideas
The bachelor party (or Stag Do for those on the other side of the Atlantic) is a rite of passage for any guy heading away from the freedom of the single life and into the wonderful world of marriage. It’s their final send off before settling down with a wife, kids, and as many dogs and cats as you can fit in the house. Because of this, you’ve got to make it memorable, and the best man is tasked with ensuring the sendoff is something they’ll always remember, or remember most of it, anyway. If you’re a Best Man hoping to create an experience your soon-to-be-married best friend will never forget, here are 10 action packed bachelor party ideas.
1. Shooting Range
Regardless of your feelings about guns in society, visiting a shooting range and pulling the trigger in a safe and controlled environment will get the adrenaline pumping. There are many places in Europe that can offer cheaper deals where you get around 100 bullets across around 5 guns including glocks, shotguns, and the famous AK-47.
It’s more than just firing the gun though, and you can practice your aim for bragging rights across the group. When you’re done, you’ll also be treated to a beer so you can celebrate not shooting each other in the face, although we wouldn’t advise any beforehand.
Paintballing is a classic game that puts most of us as close to legitimate combat as we’ll ever be. Put on your paintball masks, separate into teams or try every man for himself and take yourself in the deep forests in your area and live like a soldier for a day (or more, if you’re really into it).
This is a great activity to separate the men from the boys, and is a little safer than the shooting range, especially if you’ve got parts of your group who aren’t as into guns as others.
3. Bar Crawl
No Bachelor Party would be complete without hitting up the local bars for an evening, night, and – let’s face it – morning of drinking whatever’s placed in front of you. This is a great way to blow off steam following a wild paintball session without bringing the night to a screeching halt.
Bar crawls are available in every city you visit so if you’ve exhausted each pub or bar in your hometown, there are plenty to try out across the border.
4. Bubble Soccer
Even if you’ve never played soccer before, you’ll love the wild unpredictability of bubble soccer. Working almost exactly like regular soccer, you do your best to stay on your feet and try to get a goal. The standard may not exactly be Premier League-esque, but it’s likely still miles ahead of the Canadian Soccer League, sorry, guys.
If paintballing and shooting don’t seem extreme enough for you and your buddies, undertaking a survival experience might just be the thing to find the Alpha of the group. In Bushcraft, you learn basic survival skills and then need to spend a night putting these skills to good use.
This includes things like finding (and building) shelter, sourcing food, and not injuring yourself. For UK readers, Bear Grylls has also lent his knowledge to give you as great of a head start as possible. Just try not to cry during the whole thing.
6. High Rope Courses
Taking to the trees like our ancient, ancient ancestors, you can see the forests from a whole different vantage point as you jump, swing, climb, and maybe pee yourself just a little across a course that (typically) ends with a refreshing zipline back to solid ground. Just maybe don’t choose it if the groom is afraid of heights. Or do, because everyone else will find that hilarious.
7. Inflatable Assault Course
Of course, if he is afraid of heights, then it’s still possible to have fun and enjoy an action-packed Bachelor Party closer to the ground. Inflatable Assault Courses are always enjoyed and blend classic TV show ideas such as Takeshi’s Castle, The Crystal Maze, and Gladiators to give you a heart-racing, blood-pumping experience.
The inflatable design means there’s little chance of injury, perfect for keeping everyone safe if the wedding is close, while still ensuring you have a great time. For a little extra danger, look for inflatable courses that sit on water to raise the stakes.
Selecting anything from whitewater rafting to surfing, and everything in between. Water activities are a great way to try things you otherwise would never have the opportunity to do by yourself but could easily spark a passion that will stay with you, and the Stag, for years to come.
With many of these, it’s all about teamwork, so it gives you the chance to put your skills together to have the best time you can, and aside from making sure the Groom makes it out in one piece, that’s what a Bachelor Party should be about.
9. Tank Driving
Jumping in a tank and rolling across ready made terrain is a superb way to indulge in your soldier fantasies with none of the dangers of actual warfare. The tank is remarkably easy to drive much easier than what you see on video games, and the courses allow you to crush cars and maybe, if you’re lucky, blow something up, depending on the company.
10. Zombie Boot Camp
The Walking Dead may have gone completely off the rails storytelling-wise, but the concept of surviving a Zombie Apocalypse is something all groups have discussed at one point or another. The Zombie Boot Camp gives you the chance to back up your claims that you’d ‘Survive way longer than you wimps’.
With realistic actors, it’s much more horrifying than your standard Haunted House at the County Fair, and if you survive, there’s still plenty of time to clean up and head to the bar to drown your sorrows for any infected brethren.
The Start Of Something Beautiful
The Bachelor Party isn’t the last time you’ll all be together as a group of young, perhaps mostly single guys, so making it an amazing experience is a must. Not only does it give you one final Boy’s Night, but it also provides a sendoff for the Groom that lets him know that his family extends further than just the girl he’s marrying.
- 20 Stag Do Ideas For An Action Packed Weekend – Let’s Get Weddy
- Best Bachelor Party Ideas for The Perfect Stag Night – Thrillist