How to Throw a Bachelor Party

Throw a bachelor party that everyone will be sure to remember. At least, parts of it.


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You Will Need

  • Schedule
  • Guest list
  • Budget
  • Location
  • Entertainment
  • Camera
  • Car service (optional)


  1. Step 1


    Schedule the party a few days before the wedding, but preferably at least a week ahead of time. Scheduling a party the night before the wedding is usually a mistake.

  2. Step 2

    Invite friends and family

    Invite the groom's male friends and relatives.

  3. Step 3

    Set up a budget

    Plan a budget for the party and figure out how much each guest is willing to spend.

  4. Overestimate the cost per person to make sure all the expenses are covered.

  5. Step 4

    Pick the location

    Pick a location for the party. Popular bachelor party destinations vary from Las Vegas to local bars to camping in the outdoors.

  6. Hire a car service if the party includes drinking and no one wants to be the designated driver.

  7. Step 5

    Plan activities

    Plan the evening so that there's never a dull moment. Consider hiring entertainment, going golfing, gambling, or camping.

  8. Step 6

    Have fun

    Have fun. Bachelor parties are a chance for everyone to have a good time, but don't let it get too out of control.

  9. Step 7

    Take pictures

    Take lots of pictures at the party, but don't take pictures of anything too incriminating.

  10. Bachelor parties originated in fifth-century Sparta.