If you’ve been tasked with organising a bucks party, you might already be planning to hire a stripper and rent out the back room of your local pub. There is so much more to the bucks party than the stereotypes, and so you need to consider ways to make the event as memorable as possible for the groom-to-be. So what are some bucks party ideas that are a little more memorable than the usual suspects, and yet aren’t all that difficult to arrange?
1. Pub Crawl
A pub crawl is a time honoured tradition, but there’s a right way to do it. Determine a schedule of the pubs to visit with an approximate timetable to allow any latecomers to join you on the way. A bucks party bus hire company can get you safely from venue to venue and is much easier than getting everyone into taxis or onto public transport. Be sure to have a designated driver (or drivers) who are able to get everyone home safely at the end.
It’s not too expensive and is a great way to indulge in some masculine behaviour (if you call hunting down your friends masculine). It’s competitive and fun.
3. Cigar Bars
Cigar bars are not so common in Australia, but there are a few of them in the major cities. There’s something old school and elegant about sampling cigars with an expensive drink in your hand. Just remember that not everyone may want to partake in the smoking, so you should check everyone’s level of interest before making firm plans.
4. A Music Festival
This one allows for one last hedonistic getaway. You can enjoy beers and some great tunes, then sleep in a tent with your mates. It’s like one last boy’s getaway before marriage. Be mindful of the logistics and costs. If you live in Adelaide, it might not be feasible to get everyone to Byron Bay for the Blues Fest. Make any festival plans as far in advance as possible since these events will often sell out rather quickly.
5. A Beachside Getaway
This one can also act as a boy’s getaway and is pretty cheap if everyone chips in. Rent a house by the beach and just have a chilled weekend. Play footy on the beach, have a BBQ, drink beer, and share embarrassing stories about the groom-to-be that might be unsuitable for speeches at the actual ceremony.
It depends on whether or not the groom is into fishing, but it can be a wonderful day out. Engage the services of a fishing charter company so you can let someone else take care of the business of sailing the boat.
7. A Fancy Dinner
Not everyone likes a big party, so if the groom-to-be appreciates the finer things in life, what about a tasting menu at a local upmarket restaurant? It’s not something that would be done everyday, so it will certainly be memorable. And if you want a little more of a party vibe, you can always hit the pub afterwards.
So while the stripper option might work for some bucks parties, it’s important to remember that there are far more interesting options out there. Look into a bucks party bus hire to better explore the options.