By Katie Tejada
Planning and executing a fun and memorable bachelor or bachelorette party can be a lot of work! Between balancing planning this party with planning the wedding itself, keeping up with the current party trends, planning an event that doesn’t break the bank, and organizing activities that everyone in your party will enjoy, it’s a lot to tackle. A bachelor or bachelorette party is meant to be an incredibly fun event for the bride or groom and their closest friends that you’ll all remember forever, and these 6 ultimate bachelor and bachelorette party ideas can help you throw the perfect, memorable party, without breaking the bank! From hitting the slopes to placing your bets at the casino, we have the party ideas to inspire you and kick off your perfect planning process.
Big Sky Bachelor
Looking to take the bachelor party thrills up a notch? If your groom has a winter wedding in the works, head out to Big Sky, Montana with all of his best buds for a winter bachelor party that everyone will remember. Flights to Montana come cheap, and affordable car rentals in Missoula, Montana are ready for you as soon as you hop off your flight. Skiing or snowboarding the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, fishing near the hot springs and geysers, or biking the trails at Big Sky Resort will allow your group to challenge themselves, have a blast, and relax their minds in the beautiful wilderness. The nightlife in Big Sky is ready for you at the end of the day, so kick back with your crew and listen to some live music at Scissorbills Saloon!
Western Rodeo Bachelor or Bachelorette
Interested in having a no-phones-allowed wedding? Let your bridesmaids or groomsmen get all of their social media posting out of the way with a fun and Instagrammable Western rodeo-themed bachelor or bachelorette party! The Western rodeo theme can be achieved in any location, from Montana to Las Vegas. Just supply the cowboy hats, boots, and Western-themed activities for your group to enjoy. One quick (and usually cheap) flight can get you to your western preferred destination, and if Vegas is your preference, The Gun Store’s VIP packages are perfect for your group of cowboys or cowgirls to let off some steam and live out their rodeo dreams! Follow up your shooting range experience with drinks at a western-themed bar and see where the night takes you.
For an affordable take on a destination bachelorette party, turn your home or staycation hotel room into a Parisian paradise, transporting your bride and her squad to the City of Love. With so many great options online for stunning Paris-themed party supplies, and an endless array of French meals, cakes, and treats to order, this Paris-themed bachelorette will make for endless Instagrammable moments! Supply champagne, macarons, crepes, or eclairs, and pay tribute to the Eiffel Tower and Coco Chanel to curate the perfect Paris vibes. If your bride bestie is obsessed with all things Parisian, planning this Paris-themed event will leave her feeling loved!
Casino Royale Bachelor or Bachelorette
When you think of the ultimate bachelor or bachelorette party destination, Las Vegas’s reputation sets it apart from the rest. This city offers great weather, endless restaurants and bars, stunning hotels, and of course, casinos. What better theme for a Vegas bachelor or bachelorette party than Casino Royale? Dress to impress and hit the town for a night of casino fun with a James Bond twist. For a 007 take on Vegas, plan to hit The Gun Store with your squad for the VIP treatment with complimentary alcoholic beverages, free shooting for the bride or groom-to-be, and Bond-worthy handguns galore. You can even select the High Roller or Lucky 7’s VIP package to compliment your theme! Looking for more Las Vegas bachelorette party ideas? This article by Brides.com offers a complete Las Vegas party glued and itinerary ideas for your bach party.
Glacier National Park Bachelorette
Montana is an incredible and unique destination for an adventurous and exciting bachelorette party. If your bride loves the great outdoors, there’s no better place than the famous Glacier National Park! This is also a great option for a more affordable bachelorette as many of the activities at Glacier National Park are free to do. Fly into Missoula International Airport, have your affordable yet stylish rental car delivered right to the airport, and begin the short and exciting drive to Glacier. Book a cute, cozy cabin in the vibrant town of Bigfork for your bridal squad and fill your days with incredible hikes, kayaking and canoeing, stunning mountain views, yummy breakfasts, and nights out on the town! Interested in this location for a bachelor party instead? This article from Modernman.com tackles Glacier National Park bachelor party planning.
Breweries & Bullets Bachelor
Looking to get that Las Vegas bachelor party vibe without the added cost of fancy clubs and hotels on the strip? Opt for a more chill take for your groom’s squad with a laid-back Vegas weekend featuring brewery tours, craft beer sampling, and a day at a shooting range. Craft breweries like Banger Brewing and Able Baker Brewing offer fairly priced brewery tours for your group, while affordable gun ranges. This will be a memorable Vegas weekend that won’t break the bank.
Choosing the perfect bachelor or bachelorette party involves taking your guests’ budgets, favorite activities, and dream destinations into consideration. Looking to take all of the stress out of planning? Consider reaching out to a trusted event planner to throw the best possible bash on your behalf! No matter which bachelor or bachelorette party idea you decide on, the bride or groom is sure to have a great time partying, adventuring, or relaxing, surrounded by all of their closest friends.