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When you hear the words “bachelor party” you immediately picture partying on the Vegas strip. But planning bachelor party on a budget eliminates a lot of options, and sitting at the higher roller’s table becomes slightly out of reach.
Working with a smaller budget doesn’t have to mean you’re out of luck. Check out this list of inexpensive bachelor party ideas and let the good times roll.
Paying for a few laps around the track in a Ferrari or Lambo is probably to rich for a bachelor party on a budget, but there’s no reason why you can’t plan for a similar experience. Dawn some overalls and racing helmet and head to your local Go Kart track. Some of the newer karts are much more comfortable – and more importantly – more powerful than they were a few years ago. Place a few bets, don’t let your foot off the pedal, and go home full of smiles and memories.
Poker is one of the best bachelor games you can think of, but bachelor parties on a budget shouldn’t even be thinking of Vegas. Instead, recreate the experience in the comfort of your own home. Make a points to dress in suits, serve martinis and other high-class drinks, and see if you can get a volunteer to play the dealer for the evening. As far as cheap bachelor party ideas go, this one won’t feel like it.
Game 6 courtside seats or box seats at Wrigley wouldn’t exactly be considered affordable bachelor party ideas, but there’s always a solution for the sports fan bachelor. As long as you plan ahead you can find any number of fields – soccer, baseball, football – for free or very close to it. Round of the groomsmen, get into your skins and shirts uniforms and just let loose.
Spending a little time in the great outdoors is one of those ideas for bachelor party that costs next to nothing. There are plenty of spaces where you can spend the night for absolutely free, and all you need for a memorable time are tents, blankets, food, music, drinks, and a little entertainment. You can always bring an acoustic guitar, soccer ball, or frisbee to keep things fun. But once the sun’s gone done and the fire is roaring we recommend you bust out the college drinking games. Beer pong and fresh air sounds like a great time to any bachelor.
Transform a night out at the bar into a night for the ages by drunkenly serenading each other at a karaoke bar. Simple bachelor party ideas are often much better than elaborate expensive ordeals because, well, they’re just that: simple. Lost the distraction of all of the bells and whistles and appreciate each other’s company while butchering Journey in your loudest pitch.
Sometimes the guys just need some sun. Ditch your clothes in favor of swim shorts, pack a flask, and float downstream for hours while you tell stories of the good old days. Bachelor party activities involving water only require a kayak, raft, tube, or canoe, which are all pretty inexpensive. Aside from that you just need sunscreen and good company.
What better way to celebrate your Happily Ever After than shooting your best friends? If you’ve never been, a day out at the paintball park comes complete with facemask, guns, and bullets – all for a modest price. Compare that to the cost of a rifle, real bullets, license, and all of the other costs associated with hunting and you’ll agree that this is a bachelor party bargain. Hot tip: these bullets hit hard and often leave welts. Cover yourself well, with several layers if it’s not too hot. You wouldn’t want to spoil all of the wedding day photoshoots!
Buying a full-sized fishing boat for the entire gang is out of the question, it’s far too expensive. But, it’s cheap enough to charter a sea boat or rent a fresh lake boat for the day and even cheaper (free) to fish off a dock. The only other costs are rods, bait, food, and drinks. You’ll have everything else you’ll need for the day. Bonding through the hours is pleasant enough but if you’re lucky you’ll catch a trophy to bring home which makes for an amazing experience. If you’re not so lucky, you’ll still have the pleasure of grabbing an ice-cold beer from the net you’ve been dragging through the water.
Out of all of the bachelor party ideas, this is our favorite. It combines all of the fun of drinking at a bar with your closest friends and a good meal and adds the bonus of all-night entertainment. Hitting a comedy club can get expensive if you’re trying to catch a headline performer like Dave Chappelle, but opt for a local club featuring up-and-comers and you’ll be right on financial target and still wildly entertained.
All you have to keep in mind when planning your budget bachelor party is that expensive nights out look great on social media, but it’s the company that matters most. As long as your with your best friends and there’s a little alcohol, food, and entertainment involved, you’re going to have a great time.
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