Is your best bud about to walk down the aisle? Are you excited for your brother to exchange matrimonial vows with the love of his life? Have you been chosen to play a special role in a friend’s or family member’s wedding?
Whether you’ve been named the best man or is part of the groom’s closest circle of friends, you may already be thinking of how to throw the most mind-blowing bachelor bash. From organizing the best brunch for your band of brothers to going on a spectacular adventure, there are a variety of ways you can help the groom say bye-bye-bye to bachelorhood.
Bachelors’ Day Out
You may be the best buddy, the brother, or a close cousin of the groom. Whatever your relationship with the soon-to-be husband is, the fact that you are within his close circle already gives you the right to organise a spectacular stag party.
The ones who usually put bachelor parties together are those closest to the groom or those who know him inside and out. Typically, some stag parties involve raucous revelry that may or may not sit well with the bride. To be on the safe side, it would be best if you can organise a bachelor bash that is wholesome but still a whole lot of fun.
The main objective of the bachelor bash is to honour the groom and provide a chance for him to make wonderful memories with his friends or family before he gets married. You may be racking your brains on how to make this happen, but don’t you worry as we are here to help you out. We’ve listed a number of fantastic ideas that you may want to consider as a going-away present for the groom.
From helping your friend tick off items in his bucket list to treating the boys to a grooming get-together at a men’s grooming lounge, here are some enjoyable and memorable ways to spend a bachelor bash:
1. Fly high
You can take the day off by taking a seaplane tour around or outside the city. Bring all the boys and choose from among the many aerial packages that are available. You can just take a short spin around the area or decide to take a private seaplane tour and hie off to a nearby island.
Whichever your choice may be, make sure that it is something the groom will enjoy. For your safety and convenience, choose a reputable tour provider who can provide you with excellent amenities and services.
For example, see if their amphibious planes are well-maintained or if they have additional services such as land or boat transfers and tours. You can perhaps even add on a service where they can drop you off an island resort so you can have fun doing water sports or partying at sunset.
Just ensure that everything is well-planned and organised, so there’s nary a glitch. Doing so will ensure that all of you will be in high spirits the whole time.
2. Conquer fears
Another idea is to help your bro tick off his bucket list. If the groom is an adrenaline junkie (or wishes to be one), why not line up activities that will help satisfy his thirst for adventure? Could he be dreaming of doing something but never had the chance to do so? This is the time to let him realise his dreams.
Whether he’s crazy for thrills or wants to conquer his fears, activities like riding an extreme roller coaster, ziplining, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, rappelling down a mountainside or some other nerve-wracking sport can be awesome options.
It can also be activities that don’t involve roughing it.
To get over his fear of singing, why not let him belt out his favourite songs at a karaoke bar. Has he always been funny but never had the nerve to perform onstage? Why not arrange for him to do a short stint doing stand-up comedy? Has your friend been dreaming of watching a live concert of his favourite band but hasn’t been able to? Round up the guys and go watch.
High-adrenaline or low-key, what matters most is that you all have fun in a safe and spectacular way.
3. Tickle your tastebuds
Is the groom a foodie? How about taking him to a restaurant he has been dying to try out? Is he a fan of a specific cuisine? Why not take him to an authentic Japanese restaurant, a true-blue Caribbean café, or the best steakhouse in town?
Aside from giving him a chance to satisfy his gustatory cravings, you can also try to enrol him (and join him) in a culinary class? Not only will you help your best bud realise his dreams of becoming a chef, but his future wife will also thank you for turning the groom into a whiz in the kitchen.
4. Get groomed
You all want to look dashing on the big day, so why don’t you organise a trip to a men’s barbershop or salon to have yourselves properly groomed? There are now dedicated grooming lounges for men where you can relax and get pampered by experienced and highly-trained professionals.
From top to toe, you guys can relax and indulge in treatments and services that will help you look your best during the wedding. From getting a trim or stylish haircut to getting a refreshing facial, you can choose from a menu of services designed specifically for men. You can also add a full body massage to rejuvenate all of you and get a glowing aura on that special day.
5. Go for a “gentleman’s night”
A bachelor’s party need not be loud and ostentatious. It can just be a simple get-together with family and close friends. Good food, lively conversations, and a carefree ambience are ingredients for a truly memorable shindig.
Gather your best buds and the groom to a cool and classy restaurant, and sprinkle some spice on your Saturday night with a gentleman’s special at the most popular steakhouse in town. Treat yourselves to their special promotions such as choice cuts of steak or special cocktails. Sate your appetites for filling fare and refreshing drinks, reminisce about fun memories, and wish the groom a happy and fulfilling married life ahead.
Making Memories for the Man of the Hour
There surely are a thousand and one other ways to throw a bachelor party.
The ones mentioned here are only some of the more surefire suggestions that will make the groom’s farewell to bachelorhood more memorable and fun.
Whether you go for bold and daring feats or settle with a simple soiree, what’s important is that you put time and effort into the activity. Your thoughtfulness will surely be appreciated by the groom, especially if you have taken extra care in preparing a fun and fantastic party. With your sincere, good efforts, the groom can surely say au revoir to bachelorhood with a satisfied smile and a carefree heart.
Chiara Bisignani is the F&B Marketing Executive at Saadiyat Beach Club. She oversees website maintenance, PR requests, marketing initiatives and all general guests’ enquiries for the company’s destinations of KOI Restaurant & Lounge, Boa Steakhouse and Caramel Restaurant and Lounge in Abu Dhabi.