Before I Do: 8 Incredible Joint Bachelor Bachelorette Party Ideas
Want to have a blast before your wedding, but with your partner involved, too? Read on for some great joint bachelor bachelorette party ideas!
If you haven’t yet considered holding a joint bachelor bachelorette party I am here to change your mind.
Combining these two awesome parties into one blow-out celebration is perfect if you have a co-ed group of friends or if you want everyone from both wedding parties to get to know each other before the big day.
Plus, you get to enjoy the festivities with your fiance, what could be better than that?!
Still can’t imagine it?
Take a look at these 8 awesome ideas for a joint bachelor bachelorette party and start planning today.
The Benefits of a Joint Bachelor Bachelorette Party
Before we dive into awesome ideas for your combined bachelor bachelorette party, here are some of the major benefits if you are still on the fence about hosting the parties together.
- If you have a co-ed bridal party or groomsmen everyone gets to join in on the fun without having to engage in the stereotypical male or female activities
- Everyone gets to know each other before the wedding. If you have friends from childhood or friends that live far away it is nice to get everyone together before the wedding so they can socialize and become friends before the big day
- If you’re worried that your friends or your rowdy brother are going to get out of control, a co-ed party has a tendency to keep things civil
- Most of all you get to spend time together as a couple! And what could be better than that
- Dream Destination
If you and your soon-to-be husband or wife are into traveling, consider a destination joint bachelor bachelorette party.
You can go to Vegas, New York City, London, Monaco, or the Bahamas. It’s totally up to you!
To save some money you could pick a destination within driving distance, but if you want to splurge learn more about hosting the party in the UK or other destination abroad.
This is a chance to take a vacation with all of your friends! You can make memories that will not only be great to reminisce about at the wedding but that you will remember for a lifetime.
- Adult Day Camp
If you and your boo or bae (insert lovey-dovey pet name here) are adventurous and active, there are some awesome adult day camps that are insanely fun for men and women alike.
Check out these top adult summer camps and what they have to offer.
Camps offer everything from hiking and kayaking to a beer garden and yoga class. There is something for everyone!
- Music Festival
Hosting your combined bachelor bachelorette party at a music festival would be epic.
Think about it.
Good music, all your friends, food and drinks at your disposal.
No matter where you are or what time of year you can find a music festival that suits you and your partner.
This will also allow for smaller groups to do what they want to do during the day and everyone can have a meeting spot to swap stories and spend some quality time as the sun sets.
- A Scavenger Hunt
Looking for something active and competitive for your joint bachelor bachelorette party?
Split the teams as boys versus girls or however you like and set up a scavenger hunt!
You can plan a traditional scavenger hunt where each team has a list of items they have to bring back, or you can make it a digital scavenger hunt. Take pictures of people, places, and things and collect them all in an album to share at the end of the night.
Another fun twist to the scavenger hunt is to have the bride and groom create clues for the other person that will lead them to each place on the scavenger hunt. Get creative!
Personalized team names and t-shirts are strongly encouraged!
Don’t stop there, though. Get customized phone cases for your gals and pals just to be extra. You can design and print team logos on your phone cases and personalize each case with the owner’s name for extra fun.
- A Sporting Event
If you are a couple that identifies as die-hard baseball, football, hockey, or tennis fans, consider hosting your combined bachelor bachelorette party at a sporting event.
You can purchase bulk tickets for your whole group or even a luxury box if you have the budget. It’s a casual atmosphere to socialize, eat, drink, and cheer!
Consider adding lunch or dinner to the event before or after the event if you want to add a more formal, sit-down activity to the party.
- Bar Crawl
Let’s face it. Bachelor and bachelorette parties are nothing without champagne, martinis, beers, shots, or margaritas.
Get your drink on by hosting your joint bachelor bachelorette party as a bar crawl!
Pick a string of five or six or more bars and map out your bar crawl. You can also get in touch with the bar ahead of time to ask for a private room or some food ordered ahead of time – you’ll need it!
If the bars you have chosen are not within walking or stumbling distance, consider renting a party bus to get you from one bar to another. It’s a ton of fun to dance and party with friends in between bar destinations.
Enjoy, and be safe, please!
- Yacht Party
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would feel like to be a yacht-charting celebrity look into renting a yacht for your bachelor bachelorette party.
As the married couple-to-be you can experience a day of luxury on a yacht with all your closest friends.
Buy yourself a floppy hat, some stylish shades, and don’t forget the sunscreen!
Do your research before renting and see what the alcohol and food situation is. You may be responsible to bring your own or they may charge more to serve you.
Warning – if you or your friends get seasick, invest in some anti-seasickness pills before you board the boat.
- Beach Bash
Keep it simple. The truth is that a good party is all about the people in attendance, If you’re with your best friends and the love of your life, you’re bound to have a blast!
Set up chairs, a bonfire, and a few coolers full of drinks and food and enjoy a day at the beach.
You can bring beach games and party games (Cards Against Humanity, anyone?) and just enjoy the sun and the sand.
If you’re on a budget for this bachelor bachelorette shindig, consider this laid-back approach.
So Let’s Get Planning
Whatever you choose for your joint bachelor bachelorette party, it’s going to be amazing. So enjoy every minute! From planning and invites to the hangover the day after, it’s all part of the experience!
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