Bachelor Party Ideas: This program will make your day perfect!
Put on a “Team Bride” T-shirt, pack your Prosecco and schnapps and then head off to the pedestrian zone to play a few funny games: most of us have probably experienced a bachelor party like this before. And if everyone is happy with it, there’s nothing wrong with it. Most of the time, however, at least one person – namely the bride – does not enjoy this program that much. It’s a shame, isn’t it? That’s why today we show you 30 bachelorette party ideas for a happy bride. We give JGA ideas for at home and for a weekend trip and reveal who should usually implement all our tips for the perfect bridal shower.
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Who organizes the JGA?
Basically, the best man or maid of honor is responsible for planning the bachelor party or bachelorette party. Are you that? Hooray! But seriously, the organization is a lot of fun, and above all you can actively help shape the program. Be sure to get a few good friends on board who are also taking part in the JGA and distribute the tasks fairly. Tip: Before you start planning, clarify potential dates with the bride and then send an online link to all participants for coordination (e.g. via “Doodle”).
Who pays for the bride?
The costs for the bachelorette party are divided among all participants – the bride herself usually pays nothing. If you are organizing the JGA, then clarify the budget with the bride’s friends in advance (you can also vote on this online). Weekend trips in particular, maybe even with a flight, often cost several hundred euros per person – not everyone can afford that. Depending on the budget, the organizers of the bachelor party either advance the costs or collect money in advance.
30 hen party ideas for a happy bride
A little tip in advance, which also applies to planning a JGA: Communication is key! Surprising the unsuspecting bride with a trip to Lloret de Mar might be funny in theory, but in practice it’s rather stressful for everyone. It is therefore best to ask specifically: What does the bride want? And who should attend the bachelorette party? The best man or best man and friends then take over the detailed planning. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:
- Hike with overnight stay in a hut
- Blind booking: inexpensive last-minute flights with a surprise effect
- Wine tasting at home
- Wellness weekend at the spa
- Cooking or cupcake class
- Bike tour with picnic
- Pole dance class
- Climbing park/high ropes course
- Trip to the casino
- Go to a concert or musical
- Balloon ride at sunset
- pottery class
- knotting macrame
- amusement park visit
- Party boat tour on a river or at sea
- wake boarding
- DIY wedding workshop making wedding decorations
- City rally with questions about the wedding couple
- Wildwater Rafting
- paint ball
- Crime Dinner
- Karaoke party at home
- A weekend on a houseboat
- Museum hopping
- Ballet or opera evening
- open air cinema
- A poetry slam evening
- Make-up course with a professional
- Road trip to the sea
JGA ideas for at home
No stressful round trips, no crowded club or unfriendly waiter and you’re on your own: a bachelorette party at home is perfect for anyone who likes to chill out. Incidentally, this form of JGA has a long tradition in other countries. The “Hen Party”, i.e. the bachelorette party in England, was originally a small celebration in the house of the bride or bride’s parents. Americans also usually celebrate their traditional “bridal shower” at home in a personal setting. Boring? No not at all. At least not if you make a plan beforehand. How about a Netflix evening de luxe including rental popcorn machine and candy bar? Or you roll your own sushi. Or you can treat yourself to a private chef who will cook for you at home. Karaoke is always a fun idea too – you can rent the equipment. Wine tastings can also be organized in your own four walls. Barista courses too. Or you book someone who comes to your house for a manicure or pedicure.
Hen Party: Weekend Getaways You’ll Never Forget
Okay, actually there is nothing better than traveling together with your best friends before the wedding, right? The only problem: someone has to organize the trip and reconcile all interests. And it shouldn’t cost a fortune. As I said: It is best to set the budget beforehand and then see what is possible.
You have a great idea to save money with “Blind Booking”, where you only find out where you are going shortly before you leave. You can book the flight into the unknown from 66 euros per person. Perfect for anyone on a tight budget. In addition, no one can complain because the destination is a surprise for everyone.
Road trips are also a great way to travel in an uncomplicated and spontaneous way. Assuming some of you have your own car. From southern Germany you need less than four hours to Italy. It only takes about five hours from Munich to Vienna, where you can also go out. From Berlin or Hamburg you can drive to the North Sea or the Baltic Sea. You can quickly get to Prague from Leipzig or Dresden. And it doesn’t take long to get to Belgium or France from western Germany. Airbnbs or holiday homes are often relatively cheap for larger groups and are also a good way to save money.
A nice and affordable weekend getaway is also a cabin in the mountains. Depending on the season, you can go hiking, skiing, climbing or maybe swimming in a mountain lake. In the evening you can turn on the music in the hut and cook together.