Bowling Over the Bride (or Groom) To-Be: 3 Creative Bachelor or Bachelorette Party Ideas

The COVID-19 pandemic caused hundreds of thousands of couples to postpone, cancel, or scale-down their weddings, which meant that for many brides and grooms, they missed out on one of the most fun trappings of American wedding culture: The bachelor or bachelorette party! Fortunately, more and more people are getting vaccinated every day, and the light at the end of the tunnel is clearly visible. What better way to pass the remaining days of the pandemic than by planning a bachelor/ette party? Whether you missed out before your wedding, or are finally able to start planning again, these ideas are sure to result in some unforgettable memories with your closest friends. 

Creative Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bowling Bachelor Parties

Bowling is the perfect activity for a bachelor party or as the kick-off to a whole weekend of celebration. It’s fun (regardless of how good you are), there’s plenty of great food and drinks right on site at our 11th Frame Bar & Grill, and you can even kick the party up a notch with cosmic bowling. 

Check out our adult party packages and book online for an easy, stress-free party planning experience. After all, wedding planning is stressful enough! We make it easy… And beer by the pitcher doesn’t hurt, either. In addition to the standard beer and pizza, we also offer a full bar, weekly drink specials, and a full menu of grill items and appetizers. You can even keep the party going after bowling by moving to our bar area featuring pool, darts, and a juke box. 

One Last Wild Weekend

Bachelorette and bachelor parties are known to be wild, so why not go really wild with a camping trip? There are plenty of beautiful places to camp in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, ranging from primitive camping (for the hardcore outdoors enthusiasts) to what can only be described as “glamping.” Check out the best places to camp in Indiana and find the one that fits your group best. Remember to make a reservation early, as some parks and recreation areas are extremely popular and book up months in advance.  

A Stag Staycation or Hometown Hen Party

While Las Vegas and other “party towns” are classic bachelor weekend destinations, you don’t have to hop on a plane to have an awesome pre-nuptial party with your best friends. If you’re working with a budget, or simply don’t want a wild and crazy experience, there are plenty of fun things to do right here in Richmond! Book a hotel room or AirBnB and create your own “staycation” of local activities. Our town has plenty to offer for foodies, art nerds, history buffs, antiquers, car lovers, golfers, and outdoor adventurers.