As a bachelor party host, you have a lot on your plate when it comes to making sure that everyone involved, including the bachelor, has a great time during the festivities. Here are a few things you can do to ensure success at the party while reducing your overall workload:
Plan a Potluck
Everyone is bound to get hungry during all the shenanigans that are going on at the bachelor party, so consider planning a potluck so you don't have to do all the legwork of planning and prepping a meal. And you won't have to spend an arm and a leg on a caterer, which means you'll have more money available for things like entertainment and alcohol. Create a master list of dishes, like pigs in a blanket and bacon-wrapped mushrooms, that you think everyone will enjoy. Then, ask each guest to choose something from the list to bring until every dish is spoken for. You'll ensure stomach satisfaction for everyone during the party, and you won't work yourself too much making it happen.
Have a Talent Contest
Another thing you can do to make sure everyone has a great time at the bachelor party without emptying your wallet or putting pressure on your workload is have a talent contest during the festivities. Go ahead and hire a performer or two of your choosing, and maybe recruit someone to perform music live, but cut your expenses and let the guests entertain each other for at least a portion of the night.
Whether it's a pair of movie tickets or a hundred dollars, offer a prize for the winner to encourage guests to participate. Have them sign up with their acts before the party so you can figure out what will likely play out well, and what you may want to cut from the lineup of acts. This will help ensure that the entertainment remains engaging and all in good fun.
Line up Liquor Delivery
While you may be able to estimate how much liquor will be needed for the bachelor party, it could be disastrous to run out for some reason before the festivities are over. Guests may try to drive to the store for more alcohol after they've already been drinking, or fights may even break out over the last sip of vodka or can of beer. Luckily, you can avoid running out of alcohol by lining up a liquor delivery service, such as Liquor Boy, that can be called if and when signs of running out at the party surface.
Call around and find a service provider who is willing to be on-call during the hours of your bachelor party, give them a list of the types of liquor you'll want if you need to place an emergency order so they'll be prepared if you call, and put the company's phone number on your speed dial list. You'll be all set!