Traditionalists may see it as your last night of ‘freedom.’ Others see it as an excuse to get together with your mates and indulge in a little fun. Wherever you stand, if you or a close friend is set to get married in the near future, a bucks’ party is most certainly in order.
If it’s not really your thing, your bucks’ party doesn’t have to be a messy all-nighter that leaves you with a thumping headache come wedding day. We asked Canberra locals to share their favourite bucks’ party ideas, and the results are in.
In this article, you’ll find three very different bucks’ party venues and activities. So, let’s jump right into it.
What makes an excellent bucks’ party?
The answer to this question really depends on the type of person you are, your interests, and your expectations. But, to help you decide, consider the following:
- Make it memorable. You’ll probably only get married once – which means just one opportunity to host a bucks’ party. So, make it memorable. What can you and your friends do that you’ve never done before? How can you make the most of it?
- Involve everyone. Everyone’s friends and family look different. If you can (and want to) look for an activity that involves everyone – whether that be your 16-year-old nephew or 60-year-old uncle.
- Think about numbers. Are you looking to invite three or thirty people to your bucks’ party? Numbers will have a significant impact on the type of activity you decide on.
- Consider the cost. When it comes to paying for a wedding, every dollar counts. Set a budget for your bucks’ party and stick to it.
The top bucks’ party ideas in Canberra according to you
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Now, let’s introduce fantastic, memorable bucks’ party ideas according to local Canberra residents.
The Delta Force Paintball
For the young and the young at heart, there are few better bucks’ party destinations than the paintball range. After all, nothing quite takes you out of wedding planning mode and into the moment quite like shooting your nearest and dearest with bullets of paint. The Delta Force Paintballing fields are an easy drive from Canberra and offer a range of movie-themed scenarios: Black Hawk Down, Tomb Raider, and Resident Evil, among others. All gear is included – simply show up ready for combat.
BentSpoke Brewing Co.
If you or the groom know a thing or two about a great brew, then why not host your bucks’ party at one of Canberra’s favourite microbreweries? BentSpoke Brewing Co. is an excellent place to get together with friends and family and celebrate the end of single life forever. Experience excellent ales, beers, and ciders and enjoy classic, high-quality pub grub. The lively atmosphere and flowing beer are sure to make the evening one to remember.
GoBananas Party Boat
Looking for a unique bucks’ party idea in the Canberra region? Why not jump on board a party boat with your buddies, cook up a BBQ, and enjoy a little adult entertainment? The team at GoBananas make it easy with their party boat package designed specifically for bucks’ parties. The party boat is BYO drinks, but all food and entertainment are included. How good’s that?
Who did you pick?
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