Unfortunately, so many exciting things are on hold right now – and one of those things has been weddings. By this point, we’ve all heard a story or two about a couple who had to postpone their wedding or have it virtually. Grooms who were looking forward to the last hurrah with the guys have had to adapt to the circumstances by tweaking their plans for bachelor parties. Since we know how hard it is to flex those creative juices after being stuck inside all day, Visit South Jersey has got you covered with fun ideas for men planning bachelor parties, all of course while following the current New Jersey social distancing guidelines.
1. Beer Crawl
For those who had a bar crawl in mind for their bachelor party, that option is still on the table, because many local breweries are offering pickup and delivery options. Check out our full list here. According to Governor Murphy’s latest update, up to 25 people can gather outdoors (social distancing applies), which means the groom and groomsmen can grab their favorite South Jersey beer and set up drinking stations in a backyard that mimics a traditional bar crawl. Aren’t quite comfortable gathering in-person yet? No problem – you can do this bachelor party activity from the comfort of your own home by setting up a video call with the groomsmen.
Golf courses were one of the first non-restaurant businesses allowed to reopen. There are social distancing and tee time guidelines to follow, but that’s a small price to pay for having a viable bachelor party option available. Westwood Golf Club, Ramblewood Country Club, and Valleybrook Country Club are just some of the many options available.
This option is relaxing, practical, and fulfilling. Grooms-to-be can take solace in the fact that not much needs to be changed in order to go fishing for a bachelor party. Parks are open right now under the current state orders. It would be easy for each guy to load up their tackle box, pack a lunch, and spend the day outside. Social distancing still needs to be observed, but this option is as low-maintenance as it gets.
Depending on each participants’ comfortability, there are two ways to go out about camping for a bachelor party right now. For low-risk individuals, going camping at an actual campground is a reality right now, since the number of people allowed to gather outdoors has increased. Each person brings their own tent, uses their own supplies, and gets to spend the weekend away with friends. The other option is virtually camping at home. Set up camp in the backyard and take advantage of home WIFI to get a video call going with everyone.
5. Obstacle Course
Similar to the aforementioned camping, planning an outing at an obstacle course requires a virtual, backyard twist. No one has the budget to build realistic, Ninja Warrior-level obstacles, but that makes things more entertaining. Every person in the wedding party builds an obstacle course with household items in their backyard or even inside. Video chat capabilities offer the opportunity to reveal everyone’s athletic ability (or lack thereof)!