What to Know When Planning a Party on a Boat

What to Know When Planning a Party on a Boat

Partying on a boat keeps the festivities contained, and it can even keep costs down. As you can bring many of the supplies with you or plan around a single service providing everything you need, there is less stress and effort to coordinate these parties. Here’s everything you need to know to get started with your party planning.

Safety First

Make sure that you discuss with your party the general safety guidelines, such as where to find life vests and how to use them in an emergency. Also, go over with the boat operator or rental service where you can find the appropriate safety flags and flares.

What Is Allowed on the Boat

Alcohol may be allowed on a boat, but depending on the company that you’re renting from, you may be restricted on what you bring onto the vessel. There may be other prohibitions against food, sharp objects, liters, fireworks and more.

Everything comes down to what the owner of the boat wants to permit. You can choose to rent a boat through a party planning service or an official boat rental company. Keep in mind that no one can rent out a boat without the proper licensing.

Know the Laws

If you are not operating the boat, then you can drink alcohol without worry. Drinking while boating is only an issue if you are the one operating the vessel. It’s important to understand that drinking while driving a boat is a crime. It will count as Operating While Intoxicated, or OWI, which is the official term for a DUI. Recent changes in laws make it so that operating a boat while intoxicated may result in your losing your license to drive any vehicle, including your car.

How to Decide When the Party Begins and Ends

Planning bachelorette parties, a “Dirty 30” or just a girl’s night out shouldn’t come with restrictions. But when you’re renting a boat for a party, your service package or planner will need to know a start and end time.

From the time that you book your party, you might want to figure about being on the water for three or four hours. This time frame is usually a good starting point, but discuss it with the other people attending. If your boat party isn’t the only stop that night, you might want to choose a smaller time frame on the boat.

Your boat party will be great as long as you carefully go through safety rules, know the laws, plan ahead and have a start and end time. Keep these tips in mind as you begin planning.

How to Make Your Bachelorette Party Memorable the Right Way

Bachelorette parties are all about the celebration of good things to come. These parties represent a rite of passage for many brides-to-be. As such, they should be memorable. Some of the elements that make such a party memorable – think spa days or comedy clubs – are easy to plan for. What isn’t always easy to plan for is the spirit behind a memorable bachelorette party. If you’ve been tasked with planning a friend or relative’s bachelorette party, you’ll want to plan a party that keeps following three tips in mind. These tips aren’t party specific. Rather, they are tips, that if followed, allow for a stress-free, fun evening regardless of the event’s theme or itinerary. 

Plan for Everyone

Some of your guests like a boisterous affair. Some like quiet chit chat. Because of this, it can be difficult to plan a successful bachelorette party. The trick is to create event time blocks. For example, during the first part of the party, you’ll maybe have dinner or Happy Hour snacks somewhere. You can open the gifts, play your games, and chat over coffee.
 

In the latter part of the evening, those who want to continue cocktail hour can go downtown, while those with kids and early morning obligations can head home if they wish. If you go with this type of plan, then be sure to put an itinerary of events in your invitations. This allows people to plan for the evening ahead of time.

Hire Transportation for the Night

This is a bit of a corollary to the suggestion above. The plain fact of the matter is many bachelorette parties will include alcohol and, in some cases, not enough to eat to counter the effects of the alcohol. This makes it unsafe to drive and opens up party guests to the risk of getting pulled over and getting a DUI/ DWI. Talk about a mood killer.

Hiring transportation for the night can help you avoid the consequences for driving drunk that could ruin the whole evening altogether. You have plenty of options for party transportation. You can go with a company like Uber or Lyft, hire a limo, or even talk some sober friends into providing your party with transportation for the night. 

Less is More

It’s understandable that you may want your bachelorette party to be a knockout. However, when you immerse yourself in this mindset, it’s easy to try to cram a zillion activities into one big, spectacular display of all things bridal. This leads to over-scheduling, which will just exhaust everyone in the end. Remember, the point of this get-together is togetherness and socializing.

Every activity should come second to the connections that everyone invited will make with one another. In this case, less is more. The fewer activities you plan for the party means the more time everyone has to spend socializing and getting to know one another.

The most memorable parties address all of these issues, without seeming like they were a very big deal in the first place.

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Free Bachelorette Party Games

Free Bachelorette Party Games

Every bachelorette party should have fun games that can be played before or during the event.  It helps to  break the ice, get everyone talking and provide plenty of laughs while ensuring it is memorable.  We searched for the best free games on the web so here are the best Free Bachelorette Party Games

  • 21 Questions: Have the groom complete this list of questions and see how many correct the bride can get.
  • DIY Bachelorette Party Drink Spinner: Watch the bride spin to see if she gets a drink of water, wine, beer, shot, mixed drink, or champagne.
  • tud or Dud: Print out some pictures of celebrities and have the guests decide whether they’re studs or duds.
  • Fill Me In Game: 20 questions that have the guests fill in the missing word of the romantic songs.
  • What’s In Your Cell Phone: Each lady scores points for what she has in her cell phone, ranging from the most contacts to a dating app.
  • Stag & Hen | Free Download
  • A bachelorette party MUST, these Lingerie Shower Bingo Cards are a great activity to keep the bride tribe entertained while the bride-to-be is unwrapping gifts.

Wedding Wire also has a ton of free games.  check it out!

 

Celebrating Women

Women’s History Month has got me thinking a lot about women in the media. How many times a day do women think they are fat? I know I have twice today. I just want to day that you are beautiful! Just the way you are.

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