Weddings are a time for new chapters – when people come together, celebrate the simple joy of being with the people that matter most and get ultra-creative on the dancefloor. Come to think of it, weddings are rather like New Year’s Eve? Both events mark the start of something new, while still prompting everyone to reflect on the moments and experiences leading up to that time.
In the spirit of all things good, why not combine both into one epic celebration? Overwhelmed by the excitement of releasing this new possibility, we caught up with our friends at Wicked Bucks to discuss exactly what would be involved and how we could bring this to life.
As usual, the Wicked Bucks team was absolutely overflowing with ideas, tips and tricks to help us. In fact, they even put together a handy guide that outlines exactly what you need to know to ensure your New Year’s Bucks Party is absolutely unforgettable. With these simple 4 steps, you’re on your way to organising a party that will go down in history as one to remember.
Being the most popular time of year to travel, it’s important to get in early to secure the perfect accommodation for you and the crew. According to the Wicked crew, the two biggest considerations when booking somewhere is to consider location and facilities.
Location is particularly important when it comes to a New Year’s Bucks Party as you’ll want to be close enough to the action that you can easily reach everything, yet far enough away that you can still enjoy some peace and quiet if you need to recharge your batteries.
Knowing what facilities you need for your New Year’s Bucks Party really comes down to how many people you’re inviting on the trip and how you’re planning on using the accommodation. If you’ve got a big group and the intention is to have a house party, you’ll want to splurge a little to get a place that comes with all the facilities for a super comfortable stay. We’re talking about a full-kitchen, spacious living area, generous balcony and the added niceties of a pool or spa.
If you’re planning on spending most of your time at parties and exploring the region, you may want to consider going for something with a few less facilities to ensure you’ve got some extra cash to throw around during the day. If you are opting for something a little more simple, just ensure that you’ve got enough facilities to keep everyone in the group super comfortable.
No matter where you choose to celebrate your bucks party over New Years, there is really no shortage of activities, attractions and events on offer. In fact, it’s probably the busiest time of year in most people’s social lives! Just like accommodation, it’s important to consider exactly what everyone in the group is comfortable doing and then find something that ticks everyone’s boxes.
But in saying that, the most important person to keep happy is obviously the groom to be! When it comes to showing him just how much he means to you, some of the top activity suggestions from Wicked Bucks included a private adult show, in-room poker tournaments, a boat party, or a pub crawl. Remember to keep in mind that many venues will host private events on New Year’s so you’ll need to get prepared by booking tickets ahead of time. If you’d like any information about the hottest, must-visit events in your destination of choice, feel free to reach out to the Wicked Bucks team for more information.
While bucks’ parties are go, go, go nearly all the time, it’s important to have some down time scheduled in order to ensure you can recharge your batteries and keep up the pace for the entire trip. The nature of heading away for New Year’s Eve is that there’s likely to be plenty of big nights, limited sleep and late-night antics. While it’s all well and good at the time, it’s all too easy to run out of steam before you know what’s even happening.
The simplest and most enjoyable way to keep going is to find time to relax and just enjoy the simple beauty of being in each other’s company. For some, that may mean booking in a slower paced activity such as a boat cruise or just leaving an afternoon unscheduled and allowing the partygoers to make up their own minds about how to spend their time. Another great tip is not to schedule anything too early in the morning. Even if you’re an early riser, it’s likely that you’ll be greeted with a few sore heads wanting to sleep off the night before.
A Bucks Party on New Year’s is really a once in a lifetime experience for your buddy. He’s not only celebrating the fact that he will have a beautiful partner by his side for the rest of his life, but he’s also making a toast to the people that helped him get to where he is in life right now – aka you!
To show him just how much you’ve enjoyed the ride so far and how much he means to you all, don’t be afraid to splurge a little and shower him in the attention that he secretly wants. When you add New Year’s into the mix, the options to celebrate your buddy are really endless so be sure to do your research and organise a line-up that will go down in history as a celebration to remember.
When it comes time to plan a buck’s party, whether it’s for yourself or your buddy, be sure to reach out to the Wicked Bucks team. These professional party planners have a stack of experience in the space and know exactly what it takes to plan the ultimate party.