Photo Credit: Caroline Studios

Photo Credit: Caroline Studios

Co-ed wedding events, like Jack and Jill showers, are becoming more popular. Many couples do not feel the need to “mourn” their singledom by going out with a “BANG” in a wild trip to Vegas. Brides and grooms are planning combined bachelor and bachelorette parties so everyone can share in the fun. Read on for a few ideas of what you, your fiance, and all your friends can do together!

Here are a few party ideas for the couples planning combined parties:

Grab some sunscreen and your yellow polka dot bikini for a beach getaway. Book a party boat to spend the day in the sun with your fiancé and your closest friends.

If some friends are from out of state, rent a large house and spend the weekend hosting a backyard BBQ by the pool and do a little site seeing. The Liney Moon, located in Dripping Springs, has the Steller House that can fit 24 people. Bonus: They just finished installing their inground swimming pool!

Spend the day being chauffeured around visiting various wineries for wine tastings (can also be applied to distilleries or breweries). Discover Texas Wine Tours can set your celebrating group up with multiple tours to a few different wineries for a day of sophisticated fun! A perfect way to end the day is with a big family style dinner.

If you have a large group of sports fans, spend the day at your favorite arena or field cheering on your favorite sports team! Turn the game into an all-day event by tailgating beforehand.

To try something completely different, book a weekend trip away to have a new experience. Look into renting out a cabin at a ski lodge in Colorado for a mini winter retreat.

Photo Credit: Smith Kyle Photography 

Photo Credit: Smith Kyle Photography 

Combined parties are nice in the respect that groomsmen and bridesmaids get a chance to know each other if they do not already. This way when it comes to the wedding weekend, everyone already knows who the person they are walking down the aisle with instead of meeting them at the rehearsal (if there even is a rehearsal).

If you choose a weekend getaway but want to have some time with just the girls, separate a night so the girls can have girl time and the guys can do guys things. Suggest the bridal party head to the spa for the day followed by dinner while the guys can spend the day golfing and in the evening, have a few drinks at a bar.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Guidry Photography

Photo Credit: Caitlin Guidry Photography

If combined parties are good enough for celebs like Bachelor famous Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, they are good enough for you! And really, why not make it one big party? Would you plan a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party or have you? If you did, how did it turn out?