Surviving a party bus in your 30s

If you’re thinking about planning a party bus in your 30s, here are some survival tips.

In my 20s, party buses were probably one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday night. We planned them for birthdays, Halloween, New Year’s Eve – you give us an occasion, we’ll book a party bus.

This past weekend, I went on my first party bus in my 30s, and I loved it! But it was different than my party bus experiences in the past…

  • We stopped at a llama farm because why not?
  • It started at 2pm in the afternoon and ended by 7pm, which is earlier than our buses have even started in the past.
  • There was food on the bus that people actually ate.
  • We stayed at bars that were at least 10-30 minutes outside of the cities – townie bars FTW!

If you’re thinking about planning a party bus in your 30s, here are some survival tips:

Snacks are a must.

Our party bus hosts were super smart and brought sandwiches for everyone – just a pack of that yummy Hawaiian bread with some cheese and deli meat. They tasted delicious after a couple cocktails and kept us from getting super sloppy (we were still a little sloppy…).

Day drinking is your friend.

The party bus picked us up at 2pm and had us dropped off by 7pm. I was in bed by 8:30, and it  was amazing. I felt pretty great on Sunday morning (besides my damn cold).

Don’t forget water.

I forgot water. Huge mistake. Bring a pack of water bottles, and I guarantee everyone will be thanking you for helping them stay hydrated.

Plan your pace.

I decided that the peak of my drunk had to be around 5/5:30 in order to feel OK when I went to bed and wake up hangover free. So I slammed shots before that time, and it ended up working out for me. However, I could see this type of plan backfiring pretty easily.

Non-bar stops can be a blast.

We stopped at a llama farm. Yup, a llama farm was our first stop on a 30th birthday party bus. It was hilarious and super fun! Consider adding a stop that doesn’t have anything to do with drinking to help you pace yourself.

Anyone else love party buses? What are your tips for survival on the moving party bar?

Author: AwkwardVodka

Three Midwestern girls trying to adult, documenting their awkward encounters and providing expert life advice. You're welcome.

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