Your best bud can’t wait to get hitched but would also like the cliched final night of freedom before tying the knot. As the best man, you’re responsible for planning the bachelor party — and you want to throw a bash for the books. Unfortunately, you have no idea where to start.

Creating a festive atmosphere doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think. The right bachelor party decorations can make all the difference. Cardboard cutouts are especially effective. While they’re often used for bachelorette parties or bridal showers, they are even better for celebrating groomsmen.

Available in an endless array of shapes, sizes, and styles, these bachelor party supplies can reflect all that you love about the future groom. They are incredibly versatile; you can customize them for a raucous night with drinking games and dancers or something more low-key. Keep these bachelor party ideas in mind as you choose the perfect cutouts for your big night.


Groom Big Heads

There’s something truly hilarious about seeing an ordinary person’s face blown out of proportion in the form of a Big Head cutout. Think of this as the ultimate statement piece for a stag party.

While you’re welcome to choose one of the bachelor’s more flattering photos if you’re feeling generous, your bachelor party Big Head will be even more effective if it features the future groom making a funny face.


Bride Big Heads

Why should the groom be the only person subjected to seeing himself in Big Head form? The bride’s face can also be featured as a Big Head. This is the perfect add-on to an otherwise ordinary stag party display featuring party balloons or confetti.

As with the groom, you can either go the flattering, pay respects route — or you can try for laughs by using an image of the bride making a goofy face. Keep both the groom and bride’s personalities in mind as you determine which approach to take. Don’t forget to snag a photo of both the hubby and wifey Big Head cutouts together. 


Life-Sized Groom Cutout

Big Heads are fun, but there’s something to be said for the world of possibility that accompanies full-sized cutouts. These can portray the groom-to-be in a variety of settings and situations. The best bachelor party cutouts will feature highlights from the groom’s carefree days. Choose images and poses that accurately convey his personality and your memories with him thus far. Pose the cutout near bachelor party games such as beer pong — or adorned with accessories that reflect your preferred party theme. 

Life-size cardboard cutout of the groom at a wedding.

Life-Sized Bride Cutout

Feel free to have the beautiful bride accompany the future groom in cutout form. The two cutouts can pose side-by-side, much like they will at the altar. This is the perfect opportunity to incorporate the bride-to-be into the bachelor festivities. Dress her up with a sash or party hats so she can get in on the fun.

Life-size cardboard cutout of a bride.

Photo Selfie Props

Capture special memories from an amazing bachelor party with help from a selfie station. There, even the most camera-shy attendees will be eager to take their picture with cutout photo booth props. These could take many forms, such as picture frames or even life-sized cutouts with the face removed. Everyone from team groom should take at least one selfie during the party. These provide not only wonderful entertainment but also, exceptional bachelor party favors.


Adult Themed Cutouts

With the right cutouts, your bachelor party will quickly go from PG to R or even more scandalous. All you need are a few sultry cutouts to set the tone. These adult cutouts can also be used for a variety of pranks. Consider reserving them for later in the evening — they’ll be most appreciated after a few shots of tequila.

Dancer life-size cardboard cutout.

Meme Madness

Does your friend group primarily interact by exchanging memes? Why not build this into the bachelor party? Search through your chat history to find top memes the future groom has sent or laughed at over the years. Turn these into life-sized or head-in-hole cutouts. You can add the caption or, for an entertaining game, let party guests come up with silly captions of their own.

Classic memes that will instantly get the groom chuckling include:

  • Drake in Hotline Bling
  • Willy Wonka
  • Bad Luck Brian
  • Distracted Boyfriend
  • Sad Keanu
  • Scumbag Steve


Celebrity Callbacks

Pay homage to the groom’s taste in movies with a few cutouts highlighting his favorite celebrities, characters, or quotes. Ideally, these will reference films just as festive as your party. For example, cutouts portraying The Hangover are always welcome, as are images of iconic Superbad characters such as McLovin.

Hardcore sports fans may prefer cutouts featuring their favorite athletes. This is a natural option if, at some point during your party, you end up watching the big game. Show off the quarterback from the bachelor’s favorite football team or a star basketball player the guest of honor adores. Take this concept to the next level by using team colors for napkins, straws, or even shot glasses.


Funny Thought Bubbles

Have your guy friends developed a series of ridiculous inside jokes over the years? Feel free to highlight them within cutout thought bubbles. These can be integrated within a scene of life-sized cutouts or displayed separately. Either way, they work well for a close group of pals — especially if you enjoy ribbing on one another.

If the bachelor party attendees aren’t as closely acquainted, you can still make full use of thought bubble cutouts. Instead of relying on inside jokes, try quotes from favorite movies. These could accompany the celebrity cutouts referenced above. Together, these two types of cutouts work wonderfully for a themed bachelor party.

Bachelor party cardboard cutout with a funny speech bubble.

Amp Up Your Bachelor Party With Cardboard Cutout Standees

If you’re ready to take your bachelor or bachelorette party to the next level, equip yourself with a collection of cardboard cutouts. These could be goofy, sultry, or even tender. No matter which approach you choose, these accessories will make bachelor party planning a cinch.

Why wait to get started? Creating customized cutouts with Cardboard Cutout Standees is easy. Choose high-quality images and upload them as soon as you’re ready. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn more.


  • Jason Frank

    Jason Frank is the Co-Founder and Vice President at Cardboard Cutout Standees. After 25 years of selling factory automation he started the company with one of his college roommates. The company has grown to one of the largest providers of large format custom printed products in the United States. Along with the namesake cardboard cutout standees, they also provide BigHeads, Point of Purchase Displays, Wall Murals, and Wall Decals to a diverse client base across the US and Canada. When not focused on the business, you usually find Jason either on the road biking or our in the woods and fields of western Wisconsin.

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