By Kayla Garritano

From The Bachelor to the bachelor party! Celebrity couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell celebrated their upcoming marriage with bachelor and bachelorette parties this long weekend. According to UsMagazine.com, the Bachelor alumnae threw a joint party with all of their friends in Las Vegas! A picture shows them poolside with all of their friends on Thursday, October 6, just hanging out and celebrating before the big day.

This celebrity couple did not want to celebrate separately! What are some ways to bring all your friends together before the big day?

Cupid’s Advice:

You don’t need to have a traditional “all girls” bachelorette party or an “all guys” bachelor party. Sometimes, the best way to celebrate your last days of not being married is to celebrate together. Here are some ways to conjoin your celebration:

1. Wedding party field day: Have your wedding party get to know each other a little better by battling it out. Team Bride vs. Team Groom. This will let your party bond over fun activities all while having some friendly competition. Plus, it’s kind of fun seeing your future spouse duel against you.

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2. Vacation: Instead of a “party,” why not take a trip somewhere together? It’s just like a party, except you get to take a couple extra days off and relax for a little bit more. You still get to drink (responsibly, of course), and you get to enjoy each others’ company, while celebrating the same thing.

Related Link: ‘Bachelor’ Celebrity Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss Makes Predictions for Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell’s Nuptials

3. Separate rehearsal dinner: You definitely need a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. The one with your parents and other family members, as well as the wedding party. But what about a dinner for just your friends? Get together with them all and enjoy a dinner. Make some last-minute wedding plans, and organize the aisle situation; who’s walking with who? Just take it easy with your friends before the official events begin.

How have you brought your friends together before you tied the knot? Comment below!