Tips for Getting the Most out of a Hatchet Throwing Party

When it comes to hosting parties at public venues, many people plan their celebrations at bowling places or restaurants. However, there’s been a change in recent years. Now, among dozens of new options available, the place that people want to be is at an hatchet throwing party.

Exactly what it sounds like, an axe throwing party involves people throwing axes at specific targets to make the event more exciting and fun at the same time. Because of its unique style and the thrill of the game, it has led many people to start having axe throwing parties in their homes as well. What’s even better is that these kinds of parties aren’t limited to specific events. You can have them for birthdays, bachelorette parties, family or friends get-togethers and so much more.

Of course, throwing axes can be dangerous, but once you learn some of the basics, even a child can easily manage a remarkable score in the game! Some places already have a team of professionals on hand to help customers handle axes and play the game. Plus, some sites also offer public walk-in sessions so newcomers can start practicing and learn the skill.

All of this shows just how popular these axe throwing parties are becoming. Surely you want to experience the excitement for yourself! We want you to have a great time, so here are a few tips that can help you get the most out of an axe throwing party.

Brooklyn Hatchet Throwing Party
Brooklyn Hatchet Party: Photo on Flickr by Yelp Inc / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The number of people

A party is never complete without your friends and family there to enjoy it with you. But at venues that are open to the public, there may be many people already there. Having too many people around can present safety issues.

If the place becomes crowded, there is always the danger of someone getting pushed into the path of an axe. Moreover, constant chatter and moving around can be disturbing for a person concentrating on throwing an axe. One wrong move and they—or someone else—can be seriously injured.

Many such party venues only allow a small number of people to enter their place at once due to the risk factors. It can be as few as six or eight people at a time, so find out how many guests are permitted before inviting anyone to join you.

Brroklyn buries the Hatchet
Brooklyn buries the Hatchet: Photo on Flickr by Yelp Inc / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Axe Throwing Party Timing

Planning a special day to invite your friends or family over for any kind of party isn’t always easy. This is especially true for this type of party.

We have already mentioned how popular the hatchet throwing party event has become. That means venues such as Stumpy’s Hatchet House are flooded with people who can’t get enough of throwing axes. Getting a reservation can be tough. So make sure you have an alternate date in mind, as available days quickly run out. 

A surprise plan

Some hatchet throwing venues allow you to turn the event into something special. They may be willing to provide favors if you want to make the party a surprise for someone. They might arrange have the lights turned down as the person enters, so they are totally surprised when they come back up.

You can contact these places and ask them to help you out. You never know; they might even have a few tricks up their sleeves to make the day even more special.

Brooklyn Axe Throwing
Brooklyn Axe Throwing: Photo on Flickr by Yelp Inc / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Bring disposable cutlery

Hatchet throwing party venues can fulfill your thrill but not your hunger—and we mean that literally. These kinds of places do not have food stalls or bars, so you need to buy your food and drinks beforehand.

Also, if you are bringing food that requires cutlery, make sure you bring disposable ones with you. It might be better to stick with snacks that don’t require any cutlery to eat.

However, it’s best to ask the person in charge of the place before you bring any food over. This way you won’t have to leave your food behind in the car if it’s not allowed.  

Axe throwing technique

Finally, you need to know something about throwing an axe. If you are going to host your own axe throwing party rather than hiring a professional to teach you the ropes, you need to learn how.

Axe Throwing Party
Axe Throwing: Photo on Flickr by Henry Faber / CC BY-NC 2.0

The right grip

First, you need first to know about your grip.

Keep in mind to always keep the axed facing towards the target. Have your thumb behind the handle for more accuracy and make sure the axe is not behind your head when you begin throwing it.

Standing position

The way you stand can also be a significant game-changer in how you score. When you have the axe in hand, make sure always to have your foot forward that is the opposite of your dominant hand.

The next thing is to lean forward when you are planning to throw your axe. It helps in keeping your aim accurate.

Furthermore, keep your hands outstretched in front of you in a straight position just before you start to swing the axe. And don’t forget your eyes should be looking at the same level as the target.

When you swing it

Many axe throwing experts recommend beginners try out throwing a double-handed axe, as it is much easier to throw.

When you are about to swing the axe, keep your hands at the bottom of the axe with the dominant hand above the other. Then you move the shaft behind your head. Hold it back straight so it doesn’t upset your power balance.

About Barbara Raynott

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