Bachelor Party Ideas
The term "bachelor party" conjures up images of
unsavory behavior and embarrassing photos, but it isn't written
in stone that the event must involve gallons of booze, strippers
and a trashed hotel room. Plenty of additional options present
themselves for the groom who may not desire a night of debauchery
(one would hope he'd gotten it out of his system at this point,
Here are a few things to remember when planning the bachelor
-The responsibility for planning the event and inviting attendees
falls to the best man.
-Holding the event immediately before the wedding day is
a bad idea, especially if there will be excessive drinking
-Don't forget to designate a driver or hire a chauffeur if
you plan to party-hop from one location to the next. Send
inebriated attendees home in cabs, if necessary.
-Invite guests several weeks ahead of time to ensure that
the groom's closest friends will all be able to attend.
-While the best man is responsible for planning the event,
the total cost should be divided among the guests (except
for the groom, of course).
Here are some innovative bachelor party ideas to consider:
White water rafting, skydiving and rock climbing all pack
a powerful adrenaline rush for the groom-to-be -- perfect
for banishing the pre-wedding jitters. Keep in mind, though,
that this type of adventure may prove too extreme or expensive
for some potential guests.
Fantasy basketball or baseball camp is a great idea for the
sports fan. If that isn't in the budget, consider buying tickets
to a big game instead.
Get in Touch with Nature
A camping trip provides the perfect male-bonding experience.
Don't forget the marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate
Rock and Roll
Find out if any of the groom's favorite bands will be in
town around the date of the wedding. He'll be thrilled when
you surprise him with the tickets.
Back to the Beach
If all the guys pitch in, you may be able to rent a house
on the beach for a night or two. If this proves too expensive,
make a day of it. Pack plenty of food, beverages, frisbees
and volleyballs for a carefree day of fun in the sun. (Don't
forget the sunblock -- you don't want the groom and his attendants
to be peeling on the day of the wedding.)