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12/07/2012 09:55:20 AM · #1
I need to plan a Bachelor party for a good friend of mine getting married next year. I'm not allowed take the easy way and go with strippers.

So i need some ideas.

right now I'm thinking we all grab a bunch of 30 packs get blitzed and go hunting for the day, im thinking it would be lots of fun especially since none of us hunt.

in all seriousness, i am clueless on where to go or what to do, so i open myself to the collective genius.

12/07/2012 10:05:06 AM · #2
I went to a few in Atlantic City.
It's best if you get some rooms and spend the night.
I know the A.C. thing is a bit played out but I don't know how many guys or your budget.
You can do a long weekend in Vegas.
A long weekend in Myrtle Beach is cool, you guys play golf?
If you want to keep in close and inexpensive depending on the time of year you can do a Party boat trip (fishing) with a cooler full of good stuff.
You can do a Friday night trip then hit a few bars afterwards.

Just a few ideas.
12/07/2012 10:09:36 AM · #3
Vegas would never fly, for budget and the bride to be. we have quite a few guys, one idea we had was a long weekend in OC Maryland, but long weekends are brutal on our not so young bodies.

we thought about AC and playing poker all night. but i dont know how many people play poker. The groom doesn't play golf.

i also though about renting a bus and brewery hopping throughout PA, DE and NJ but the groom doesn't enjoy good craft beers, he's more of a light beer connoisseur.
12/07/2012 10:16:21 AM · #4
Are you near Area 51? - Go with the hunting idea, but get tanked, grab the shotguns, pile into the back of a pick-up, and go hunting for aliens. Extra points if you nab ET.
12/07/2012 10:25:06 AM · #5
Sit around the table playing solitaire while sipping pink lemonade and weeping together in mourning for the next victim!

Have a prayer vigil! He's gonna need it!

Ever been sport clay shooting? It's like golf with shotguns! So much fun and there are a bunch of clubs/ranges in New Jersey. (Alcohol not recommended prior or during!) Good for a couple hours in an afternoon.

Volunteer as a bunch to help with the Hurricane Sandy clean up! (You might get away with razing a house without informing the owners!)

Go GTL! (Gym Tan Laundry!)


12/07/2012 10:29:11 AM · #6
Chain Saw carving!
12/07/2012 10:31:14 AM · #7
How about white water rafting....I did that at a bachelor party once. What time of year is it going to be??
12/07/2012 10:33:34 AM · #8
Okay, if you're not happy with my alien-hunting suggestion. For Stag Parties here we generally do things like;

- Getting drunk
- Paint balling
- Off-roading (in 4X4's - there are companies who organise that)
- Bowling
- Go-kart racing
- Fishing
- Chartering a boat for the day
12/07/2012 10:33:38 AM · #9
Originally posted by EL-ROI:

Sit around the table playing solitaire while sipping pink lemonade and weeping together in mourning for the next victim!

Have a prayer vigil! He's gonna need it!

Ever been sport clay shooting? It's like golf with shotguns! So much fun and there are a bunch of clubs/ranges in New Jersey. (Alcohol not recommended prior or during!) Good for a couple hours in an afternoon.


Weeping and Prayer Vigil! I second that... LOL!

Sport Clays are always good for an afternoon of fun with guys.

I would also suggest planning something that the groom likes/loves doing that he probably won't get as much chance to do when he's married. For a lot of us, golf, hunting, camping... but who knows. Best of luck.
12/07/2012 10:35:22 AM · #10
Originally posted by TjankMjaster:

I would also suggest planning something that the groom likes/loves doing that he probably won't get as much chance to do when he's married.

I can think of one...
12/07/2012 10:38:36 AM · #11
Originally posted by JH:

Originally posted by TjankMjaster:

I would also suggest planning something that the groom likes/loves doing that he probably won't get as much chance to do when he's married.

I can think of one...


That's not at ALL where I was going with that,.. but alas... <sigh>
12/07/2012 10:45:10 AM · #12
Originally posted by JH:

Originally posted by TjankMjaster:

I would also suggest planning something that the groom likes/loves doing that he probably won't get as much chance to do when he's married.

I can think of one...


im trying not to get myself divorced in the process.
12/07/2012 11:03:24 AM · #13
What types of things does your friend like? I'm a pretty plain and simple person so I can describe what mine and others in my family have had for a party.

Warning, if you are expecting some blasting lewd fun, don't read ahead.

Typically in my family the party occurs in 2 stages:

1: A rented restaurant, bar room, etc. where all of the family and friends meet for a dinner. There are a lot of speeches, jokes, etc. Then, between dinner and dessert and also during, the entire group breaks into separate tables to play poker. Instead of money or chips, raffle tickets are used to wage bets. The raffle tickets are bought $1 each, arm length for $10 (or something like that). After playing poker there are a variety of prizes raffled off. Those with the most tickets from poker obviously have a better chance.

Tickets are sold to each person attending the dinner. The price is set to cover the cost of the dinner (usually a buffet, pizza, etc) and extra money is given to the groom.
The raffle prizes are donated by the best man and other close friends/relatives
All the money gained from the raffle ticket sales goes to help pay for the raffle prizes (maybe) and the rest goes to the groom.

2: After the dinner, the groom usually goes out to a bar or some other social event with the close friends and perhaps a couple relatives for the remainder of the evening. Some people have gone to lewd bars, others to a city (in my area there is New Haven, Hartford, Boston, NYC), some go to a casino.

Pretty simple, boring for those who have been to "wild" parties, but tailor it to the person.

Hope that gives some ideas....
12/07/2012 11:03:50 AM · #14
Honestly - i'm glad to hear you're going to leave the strippers out of it. There's no sense ruining the guys life for him. Strippers are almost never for the groom, it's always the single (or jerks who don't care about cheating) guys that want them. Why have him in an awkward position and have his bride to be hate you? If you're planning it, you're good friends with them. Good job on playing it smart.

For my bachelor party my brother and friends took me out, we played pool, had some drinks and just relaxed listening to music and reciting stories of various indiscretions we had and what they were willing to do/let us do.
For my friends (my best man, i was his) we did similar - pool/alcohol, but the location and season were different, so we also went to a hockey game and dinner beforehand. I got a few t-shirts (one was for the groom and said Groom on both sides of it, the others said "friends don't let friends do stupid things alone" and the rest of us wore them) and several thongs - everybody had to wear one during the first intermission walking around the lobby - one guy wore it over his jeans, the rest of us wore them as helmets/hats. We got a lot of funny looks and one of the guys took a picture on his phone of the groom with a handful of women hugging him while wearing a thong on his head. It was the grooms idea to then send it to his fiancee saying "guess whose underwear are on my head?" to which she immediately replied "Lemme guess, they're Ryan's!" (and she can still have a good laugh over it).

I guess the main thing is to tailor your night out to the groom and bride as to what they are interested in and willing to accept/laugh at later. As for the "no camera" rule - that should only ever be a problem if what you're doing will cause the bride to get mad - which a good best man/groomsman should never really put the groom in that position anyways.

Go out, have fun, shoot some animals, clay discs, or just shoot pictures of each other doing funny things. In 30 years you'll look back on the pictures (or even in 5 years), smile and remember a good time with good friends.

Message edited by author 2012-12-07 11:05:16.
12/07/2012 11:16:38 AM · #15
Go out to a sporting event of his choice?

Semi-seriouisly, I'd avoid anything that mixes booze and guns... REAL bad idea.
12/07/2012 11:38:58 AM · #16
Originally posted by TjankMjaster:


I would also suggest planning something that the groom likes/loves doing that he probably won't get as much chance to do when he's married.

Like photography.
12/07/2012 12:01:55 PM · #17
Originally posted by myqyl:



Semi-seriouisly, I'd avoid anything that mixes booze and guns... REAL bad idea.


Ditto. That's just a good way to wind up with a funeral to go with the wedding.
12/07/2012 12:39:17 PM · #18
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Chain Saw carving!

w00t !
12/07/2012 12:43:12 PM · #19
Originally posted by myqyl:

Go out to a sporting event of his choice?

Semi-seriouisly, I'd avoid anything that mixes booze and guns... REAL bad idea.


dont worry it was a joke. if i'm rational enough to leave out the strippers for my own good, i sure as hell am not going near any weapons!
12/07/2012 12:45:31 PM · #20
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12/07/2012 12:55:45 PM · #21
Go to a big league game as a group. Eat, drink, be merry, enjoy watching the cheerleaders and cheer as a group for the team of the groom's choice. Remember the designated drivers.
12/07/2012 12:59:08 PM · #22
If you up for a long weekend in Toronto, I'd suggest booking into a stadium-view hotel room or two at the Rogers Centre (used to be called Skydome). Find a weekend where an interesting event is happening in the dome. I booked a couple of rooms there not long ago and they're great for parties. There is a guest limit, I forget, 18 or 30 per room. You can even get room service during the game/concert if you enjoy spending three times the price.

Just a short walk away is the Air Canada Centre for hockey, basketball, concerts. I've been in a corporate box complete with private, bartender, and waitress for drinks/food. I don't know how hard it is for a regular mortal to get a box during a hockey game, probably impossible, but they are probably available for other events. Very posh. It's a whole room to itself, nice since you don't have to mix with the riff raff.

Tons of cool bars within a walk, of course.
12/07/2012 01:15:23 PM · #23
Originally posted by HCvE:

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06/28/2013 07:06:44 AM · #24
how dare you hijack my thread with a shameless promotion, be careful where you tread, i know guy who is chomping at the bit to put a hurt on you in a back alley.
06/28/2013 08:55:48 AM · #25
LOL Watch out Mike....You know what happened to the last guy that threatned a spambot...
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