Poker is a classic bachelor party activity.
A bachelor party is a traditional event for the groom and his male friends. The best man usually plans the party since he is often the closest to the groom, but it can be collaboration with a group of friends, or arranged by a party planner. You can plan a bachelor party to fulfill the whims of the groom–he may have something specific in mind, so it is best to ask him what type of party he expects.
Take a Trip
Limos are a luxurious way to travel with the boys.
Hire a professional planner and let the party planner handle all the details of the bachelor party. Fly your guests to a party destination such as Mexico, Las Vegas or Toronto. Rent a limousine and have a rolling bachelor party. Go from a nice restaurant to a nightclub and then land at a nice hotel to recover or continue the festivities.
Adventure Bachelor Parties
Hit the rapids with the boys, but if you are new to white water, go with a guide.
Take the groom to a paintball field to release stress. If it’s a surprise, be kind enough to tell him to wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants. Have the bachelor party jump from a plane at a sky diving facility. Fulfill a fantasy by heading out to a ranch to ride horses and rope cattle. White water rafting or rock climbing are other male bonding experiences to have before walking down the aisle.
Go camping. Pitch tents or rent cabins and enjoy joking and reminiscing around the campfire. Play cards. Set up a table, provide snack foods, alcohol and cigars. Put the table on your deck or in you backyard if you don’t want the smells to linger beyond the night of the party.
Roast the groom. Set up a podium and microphone, and let the guests rip on the man of the hour. Have a college-style night of drinking games. Play quarters, beer pong or up the creek.
Sign up for a trip around a race track. Shoot hoops with the pros, throw a football, attend batting practice, meet golf or tennis pros depending on the groom’s favorite sport.