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The Modern Day Bachelor Party
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Oh, how the times have changed.
As soon as the words “bachelor party” escape someone’s lips, what’s the first thing you think of?
Strippers? The movie The Hangover? An actual hangover?
It comes as a big shock to many people that bachelor parties have morphed over the last decade into more sophisticated events. The average age for the groom (and bride, for that matter) has been steadily increasing from 1960. Back in 1960, the average age to settle down was around 23 years old. Now, it’s around 29. That’s a big difference.
With that age difference comes a whole other level of maturity — or at least for most men.
So ladies, don’t panic when your husbands are planning a bachelor party for their unmarried but soon to be married friend.
And gentleman: welcome to the age of the modern bachelor party.
If your friend is getting married and you’ve found yourself with the job duty to plan the bachelor party — hey best men, we’re looking at you — here’s how you do it with style, class, and fun (and don’t worry, your plans are safe with us).
PICK A DATE
Rule Number One of planning the bachelor party: never never NEVER have the bachelor party the night before the wedding.
Better yet, don’t have it even a week before the wedding. You just don’t know what might happen.
Play it safe and pick a date that works for everyone two or three weeks out from the wedding. And make it easy on yourself. No one wants those annoying group text notifications while everyone chimes in when they’re available and when they’re not. Set up a Doodle — sounds stupid, but trust us, you’ll thank us later.
PUT YOURSELF IN THE GROOM’S SHOES
Rule Number Two of planning the bachelor party: It’s not YOUR bachelor party.
While you may want to go skydiving over the Rocky Mountains, your opinion doesn’t really matter. Why? Because it’s not your bachelor party. If the groom would rather go to a kick-ass arcade and conquer ski-ball while stuffing his face with pizza, then that is what you all shall do.
You’re the groom’s best man — you should know what he likes and doesn’t.
SELECT A MISSION
At a loss for what to do? Here are some ideas to get your brain juices flowing:
deep sea fishing
skydiving (totally okay if the groom is into it — just don't get him killed)
private whiskey tasting
and when in doubt: VEGAS
Think about what the groom enjoys, and you’ll be good to go!
PLAN, BUT BE FLEXIBLE
Once you have the date and rough idea of what you all want to do, you’ll have to create a schedule. The best thing to do is to keep it simple. Don’t put exact times unless you have to be exact (like if you have to leave for a boat by 6 a.m. to go fishing).
Make sure everyone knows the schedule — send via email or text to all attendees. It’s a good idea to put all of the things you’ll have to be punctual for on the schedule so:
People don’t forget.
They don’t have a hangover to go fishing/golfing/skydiving.
If the weather is bad and you can’t go golfing, have a back up plan. Cards Against Humanity or hitting up the downtown scene is never a bad idea.
Don’t underestimate the power of playing bartender. Most people at some time have wanted to learn to bartend, and since your friend will be married and have a home with his wife, it’s about time they started pulling their weight with the house parties, don’t you think?
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And ladies, this discount goes for you, too! Whether you’re planning a birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party or if you just want a fun evening, our mixology parties are a great way to celebrate!