What comes to mind when you hear the words bachelor party? Not everyone has the same idea of what a this would consist of. The more traditional and stereotypical type may be one that includes the groom and his friends having dancers and alcohol present. This may not be the best choice for a party when your about to get married. Recently these events are taking a different route. The point of the bachelor party is to spend time with your friends, so as long as you accomplish this it doesn't matter what you do, but here are a few suggestions.
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing an activity for the bachelor party. You want to make sure you choose an activity that everyone will enjoy. Second, you may need to think about who is coming, not every activity is appropriate for every age group. You also need to consider where you live and what activities are available for you to participate in. Don't choose an activity that would take you halfway across the country, unless this is something you are willing to take on. The season or weather can play a role in helping you choose an activity also. You can't exactly go water skiing in the middle of winter. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
You may think about going bowling. Most bowling alleys offer bowling, and pool, and some arcade games, food, and beer. You and your friends can get together and have fun bowling or playing pool while enjoying a few beers. This activity is a year round activity that any age would enjoy. Bowling alleys are usually pretty easy to find too. You are still getting time to bond with your friends, and having a good time doing something you wont later regret, which is the whole point.
Maybe you would rather stay in and play some poker. Pick someone's house to go to any play card games like you would in a casino. Advantages to this would be you can set your own amount for the chips or not even play for money at all. You will save money on drinks too. Buying the alcohol from the store and taking it home is much cheaper than buying it in a bar or casino. Having good friends over for good food, games and beer sounds like a winner to me.
If you and your friends are into sports you may want to participate or watch a sporting event. You may choose to get tickets to a game and go watch, or even watch a game at home. You could get tickets to a game and make it a couple weeks before the wedding and make it a weekend getaway. Take all your pals and drive to the city and stay in a hotel and watch the game. If this is not an option for you, you may want to think about getting a game of your own going. You could hang out at someone's house and watch the big game of your choice. Whichever way you choose you'll be having fun with the guys.
Having a coed bachelor party may be another option for you. You could start the evening out separate, and then get together to finish the evening. This option would give the bride and groom time to spend with their own friends, and allow time for everyone to spend time together. This way the bride and grooms friends could get to know each other too so you can plan more activities for everyone to enjoy. Just remember that it doesn't matter what you do, as long as you have fun.