Vegas is overrated. There are much better things to spend your money on and cheaper ways to wake up with a headache, wondering what you did last night. If you’re in charge of bachelor operations for a groom-to-be, you can do better.
How, you ask? Well, friend, you’ve got options. Perhaps you already know just what your engaged brochacho would like to do as a last hurrah before married life, but if you’re looking for creative ideas, there has never been a better time to throw a bachelor party. Here are six good suggestions.
1. Take a Road Tour
The open road is a great metaphor for life before the big day. Now’s your chance to indulge in that freedom one last time. Pile the gang in for an epic road trip, or go all-out and rent motorcycles or sports cars and choose your exotic destination. You can add to the fun by making stops along the way or holding a poker run.
2. Have an Outdoor Adventure
This is an excellent choice for the groom who would rather get away from it all than party in Ibiza. Take a day-hike or gather your crew together for a whitewater rafting adventure. Just make sure your fellow groomsmen understand it’s their duty to sacrifice themselves in the name of protecting the man of the hour.
3. Rent a Beach House
What better venue to do some male bonding than at your own lavish beach house? Relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the surf by day. When the sun goes down, keep it chill or head into town to celebrate your buddy’s final days as a single man.
4. Throw Axes at Things
Ax-throwing is all the rage these days, and you can get in on the action. Franchises are opening up all over the country where you can partake in what sounds like a disaster waiting to happen but is actually easy and fun. If you needed extra reason to sign up — or question this decision — many ax-throwing venues offer beer on tap. Beer and axes, what could be better? Did someone order a pizza?
5. Get Box Seats
For the sports fans of the world, there’s nothing better than being right there in the action while your favorite team plays. You can give your pal a real treat with box seats that include a phenomenal view and a spread of tasty morsels. You’ve got time to plan this out, so don’t choose a game his team is expected to lose. No one wants to remember their bachelor party with an L.
6. Keep It Old School With a Barbecue
What’s the reason for all this expensive nonsense? Can’t we just barbecue like men? If this is your dude’s outlook on life, you’re probably well aware of it. There’s nothing wrong with a good-ole’ kickback in the yard. Maybe you can get a little fancy with some upscale fixings or a rented bar, but we all know what really matters is the company.
Ultimately, the best bachelor party is one that shows you know and love your pal — who you will probably hardly ever see again after this. So make sure you dunk him in the pool one time, maybe even with his phone and wallet, just to show you care. It’s man code.
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