Bachelor Parties of All Varieties

Last month, I had the privilege of celebrating two bachelor parties, and I thought that a bachelor party blog post was warranted. Bachelor parties, at least in the US, usually consists of a trip to Las Vegas, lots of alcohol, a strip club or two, and other rowdy activities. But, let’s for a moment step back and consider other options for a bachelor party, which in the end is time a groom can spend with his “bros.” I may get a lot of flak from the guys about this post, but I think its worth considering, if you’re a groom, that a bachelor party isn’t always about booz and booty.

Las Vegas at Night

A view of Las Vegas from Ghostbar at the Palms Casino

To me, a bachelor party is about spending quality time with your closest guy friends. That can be done in any venue or activity. Perhaps, like a common place that the group shared together. Take for instance one of the bachelor parties I attended this past month. The group of guys all went to college together, so we revisited/relived some of those college days by spending time in the city we all got to know each other in. Activities included ATVing, camping, bar hopping, and visiting the campus. Geeks? Maybe, but the time was well spent, catching up with old friends, reminiscing about the places we once knew, and the memories we all shared.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park, UT

Another bachelor party I attended included a day hike through Zion National Park in Utah, a 2.5 hour drive NE of Las Vegas, NV. I think anyone of the guys on that trip would agree, whether they were the party types or the laid back types, that exploring the canyons at Zion was well worth the trip and time well spent.

As for me, yes, I am the laid back type. When it came time for my bachelor party, I asked that we do a chill party at the beach. Nothing outrageous, just a good time at the beach with my best friends. Who could ask for anything more?

Be creative, try something different, we don’t all have to fall into the bachelor party stereotype. Outdoor activities are some of the best ways to celebrate a man’s last days as a bachelor.

Gentlemen, what does a bachelor party mean to you? Share your alternative bachelor party ideas below in the comments section.

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5 Responses to Bachelor Parties of All Varieties

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  2. Chantal says:

    These are great ideas for a bachelor party and I think Zion is the most place in the world. Most bachelor parties I have heard about have consisted of a few nights about town with lots of drinking. Some other unique ideas I have heard are a scuba diving adventue, RVing, dirt bike riding, paintballing and lots of other activities which are all fun adventures for a group of guy friends.

  3. Scott says:

    @Chantal, those are some great ideas. I especially like the scuba diving adventure, or even a hiking adventure. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Nicki @ GMP says:

    Great advice really, it’s about personalising it to what you enjoy doing with your mates and not doing what you feel pressurised to do as it is the norm!

  5. Aliza says:

    I’m a groomsmaid in an upcoming wedding, and the bachelor party is going to Dave & Buster’s. When I was in Atlantic City for a bachelorette party (the bachelor party was also there), there were a ton of bachelor parties that we ran into (including our own). I think some guys were there for the gambling and booze, but not the strip clubs. Apparently that’s part of where Dirty Jerz gets its nickname…

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