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12 Bachelor Party Ideas For A Legendary Time

It only comes once in your life! Hopefully... Raise a glass of Tullamore D.E.W. at your bachelor party to all the joys ahead.

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1. Embark on a Grail Quest.

Create a "grail quest" for the bachelor party to earn a trophy the groom can cherish or destroy. If he's a sportsman, then fishing or hunting is a solid choice — he'll have the memories and the mount. If not, keep an eye out for a funny tchotchke during your night on the town. The goal is to walk away with something that's a symbol of the good times.

2. Get off the grid.


A bachelor party is a unique time when your best friends converge. Spend it together, not on your cell phones. Camping trips are a great way to escape service, or you can just institute a no-phone rule. After all, it's best if there's no photo evidence...

3. Let out your wild side.

Get in touch with your primal nature and venture into the great outdoors. Whether it's a day hike or a 100-mile rafting trip, getting out of town and getting in touch with natural man is a great way to clear your head and have a good time. The world is a beautiful place. The bachelor party is an excellent chance to explore it.

4. Bring the competition.

A little bit of sport never hurt anybody. It's a great way to up the ante, especially if the groom has a competitive streak. What's his sport? Pool? Poker? Paintball? Or maybe he's a diehard fan — what can you get tickets for?

5. Return to his roots.


Does your groom have a favorite pastime from childhood or college? Incorporate that into the party. Video games, a much-loved side game (assassin, anyone?), or even a good ol' fashioned game of 21. There's nothing quite like a throwback.

8. Troll the groom.

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It's your duty to slightly humiliate the big man, within reason. Hiring an unexpected male performer? Retelling his embarrassing college escapades? Sounds about right. But be sure you also let him know you're proud he's landed a woman far beyond him in intellect and looks!

9. Be stranger than fiction.

Turn to his favorite movie or book for event inspiration. How about taking a Vegas road trip, Fear and Loathing-style? Or sign up for a ranching weekend to live out those Western dreams. Or perhaps he's more of a Rocky type...

10. Take time to appreciate good company.

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A great bachelor party is not great because things get out of hand; it's great because you see your boys and celebrate your years of friendship. Don't plan it all out. So long as there's a story being told and beverages on ice, it's going to be a good time.

12. Lastly: toast history.

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Bachelor parties began with Spartan soldiers feasting the night before a compatriot's wedding, toasting the exploits of the past, the joys of the present, and well-wishes for the future. You should do the same — it's really the thing that matters most.