Re: Bachelor Party


For me, the point of a bachelor party is to abuse the groom-to-be enough, and pour enough alcohol into him, that he winds up telling every one of his friends how much he loves them. If that's not your bag, that's cool. If things work out right, someone will have a new nickname by the end of the night. (My best man became The Wrangler at my bachelor party.

The best bachelor parties I have attended start with a really nice meal at a top notch steakhouse, a lot of drinks, cigars all around, and then a trip to the gentleman's club of your choice. Such things can be calibrated to fit the groom/crowd, ranging from sex-acts-on-stage (too rough for me) to burlesque shows (where you might catch a glimps of a nipple). Add drinks. Lots and lots of drinks.

Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 6:53 PM
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It sounds like Michael is looking for something a bit more tame.

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 6:55 PM
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'Cause steak is crazy, man.

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 6:56 PM
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Do the italics mean he was transformed into a novel or ship, or are you trying to convey the hushed tone affected and knowing glances exchanged when those who dare speak of...The Wrangler...?

Posted by: L. | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 6:57 PM
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Yes, a bit more tame, but grooms ex-roomate seems like he's intent on defying me there. From BW's advice to check metafilter, this one sounds fun:

My plan was authentic Chinese food, indoor go-kart racing, oversized beer mug drinking and a pub crawl...didn't plan the physical altercation with the pathetic middle-age drunks who were assaulting a homeless guy on the street, but it sure was the icing on the cake.

Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 6:58 PM
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only 1 hour from Dallas, if that incites any ideas in any heads.

Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 7:01 PM
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It incites more ideas about wranglers.

Posted by: L. | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 7:02 PM
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L, are you suggesting drunken bull riding? is texas...

Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 7:04 PM
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The italics were because he turned into a ship.

Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 7:36 PM
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Well, Michael, I think it generally does the groom a little good to have his boundaries pushed, so he can then tell the wife-to-be "I tried to stop them, honey, honest, but they made me do it!" Makes for a wild guffaws all around at 4 a.m.

Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 7:38 PM
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Couple of suggestions, all done by friends who are geeky, Catholic, or geeky Catholics:

1) Steakhouse/alcohol soaking/arcade. A number of my friends did the whole Dave & Busters (Chuck E. Cheese for grown ups) thing.

2) Paintballing/steakhouse/alcohol. Maybe not the best idea if you're trying to avoid bruises due to paintballs, but it's fun and doesn't involve naked women.

3) Steakhouse/alcohol/LAN party. Nothing says maturity like playing Warcraft III until 4am.

Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 8:04 PM
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Tonight, one comment solves every problem.

Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 9:30 PM
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it's not that part of texas, fontana.

Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 10:04 PM
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The best one I went to was in Columbus Ohio. A dozen or so of us went to a place that had a basketball court set up for bumper cars. We played some six on six (or four on four?) zooming around in our bumper cars throwing a basketball at the 6 foot hoop and laughing like maniacs.

As I recall, no alcohol was involved, although there might have been a token six-pack.

Posted by: Ted K | Link to this comment | 05-17-05 11:26 PM
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I second either the steakhouse (husband X's party started at Peter Luger in NY, as per my suggestion, before moving on to Scores...) or the great Chinese food. Chinese restaurants always have a back room with a big round table and if you book in advance you can get Peking duck and other tasty foods, like roast sucking pig. Texas, eh? maybe you should have Mexican instead. there must be some great go-kart places. someplace with a mechanical bull? that's good for a laugh. some type of sporting event, like with the good seats and all? or what about drunk mini golf? I guess if you don't even want to go to a strip club then you don't want to drive to Ciudad Juarez and go tyo a Mexican strip club, huh.

Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 05-18-05 4:19 AM
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Is the assumption that devout Catholics don't drink? In my experience this is not the case--Irish and Italians and Poles, all big drinkers. This may be one thing that separates them from evangelicals, and makes them relatively appealing. Though that could be changing as the bright line separating the two groups fades.

Posted by: ac | Link to this comment | 05-18-05 9:10 AM
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Yes; the groom, at least, is not a drinker. He may go wild and crazy and have a couple.

Mechanical bull riding, hm? The full-on honky-tonk. I think I have a pair of tight jeans around here somewhere.

these have all been cool suggestions by the way, thanks.

Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05-18-05 10:00 AM
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