Wild Bachelor Parties – Hot or Not?

Pinkchic18 By Pinkchic18, 8th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What happens at a bachelor party stays at the bachelor party, right? Traditionally, a bachelor party was a man’s last night of singlehood, and his friends were there to make sure he made the most of it. But are strippers, Vegas, out of control drinking, bar hopping, and other ingredients of a wild bachelor party going the way of the powder blue suit? Are the days of extreme partying over?

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What happens at a bachelor party stays at the bachelor party, right? Traditionally, a bachelor party was a man’s last night of singlehood, and his friends were there to make sure he made the most of it. But are strippers, Vegas, out of control drinking, bar hopping, and other ingredients of a wild bachelor party going the way of the powder blue suit? Are the days of extreme partying over?

Probably not... There will always be those men, or their friends, who feel obligated to have a traditional bachelor party. And by “traditional,” I mean that there is alcohol and scantily-clad women involved. A new trend, however, is taking over and the party of all parties may just be toning itself down and becoming a tad more mature.

Maturing Men

There is a very simple reason behind this: most men are marrying at an older age. They have already been through the bar scene and staying up all night phase. Instead of mourning the loss of their wild bachelorhood, they are simply out for a celebration with their friends.

The choice of activities is changing to reflect this shift in thinking. For instance, instead of planning a night at a strip club, many men are planning a weekend rafting or kayaking trip. It is no longer a foregone conclusion that a bachelor party is going to be a night of debauchery, followed by a hellacious hangover. Now the wedding planning is taking a classy turn.

Weekend Trips

There is another trend, however, that uses the concept of a weekend get-away with the guys and infuses it with traditional bachelor party ideals. More men are making their bachelor parties into two or three day affairs. Las Vegas remains a very popular choice for bachelor parties, and Canadian cities Montreal and Toronto, are gaining quite a following.

Adrenaline-Packed Memories

During the day, there are usually adrenaline-packed activities, such as bungee jumping, car racing, scuba diving, surfing, white water rafting, and more. They leave the unique bridal shower favors and games behind to get out and get the adrenaline flowing. Attending sporting events is also very popular. At night, shows, dinner, and drinking become the favored activities.

The reasons behind either kind of weekend party are similar: men want to spend more time with their friends. With a career (the average marrying age for men is now 29, so many have work obligations) and a family, he won’t have as much time to indulge in watching sports, drinking beer, or doing things with the boys. The bachelor party weekend is seen as a way to do this before getting married.

Laid Back Fun

Bachelor parties on a budget are also on the rise as groomsmen don’t want to go into debt hiring women to jump out of cakes. Instead, we’re seeing more people staying in for pizza and beer, poker, or barbeques. Many men also go to sports bars for the big game, drink beer, and have greasy fried foods with their friends.

A round of golf, a local baseball game, a day at the beach, or a day of sailing or boating are also great ideas if jetting to Vegas isn’t an option. Whether they’re going for the weekend or for the evening, boys just want to have fun. The trend is towards a good time with the guys.

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Bachelor, Bachelor Party, Bachelor Party Ideas, Bachelors, Throwing A Bachelor Party

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I'm a fashionista with a passion for style. I love bright colors and new trends. Other things I enjoy are creative weddings, events, and other fun stuff.

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author avatar Humza
16th Jan 2011 (#)

nice share pinkchick
thnx :)

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