What to do at a joint bachelor/bachelorette party?
August 24, 2009 5:34 PM   Subscribe

What activities or games would be good for a joint bachelor/ bachelorette party?

My friends and I are taking two of our friends, an engaged couple, to the beach for a joint bachelor/bachelorette party. We'll be there for about three days and have rented two houses. We're all in our mid-20s to mid-30 and most of us know each other fairly well (there are some people who don't.) We're trying to come up with fun ideas--activites, games, whatever--that will make the purpose of the weekend clear, in addition to just hanging out and doing regular beach things.

So far we've thought of some sort of scavenger hunt, poker, karaoke...

Any ideas?
posted by tacoma1 to Human Relations (7 answers total)
one fun "engaged people!" game is that you get each couple to sit back to back and give each one a pair of one his shoe, one her shoe. Then you ask questions with answers either him/her as the answer. They raise the shoe that corresponds to the person to answer the question. To hilarious results, apparently.
posted by titanium_geek at 6:43 PM on August 24, 2009

How many people will be there, all total?
posted by metalheart at 6:52 PM on August 24, 2009

Avoid spin the bottle or other sex games.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:45 PM on August 24, 2009

Stay gender-segregated for part of the party. Think boys' and girls' cabins at camp. Your goal is to out-party the opposite sex and generally ratchet up the sexual tension, call out to each other, make fools of yourselves trying to be sexy, mild pranks involving shaving cream, etc. Then at some point, you will get together and it will be sooooo good.
posted by kathrineg at 10:51 PM on August 24, 2009

And yeah, avoid the pornographic and keep it PG-13.
posted by kathrineg at 10:51 PM on August 24, 2009

In all there will be a little over ten people there, so not that many. "Ratcheting up the sexual tension" probably won't work for this group since everyone's either in relationships or not interested in dating (or hooking up with) anyone else who'll be there. All in all it's a pretty platonic group. I'm thinking more fun and silly and even rowdy, but not sexual, as the overall mood.

Titanium: I'm interested in this shoe game but I don't really get it. What kinds of questions do you ask?...
posted by tacoma1 at 9:12 PM on August 26, 2009

tacoma1 things like "who would take longest getting ready for the wedding" "who will have the more elaborate hair do?" "who is going to be running late?" "who is the most fussy with breakfast foods?"
posted by titanium_geek at 6:42 PM on August 31, 2009

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