Bachelor Party Ideas
March 20, 2011 5:26 PM   Subscribe

20 guys in a house for a weekend. I need non-strippery ideas for a bachelor party. Please help.

So far we've got:
-whiskey tasting
-video games
-rented Segway to mess around with

Any other ideas? We're trying to stay in the house all weekend. I'd love to bring in some experts to teach us various cool/manly things, but so far the whiskey tasting is the only one on the books. Other than that, fun, easy-to-pull-off activities would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
posted by malhouse to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Slip and slides can be the best/worst idea around when there is alcohol involved.

You could also rent one of those inflatable jumpers.
posted by mungaman at 5:35 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Rent a popcorn machine.
Big screen television and some four-person games to play.
Hire a bartender to teach a little mixology.
Stacks of the worst "niche" pornography you can find: plump women, old ladies, scat...and mix them in with some "tasteful" lad-mags like Maxim, Playboy, and Esquire.
posted by ColdChef at 5:41 PM on March 20, 2011

- Water balloon & super soaker fights
- Beer pong
- Poker
- Repair / upgrade the groom's car
- Karaoke
- Horseshoes
- Dominoes (the game, not the pizza)
- Darts
posted by AMSBoethius at 5:41 PM on March 20, 2011

After the whiskey tasting I think you should all choreograph a dance, perform it and upload it to YouTube. And then link to it here.
posted by iconomy at 5:43 PM on March 20, 2011 [7 favorites]

I agree with iconomy. In the most manliest fashion.
posted by DeltaForce at 5:45 PM on March 20, 2011

Have you seen this previous thread?
posted by Orinda at 5:49 PM on March 20, 2011

Also: the best bachelor parties I've been to (and the best I've thrown) were unstructured, random affairs, with copious amounts of games, booze, smokes, pornography, sports equipment, fishing gear, steaks, chips, candy, and did I mention booze? Don't try to plan it out like a five year old's birthday party, provide the vices and let guys decide what they want to do.
posted by ColdChef at 5:51 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

Super Soaker fights! Yes! Yes! Also: nighttime "Capture the Flag."
posted by ColdChef at 5:52 PM on March 20, 2011

Oh, for the grill, get meats that you can't screw up: beef, sausages, burgers. Don't mess with chicken. Too easy to make people sick.
posted by ColdChef at 5:54 PM on March 20, 2011

I can't believe nobody's mentioned card games. With or without gambling, your favourite card game is a sure-fire way to socialise loudly and offensively.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:00 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

What city? Find a sporting event to go -- basketball, hockey. Hell, even boxing. Rent a small bus to get you all there and back safely, so you can drink enormously and not have to worry.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:55 PM on March 20, 2011

You guys WILL need some down time. Rent a few awesome manly movies.
Fight Club, Brave heart, Snatch, etc? Good to have on the TV while people slowly wake up and chill out while hung over- eating breakfast....
posted by beccaj at 6:56 PM on March 20, 2011

20 people over a day and a half can have a tournament of "some 2 hour game." Canasta, Halo 3, pushups, maybe two disparate tournaments run simultaneously: Poker & Drawing-pictures-of-people-playing-poker.
posted by rhizome at 6:57 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

At my bachelor party we had a Turducken and it was the most amazing thing ever.. We also played Texas hold-em and Cee-lo in the bed of a pickup truck. It was a lot of fun..
posted by Glendale at 7:38 PM on March 20, 2011

Play Werewolf. It's a fun and engaging game just right for twenty people. No stripping required!
posted by Orchestra at 12:07 AM on March 21, 2011

Whiskey tasting and poker tournament?
posted by emd3737 at 4:06 AM on March 21, 2011

Casino night? I'm pretty sure you can contract with companies that will bring in dealers and everything.
posted by jquinby at 7:07 AM on March 21, 2011

Have one of those guys show up with a trailed-made-from-a-barrel to do a pig roast. You can eat the leftovers the next days as sammiches.

If you can get sober, do a day trip hike somewhere: split into two groups and race to collect geocaches in the area, or do a scavenger hunt.

Have a fire at night and drink beer and pee in the woods and tell the bachelor how awesome married life is (because it is) and reminisce about guys who have taught you lessons.

And make sure you don't run out of beer.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:41 AM on March 21, 2011

Paintball or Laser Tag is something my friend mentioned a few weeks ago as something they had for a bachelor party.
posted by yeloson at 9:49 AM on March 21, 2011

posted by hamandcheese at 10:01 AM on March 21, 2011

Nerf guns and ball hockey.
posted by WeekendJen at 1:21 PM on March 21, 2011

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