The Guilt-Free Bachelor Party
From golf and fishing trips to wine and beer tastings, these bachelor party ideas won't have you starting off your marriage in the dog house.
Guys, you’ve found the perfect girl, hopefully asked permission, and gotten the courage to pop the big question, but after the much anticipated yes, the planning, excitement, and madness begins.
While your new fiancé and future mother-in-law buries you in place settings, linens and tulle, you can rest easy knowing your closest friends have one thing covered, the “last hurrah”, the “boys night out”, the infamous bachelor party.
But before you find yourself waking up in the penthouse suite at the Bellagio hotel with Mike Tyson’s prized tiger in the bathroom, ditch the traditional bachelor celebration and opt for a day, night or weekend away that won’t have you starting off your marriage in the dog house.
Listen up best man (and ladies don’t worry), these bachelor party ideas are all about the groom enjoying time before the big plunge with friends and family doing things men love best– eating, sporting, relaxing, and yes, of course, a little drinking.
What is better than starting off with a little healthy competition and man’s greatest pastime, golf? Owenoak International Travel Services, located in Norwalk, CT, is a full service travel company specializing in custom luxury vacations. Best known for planning upscale golf trips, Owenoak will have the groom teeing off at the most exclusive fairways throughout the world. Imagine a par six on a bluff overlooking the ocean in Australia, or fairways surrounded by British charm (goofy plaid pants and hats optional).
Owenoak will arrange travel, accommodations and transportation. If you feel like planning a local pub crawl while staying in Ireland or want to learn how to make an authentic Italian pizza in Italy, Owenoak will help arrange any special interest activities throughout your trip. Every last detail is planned to perfection, so the groom, friends, and family can enjoy a once in a lifetime, stress-free trip.
Looking for something different? How about spending a day or weekend on the open ocean with your first mates on a private chartered fishing boat. Montauk, New York, 125 miles east of New York City, boasts the city’s largest commercial fishing ports. Susie E II Sportfishing offers specialty charters for deep sea and inshore fishing. Equipped with all the amenities, like an extra large cockpit, outdoor seating protected from the sun and rain, large cabins, and an observation deck, Captain Burt Prince will have you reeling in the big boys. Familiar fish swimming the waters near Montauk include tuna, stripped bass, shark, progy sea bass, fluke, cod, and blackfish. Susie E II provides custom tackles, live bait, ice coolers and fish cleaning and bagging. Making it an all day affair? Refreshments and food can be provided upon request.
For the beer lover, you don’t have to travel to Boston or Maine to tour a great New England brewery. Cottrell Brewing Company, located in Pawcatuck, CT, offers tours and tastings. The microbrewery manufactures two craft beers, Old Yankee Ale and Mystic Bridge IPA. Spend the day learning everything about great tasting beer and its signature New England taste.
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, located in Bloomfield, CT, offers Friday Open House the first and third Friday of every month, where visitors can enjoy happy hour, a guided tour, special events and full tastings of its eight year-round beers and four seasonal beers. You can even hold a private event in the brand new visitor center, equipped with four flat screen TV’s, two Xbox 360’s, and an eight tap tasting bar. You could say it’s the ultimate man cave.
Although you may come back with a sunburn from golfing, a faint smell from fishing, or a slight headache from beer tasting, at least you won’t be missing a tooth, your dignity or the groom.