Bachelor Parties

When most people think of bachelor parties, they think of wild, crazy nights barhopping and partying. But before you upset your fiancée, there are several, more innocent options for partying with the guys.

The tradition of the bachelor party, or stag party, originates from the Romans where the groom-to-be was honored with a dinner and other scandalous activities. But most of all, it was a time for the groom to spend with his friends bonding and celebrating the last night of his “freedom.” Traditionally, bachelor parties were celebrated on the eve of the wedding. Considering that this is the most important day of your life, consider planning the party days, weeks or even months beforehand.

For decades, bachelor parties have been celebrated on one evening, but now the growing trend is celebrating over the course of a few days or a weekend getaway.

The latest trends in bachelor parties seem to focus around fun activities. Some popular choices for bachelor parties are whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, paintballing, hiking, sailing, and mountain climbing.

Planning a weekend bachelor party with the guys? Some popular destinations to consider are golf resorts, western horse ranches, tennis resorts, and camp grounds.