Let’s face it, as much as the bachelor party is supposed to be about the bachelor, the evening can very quickly go down the drain if everybody isn’t happy. With that said, there’s a way to satiate the needs and wants of both the man-of-the-hour and his party-goers.
Look through this collection of tips and ideas and there’s no doubt you’ll be able to keep the entire party happy, entertained, and touting it as the “best bachelor party ever!”
Appeasing the Bachelor
What will ruin a bachelor party? We’ll tell you – it’s an angry bachelor. True, it’s fun to publicly embarrass the groom-to-be to some degree, but when things get carried too far, you could find yourself less one friend.
There’s a fine line between picking on your buddy and outright humiliating him at his bachelor party. We’ve seen it all – guys dressed up like women carrying around blow-up dolls or being dragged around on a leash… some grooms love it! It’s that one last hurrah so why not? But other guys… well, let’s just say that that isn’t their idea of a good time.
You should know your friend pretty well (especially if you’re the one planning his bachelor party). You and the other organizers should know what will be tolerated and what is crossing the line. And if you don’t know, there’s one simple solution: talk to him. If you’re questioning whether or not a private dancer will be a fantasy-come-true or a complete disaster, sit down with the man of the hour before the festivities and go over the plans. That way, there are no unpleasant surprises. Both the groom-to-be as well as his bride-to-be will appreciate the honestly and forthrightness and, that way, you’ll avoid an angry bachelor.
Also, make sure there’s a lot of variety for the itinerary – it really shouldn’t be hours upon hours of drunken pranks and games because maybe not all of the guests (including the honouree) are into that. Start things off with a classy dinner – save the liquored foolishness for later in the evening. That way, if people don’t want to participate, they can at least spend some time with the bachelor at the pre-shananigan meal and then bow out for the debauchery.
If you need some help planning a fun, well-balanced bachelor party, then give us a call or start creating your Montreal vacay on our TripBuilder – we plan 30+ bachelor parties every weekend in this awesome city so we know every venue, activity, and more, and we can help you customize the trip so that everything runs smoothly, everyone has a great time, and you can avoid an angry bachelor when you return home.
Making Everyone Happy
Bachelor parties are a lot of fun to plan, but it can also be tricky to work out the logistics when you have a mixed bag of guests. You know – you have the few party-ers who always close down the club or bar and are ready for an after-hours venue, then you have the “fun” guys who know how to have a good time and make it to 1am but then turn in, and finally you have a few “squares,” the ones who aren’t into the clubbing/strip club scene and are a bit more reserved. How do you plan a great bachelor party and make everyone happy?
Your best bet: Build an evening with a variety of components. In other words, make sure the plans involve different activities. So you could go late-afternoon go-carting at Action 500, followed by dinner at a swanky supperclub, a few hours at a gentleman’s lounge like Chez Paree, and then finish off the night at a nightclub. That way, everyone can find something to do and can be a part of the bachelor party festivities in one way or another.
This is why hiring a company like Montreal Nitelife Tours to help work out all the details is so great – we are connected with every restaurant, club and bar in the city, not to mention we can arrange for just about any activity, from golf to paintball, spa treatments like massages, private bachelor party shows, bottle service, and even sexy party hostesses. There’s no guesswork when you leave the heavy-lifting to professionals like us. Check out our handy and comprehensive TripBuilder to see the endless array of options for a one-of-a-kind stag party.
Then create a budget for the bachelor party that falls within everyone’s price expectations.
Just remember: while it’s nice to be accommodating to all of the guests, the main person you want to make happy at the bachelor party is, of course, the groom!
Be Mindful of Cost
Creating a budget for a bachelor party is no easy feat – there are many different opinions to consider, namely the groom’s, as well as a plethora of activities to consider. Will this be a daytime or evening affair? Where will you eat? What nightclubs or bars will you be hitting? How will everyone get from Point A to Point B (and then C, D and E)?
First things first: decide how much everyone wants to spend (remember – the groom shouldn’t really be spending a penny that evening). When you use our TripBuilder, you can take advantage of the group discount and put the saved funds toward the groom’s expenses, meaning less money out of your pocket.
If collectively everyone has decided on a pretty moderately-priced evening, then forget an over-the-top extravagant meal and non-stop bottle service. However, if money is no object and the sky’s the limit, then go crazy! Either way, Montreal Nitelife Tours can help set everything up.
Once you know what everyone is willing to shell out for the evening (or even the weekend),you can start looking at the different options for the bachelor party.
What’s on the agenda?
Will there be a meal, like dinner at Joe Beef, followed by drinks? Are you going to want bottle service at the supperclub? Are you going the adrenaline-chasing route and booking an afternoon of paintbal or go-karting? Perhaps you need hotel accommodations or some adult entertainment. As a VIP concierge who works with every venue in the city, we can help you price and book all of these different components to your bachelor party. Visit our TripBuilder to see the endless choice of options.
Creating a budget for a bachelor party is as easy as knowing what the groom wants the party to entail. Give us a call at MNT for more info.
After the Party
So you had an amazing bachelor party, one-of-a-kind, unforgettable… and now you can’t shake your beast of a hangover. Been there, done that!
There are a lot of myths and old wives’ tales about the best ways to kick a post-bachelor party hangover but many of them don’t work. Always looking out for our clients (and readers), we compiled the top 5 hangover cures to get you feeling back to normal in no time.
– WATER!! After a night of heavy drinking your body is severely dehydrated (hence that awful pasty feeling in your mouth), so replenish fluids by drinking lots of water. Forget sports drinks like Gatorade – while made with electrolytes, which help to aid in dehydration, they’re also packed with sugar, which won’t be of any help the morning-after.
If you really want to speed up the healing process, find some PediaSure – yep, it’s that drink you give babies when they’re sick and need to get hydrated quickly. It’s got the electrolytes you need without the added sweeteners… just make sure your mates don’t catch you drinking from the plastic bottle with the teddy bear on it.
– Fruit. Eat an apple or a banana and curb the queasiness. Your empty stomach should feel better with solid foods in it, and the vitamins from the fruit will help with curing that hangover. And potassium-rich foods like bananas will also help speed up the process.
– Toast or bread. Don’t load it up with butter and preserves – have a piece or two of dry toast to help soak up all that alcohol from the night before. Again, your stomach will stop churning so much once you put something other than vodka in it.
– Eggs. Discovery Health recommends eating eggs. Eating eggs the morning after will give you energy but they also contain substantial amounts of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver’s easily depleted glutathione. Therefore, eggs can potentially help mop up the left-over toxins.
– Sleep. If you’ve been up all night you’ll never give your body time to rest after trying to process all that booze. You need a long nap. Put head to pillow and let your body do what it’s gotta do to get you over the binge drinking.