What Are You Allowed to Do at Your Bachelor Party?

I saw The Hangover this weekend and really enjoyed it. It wasn’t as funny or timeless as Old School (same director), but there were plenty of laughs, three-dimensional characters, bachelor party ideas, and an amazing sequence at the end when the credits are rolling.

The movie is about a bachelor party (more specifically, the day following a bachelor party). Over the course of the movie, you have a good idea of what happened that night. Some crazy stuff went down. And of course it was in Vegas.

Then tonight, a few friends and I were talking about what you’re “allowed” to do at a bachelor party. Obviously this depends on the couple–and probably in most cases, the woman–but I’m posing this question to see if there are some loose universal standards that can be followed. The poll allows you to choose more than one option.

Disclaimer: Just because I’ve included certain things in this poll doesn’t mean that I’d actually do them. I really mean that. In or out of a bachelor-party scenario. I feel a little dirty posting this in the first place, but I think some guys take the “anything goes” approach for bachelor parties. I really don’t understand that. It’s not like you’re temporarily free of your commitment or your moral obligations to–of all people–the woman you want to marry. You’re still with her. In fact, you’re quite close to being with her forever. But anyway, my qualms aside, indicate below what you think is appropriate activity for your bachelor party. If there’s something I’m missing, post in the comments section and I’ll add it.

Women: Answer this poll in regards to what you would allow your fiance to do at his bachelor’s party.

8 thoughts on “What Are You Allowed to Do at Your Bachelor Party?”

  1. Judging by the 29 responses, and 0 affirmations of the last 2 answers either a) your friends are incredibly straightlaced, boring, and have no sense of adventure or b) you work for a catholic institution.

  2. Why do I feel like that disclaimer was meant for me?!? 🙂

    What is it with men and strip clubs? Is it a fear of never seeing another woman naked ever again that is the huge draw to go? I think it’s interesting that men look at bachelor parties as a “get out of jail free” card to have boobs and butts in their faces while bachelorette parties are more about hanging out with great friends and trying to embarrass the bride-to-be a little (at least all the ones I’ve been to).

    • I’m not sure what bachelorette parties you have been to, but the ones I have heard of have male strippers.

      I don’t see the problem with excessive drinking, clubbing and general foolishness at a bachelor party. That’s how males bond. Kind of like gorillas in the forest who pound their chests and grab on each others nuts… I will say this, bachelor parties are not a “get of jail free card.” You can’t cheat on your fiancee…(yes, getting oral is cheating). But I don’t see the harm in strip clubs, etc.

    • Strip Clubs are a magical world where you don’t have to deal with any bullshit to see a girl naked. All you need is a couple of dollars. That’s the appeal. It’s easy and simple — you have money, they want money, no game playing. I’m sure there are plenty of dudes who go out of desperation, but most of the guys in there are doing it because of that.


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