Barbaric? Sometimes. Inappropriate? Likely. Necessary? Absolutely. Listen up gentlemen, there is a very special time in a man’s life, a time in which he must make a complete and total commitment. He must put everything else aside, and focus on the task at hand: the ancient and sacred ritual of an AWESOME bachelor party. My party did not go exactly as planned, in fact I can’t remember any of it, which is not Awesome, but there are some basic guidelines.
Remember who the party is really for:
Your buddies may tell you that the party is in your honor: your last hurrah of bachelordom, a celebration of what once was, a glorious send off to a new life. All that may be true, but this party is not really for you -- it’s for them. They are the ones who planned it and they are ones who are going to have the most Awesome time.
Establish clear boundaries with your significant other:
Ladies, please understand, this is not something that we want to do, this is our duty to our buddies. They have been waiting years to have fun on our big night. Communication is the key here. Both you and your girl must know exactly what is expected of you going into the event. So surprises. No drama. All Awesome.
Pick the right person to plan it:
A vital element of any successful bachelor bash is picking the right man to organize the event. This needs to be your go-to-guy, your number two, your wingman extraordinaire. The wrong friend will have the guys in matching t-shirts eating mango and yogurt at the local Orange Orange. Not Awesome.
Remember what is really important:
Guys, this may seem cheesy, but remember why you are getting married in the first place. You love this woman. Keep your eye on the prize. The result of a great bachelor bash should be: happy and satisfied friends and an equally happy wife-to-be. Now if I can only learn to follow my own advice. I just can’t remember what happened…
The Sound of Music
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