11am: Get food. Brunch is a fool’s errand. As a smart person, you’re going to do something cool, like order a bunch of breakfast sandwiches or tacos or burritos, since you definitely forgot to do the pizza thing last night. Have them delivered to the house or bachelor’s hotel room, or, if you’re walking distance to food trucks or fast-casual counter service spots, just tell people you’re going and leave.
1pm: Your opt-in, opt-out activity for the day. As a reminder of what works versus what doesn’t, here’s a list:
Classic Bachelor Party Blunders
- Deep-sea fishing
- Lazy-river rafting
- Driving “experiences”
- That motherfucking steak dinner
- Tours of any kind
- Breweries (IT’S JUST A TOUR, DAMMIT, HIDDEN BEHIND BEER)
- Hunting (animals or humans)
Approved Bachelor Party Activities
- Hanging at a pool, beach, lake
- Bar crawls
- Inclusive drinking games
- Chartering boats (NOT deep-sea diving)
- Opt-in/opt-out golf
- Beer gardens
- Hot springs or waterfalls
- Playing dominoes with Sean Bean
7pm: Casual dinner. This could be pizzas to the house, a BBQ spot with big communal tables, burgers, anything that doesn’t require reservations and will be low impact. Friday is always the night people go too hard, so you need to recharge as much as possible if you want to have fun on Saturday night.
9pm: New bars. Or a casino. Preferably the casino in South Lake Tahoe so your friend can win $2200 playing craps and, spur of the moment, buy everyone tickets to see Sting & Peter Gabriel.