The old bachelor party tradition usually includes lots of drinking, toasting, dirty songs, good gags and, of course, the occasional stripper.
But modern bachelor parties can also include anything from a casual get-together with close pals for a night of bowling and beer -- to an entire weekend devoted to a fishing trip, white water rafting, or other alternatives to traditional stag parties that don't involve bar peanuts and booze.
Since there's nothing worse than a groom in need of a hangover cure (brides can be very touchy about this - go figure) the traditional "night before" bash is increasingly being moved to the week before the wedding ceremony.
Whether mellow or wild, the responsibility for organizing the bachelor party usually falls to the best man. Meanwhile, the rest of the groomsmen can usually be relied upon to chip in for expenses. If one of you is taking on the role of DJ (or even if you're hiring one) check out some ideas for songs to fit the occasion:
Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
Running with the Devil- Van Halen Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Gin and Juice - Snoop Dog I Walk the Line- Johnny Cash
Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith Devil
With A Cause - Kid Rock
Every Day - Dave Mathews Band
For more helpful tips on how to throw a memorable bachelor party or stag night, check out related Web guides offering expert advice and suggestions on entertainment, activities, gag gifts,and other ideas for honoring, and good-naturedly poking fun at the groom-to-be...
More about throwing a bachelor or stag party around the Web:
The Doomed Groom - Behold bachelor party central - with a mixed bag of great tips for best man speeches and party ideas, advice on bachelor party trip destinations, strip club reviews and ratings, plus party supplies and gifts in the online store.
How to Plan a Bachelor Party - Common sense tips on party planning and financing, with related resources for more how-to's for the best man and groomsmen.
Bachelor Party Tips - Including drinking games, bachelor party gags, gifts, tips on where to go and "some guidelines on where to draw the line..."..