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Indoor Go Kart Racing: The Key to a Great Colorado Bachelor Party

 

When it comes to bachelor parties, everyone has their own idea of what would make the night great. Hollywood tells us that all men have to go to Vegas for their special night. While Vegas can be a fun atmosphere for some, it certainly isn’t for everyone. Not everyone cares about gambling and visiting strip clubs. Some people just don’t want to trek out to Nevada. That’s okay because the whole point of a bachelor party is to provide a wild and memorable experience with those guys closest to you. It doesn’t have to be irresponsible. It just has to be fun, so take my advice on how to throw an epic bachelor party without leaving the Centennial State (read Colorado for you out-of-towners.)

  • The Big Man is the Boss

If you are planning a bachelor party, the most important thing is that your bachelor thinks the night is fun. So before you talk to anyone else, confer with the man of the hour. Find out what he wants to do, and even more importantly, find out what he does not want to do. Make sure to ask what won’t be on the list because many bachelors may act indifferent to pretty much everything so long as the crew is together. And many bachelors won’t want to have to plan anything or make any decisions, but that does not mean they are going to love every idea. So just be sure to ask because nothing will kill your party buzz quicker than if the big man himself is uncomfortable.

  • The Need to Make a List

The next step is figuring out who makes the cut. Depending on the bachelor, his pool of friends could be quite small or quite large. The trick to making a good party is including only those who need to be there as well those that should be there. Every group has a catalyst. You know that one guy who walks in the front door and brings a spark of energy with him. This kind of person is essential for keeping the night positive and exciting.

Once you figure out who is invited, you can start to form a budget. In theory, the more people you have coming, the bigger your budget, but it will also mean the bigger the headache. You will want to find a group big enough to create a party atmosphere where you go, but you will also be responsible for getting all of these people from Point A to Point B. I have found a party of eight to twelve to be optimal.

  • Choose Quality of Activity over Quantity

When planning a bachelor party, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the possibilities. Sure it would be fun to catch an Avalanche game during the day, followed by dinner, followed by going to a bar, followed by going to a concert, followed by going to a club, but that would simply floor your team. You need to be reasonable and selective when choosing the activities. Remember, this isn’t a bachelorette party. You don’t need to have every fifteen minutes of the day/night planned out. I would advise keeping it to a one activity maximum during the day if you want your team to be able to go hard that night.

  • An Ideal Day In Denver

If it were my bachelor party, I would hope it went something like this: we would arrive in the morning to our downtown Denver hotel. It should be relatively nice, but it doesn’t half to be the Ritz-Carlton. I would prefer to spend the majority of our budget on the events. I expect for all of us to have enough fun that we don’t even notice the quality of bed as we are passing out. Our first activity would be some local brewery tasting. This will get everyone relaxing and in the right state of mind. After we get our fill of the local suds, we would head to Speed Raceway for some high-intensity indoor go-kart racing. This will get some adrenaline pumping and wake everyone up to get them ready for the rest of the night. After a couple hours of some crazy fast electric go kart racing, we will have worked up an appetite that will only be satisfied by a delicious dinner at Linger. After eating, we will retreat to the rooftop bar for some drinks before we head downtown for the finale event, watching Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos win a primetime game. After the game, we would head downtown to Whiskey Bar for a little bourbon and decompression. At that point, my plans will stop. I expect to be fully partied out by that point, but who knows, maybe I will catch a second wind, and the guys can take me clubbing from there. If not, I won’t care because I will have just had a perfect day in Denver.

  • Plan Your Perfect Day

It can be easy to give into the notion that you are expected to do certain things. Don’t believe that. The only thing you are expected to do is have fun with the people you like to be around. The whole day is about you, so make sure you entrust the planning to someone who truly knows you, or at least provide adequate oversight on the plans. After all, this whole thing day is about you. You should be doing what makes you happy.

 

A lot of guys like the idea of waiting to plan a bachelor party. They assume they can just throw something cool together at the last second. Sometimes you can get lucky, sure, but I would advise at least coming up with an outline. This will help you determine a ballpark budget, and it will give your team a basic itinerary in case someone gets separated along the way. You will be surprised how difficult it can be to keep everyone on track as the night progresses. For this reason, you should be delegating different responsibilities. Your work will primarily be on the front end, so you will be free to focus on the man of the hour when it matters most.



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