Parties for Men

When my wife’s not throwing a “party for women,” she’s going to a “party for women.”  And frankly, I don’t think that’s really all that fair.  Think about it.  How many different types of theme parties do women have.  Well, there’s Tupperware parties and PartyLite (candles) parties.  There’s Epicure (spices) parties and Norwex (cleaning products) parties.  There’s parties for jewelery and parties for the baby sitting co-op.  There’s parties for make-up and parties for hair products.  There’s parties for lingerie and parties for clothing.  There’s even parties about cooking, scrapbooking and sewing.  I’ll stop there because I’m starting to sound like Dr. Seuss.  But you can see, the list goes on and on.

And what parties do men have?  I’m not talking about going out to the bar or out for chicken wings.  I’m talking about having “a dozen guys over to your house”-type parties – just guys with a theme.  Perhaps guys can consider watching a hockey/baseball/football/basketball game a party.  There’s sports pool “parties” but those usually just lead to arguing about who’s the better player in any given sport and then there’s the infamous bark of “you’re taking too long to make a pick.. just GO.”  And if you really stretch the party concept, you may ask a few friends over to help you move something heavy or fix something you need another set of hands for which leads to a few beers afterwards.  But that’s it!  Come on men, isn’t it time we join the revolution and come up with own party?  Just one’s all I’m asking for.

And here’s a gem of an idea.

It’s a well known fact that men, in general, like to drink beer.  And most men like to experiement with a number of different types and brands.  So… are you thinking what I’m thinking?  Yes!  The beer party!  Here’s how it works.

The party, in an ideal situation, should have 12 members.  Each guy is to purchase and bring a unique 12 pack of beer to the party.  It works well when the brands chosen are special, imported and/or exclusive varieties.  All the beer goes into the fridge to keep ice cold.  Throughout the evening, each guy can sample every type of beer.  This is a great way to find out what beers you hate and which ones you love without having to fork out the cash to buy a whole case of each.  And, it’s great for conversation.  We love to talk about beer.  And the best part is you don’t have to purchase anything at the end of the night!

For a really great party, the host should have a Man Cave that boasts a TV of 50″ or more, a surround sound system and at least a pool table or dart board.

Clean out the fridge boys and get ready for The Beer Party.


About brianwawryk
PMP and Prince2 certified project manager.

2 Responses to Parties for Men

  1. I love this “party for women” thing. It’s a great way to bond with close friends and to temporarily escape from the stressful daily life. I recently hosted this kind of party at my place and the theme was Italian. It was a bit tiring as I had to do all the cooking and stuff but it was really fun and I definitely want to do it again, a different theme of course 🙂

  2. dongtacular says:

    Love the idea! My friends and I did this once, but there was only 8 of us, and the rule was that it had to be an imported beer. That ran the cost up a bit. But it was still fun, and a great opportunity to try different beers you normally wouldn’t!

    My favourite (I still drink it occassionally) was Victoria Bitter (VB) from Australia. Great beer.

    Let’s stop the women from having all the fun parties. Time to organize a serious Man-Beer-Party!

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