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Dad-chelor Party!

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Meet Tom Riles - The Coach

Tom

The Coach
Meet Tom Riles - The Coach

Tom Riles

Occupation : TV Audience Warm-up
Kids: Barbara (2), Tommy (6 months)

Nickname: The Coach
Mastermind – Motivating - Host – Smooth – Entertaining

As "coach" of the Dad-chelor Squad, I meet with the unsuspecting dad-chelor’s wife and friends, helping to conceive the perfect fiesta for him. Taking into consideration the expectant dad’s interests, hobbies, and favorite foods/drinks, I develop the theme for the upcoming "dad-chelor party." Since I’m also the point man for the surprise, if I’m knocking on your door, you better be ready for the party of your life. I’m cool, calm, and collected under pressure, and with the help of my incredible dad-chelor squad, we always deliver a life-changing party for dads-to-be.

"My mission in life is to make sure that every expectant father receives the dad-chelor party that he fully deserves!"
Meet Patrick Quinn - Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)

Patrick

Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)
Meet Patrick Quinn - Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)

Patrick Quinn

Occupation: Copywriter
Kids: Kayleigh (5), Joseph (3)

Nickname: Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)
Gut-splitting Hilarity

They call me the MVP. That’s the Most Valuable Planner. When it comes to Dad-chelor parties it’s up to me to create the party that just might be the last one this soon-to-be-dad will experience for a long long time.

That’s why the details are important. What does he like? What does he eat? And maybe most importantly…What does he DRINK???

I’m going to create the atmosphere, the food and the drinks specifically catered to reflect what this guy loves. We need to interview friends, family members and anyone who knows him to get the crucial details. Whatever he’s into, I’m going to make it work. He’s a huge badminton fan who loves Michael Bolton and fondue??? Well we’re going to be doing shots out of birdies, sampling fondue baby food and rocking out to some old school hip hop. Because let’s face it, Michael Bolton sucks.

The MVP- He’s about to plan the F&#K out of your party.
Meet David Guest - The Playmaker

David

The Playmaker
Meet David Guest - The Playmaker

David Guest

Occupation: High School Video Teacher
Kids: Jack (4), Delia (1)

Nickname: The Playmaker
Insane - Fearless - Visionary - Filmmaking - Perfectionist

They call me The Playmaker because I can turn the Dad-chelor Squad’s elaborate production plans into a reality. As the filmmaker of the group, I make sure that the cameras and audio surveillance are well-placed so that every single moment of dadchelor insanity is caught perfectly. People say that I'm a type-A personality who flips out when things don't turn out just the way I planned. I think that's ridiculous. Perfection isn't crime. It's a just lifestyle that I happen to find it quite pleasing.

"For this next dad-chelor party, let's bring a whole different kind of noise."
Meet Dan Lazarz - The Gamechanger

Dan

The Gamechanger
Meet Dan Lazarz - The Gamechanger

Dan Lazarz

Occupation: Insurance Marketing Manager
Kids: Owen (3), Dylan (1), Kyle (1 month)

Nickname: The Gamechanger
Fun - Crazy - Chameleon - Enforcer - Beer - Animal

The Gamechanger isn't about rules.  The Gamechanger isn't about following protocol.  The Gamechanger is about HAVING FUN!  Pick a Dad-chelor Party theme, and the Gamechanger will adapt to that unique environment.  Will he wear the referee uniform for the college basketball theme party?  Will he hit the blackjack tables acting as though he's playing poker for the Las Vegas theme party? You never know with the Gamechanger, he's that dynamic.  What you can count on is the Gamechanger having an awesome time, and making sure everyone else at the Dad-chelor party is doing the same.  You just never know with the Gamechanger, he's that crazy.  He's an animal.  He's a Danimal.  Beware, because you just don't know what he's going to do next.

"You think you know what's coming next, until the Gamechanger comes along and changes everything."
We're the best damn dad-chelor party throwers west of the Mississippi.

The story behind Dad-chelor Parties...written by Tommy Riles

During my wife’s first pregnancy, I didn’t have the chance to celebrate my own "dad-chelor party" because the concept hadn’t yet been created. After realizing how little I saw my friends after my daughter arrived, I decided that something in the pregnancy world had to change.

Expectant dads needed to be celebrated leading up to fatherhood, and this had to be done with one last fun night with his buddies. I decided to throw a "dad-chelor party" for one of my friends who was about to have a baby.

Knowing that we would want to remember this night forever, I brought my friend and filmmaker David "The Playmaker" Guest. Once we had thrown one party, we didn’t want to stop. We welcomed Patrick "Most Valuable Party Planner" Quinn and Dan "The Gamechanger" Lazarz to our team, and called ourselves "The Dad-chelor Squad."

Now we’re the best damn dad-chelor party throwers west of the Mississippi.
The Dad-chelor Squad is the best in the business.

Want us to throw a party for you?

The Dad-chelor Squad is the best in the business. We’ll work with any expectant father’s wife or friends to throw the dad-chelor party surprise of his dreams.

Email us, and let us know what kind of party you want to throw!

Dad-chelor Party    [dadchuh•ler par•ty, dadch•ler par•ty]
noun
1. A bachelor party for a dad to be.
2. A man's baby shower.
3. One last pre-fatherhood bash.


Dad-chelor Party History

For generations, women have celebrated in grand fashion when it comes to the upcoming birth of their children. Today, the pageantry and spectacle surrounding baby showers rivals that of elaborate weddings and Presidential inagurations. And what’s the man’s role in this estrogen-palooza? Oftentimes, he is left out, ignored, and outright forgotten. He should have the opportunity to celebrate his upcoming promotion into fatherhood. What’s a more manly way to honor masculinity than a…Dad-chelor Party!


Possible Dad-chelor Party Venues

  • Racetracks - Money, Booze, and horses. Let’s do it.
  • Sports Bars - Sports, fried food, and beer on tap. That’s dad-tastic!
  • Casinos - Poker, Blackjack, Craps, and free drinks. It’s on.
  • Hotels - A room you don’t have to clean, and Domino’s delivery. Yes!
  • Camping Trip - Guys, fishing, booze, and fun. Go Daddy.
  • House - The simplest approach, and possibly the most creative. Make the theme anything you want. This is the party of a lifetime!

Who To Invite

Like a bachelor party, this is a place for friends, family, and people you comfortable getting a little crazy with. Don’t invite the guy that talks about his kids non-stop. This is your last chance in life to not be a dad!


DAD-PRISE!!!

Dad-chelor parties work best if soon to be daddy is clueless, you want to surprise him. Don’t return his calls for the weeks leading up to the party and delete him as your friend on Facebook. Make the dad-chelor feel like his friends have already forgotten about him. Then give the dad-chelor the dad-prise party of his life!


Dad-petizers

Dorito PieDorito Pie
Dad-petizers include all of the things you probably won’t ever want your kids to eat.

Some popular recipes include:

  • Dorito Pie
  • Beef Jerky on Toothpicks
  • Microwaved Vienna Sausages
  • Fried Bologna Sandwiches
  • Ritz Crackers w/Potted Meat

Daddy-Shower

A “daddy-shower” is the exchange of gifts during a dad-chelor party. Gifts are usually optional, but they make for an awesomely awkward few minutes. Popular places for dad-chelors to register include The Sports Authority, liquor stores, and Arbys. Remember to have the dad-chelor open his gifts slowly like at a baby shower, and his friends should “ooh” and “aah,” at all of the gifts. Somebody make sure to keep track of who gave what, so the Dad-chelor can ignore the list, and never send out thank you cards!


Da-drinks

Popular dad-chelor party cocktails include:

Bloody Show
  • 1 part vodka
  • 2 part tomato juice
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 big girly glass and straw

It’s embarrassing to have a bloody show, just like the real thing.

The Epidural
  • 1 shot rum
  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot red wine
  • 1 shot beer

Take these shots within an hour, and you won’t feel anything until the next day. Honestly, you won’t even feel a baby coming out.

Bilk
  • 1 beer
  • 1 glass of milk

Combine and drink. It’s what the baby wants, mixed with what the daddy wants.


Dad-ctivities

Poker, darts, and foosball have been played at Dad-chelor parties for years. A new favorite is Drink-with-me-Elmo. The rules are simple: When Elmo raises his hands, bottoms up! Throughout all of the Dad-ctivities, remember that you need a designated driver on hand to possibly take the baby mama to the hospital at any given moment. For this reason, a Dad-chelor party in Tijuana may not be a great idea, unless your OB-GYN is there.


Dad-Birth

Let’s be serious for a second. A Dad-chelor party is not all about fun and games…this guy is about to see his wife go into labor. It is recommended that one of the dad-chelor’s friends gives a mock birth to a penguin (see video), as everybody learns about the stress involved in labor. It is highly advised that the friend “giving birth to a penguin” works in insurance, in order to avoid any potential lawsuits.

Remember, these are all just suggestions, but the concept is very serious. Go out there, and give your dad-chelor friend the party of his soon to be over life!

 

The Dad-chelor Squad

Meet Tom Riles - The Coach

Tom

The Coach
Meet Tom Riles - The Coach

Tom Riles

Occupation : TV Audience Warm-up
Kids: Barbara (2), Tommy (6 months)

Nickname: The Coach
Mastermind – Motivating - Host – Smooth – Entertaining

As "coach" of the Dad-chelor Squad, I meet with the unsuspecting dad-chelor’s wife and friends, helping to conceive the perfect fiesta for him. Taking into consideration the expectant dad’s interests, hobbies, and favorite foods/drinks, I develop the theme for the upcoming "dad-chelor party." Since I’m also the point man for the surprise, if I’m knocking on your door, you better be ready for the party of your life. I’m cool, calm, and collected under pressure, and with the help of my incredible dad-chelor squad, we always deliver a life-changing party for dads-to-be.

"My mission in life is to make sure that every expectant father receives the dad-chelor party that he fully deserves!"
Meet Patrick Quinn - Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)

Patrick

Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)
Meet Patrick Quinn - Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)

Patrick Quinn

Occupation: Copywriter
Kids: Kayleigh (5), Joseph (3)

Nickname: Most Valuable Party Planner (MVP)
Gut-splitting Hilarity

They call me the MVP. That’s the Most Valuable Planner. When it comes to Dad-chelor parties it’s up to me to create the party that just might be the last one this soon-to-be-dad will experience for a long long time.

That’s why the details are important. What does he like? What does he eat? And maybe most importantly…What does he DRINK???

I’m going to create the atmosphere, the food and the drinks specifically catered to reflect what this guy loves. We need to interview friends, family members and anyone who knows him to get the crucial details. Whatever he’s into, I’m going to make it work. He’s a huge badminton fan who loves Michael Bolton and fondue??? Well we’re going to be doing shots out of birdies, sampling fondue baby food and rocking out to some old school hip hop. Because let’s face it, Michael Bolton sucks.

The MVP- He’s about to plan the F&#K out of your party.
Meet David Guest - The Playmaker

David

The Playmaker
Meet David Guest - The Playmaker

David Guest

Occupation: High School Video Teacher
Kids: Jack (4), Delia (1)

Nickname: The Playmaker
Insane - Fearless - Visionary - Filmmaking - Perfectionist

They call me The Playmaker because I can turn the Dad-chelor Squad’s elaborate production plans into a reality. As the filmmaker of the group, I make sure that the cameras and audio surveillance are well-placed so that every single moment of dadchelor insanity is caught perfectly. People say that I'm a type-A personality who flips out when things don't turn out just the way I planned. I think that's ridiculous. Perfection isn't crime. It's a just lifestyle that I happen to find it quite pleasing.

"For this next dad-chelor party, let's bring a whole different kind of noise."
Meet Dan Lazarz - The Gamechanger

Dan

The Gamechanger
Meet Dan Lazarz - The Gamechanger

Dan Lazarz

Occupation: Insurance Marketing Manager
Kids: Owen (3), Dylan (1), Kyle (1 month)

Nickname: The Gamechanger
Fun - Crazy - Chameleon - Enforcer - Beer - Animal

The Gamechanger isn't about rules.  The Gamechanger isn't about following protocol.  The Gamechanger is about HAVING FUN!  Pick a Dad-chelor Party theme, and the Gamechanger will adapt to that unique environment.  Will he wear the referee uniform for the college basketball theme party?  Will he hit the blackjack tables acting as though he's playing poker for the Las Vegas theme party? You never know with the Gamechanger, he's that dynamic.  What you can count on is the Gamechanger having an awesome time, and making sure everyone else at the Dad-chelor party is doing the same.  You just never know with the Gamechanger, he's that crazy.  He's an animal.  He's a Danimal.  Beware, because you just don't know what he's going to do next.

"You think you know what's coming next, until the Gamechanger comes along and changes everything."

The story behind Dad-chelor Parties

Want us to throw a party for you?

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