Northern Michigan

The Up North Bachelor Party Calculator

This calculator serves as the golden standard for the economics of bachelor party budgets. We are assuming that you have a grill with propane or charcoal and a cooler.

These figures are based on a ten person destination bachelor party eating all meals at the cottage or cabin. This is a solid baseline to help you get started or host a well organized guy weekend. You can update the quantity or prices by typing over the default numbers. Note that you need to update the quantity to refresh the subtotals and total.

Do yourself a favor and print this page out, seriously.

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Qty Item Price Total
Pound of Ground Coffee
Case of Regular Beer (24 cans or bottles) including tax and 10 cent deposit per can
1 fifth (liter) or 2 pints of Rum, Whiskey, Vodka or Tequila
Frozen orange juice concentrate containers
12 Pack of Coke cans
12 Pack of Vernors or Sprite cans
6 Pack of 12oz Gatorade Bottles
24 Pack of 12oz Water Bottles
Small Bag of Cubed Ice (not a block)
BBQ and Meat
Package of 8 Hot Dogs
Pound of Ground Beef
Package of 6 Brats
Package of Cheese Slices
36oz Bottle of Ketchup
16oz Bottle of Mustard
Bag of 8 Hamburger Buns
Bag of 8 Hot Dog Buns
12 oz Chip Dip or Salsa
Bag of Potato, Pretzels or Totrilla Chips
Fresh Food
Head of Lettuce
Large Onion
Breakfast and Lunch
Pound of Sliced Deli Meat (ham or turkey)
Dozen Eggs
12 oz. pacakge of Bacon
Gallon 2% Milk
Bag Frozen Hashbrowns / Potatoes
Loaf of Bread
Odds and Ends
Sunscreen - 30 SPF
Bug Spray
Cheap Cigars
4 Rolls Toilet Paper and 1 Roll Paper Towel
36 Paper Plates (the sturdy kind)
Grand Total:

Locals Tip


If you buy too much of anything, make it beer because people are glad to take the extras home.  Extra food just gets thrown away so go easy on the food.  You can always order pizza or eat at a restaurant if you run out of food.  

Do not worry about getting the perfect drink choices and mixers to please everyone.  Just get what you like if you're stuck doing the buying.  If a guy has food allergies, is diabetic or just plain picky, then he'll bring his own drinks and snacks.

Man's Breakfast Menu

  • Cold Cereal
  • Bacon or sausage
  • Eggs
  • Hash browns
  • Pancakes
  • Toast

Dude's Lunch Menu

  • Hot dogs
  • Burgers
  • Sandwiches
  • Leftovers

Guy's Dinner Menu

  • Burgers, dogs and brats
  • BBQ chicken or pork
  • Tacos
  • Corn
  • Baked Beans
  • Spaghetti

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Don't over think the food.  Just follow these guidelines and you'll be fine.
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