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When you're a girl and your best friend is a guy, and that guy gets engaged, it just may fall on you to throw the bachelor party. That's where I found myself a couple months ago. My best friend Erik was getting married and I wanted to throw him a kick-ass bachelor party. One of the groomsman suggested that we throw him surprise musical roast. As Erik, and all his friends, are amazing musicians this was the greatest idea ever. Only… I've never been to a bachelor party before, and I've certainly never thrown one. I fired off a panicked email to Offbeat Bride sponsor and friend Laura from Rebel Belle WeddingsThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them who helped me pull of the coolest bachelor party/surprise musical roast ever! Here's how we did it.