Every Boys' Night In begins with Initiation. This is
mandatory, every time.
How We Do It
Everyone stands (or sits) in a big circle, evenly spaced.
We start with whoever was the last one to arrive.
You spin the bottle on the floor.
Whoever it's pointing to, you have to go over, exchange
names, shake hands, and then kiss each
other, on the lips, politely, for about three seconds.
You do not have to kiss open-mouth, use your tongue,
or anything like that — it needs to be a
proper brotherly kiss.
We go around the circle counter-clockwise until everybody's
spun the bottle, twice.
On average, you're going to shake hands with (and
kiss) about 4 guys. That's probably a third of the guys at
one of our events. You'll have heard everyone else's name at least
What if you show up too late, and we've already started
If that happens, you have two tasks.
You have to go to every guy at the party, kneel
down and apologize by saying:
Excuse me, sir, my name is ______, and I have to apologize
for being late. There is no excuse for my crime. Please
For the rest of the night, you are the busboy. You
collect trash and recycling, mop up spills, and fetch drinks or
snacks for anyone and everyone.
If you're too very much late, or if you don't call
ahead to tell us you're running late, you may not be
What's with the kiss?
If you can't handle a couple of guys giving you a brotherly
kiss, then this is your chance to get over your phobia.