Nick Lachey Parties Hard at His Vegas Bachelor Party

A bachelor no more! The singer kicks back with his boys during a three-day Sin City celebration

Nick Lachey is saying goodbye to the single life in style! As he gets ready to wed fiancee Vanessa Minnillo, Lachey spent the long July 4th weekend partying with pals in Las Vegas at a 3-day bachelor party.

Joined by his brother Drew Lachey, his other former 98 Degrees boy bandmates, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre, plus some other pals, Lachey took over the pool scene at Tao Beach both on Friday and Saturday. He was even treated to as performance by a "Mini Vanessa," which his lovely bride-to-be set up for him. In the evening, the guys hung out a Tao's dance club, where Nick was presented with a ball-and-chain cake with the writing "property of Vanessa."

Lachey, whose wedding to Minnillo, 30, will be televised on TLC later this year, says that the bachelor party was really about the opportunity to hang with his boys.

"When you get to this point in life, you know, I'm 37, and my college roommates from two different universities, all my high school friends, [have] all [moved] on in life," he told "A lot of these guys have kids and don't see each other as much as we used to, so this is an opportunity -- or an excuse, really -- to get together and tie one on for old time's sake."

As for why he and Vanessa decided to get married on TV, after Lachey already went through the reality process with ex Jessica Simpson, he says it's going to be very different this time around.

"It's a one-off special; a chance to kind of have a great experience and a great moment in our lives documented on TV, and also for us, to have a great wedding video at the end of it," Lachey says of their wedding special. "I would never want to put ourselves through a reality show again," Lachey confirmed. "This is a different process: There's a beginning, an end, and then it's over, it's done."

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