It might not be the very first stag or hen do that you’ve ever been involved in, either as a guest or as the centre of attention, but this time round it’s your chance to make it the very best.
But the ante may have been raised this time, not just because you want to make it bigger and better than before but because the days of going to Amsterdam for the weekend or enjoying a fancy dinner for a do are long behind us and everyone wants to make it a truly unforgettable event.
After all, it’s a symbolic moment when you’re settling down with someone you love. So, to start you thinking along the right lines, we’ve put together 10 ideas that are sure to make your stag or hen do as amazing as you want it to be.
Head to a pool party
Booze and party games in a swimming pool will keep you laughing for hours
Put on your most eye-catching swimwear and don your finest sunglasses at a fun and glamorous pool party. Whether it’s Champagne or beer you like the most – make sure you bring a cool box or an ice bucket to keep the party going all afternoon. But it doesn’t all have to be about the booze, as there are many party games that’ll keep you laughing for hours – from old-fashioned polo to basketball.
Enjoy a gourmet weekend in San Sebastian
Some samples of Spanish pinxtos
Food’s often the last thing on people’s minds when it comes to a stag or hen weekend, but here it takes centre-stage. San Sebastian in Northern Spain has its own unique kind of tapas called pinxtos and there are organised tours taking in many of the very best bars and restaurants serving these tasty treats. Or if you prefer, you can do a little research and arrange your own itinerary. Make sure you check out San Sebastian’s beautiful coastline while you’re there – it’s famous the world over.
Try your luck at the casino
Gambling in a casino will be fun – and could win you money
Many of us love the idea of suddenly winning our fortune in the glamorous surroundings of a casino, and why not? Even if it’s only part of the general celebrations to try your luck at roulette or blackjack, casinos are guaranteed fun. And if you’re really pushing the boat out why not head for somewhere like Vegas or Macau? Leading online casinos, such as 888casino, have helped to dramatically increase the popularity of casino games; the exhilarating features and the huge range of games are ensuring that gamblers are playing games at a great casino online – and these games are now realistic enough to rival the experiences offered by physical casinos.
Host a lingerie shower bachelorette party
A lingerie party can add some spicy items to a wardrobe
Prepare yourself for married life with a brand new selection of lingerie. It’s one of the most fun ways to add some spice to your wardrobe – and get yourself some naughty gifts, too. But how can you plan it? Well, you could get each guest bring a new piece of lingerie for the bride-to-be, and serve up some signature cocktails and party snacks that keep with the saucy theme.
Head into the desert
A camel ride across the sand dunes of Morocco
Alternatively, you could channel your inner Lawrence of Arabia and go on a camel trek in the desert of Morocco for the weekend and experience living like berber for a couple of days. Then, when you’ve had enough of that admittedly very slow form of transport there’ll be sand buggy racing in the dunes followed by a fireside feast.
Start your own flashmob
A flashmob is a great way to have some fun
We’ve all seen the videos where the wedding congregation start dancing down the aisle in a flashmob style. Well here’s your chance to put one together for yourself. As part of the day’s activity Brighton Dance Flashmobs will help you to put one together and rehearse it until you’re all step perfect. Then just wait to see everyone’s faces on the big day.
Host a slumber party
Stay up gossiping all night long at your own slumber party
Keep it simple by having a sleepover. We all long for the days when life was straightforward enough to stay up all night gossiping, eat junk food and watch movies with people important to us. It’s a great way for everyone on your stag or hen do to get to know each other. You could make things more fun by dressing in matching pyjamas and sleepwear – and spending the evening taking selfies to remember the night.
A night out bowling is guaranteed to deliver good times for all
Bowling is one of the most fun games there is. Whether you’re competitive or just playing along for the laughs, a night out at the bowling is guaranteed to bring you good times. What’s more, you can add different elements to make it unique – like covering your tables in embarrassing photos of the stag or hen, taking along a dare checklist, or hiring a DJ to play your favourite tunes.
Visit a strip club
Strip clubs are the time-honoured way to spend a stag or a hen do
Sometimes the oldest ideas are the best. Strip clubs have been a popular venue for stag and hen dos since forever. To get everyone in the mood for a good time, have a few drinks before you head out with themed drinks and goodie bags – and to make the night even more memorable, why not go to the strip club in a limo?
Got a great singing voice? A karaoke night is a smart choice for any stag or hen do
Karaoke is an easy idea for a stag or hen do because it can be done in so many places – at home, in a bar, or in a specialist karaoke venue with your own private booth. Belting out your favourite nostalgic pop songs is a great way to build rapport among your group – and you can easily theme songs around the bride or groom-to-be, whether it’s numbers that have their name in the title, or tracks by their favourite recording artist.
So hopefully these have all helped to give you a few good ideas about how to make you stag or hen do an event that everyone’s going to enjoy and remember. Although you know what they say… if you can remember it you probably weren’t enjoying yourself enough!