A stag party is a symbolic farewell to single life and the freedom that goes with it. It is a time when good friends gather and celebrate their soon to be married buddy in style. The stag party will be a memorable event if it is planned and organised well, so, here are a few ideas to help the party swing.
It is customary for the best man to organise the stag do, and if that happens to be you and you’ve never done this before, here are some tips.
→ Don’t invite everyone the stag knows – Be careful about work colleagues as the stag may feel apprehensive about letting his hair down.
→ Don’t invite people who you think will not enter into the spirit of things – this might include the bride’s father.
→ Enlist the help of friends you think would have something to contribute – This should not rest solely on the best man’s shoulders.
→ Whatever you do, leave the stag out of any planning and keep him in the dark as much as possible. The element of surprise really adds to his experience.
Before you even think about planning a stag do, the budget is the first thing to consider. Only then can we make any decision about the event. It is usual for all the guys involved to make a contribution, so start this going at least one month before the big night, which gives you enough time to rope in any stragglers. Once you know how much money you have to play with, then the planning can begin.
This could be at someone’s house, but it is advisable to hire a suitable venue for the evening, as they will have a bar facility, sound equipment and anything else you might require.
This requires some thought as the theme will dictate everything else. Apart from the regular comedian and stripper routine, there are some other great stag do ideas,holding your own casino night, being an excellent idea. How about using special chips that can be traded for prizes or drinks at the bar?
Don’t leave anything to chance
Whatever theme you decide on, make sure you have everything covered. There are many online, event organisers that specialise in stag dos, so it might be a good idea to use their services for such an important night. Make sure you start your planning well in advance, so that you have time to organise things you may have forgotten.
Games and activities
Forfeit games are good ice-breaker, they are fun and get the guests acquainted with each other. There are many websitesthat have novel stag party game ideas that require very little in the way of materials, yet offer much in the fun stakes. Always remember to centre things around the main man, after all, this is his big night, and with a little planning it should be an occasion for all to remember!