Fancy a break from the usual pre-wedding nights out? Here are some fresh ideas:
Stag and hen parties have become more extravagant, costly and competitive than ever.
If you’re getting married, or you’ve been asked to organize a party for a friend, you could be feeling the pressure to make sure everyone has a fun time before you even write the guest list.
Although the itinerary of stag and hen parties are often kept secret, it’s a good idea to take notice of the bride or groom’s hints on what they’d like to do! So whether you need an activity that’s low budget, teetotal or healthy, these ideas could be just the thing to solve your dilemma.
Learn a new skill
Pole-dancing may be a little bit much for your hen (or stag!), but you could try a cookery course – learn how to cook the stag or hen’s favourite dish, and then wash it down with wine afterwards.
Find a festival
Try Glastonbury for music-loving types, Ibiza opening or closing parties for disco divas or Oktoberfest for beer-lovers.
Go low budget
You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good time. Pack a picnic, put the bubbly in the cooler and give each stag or hen a rubber duck. Then head down to the river and let the racing begin.
Does the idea of getting drunk horrify your stage or hen? Try a healthy, outdoor activity instead – sailing, golfing, shooting, rafting or zorbing (yes, rolling around in a giant hamster ball.)
Do a DIY party
It’s the two-in-one stag/hen weekend and wedding present: decorate the bride and groom’s house for them. Make a playlist, order in takeaways, crack open the champagne and get to work.
Step back in time…
Hold a themed night based on the stag or hen’s 18th birthday. Dress in dodgy fashions, revisit old haunts and then have a traditional sleepover afterwards.
… Or fast forward
Go for a pensioner-style stag or hen do. When else would you get to dress in your Sunday best, drink sherry and take in the bingo or a social club?
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