In the age of social media, many people feel pressured to have an ‘instaworthy’ stag party or hen do by going abroad for the weekend or even a whole week. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter where you are or what you choose to do, gathering your best friends and loved ones together is the most important element of the occasion.
We’ve gathered some popular ideas that would work well for stag parties, hen dos and sten parties. Gather everyone together and take your pick of these stag and hen do party ideas.
Get a little healthy competition going on for your hen or stag do. Choose from a variety of options depending on what your crowd prefers. There’s bubble football for more physical fun, archery for those who like a little edge or just go all out with a day recreating the Highland Games.
If your crowd is good for a laugh, there’s one surefire way to get them going. An improv theatre workshop will give you a unique and memorable focus to your day. The experienced improv teacher is sure to pick a few topical games around marriage and relationships to get the ball rolling.
There’s nowhere as sacrosanct as the cinema for movie fans. The only problem is - unless your favourite film is Dirty Dancing or Mamma Mia - it’s unlikely to be showing in the cinemas any time soon. For one night only, it’s time to change that and hire out a screen at one of the many independent cinemas across the country. The chosen film can also double up as the overall theme for the day or weekend.
If there’s an explorative side to your wedding crowd, full of those who don’t want to go for the usual pubs and clubs route, it’s time to head for the hills. Base yourselves at a rural, comfortable hotel or campsite and embrace some time in the mountains. Put the focus on spending quality time together and you’ll return feeling refreshed rather than rinsed through on your return.
If you’re on a city break or just want to break out of your usual watering holes, a pub crawl treasure hunt is one of the best stag and hen do party ideas to choose. Either pick one person to take care of the planning or download one of the dedicated apps. Split into teams and hunt down some hidden gems while earning points for your team.
Those with a taste for the finer beverages in life will always enjoy a day focused on their favourite tipple. Vineyard tours with tastings on route are a classic for wine connoisseurs but tours and tastings of whisky, gin and various other drinks will go down well. And it doesn’t have to be alcohol-focused, craft coffee drinkers will get a buzz (quite literally) out of a barista experience.
As stag and hen party ideas go, music festivals are a classic choice. But if the timings don’t quite work out or you’re after a slightly more intimate experience, create your own hen-fest or stag-fest. Alongside private music performances, there are plenty of elements you can add in: hot tubs, BBQ chefs and party games are just the beginning.
The best stag and hen do party ideas for foodies have the bride or groom in mind. Do they like the full restaurant experience or is it more about the fine food itself? For the more adventurous, you’ll find tour guides offering bespoke food tours that can be centred around specific preferences. If it’s all about the food itself, hire in a chef to give you that restaurant feel, wherever you are basing yourselves for the weekend.
If there’s a strong competitive streak to the bride or groom-to-be, the best stag and hen party ideas might try to focus on a whole team activity. Enter an escape room and work together to make it out in time. There’s nothing like a bit of team building ahead of the big day.
Try your collective hand at one of the many game show experiences across the UK. Test yourself against The Cube, Crystal Maze, It’s a Knockout and many other game shows you’ll recognise from past and present TV. If you’ve ever caught the bride or groom-to-be casually berating game show contestants, this is the stag and hen do party idea for you.
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