So you’ve been tasked with the duty of planning your best mate’s stag do? Need to deliver the mother of all Bachelor parties? Well, my friend, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re planning an overseas stag do, or something closer to home, don’t worry.
Planning a stag party doesn’t have to be a headache – as we’re about to find out.
Get the stags on board
First things first, you’ll need to find out who your stag crew are gonna be. As always, there’ll probably be a diverse bunch, with different tastes and budgets.
Sound out some ideas in a Whatsapp group or email chat. See what the general consensus is about planning a trip to your local bars, or hopping on a plane to somewhere cool.
Remember though – you’ve bee tasked with planning the party. So, when it comes to the crunch, you make the decisions.
If they can’t decide between Brighton or Berlin, that’s your call!
Budget your party
What you need to remember is that the stag ain’t paying for anything. You guys have all got him covered for his last night of freedom, so remember to price that in.
When planning your bachelor party, make sure you draw up the costs of everything from the transport, the fancy dress, the accommodation and the food, as well as the drinks (of course, right).
If you’re not the planning type, this might come back and bite you on the ass. So get your calculator out and make sure you’re not shooting yourself (and everyone else) in the foot. After all, you’re the party planner. Plan it right!
The essential details
If you’re planning your stag-do close to home, then logistics such as transport and acommodation might be easier to plan.
But for those planning an overnight (or multi-night) bachelor party, you’ll need to factor in:
Affordable accommodation for all – A good idea is to hire an aparment. Bear in mind that many places don’t accept large groups of men. And you can appreciate the fact that your stag party might get rowdy, so respect that decision.
Restaurants and re-fuelling – Have a selection of good places to eat, and ideally book at least one or two meals. Pubs and high end bars often serve food too, so factor this in.
OK, down to the fun part. Every man on his stag do wants to be assured of the biggest and best send-off with his closest crew by his side.
This means, action, adventure, a bit of ritual humiliation, and probably a shit load of beer.
A one day stag do will normally involve:
- An activity – such as paintball, zorb football or bungee jumping
- Another more sedate activity – perhaps a brewery tour, boat cruise or something less intense
- The social – often a trip to a pub, nightclub or something similar
If you’re stretching your bachelor party over multiple days, then this will require more careful planning. But- don’t overdo it.
Just because you’re in Barcelona for three days doesn’t mean you have to cram every day with activities.
Let’s assume you are doing a three day stag:
- Day one – Arrival, drinks and light sightseeing, probably to the local landmark. A meal and then a trip to a local nightclub or bar for a *relatively* low key first night.
- Day two – This is where you’ll do most of your heavy activities, with your jetski safari, ziplining and parading though town in a fat suit. This will also, most likely be your biggest night out – with super clubs, strip bars and copious amounts of tequila.
- Day three – Bearing in mind everyone will be hungover or tired, find a sedate activity such as a boat cruise, bus tour or something else where people can feel like shit in peace. Don’t give them an excuse to hate you…
Picking the best things to do
Not sure what to do on a bachelor party?
Focus on your stag first, and everyone else is second. Think of how you can give him the most fun send off, but also somehow put him though his paces and probably embarrass him.
Popular stag do activities are:
- Driving super cars
- White-water rafting
- Bungee jumping
- Escape games
- Waterskiing and jet ski
- Fat suit sumo
- Wine or beer tasting
- Boat cruise or bus tour
This is just a small selection of the kinds of things you could get up to on a bachelor party.
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Make time to have fun
Remember, you want to make the day fun and action packed. BUT… You don’t want to over-do it and have a busy itinerary.
Make time to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. Accomodate the fact that you’ll need to eat, rest and perhaps even get some sleep.
And most of all, enjoy it!
Got any other tips for how to plan a stag do or bachelor party? Share them in the comments below…
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