Your wedding? Or a wedding in the family or close friend circle? First of all, let’s start with congratulating you on your upcoming wedding, or a wedding of a loved one!
But before you or he walks down the aisle, one very important tradition to be followed is — to organize an amazing and to-be-remembered-for-years stag party for all the dapper cool dudes in your life.
It’s the perfect way to get together with all your bros and bid goodbye (Yes! It’s a definite toasting goodbye) to the young, carefree version of you i.e. the pre-married, bachelor self.
These (in)famous stag parties have been made more so by the movies and rumours – they project that these parties involve booze, doing sinful activities, more booze and spending a lot of money; much more than you intend to or may afford to spend.
Also, planning your own stag parties can seem like a headache when you want to have both a fabulous bachelor party and also not spend too much.
But doing both is quite possible and easy with the right amount of planning and effective research. And to top it all off, you can bid farewell to your single years in the backdrop of a picturesque and unbeatable destination. Let’s see where and how!
DESTINATIONS THAT ARE A TOTAL WIN-WIN FOR YOUR STAG PARTY
Now, there are umpteen places to visit all over the world but these certain locations in the UK, Europe as well as over the rest of the world are definite hot picks if you are planning to throw a stag party on a budget.
If you want to have an eventful and activity-filled stag weekend, Budapest is THE one for you! One British pound is equivalent to around 350 Hungarian forints and moneywise, Budapest is not at all expensive in matters of alcohol and food.
It’s famous for one of the best pub crawls and Hungarian liquor is quite strong so if you have to go for local brands, try Unicum and Palinka. Overall, have the time of your stag lives and keep out of trouble.
Prague, Czech Republic
If you are on the lookout for some super crazy parties, delicious, sumptuous cuisines and famous ginger ale to wash it all down with, this place should definitely be on your bucket list.
Here, liquor like beer is dead cheap and there are plenty of bars and pubs for you to experience the sexy night life.
Even though we may sound to be biased, we can’t help but admit that the capital city is the greatest city in the world. It’s a perfect place to be picked as your stag party weekend as its best described as a city that never sleeps.
There’s a wide range of choices that cater to your food and drink needs and a whole lot of select bars and pubs to make your night memorable! (or rather sloshed)
If you and your pals are football crazy and also want top notch music party scenes to live on, this city is an absolute venue for your stag party weekend.
Walk down the most famous street in the UK (Coronation Street) while gulping down pints of Beer or challenge the to-be groom to a food VS man challenge at midnight.
As cliché it may sound, Bangkok offers to be the perfect, entertaining and cheap destination for your upcoming bachelor party.
Starting from the swankiest bars to crazy street food to upper class chilling with fine cigars and single malt, Bangkok has it all.
There are various themed bars and pubs making the night life experience nothing less than a lifetime achievement. And of course, there is lots of dancing and alcohol.
The capital of Mexico boasts of clear blue seas, golden sands and is perfect for you and your squad if you are looking for a last weekend of madness before settling down to a lifetime of marital bliss.
Starting from spectacular night club sessions to all day scenes at the beach, getting wet, wild and even more is awaiting you at the Mexican Vegas.
ACTIVITIES THAT YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY TRY OUT DURING YOUR STAG TRIP
Now, though we know bachelor parties are generally made up of booze, dancing, eating, more booze and partying till dawn, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it starts and ends there.
There can be a variety of activities and shows and sports and games that you can indulge in during the trip which makes it all the more memorable. Such as:
Drinks and Food Tasting
Well, if you are a foodie like us, we are sure this would interest you as you and your group can take part in food challenges or food trails beer tastings or brewery dinners or cocktail making sessions or visits of the vodka museum etc.
No better way to see London’s Eye than cruising down the river side with a glass of wine in hand and the wind running through the hair as you take in the breath-taking view ahead. (Also, you can send selfies to be your wide to-be).
Similar to Zorbing, this is one of the most fun activities to take part in while you roll down in a giant transparent ball on your hands and knees struggling to gain balance as you keep falling making a complete fool out of yourself but laughing your hearts out.
Before taking plunge into a whole new life ahead, you can definitely try out this once-in-a-lifetime sport looking at the world from up above and diving straight into air. (Sounds thrilling already right?)
If you are heading to a location by the sea, there’s no need to explain the umpteen types of activities you can take part in with your lads be it beach games or surfing or skiing or canoeing or pool partying or paragliding etc.
If you are looking for some city entertainment on the cards, you can definitely go for comic stand up shows, bike tours, karaoke nights, rock music concerts, spas, belly dancing shows and even more.
So, with the location as well as the things you can do there sorted, all you need to do is get the flight tickets booked for your upcoming destination stag party.
Get all your lads together and embark on a weekend of booze, good food, fun activities, and even more. As we say, what happens in a bachelor party stays there with no discussions, explanations and secrets spilled henceforth.
John Tarr is the co-founder and CEO of Off-Limits Events Ltd. Starting from a small jet ski rental in Sheffield back in 1993, John has transformed his business into a dynamic multi-event and activity company. Apart from creating bespoke events for corporates, John also helps stag and hen groups organise parties through Stagweekends.co.uk and Henweekends.co.uk.