10 Great Stag Do Ideas to Choose From
The best stag party is a well thought out, carefully planned event that takes into account the groom’s personality and interests. So while some men may be looking to just go out and get drunk, others may have more specific ideas and desires. It’s important to give the groom what he wants, not you, so it’s worth bouncing some ideas off him. If you’re struggling or if you need some help narrowing down your choices, here are 10 great stag do ideas to choose from.
A day out on the golf course is a great way to spend time with your friends and get in some exercise too. You don’t need to be a pro golfer, just having fun is what counts. You can organize a golf day with your friends, find a nice patch of green, and have some beers while you play. If you want to really make it special, see if you can reserve an entire course for the day.
Driving a Sports Car
Imagine the thrill of driving a sports car for the first time, with your friends by your side. With some careful planning, you can make this dream come true for your groom on his big day. To start planning, you’ll first need to find a suitable car. If you know how to drive stick shift, it may be possible to rent a car at an affordable price.
Or if that isn’t feasible, another idea is to hire somebody who can drive stick shift for the day and then teach the rest of the group how to operate the vehicle. You could also get a really cool vintage sports car that doesn’t require an expensive license in order to drive. Once you’ve secured a vehicle and planned out all logistics, it’s time to get ready for your day behind the wheel.
Flying a Plane
Flying a plane might be the last thing on most people’s minds when they think about a bachelor party, but for some men, it is the ultimate dream. What better way to live out your boyhood fantasy than by spending an exhilarating day flying an aeroplane?
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative then a flight simulator adventure will be a great experience for any man who has ever dreamed of being in the cockpit of a fighter jet. The perfect stag do idea for men who want to feel like they are living their dreams.
Diving is an adventurous and fun sport, but it’s not for everyone. Some people are afraid of heights or just can’t stomach the idea of being underwater. But if you know someone who would be interested in this type of event, here are some great reasons why diving might be a good idea:
- It’s a great way to connect with nature and you’ll have time to bond with your buddies while exploring your environment
- The feeling of weightlessness is liberating and exhilarating
- Diving is an activity that will continue to challenge you as you get better
- Even if you don’t like diving, there are plenty of other water activities available (e.g. snorkelling)
Visit a Craft Brewery
If the man of the moment loves a beer, you could visit a brewery for an informative tour plus sample some of the local brews. If you find a popular choice, you could even serve craft beer at your wedding.
A spa day is a great option for the groom who’s looking to relax and unwind and not just for the hen do. A man will be pampered with facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, hair styling, and more. A manly day at the spa is a great way for the groom and his friends to get pampered together. Men usually have more rigid expectations about what a manly day entails, but this type of event is actually quite popular. It can be as simple or extravagant as you like – all it takes is an afternoon or evening at the spa with your favourite men.
This is the easiest option to plan and maybe one of the cheapest, as well. You can pick a bar or club in your area and have the guys meet up there. A night out includes dinner and drinks for the guys, followed by some fun at the clubs. The best part about this idea is that it can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be. You can plan a night out on the town for just a few friends or for a whole group of people.
There are so many different options when it comes to planning this type of party. The sky’s the limit with this one. If your groom is looking for more than just dinner and drinks, you can also include an activity like bowling, laser tag, mini-golfing, or paintballing before heading out to the club.
Paintballing is one of the most popular stag do activities, with an exciting and adrenaline-fuelled experience. It’s perfect for those who enjoy a challenge, and you can tailor it to suit any group size or budget. For larger groups, paintballing facilities often offer bookings for private sessions. This means that all of your friends will be included in a session where they won’t have to wait around for other teams to finish their game. Plus, when you are playing against each other there is more chance of getting covered in paint.
While this activity may not be suitable for certain personalities or those who don’t want to get messy, it’s a great option if you are looking to have some fun and get into the competitive spirit.
Poker night is a great option for the groom who’s looking to get competitive and have a good time with his friends and close family members on his last night as a single man. This type of party is perfect for those who love hosting games nights or for those who want to play cards all night. If a competitive game isn’t enough to satisfy your group, make it interesting with drinking games.
If the groom is looking for some laughs, a comedy show might be right up his alley. There are plenty of these available all over the world, or you can hire a comedian to come do a show at your own location. A comedy show will typically last 1-2 hours, and the best part is that everyone can enjoy it. Whether you’re looking to make some memories or just have a few laughs, this type of party is perfect.
So, what are you looking for? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Something a little more challenging? Or just a chance to spend some quality time with your friends? If you’re planning a stag weekend, it’s important to remember that it’s not all about the destination. It’s about the whole experience and the laughs, and the days of stripper and a pop out cake are long gone. You don’t have to recreate The Hangover here.
There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to stag do ideas. Find out which one is best suited to your group by considering the experience you want to offer and the budget you have to spend. Then enjoy, relax, and remember what my Aussie mate says – what happens on the bucks night, stays on the bucks night, and not for the best man speech.