Unusual Ideas for Your Hen and Stag Do

Hello my lovely Moers!

So, the wedding is just around the corner, you’ve chosen the rings, the juice diet paid off at the final dress fitting (phew!), but you’re still no closer to finalising plans for your hen do?  Worse still, your partners friends’ idea of a cracking stag do is a few swift ones down the pub, before a boozy bar crawl, ending with a greasy kebab and stumbling up the stairs to fall face first into bed?

If this scenario sounds familiar, fret not!  Take a look at these ideas to relieve a little bit of stress from the planning, because let’s face it; you’ve got enough on your plate between choosing the flowers, the cake, the seating plan…

Popular overseas destinations offering a range of activities for both Hens and Stags include fun weekends in Amsterdam, Prague, or for something a little different, Lapland.

Amsterdam Hen and Stag Parties

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Or, if you planned an event closer to home;

Glamping adds a touch of luxury to the outdoors, it’s almost as though you’re not even sleeping outside!  Better still, many glamping weekend packages now offer craft courses – a brilliant way to get your girlfriends involved in creating last minute wedding favours.  Handmade gifts won’t go unnoticed on the big day and add a personal touch to your wedding.

Luxury Glamping Hen and Stag Parties

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The ‘Hag Do’ has become incredibly popular in recent years with couples who want an altogether more civilised affair.  Hag weekends are particularly good if you have a significant number of mutual friends.  Think log cabins, hot tubs, country walks followed by a pub lunch, spa sessions for the girls and driving ranges for the guys, followed by evening dinners and drinks.  If you’re a couple who enjoy a livelier occasion, allow your adolescent side to shine with drinking games and activities usually reserved for the under 10s – hide and seek lends itself particularly well to rural log cabin settings in the dark after a few drinks!

Hen and Stag party Hide and Seek

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You’re blissfully loved up and about to marry the person of your dreams, so I guess you’re feeling pretty content right now?  Well what better time to give something back and add a charitable element to your Hen and Stag dos?  Think sponsored sky dives, the 3 Peaks Challenge, getting your friends together to make homemade gifts and hampers to donate – perfect for this time of year.  If you like the idea of a Hag event, get your friends together and organise a sponsored sports day, giving the donations to charity.

Hen and Stag Party 3 Peaks Challenge

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Ultimately, the key to a successful Hen/Stag/Hag do is to ensure that it reflects your character and to surround yourself with your closest friends.  If you have that covered, the rest is in the bag!

Thanks guys and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Matthew Oliver Wedding & Events Planner