Friday, 13 March 2015

Stag Do T-Shirt Ideas

It's no surprise that stag do t-shirts are big business, in fact it's HUGE!

These days, most stag dos go away with a t-shirt packed, it becomes their travelling uniform whether it's on a plane or going to the activities or even going out at night, to some stag parties the stag do t-shirt is an essential item of clothing.

The stag do t-shirt also acts as a momento / souvenir for the stag do and usually must consist of the following 3 items of written information:

  1. Where 
  2. When
  3. Name of the stag

So with that in mind here are some great ideas on what type of t-shirts you could go for:

The Photo T-Shirt
Using an embarrassing image of the stag, make sure it's blown up and printed onto everyone's t-shirt, better still get a picture of his bride-to-be and do the same.

Go one step further and get a picture of an ex girlfriend or better still, a picture of his mother-in-law, the possibilities are endless!

The T-shirt with the Slogan
The slogan is meant to amuse and sometimes shock, this slogan can sometimes includes the stag's name, so to help me out with this section, let's call the stag "Dave", here are a few slogan ideas:

I'm A Beautician Not A Magician Sex & Drugs And Sausage Rolls On It Till We Vomit
Dave's Wolfpack
Dave Mate, Its Game Over Mate
I'm Looking Forward To Regretting This
Next Stop, Nappy Central
The Good, The Stag And The Ugly

There are loads of slogans to choose from, be original and create a slogan which is totally unique to the stag or his bride-to-be.

The Logo T-Shirt
This involves taking a famous logo and personalising it with the stag's name or making it humorous, for example, Star Wars becomes Stag Wars, Top Gear becomes Top Stag, Lord Of the Rings becomes Slave of the Rings - I think you get the picture.

The Number T-Shirt
A Hierarchy of stag do members, with the stag being number 1 and best man number 2 and so on. The number is usually on the back like a football top with the name or nickname of the wearer above the number.

The Dare T-Shirt
This involves a list of dares with a tick box which can be ticked off as and when these dares have been completed. These dares can include; Serenade someone your don't know, Drink 3 Shots, Blow Kisses To Strangers etc.

If you have any ideas on stag t-shirts or you have seen some crackers that have made you laugh out loud please let us know via the comments box below and we will add them to our list.

To be continued....

Friday, 27 February 2015

The Great Welsh Outdoors - Stag Do Ideas

Binge drinking is now on the decrease, more and more people are getting their highs from activities, stag dos are no different.

Stags these days want their stag weekend to be a challenge, adrenaline enthused and exciting, there will obviously be a few pints in the evening however, the day must be full of adventure. Whether it's motorised, getting soaked or scaring the living daylights out of each other there is so much adventure to choose from and the king of adventure in the UK is North Wales.

There is no better stag do destination than North Wales for adventurous activities. You can either stay in North Wales or you can drive from Chester, Manchester or Liverpool.

Quite simply, North Wales offers simply epic activities for the stag who's an adrenaline junkie.

Did you know that North Wales has the longest Zip Wire in Europe? You can reach up to 100 mph and cruise over some of the finest scenery you will ever see - Ouch!

North Wales also offers 2 fantastic white water rafting destinations, one near Bala and the other close to Llangollen. In my mind the best location is near Llangollen, the instructors are loads of fun and your stag will go for a swim, guaranteed!

Around Llangollen and staying with white water, you can also book two seater white water rafting and white water paddle boarding.

Moving towards Shropshire you have one of the best quad biking treks in the UK, covering a ruck of acres before climbing one of the highest hills in Shropshire. On a clear day you can see up to 7 counties.

Staying motorised there is also a killer Rage Buggy site, where you will get plenty of driving time in these crazy all terrain buggies. With speeds of unto 58mph there is not wonder why they are so popular.

Canyoning is another activity which will give you the heebie jeebies. Jumping off high ledges into deep pools, flying down natural water slides and exploring caves this is an amazing activity which will keep the adventurous stag more than happy.

You then have another site on the North Wales Shropshire borders offering Hovercrafts and Segways, unique activities perfect for a Sunday morning before heading home.

These are just some of the activities on offer in North Wales, so if you have an stag who is really into the outdoors and activities that will scare the living crap out of yourselves, then North Wales is the place to be.

On our website we have many packages staying in group accommodation (as most stags would prefer to spend most of their budget on the activities), however we offer other types of accommodation.

Head over to the DesignaVenture North Wales stag do section of our website for more details.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Top 10 Stag Destinations For 2015

2015 is here people, get use to it, after-all, there's no going back, unless you're Marty Mcfly that is!

So let's cut to the chase, here are (in my mind) the top 10 stag destinations for 2015.

I am going in reverse order, just to build the tension, as I am guessing you are so very excited.

10. Dublin

Pros: An incredible place to have your stag do, friendly, buzzing with an atmosphere so good, you could brush your teeth with it.

Cons: On a Saturday night the Temple Bar area can be rammed.

09. Manchester

Pros: Rejuvenated into an amazing European city, old buildings meet new and there are so many bars you could visit one for each day of the year.

Cons: Getting hotel accommodation in the centre in the football season is a nightmare, Man Utd or Man City play at home on alternative weekends.

08. Riga

Pros: Cheap oh so cheap, fantastic lap dancing clubs, ideal for stag parties, funny that! Full on stag activities and the female guides are brilliant fun.

Cons: The food.

07. Amsterdam

Pros: Amsterdam has been welcoming stag parties from all over Europe since, well since forever. The laid back civilisation suits celebratory weekends such as your stag do.

Cons: Weekends are extremely busy and activities are very expensive.

06. Ascot / Reading

Pros: This is the year of the horse racing event, if you have never been to one then you must book. In my mind Ascot is the daddy, every event is special with the ultimate Royal Ascot being the most prestigious event in the world's racing calendar. Then, let DesignaVenture take you back to Reading for a night out you'll never forget.

Cons: No trainers, which I suppose I must grow up one day.

05. Bristol

Pros: A fantastic city, which has everything you need and more, some people have described it as "like London but on a smaller scale, and friendlier, that's if you can understand the accent." Bristol has one of the best stag activity sites in the UK.

Cons: The majority of the city centre hotels in Bristol are now wanting a minimum stay of 2 nights over a weekend.

04. Cardiff

Pros: The atmosphere in Cardiff is so electric you can charge your phone on it. The locals are extremely welcoming and there are some pretty decent stag do activities in South Wales.

Cons: Again, a lot of the hotels may want a minimum of 2 nights over the weekend, and when there's an event at the Millennium stadium, forget about it.

03. Germany

Pros: I have chosen Germany as a collective as I cannot decide on Munich, Hamburg or Berlin. All three cities are very different except for one thing; their city folk like to drink beer and so do stag parties - a match made in heaven.

Cons: Not a huge amount of stag activities on offer.

02. Bournemouth

Pros: Bournemouth is (in my mind, again) the best UK stag destination, fantastic beaches, full on nightlife and so many stag activities you'll need a week rather than a weekend.

Cons: Going to Bournemouth for just the one night in the summer can be a real struggle, hotels want 2 nights Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.

01. Ibiza

Pros. Just recently Ibiza has celebrated a renaissance of cool, however to be honest Ibiza never stepped out of the cool box in my mind. Amazing clubs, beautiful beaches and San Antonio is so lively you'll need a week in the Lake district to come down.

Cons. Everything is SO frigging expensive.

Other destinations that I love which should have featured if I just focused on the UK is Birmingham, North Wales and Newquay, maybe next time.

Good luck with your arrangements and of you would like to see some stag packages in these or any other destinations go to our stag do section of the DesignaVenture website.

Good luck!