Tuesday, 20 June 2017

5 Top Stag Do Water Themed Activities

We are going through a very hot spell of weather, and if you're looking for a cool down for a last minute stag do or or for next summer, here are some water based stag do ideas for you to wet your whistle with (I think that means to have a drink, but you know what I mean).


White Water Rafting

An obvious choice but also an incredible one. Travel down the river taking on frothing water, dodging huge boulders and 9 times out of 10, getting chucked in by the raging torrents, so if you can't swim, do not book it.

This is one of our most popular stag do activities in 2017, favoured locations are North Wales and Scotland.




Canoeing Down River Wye


Another very popular stag do activity however this activity lasts the whole weekend. Sleeping under canvass and floating down river with an amazing backdrop of gorgeousness this is canoeing and camping down the River Wye.

How it works:

Friday night; park up and pitch up at your camp site which has a shower block and toilets and is next door to a pub, yes next door to a pub!!

Saturday Morning; you'll get picked up and taken up river to a pebble beach where you'll depart for your campsite, it should take you just about all day with a stop off at several pubs on the way down. You can also stop off at Hay on Wye for lunch!

Sunday Morning; set off in your canoes from your campsite to your agreed meeting point where you'll disembark, call your driver who will take you back to your campsite.

Take down camp and back to normality.

Why don't we depart and pitch up our tents both nights at different campsites on the way down river?

I promise you, I have done both ways and by far, this way works best:
  1. You only have to put your tent up once
  2. You don't have to carry loads of stuff in your canoe each day
  3. You have a campsite with a shower block and a pub!

Canyoning / Coasteering

Canyoning (inland), jumping into deep pools walking behind waterfalls, exploring caves and generally exploring a gorge carved out by a fast flowing stream.

Coasteering (on the coast), jumping off high cliffs into deep rock pools, exploring caves and the rugged UK coastline.

As you can see, both activities are very similar except for where they're done. They are full on and exceptionally exhilarating.

Canyoning can be done North and South Wales, Scotland and the Peak district.

Coasteering can be done in Newquay / Cornwall, South Wales and near Bournemouth.



Jet Ski-ing

Combining a motor sport with water (what a fantastic idea), these jet ski's are so exciting you will need a crowbar to get the boys off them!

They're fast, have fantastic manoeuvrability and the feeling you getting zipping across the water, you'll all be buying trailers to bring one home!





Surfing

We have some of the best beaches for surfing in the world, yes the world! Down in Cornwall they very rarely get a day when there aren't loads of waves crashing into the shoreline, making it the most ideal place to surf.

With long sandy beaches, great nightlife and bucket loads of hotels, Newquay is an amazing place to have a stag do and learn to surf.


For loads more stag do ideas or for information on how to book any of the above activities zip over to our website.







Monday, 22 May 2017

Choose The Right Best Man

A Best Man is not just for the wedding, he's for life, and choosing the right Best Man can be more tricky than cracking the Da Vinci Code.

So where do start?

You need a best man who is going to wow all the Mums (at the wedding not on the stag do, but then again...),  make all the guys laugh, organise all the family members, write a killer speech, keep you cool and from flapping when the bride is 50 minutes late, basically be your wingman / iceman / best-man.

What qualities must your best man posses...

First and foremost, he must be reliable (I should frigging well co-co!!), I would say this is the main quality he must have, not being at any of the pre wedding rehearsals is totally unacceptable, I have heard of some best men not even making the stag do - what!!!? Uh I feel woozy.

Other qualities

If possible a good candidate must be able to break the ice whoever he's with, a good organiser, he is able to talk in public (doesn't have to be a professional after dinner speaker) and someone who doesn't mind doing the graft a best man's job entails.

Someone who hasn't and won't judge you or your future wife, he needs to support you both and not be a fly in the ointment.

A stag do buddy who will take a Paintball bullet for you and also boss the other guys around, he's in charge now!

Avoid the following..

Political choices, someone who has been brought forward by the brides mother, or someone who has put pressure on you, giving you the salesman routine.

Typically you must know your Best Man from your childhood and he knows you inside out, "warts an all". He's going to have to arrange a killer stag do as well as put together an amazing speech, that can't be done by someone who hardly knows you.

Don't pick your drinking buddy who you've only known for the last couple of years as you may not like him sober!

Who to Choose

Best Mate? Well that's a given but not a right of passage. If your best mate isn't reliable or would hate being best man more than having Syphalis then you must look elsewhere.

Brother? Always a great choice if you're close to your brother as he shouldn't let you down in anyway or he'll have Mum to answer to. He will know the families (especially yours!) which would make a more relaxed speech. However familiarity breeds content, so keep him on his toes.

You're Dad? It's a great gesture and always one to look into if you have a reason to or most of your mates are plonkers. You may need to step in for the stag, after all a night in his local boozer isn't a stag do.

You're Son? If you're a dad remarrying there's nothing like your son standing at your side and being your best man. You may need to reign him in when it comes to the stag do!

Best Woman? It has happened and it's happening right now, this is 2017 after all. If she has the qualities and why the heck not?

5 Best Men, REALLY?

OK, maybe having two best men is acceptable, but anything over three just means you're not good at making decisions (how the hell did you propose) or on the flip side you don't like letting people down.

This is your wedding, you're now an adult and this is as adult as it gets, so be a man and make a decision - all the rest can be Groomsmen.


Good luck.

M

Friday, 28 April 2017

Top Tips On Stag Do Fancy Dress


Stag dos and fancy dress go together like Vodka / Redbull, bucket & spade and Kim Kardashian and big bummed trousers.

However, you could spend an absolute fortune on fancy dress and then get turned away from every pub and club at your chosen stag destination, or quite frankly you could look like a "dick", so wait, don't buy anything until you check these top tips out.

20 Fancy Dress Ideas For A Stag Do


TIP NUMBER 1

Check to make sure the pubs/bars/clubs you're booked into are happy with fancy dress plus also find your limitations, they may say yes they're happy with fancy dress but may not be happy with the stag turning up dressed as a giant penis.


GO ALL OUT

Everyone likes a trier, so if you're fancy dress theme is Pirates (for example) don't just turn up with a bit of face paint (usually skull & bones, tut!!), get dressed up like a pirate.

Captain Jack Sparrow looks awesome, check out what he's wearing and go for it. You'll be glad you've made the effort as the attention you'll get from the ladies will be twice as much as you're mate who painted his face and talks like he's from the posh part of Devon.

If you're going to be an old lady, get the dress, wear the wig and smell of moth balls, go all out.


DON'T BE OFFENSIVE

In the UK we love a joke, humour is what get's us through the terrible weather and the crap-heads we call "politicians" however, pushing a joke into the Frankie Boyle domain of sick crudeness can create cringeworthy moments and stop you from enjoying yourself. Also, don't over-expose yourself, you'll be classed as a flasher!

The Mankini has now been banned in Newquay and Blackpool!

Know your audience.


T-SHIRT IDEAS

Most party organisers these days book daytime activities for the stag do, so uniform yourselves up by everyone wearing a T-shirt, that way you can also spot your boys where ever you go.

Stag T-shirts usually include:

  • A bad picture of the stag on
  • A slogan which matches the stag's personality
  • A picture of the bride
  • The person's name on the back + Number like 69 (oh you jokers)


Fantastic Stag Do T-shirt Ideas


Whatever you do, enjoy it!

Good Luck

M.