Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Here's Your Chance To Make A Great Memory

Picture the scene your best mate the groom to be has just got down on one knee and asked you to be his best man and to organise the mother of all stag dos, and you've accepted.

Now do you:

A - Forget about it and a couple of weeks before remember and organise an extremely low key stag night down the local, with you his dad and his other mate Steve from work?

B - Get on it, travel the country looking for the best stag destination for the stag event, stopping off at every lap dancing venue on the way.

C - Sit down with the groom, go through stag destinations, find out what he wants to do and sort it.

D - Sort out the whole weekend as a surprise for your best mate, after all you should know him very well and know what he likes.

Well 'B - D' are your best options in order to give him a send off he deserves, whether you book it through a stag tour company such as DesignaVenture or do it all yourself that's your choice.

The most important factor is you don't let yourself or the 'groom to be' down.

It's every man's right to a stag do and if budget it tight, a drink down the local pub with all his mates maybe the only option but at least it's an option.

From bridge swinging in Bratislava to cider tasting in Bristol, the world is your oyster.

So don't let your best mate down, book him an awesome stag night or weekend he will remember for the rest of his life.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Stag Activities, Berlin

Berlin stag activities are superb and totally off the wall, Berlin is also a very popular stag destination so book early.

Whilst you are in Berlin why not try out the Trabant driving experience. This isn't a fast paced racing stag activity, it's quite the opposite.

Cruise the Berlin streets in true fifties style, there will be a convoy of these amazing cars (picture above) depending on how big your stag party is, creating quite a stir with the locals as you burn drive down the streets looking like the old East Berliners (fancy dress optional).

Germans are renown for a lot of things however drinking beer is one of their most famous past times, so you can imagine the sheer delight when you tell the boys that your stag weekend to Berlin includes a trip to a brewery with beer included.

Hand gun shooting is one of the most popular stag activities, so when in Berlin have a go at shooting a 9mm revolver, who has the eye of the tiger and who is the Mr Magoo of the stag do.

The Beer Bike is something else that would not even make the UK streets due to stupid health and safety, however in Germany where the local government is a bit more footloose and fancy free, sit on a 10 seater bike, around a bar and pedal whilst helping yourself to a barrel of beer, this is no joke. A sober steering bar tender will help you get to where you want to get go, whilst giving you a few interesting facts...... about the beer obviously.

At night, a stag party in Berlin can expect nothing less than full on partying including various Beerhall options, Oil wrestling, sexy maid wake up call (for the next morning) and a Dominatrix show to name just a few.

For a belting stag weekend, Berlin should be on your bucket list.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

10 Reasons Why Paintball Is Such A Great Stag Activity

Ever since stag nights became stag weekends, paintball has always been a big player in offering a solution to the age old question; "right what should we do on our stag do then"?

Well, I have compiled 10 reasons why paintball is still an unbeatable activity:
  1. It's a team sport so everyone in your stag party is playing at the same time, no hanging around until it's your go, unless you get shot!!
  2. Paintball is a relatively cheap stag activity, most stag destinations offer full and half day packages from £16 per person.
  3. The price includes all specialised equipment and protective clothing and most locations include your first 100 shots.
  4. Gram for Gram a full on game of paintball will pump more adrenalin round your body compared to other stag activities.  
  5. Paintball is more then just aiming and shooting, good tactics and leadership will improve your team's chances of winning. 
  6. There are now loads of indoor venues popping up around the country, creating extremely exciting urban combat scenarios. 
  7. You can usually book Paintball indoor or outdoor at most popular stag destinations throughout the UK and Europe. 
  8. It doesn't hurt that much, and if it does you shouldn't be on a stag do. 
  9. You will be shooting other stag parties or teams, what's there not to like? 
  10. The buzz at the end of the games is immense and beats any Xbox or Playstation game hands down.
So Paintball is the real thing and should be on your stag activity short list next time you need to book a stag do.

Paintball Tips
  • Always have your gun raised and ready to shoot
  • Stick to the Flanks as there then will be on one side for people to shoot you from
  • Wear strong walking boots as most paintball locations are played in wood on uneven ground
  • You are not Andy McNab, so be aware of your limitations.
  • If you fancy a huge adrenalin rush, be your team's decoy and run straight into your opponents camp shooting as many bullets as you can. You will inevitably get pummelled but boy what a rush!