Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Don't Forget.....

You've booked your stag do, all the boys have paid up and are bombarding you with questions. You feel like you have turned into their Mum (won't be the first time!!), looking after the boys to the best of your ability is your job, you are the best man / stag do organiser after all.

So we have put together a little don't forget list to help you arrange the best stag do known to man.

  1. Don't forget to include the stag or yourself when booking the stag do, you'll be surprised how many people make this mistake!
  2. Make sure everyone is aware of where, when and what time, you don't want people missing their activity or have checked into the wrong hotel.
  3. Valid passport!!! If you're travelling abroad make sure everyone has a valid passport.
  4. Don't forget to leave time for food, keep everyone happy some people may not want to eat but most will.
  5. Don't forget a stag do kitty is always best - it keeps the peace and stops the bitching.
  6. Don't forget to get everyone to pick up a hotel card before going out on your first night, just so they know where their bed's at.
  7. If you're going on a stag weekend remind people not to peak too soon on the first night, try and keep the boys in a good state for the next day, especially if you have activities booked for the Saturday. Book a detour away form the booze so the boys just think it's part of the night!
  8. Pack your ear plugs, you could be sharing your bedroom with a snorer and after beer, it's like numatic drilling.
  9. Don't forget to book an activity for the Saturday so you have something to do rather than a weekend of drinking, it sounds amazing but it can get too much.
  10. And finally, don't forget ....

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Stag Destinations Spotlight

Anna Makin, DesignaVenture's stag destinations guru, looks at stag do destinations that have shown longevity.

Nottingham is as in vogue as ever, ever since I have been in the stag do business Nottingham has been extremely popular with UK stag parties, whether it's because it's right in the centre of Britain and easy to get to or the story of 6 women to 1 man, Nottingham is a tried and tested stag destination.

In the early days of DesignaVenture Bristol wasn't a hotspot on the stag weekend agenda, however with our luxury 4 star packages and a few superb stag activity sites setting up we think we have assisted Bristol in become a top stag do mecca, or it could just have been the millions the city has spent on a massive face lift to make it an amazing place to visit.

I absolutely love Bournemouth and so do many of our stag parties, the beach is great but that's not the biggest draw,  fantastic daytime activities and awesome nightlife has made and kept it a massive draw for our stag parties.

The last destination in the UK I would like to mention is Cardiff. Over the last decade Cardiff has become a city that again has had millions spent on it, with so much to offer activity wise and the atmosphere at night is electric.  Most people in and around Cardiff seem to like a friendly chat and they certainly know how to party wild.

Heading on to the Continent, stag parties have loved donning their stag do t-shirts and taking a short flight over to to Europe for years now and one stag destination that has become infamous for UK stag parties since the year dot is Amsterdam.

A beautiful city packed with sin is in no doubt a fantasy place to visit whilst celebrating your stag do.

Prague to me is a city of many bridges, clubs, bars and absolutely stacks of lap dancing clubs for the lads, I should know I had the task of visiting them! Go to Prague and enjoy yourself and this may be one of those places you need to remember, 'what goes on tour stays on tour!'

If you are looking for some sunshine guaranteed then Marbella should be your next stag destination. Made more fashionable by TOWIE cast, Marbs the Spanish beach resort has great beaches to flaunt your tan bod, nightlife to burn you out and the odd celeb kicking about, so don't forget 'no Carbs before Marbs!'

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Cardiff Stag Do Ideas

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If you have no idea how good Cardiff is for a stag do, then if I was you I would seriously contemplate giving yourself a good talking to.

First you have the nightlife.....

At night Cardiff is incredible, the atmosphere is so electric you can charge your phone on it, so no dead battery problems in Cardiff then.

You then have the locals.....

Extremely friendly and know how to have a good time, and if you're from 'away' they will greet you with open arms.

And after all that.....

There are plenty of things to do in the day to keep the boys noses clean.

Try Gorge scrambling / Canyoning if you fancy exploring a beautiful part of the Brecon Beacons (about 45 minutes away), walking behind waterfalls, jumping into deep pools and traversing sheer rock faces will be just some of the feats expected from you.

You also have an amazing Quad Biking site, driving through woods, climbing up steep hills and driving down inclines you think are just impossible, basically scaring the living daylights out of yourselves.

White Water Rafting Cardiff
White water rafting usually is only available up in the mountains, miles away from anywhere but not in Cardiff, available for you to book for your stag do is city centre white water rafting! Man made of course, this brilliant facility is the best fun you will have in a buoyancy aid, you can actually walk to the centre from your hotel.

Talking about walking you can also walk to the indoor karting site which again is city centre.

As well as the above Cardiff Stag Do Ideas also include Bubble Football, Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooing, Deep Sea Fishing, Outdoor Karting, Pizza Making... the list is just to vast.

Check out the DesignaVenture website here, which includes all the activities available along with prices and details.

At night you can book comedy clubs, bar crawls, nightclubs, casinos, lap dancing entry, meals... again there are just too many to mention.

So if you are looking for a great place to party and celebrate your stag do, Cardiff is possibly one of the best places to choose from.