Well that’s a perfectly good question… if you’re from Mozambique.
In the UK we all know that as a man before you get married you get a
chance to say a fond farewell to all your mates. It’s not because you are not
going to see them again but you kind of know that things are never going to be
the same again.
In other words next step, Fatherhood.
In this very modern world there will be loads of exceptions and
maybe this is an old fashioned explanation, because in the old days you didn’t
live with your wife until you got married, so the next step after getting
married really was fatherhood and family life.
These days a lot of couples live together before they get married
and some have children, so getting hitched won’t actually change many things,
but this still doesn’t mean you can’t have a stag do, oh no.
Stag Dos are a way of celebrating with your old and new chums and is
really part of the whole wedding.
So a stag do in my mind is now part of the wedding and should not
really be referred to as a pre wedding event. Just like when you go for suit
fittings, reading of bans and the actual rehearsal, the stag do is part of the
Whether you go for a drink down the local boozer, hire a house in
the middle of nowhere, go to Las Vegas for a week or go on an adventure stag
weekend you still have that ancestral need to celebrate with your mates before
getting married, just like your dad did, and his dad and his dad and so on.
And by the way, a stag do dates back way, way before hen parties
jumped on the band wagon and started celebrating.
Apparently in 5 BC the ancient Spartans believed to have a dinner in
the Grooms honour, making toasts on his behalf. I think I read somewhere that
Vikings would celebrate the night before the wedding day with a meal and a
barrel of grog, I bet that was some night!
Even Henry VIII had a few stag nights (after all, he did get married
6 times) and if you turned down his invitation to the stag do he would knock
your block off (literally).
I don’t think he would have enjoyed a stag prank, unless they were
on one of the stag party members, it would have been quite a tense night with
the worry of getting too drunk and finding yourself in the gallows in the
morning after telling him what a git he was.
These days people talk about having the best stag do, better than
the last, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s good to evolve and a little
competition doesn’t hurt anyone.
I believe a stag do should be something for the groom to
enjoy and not dread, a break away from your hometown to enjoy a sense of
freedom with all his best mates. For loads of stag do ideas, get yourself over to the DesignaVenture website.
Not to be confused with pranks and games, stag do challenges is a whole new ball game.
Stag Do Challenges consist of the stag (groom-to-be) being set a number of tasks over his stag weekend or night which he must complete, if he doesn't there's a forfeit which is usually drinking his own weight in wine or something, but that's up to your group.
Below I have put together a do-able list of 27 stag do challenges, you can pick the best ones or try and get him to do them all (on occasions, we will add to this list).
All at the same time, the stag must purchase a porn magazine, hand cream and some tissues - this must be done without an explanation and without a smirk on his face. (I have a friend who bought a tub of vaseline for his chapped lips and a cucumber for his mum, totally unaware of what his 2 shopping items looked like travelling down the conveyor belt to the check out!).Get a kiss from a MILF who must be clearly over the age of 50.Beat a total stranger in a 15 press u…
Stag do rules whether they're funny or serious are part and parcel of a well planned stag do, and we are about to rummage through the depths of another top 10.
There are quite a few unwritten rules, which I have written down? To be honest, it wouldn't be much of a top 10 without some stag do etiquette (unwritten rules).
By the way if you are lost and are looking for some brilliant stag do games, go here.
Rule Number 1 - Whatever Goes On Tour, Stays On Tour
This is one of the mentioned unwritten rules, it either makes the stag do sound:
Mysteriously amazingSomething has happened and no one wants to talk about it No one can remember
However whatever the reason, it's the most important rule to abide by.
Rule Number 2 - Don't Leave Your Man Behind Enemy Lines
In other words do not leave a member of the stag party asleep in a club, leaving him to get nudged by the bouncer leaving him to traverse his own way back to the hotel.
You can also apply this rule if someone in the grou…