The Essential Stag Do List

You've arranged the stag do, the weekend is looming and you are now wandering what you need to take, well that's easy; wallet, toothbrush (at a push), smartphone and passport if you're travelling abroad, right?

Well yes, ultimately if that weekend is going to be party party party, anything else will be too much baggage, literally,  however you going to stink!

If you don't like to travel too lightly and you like to have a list, here are some essentials you'll need:

An old ladies purse as a stag do kittyStag Kitty

Of course you need something to keep the stag kitty in, maybe an old ladies purse or a jiffy bag, whatever way you want to store all the guys dosh in, then a stag do kitty storage device is a must and be first on your list.


Don't forget the flipping tickets, they might be tickets to get you into a match, nightclub get you on a plane, get you into the races - whatever, just don't forget the tickets! If you can get them sent to you by email even better you can then just take your smart phone.


Old clothes for activities, even though you may be given overalls, you will still need some old clothes to wear underneath.

Old Trainers for wet activities such as White Water Rafting, Coasteering, Canyoning etc.

Smart Casual - the pinnacle statement of most nightclub's dress code - some may need you to wear a collar others will state "no sportswear" which may include trainers, so check the dress codes out before packing.

Swimwear - for wet activities (you'll need to wear something under your wetsuit) if you're going somewhere hot you'll need your Speedos to wear by the pool or beach.

Fancy Dress / T-shirts / Pranks / Games

On your stag do as best man you will need to consider whether Fancy Dress or stag do t-shirts is part of the plan, so getting this sorted a good month before the weekend is a must.

Games are something which can be discussed with other members of the group for their feedback, however when it comes to pranks, this is down to you and maybe a few trusted members of the party, so don't forget:

Cling film
Blow Up Sheep
Plaster of Paris
Gaffer Tape
Fake Tattoos
Mars Bars

You can find a list of our top 10 stag do pranks here.

We have also put together a list of stag do games


In my mind all you need is a smart phone, however if you want to film the stag going down a load of rapids in a raft (white water rafting is the technical term) then maybe a Go Pro would be handy, if you don't have one or don't want to buy one, somebody in the group is bound to have a Go Pro or similar.

Better still, get yourself a Drone with a HD camera onboard for filming activities from above, please get the activity site's permission first, we don't want any mishaps!

If you are looking at storing most things on your smart phone like directions, tickets etc. a portable battery charger will come in handy, and don't forget the charging lead!

However too many gadgets will weigh you down so a smart phone is essential the rest is surplus.

Good luck!



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