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Stag Do Outfits - Dress Your Stag Up!

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Dolly likes to be dressed up and funny enough so does the stag on his stag weekend, SO, make sure he stands out like a fart in a lift with one or more of these fantastic ideas...

Stag Do Favourite - The Bride (Wedding Dress)

Dressing up your best mate as a woman may have been in one of your sick and perverted dreams however, now you have a chance to really stitching him up by sticking a wedding dress on him. Just take a trip to the local charity shop, pick one in his size and you're good as golden.




Morph Suit

If you are unsure what a Morph suit is or what it looks like, it's basically one piece of Spandex shaped like a human which fits your whole body including your head, like a glove.

These days Morph Suits aren't just one colour, they have other designs including dinner suits, super heroes (such as Spiderman or Deadpool), Sumos etc.




Mankini

I am so sorry to all stags to actually even put this in my list of ideas however, The Mankini makes the stag look an absolute stunner/…

Stag Do Ideas For November

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So you have the task of organising a stag do, you've got the crew together and set the date however it's November!



What the hell can I do in November?

It's cold in Spain and on the continent, I also need to keep the cost down due to the date being close proximity to Christmas, so what the hell am I to do?

OK, OK, calm down, this isn't the end of the world, on the contrary this is an incredible time to celebrate a stag do, in fact it's like a sneaky weekend away with your mates before the years out.

If you're looking to keep the price down, keep it British, there are loads of cities with fantastic nightlife and brilliant activities on offer and you could get a bargain in the mix.

Activities I always recommend for November are either indoor, extremely muddy or beer / cider / whisky tasting.

Below are UK stag destinations perfect for a stag do in November, I have included from prices from the DesignaVenture website just to give you an idea.




Bournemouth

For example we…

Stag Do Destination Guide: Amsterdam

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Pure Unadulterated Amsterdam Facts
Average Temp: June: 19c | July: 21c | August: 21cRainfall: 771mm per yearLocation: 52.47, 4.89Above Sea Level: 13 metres above sea levelPopulation: 741,000 In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s if you were lucky, going on a stag weekend abroad would mean Amsterdam, and you wouldn't fly, no way, you'd get the ferry and then coach it into the city of 'stag do indulgence', better known as Amsterdam.

These days, we have a multiple of stag do destinations on offer abroad from Riga to Magaluf, Las Vegas to Budapest, there is a city to for every taste, the world is absolutely your "oyster".

However, Amsterdam hasn't lost it's charm, you can still go and eat a space cake or smoke a doobie if you choose, there is still a red light district to explore, you can still hire a bike and go on an epic bike / bar tour along the canals or even get a private narrow boat with skipper and bar tour that way.

Amsterdam still has an incredible back …

Hot Weather Essentials For Your Stag Weekend

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Currently the weather is barmy, the UK hasn't been this hot, well not since the famous summer of 1976, and don't they go on about the hot summer of '76', not any more people, what about the scorching summer of 2018?
So while you are on your stag weekend you will be putting in loads of effort to dehydrate yourself, that's right even though you are drinking bucket loads of beer you are actually dehydrating yourself.
Drinking 200ml of an average beer or lager (which is usually  4 - 5 percent), you will urinate 320ml of urine, so you are 120ml the wrong way!
My first recommendation is to DRINK LOADS OF WATER; between pints, after a night on the town, before you go out, on the way to your stag weekend destination, drink as much as you can.
Drinking loads of water will also give you less of a hangover, FACT!
Give Me Shades


You need to protect your eyes people and there's no better way then to look extremely cool in a pair of sunglasses.
Why do I need to wear sunglasse…

World Cup Inspired Stag Do Activities

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The world cup final is nearly here, England are in the Semis and hopefully tomorrow they will beat Croatia and book themselves into the final - I haven't felt this nervous about a semi since the last time I watched Brokeback Mountain!

With a record beating 20+ million people watching the last couple of England World Cup matches, football is well and truly in the blood of us Brits.

So below I have put together some obvious and not so obvious stag activities inspired by the World Cup:

5 A side
Obviously right? Well a lot of stag parties choose to book 5 a side football because not only is it very cheap but also a great winner with the average size of a stag group (average size of a stag group is 12 people) so 6 a side then!

There are loads of indoor and outdoor football astro turf pitches all over the UK, so where ever you choose to have your stag do I am pretty sure there will be one nearby.



Bubble Football
This is deranged 5 a side football where fouling is part of the game (so the…

The Importance Of Your Stag Weekend

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A short 20 year history of stag weekends

In the late 1990's and early 00's, finding a hotel that would except a single sex party (stag do) was fairly difficult, quite a few establishments would put a blanket ban to all male parties and stag groups.

These days, hotels and nightclubs are tripping over themselves to except stag parties, as they know, these type of parties increase their bar and restaurant takings (otherwise known as F&B) and they know that only a very small amount of groups misbehave.

There has always been bad press around the humble stag do. The "Press" heavily smear the humble stag party with damning and exaggerated stories, remember tabloids love to feed off negativity as that's what sells their advertising space, they don't care how much income these groups bring into towns and cities every weekend.

The current go-to article that the tabloids love to release, are from the reporters who hate going on stag weekends because they find them d…

Stag Do Destination Guide: Reading

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Pure Unadulterated Reading Facts

Average Temp: June: 20c | July: 22c | August: 22cRainfall: 635mm per yearLocation: 51.441, -0.938 (stick that in Google maps)Above Sea Level: 62 metres
What's Reading like for a stag do then?

Reading is more than just a festival...

Reading doesn't need to compete with the huge stag do destinations, that's not her style (yes that's right, I just referred to Reading as a 'her'!), so why do stag parties come to Reading, what's the appeal?

Reading is extremely close to London, Southeast, M4 and South West so is extremely easy to get to from almost anywhere in the Midlands, South of England and South Wales.

Reading also has some spectacular activities (see below), and nightlife which is just right for the adventurous stag party, see below...

Reading is also an old University town so if your stag has been to Reading Uni and he wants to go back with his mates, there's no better time than on his stag do.

Stag Do Activities Reading …

Stag Do Ideas For October

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Usually a stag do in October means a Christmas wedding and the stag needs a couple of months to recover before his big day, however whenever the wedding, if you find yourself with the task of arranging a stag weekend for October you're going to need some ideas...

Weather iffy in the Med?

The weather can be iffy in October in the Med, so if you're looking for sunshine you need to head to the East of the Mediterranean to places like Crete, Rhodes or Cyprus.

Oktoberfest
The best beer festival in the world and the most famous - so if your stag do is for October that's lucky as the beer festival is usually between 22nd September and 7th October.

Situated in the Theresienwiese which is in the centre Munich, 14 huge Beer Halls are erected where you can purchase beer and food and listen to Oompah bands playing out loads of classic Bavarian tunes, so stick on your lederhosen and your Bavarian Hat and get stuck in!



Oktoberfest Facts
Each year; 7.5 million litres of beer is consumed6.2 …

The World Cup Of Stag Do Activities

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The FIFA World Cup has started and actually, so are many stag dos, partying it up all over the UK and world.

I have toured the UK and had a fair go at loads of stag do activities for DesignaVenture's so I thought I would pip the activities against each other from my own experience to see who would win.

THE STAG DO ACTIVITIES WORLD CUP.....

I cannot possibly compare 32 activities as there aren't enough hours in the day, so I have gone straight to the quarter finals with 8 of DesignaVenture most popular stag do activities:


Quarter Final 1 - Zip Wire Velocity Vs Canyoning






Two adrenaline style activities where you'll need balls of steel to take part. Canyoning has more locations than the Zip Wire Velocity, however in my mind to have a go on the fastest zip wire in the world, which means you will hit 125mph and over, there's no contest:
Score: Zip Wire Velocity 3 - 1 Canyoning

Zip Wire Velocity moves on to the Semi Finals....


Quarter Final 2 - Bubble Football Vs Paintball




Both…

Tips On Booking A Last Minute Stag Do

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First and foremost, give yourself a pat on the back, you haven't given up and said to the Groom "there's no time to book the stag do, let's just go down the local boozer".

Right, YOU NEED TO MOVE IN A FLASH, you have a last minute stag do to sort and not much time to do it in.

Here are some quick FLASH POINTERS:
Speak to the stag and see what he wants to do (where, when, what)Get a list of inviteesSpeak to DesignaVenture, because let's face it, who has the time to source and call hotels, activity sites etc.Get the guys to pay*Your golden *When asking, their immediate reaction is yep, yes, I'll be there - however once you ask for money it's a different story - "Oh... my cats going to the vets that weekend" or "I have an ingrowing toe nail".
FLASH TIPS

Do not ask all the lads where they want to do and what they want to do, rhis will add a week to the booking stage, find a stag do you and the groom like and then tell the lads it's t…

Book Your 2019 Stag Do NOW!

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Booking your stag do early in my mind is always a better option to booking late... BUT WHY IS THIS?

OK no need to shout, let's go deep:

Booking early = book like a king, with cheap flights (if you're going abroad), loads of accommodation options and activity times suitable for a stag do rather than an army drill.

Booking late = scramble around looking for for cheap flights (if you're going abroad), hotels which can fit all your group and activities that start at 8am!

So how do you book early?

OK, first of all don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today, most best men have a year to plan, get the ball rolling by sitting down with the stag and:
Create a guest listSet a budgetChoose a destinationDiscuss activity ideas and optionsStart collecting moneyMoney Matters

When booking flights most airlines that the typical stag party uses such as Easyjet or Ryanair want the money up front.

TIP: Tell the lads the flights will go up, even double, if you don't book the fligh…

Stag Do Ideas Sheffield

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First of all where the hell is Sheffield and why should I celebrate my stag do there?

Alright, alright.. don't get shirty, Sheffield is about:

Nottingham, 1hr 6minsManchester, 1hr 40minsLeeds, 57minsLondon, 3hr 53minsEdinburgh, 4hrs 55mins (By car - Source = Google Maps)

Sheffield is basically north of Nottingham and East of Manchester and has great road and rail connections with plenty of parking, I sound like the Sheffield Tourist Board Spokesman, all I need is a rosette and a camp voice and I'll be there... Oi it's not that camp!!
One of many appeals that Sheffield has to stag parties is it's an old University stomping ground where the stag may want to revisit old memories, another great reason is it's a friendly Northern city with bags of nightlife, loads of activities and cheap hotels (except when the snooker's on!).
Activities, to name just a few... .22 Assault Rifle ShootingPaintballIndoor KartsQuad BikingTotal Wipe OutFootgolfOutdoor KartingBubble Football