Thursday, September 29, 2005

Stag Night Nightmares?

So you have been honoured with the mantle of 'best man' and whilst the prospect of exposing every stupid thing your mate has ever done and said in front of his entire dearest and nearest is very appealing, organising the stag party can be another matter altogether.

Theoretically a stag party should be fairly easy - booze, clubbing, kebab, home - but as grooms to be become more discerning in how they spend their last weekend of freedom, expectations can run pretty high. Add to this the logistical nightmare of organising an event with 20 people you don't know and aren't sure how to get money from, and the whole scenario is horribly daunting.

This is where corporate event specialists can help. Far from forcing you to don a yellow crash helmet and build a bridge in some horrible team-building experience, corporate event planners now do a nice sideline in stag party planning. You can chose the level of involvement (i.e. they can organise it all or just point you in the right direction) and one company, Eclipse Leisure, can even set you up a website with online paying so you don't need to chase people for cash.

So now you can concentrate on getting that speech written.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Alternative to Stag Do Stinking Hangovers

With stag parties constantly lambasted as evil incarnate and binge drinking becoming an increasingly reviled weekend sport, isn't it about time that the Stag Do re-invented itself a bit?

You could always go abroad (although binge drinking in another country doesn't make you immune to the effects of liver degradation) so why not try something totally different?

A new wave 0f corporate entertainment companies are providing extreme sport Stag Parties with activities such as quad biking, white water rafting and mud karting on offer. So check out some of the new options available, and after a day chucking yourself a mountainside you will definitely have earned that lager top.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Prague stag night nirvana

Prague has now overtaken Dublin and Amsterdam as the Stag Do capital of Europe and it is easy to see why.

With its amazingly cheap beer, not to mention legendary Absinthe, exotic nightlife and decent food Prague has a lot going for it. A short flight from most UK airports also makes the Czech city and a viable option for a weekend break if that's all you have the stomach for!

Monday, September 26, 2005

What can you catch?

Bring home than you bargained for on your Stag do by indulging in a spot of shark fishing. This unusual event is a chance to test your mettle against the monsters of the sea and (with a bit of luck) have to more to remember from your stag party than a hangover!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Avoid Stag do disasters abroad

Of the 70% of people choosing to spend their Stag weekend abroad, one quarter will end up in some kind of trouble. Amongst the most common problems are - lost passport/cash/fellow Staggers, illness, getting arrested, being mugged, suffering some sort of injury and (at the very worst) death.

So how do you have the ultimate Stag Party without paying the ultimate price? It's all in the planning.

If you are going abroad remember that you will need your passport, travel insurance, currency and the phone number/address of the British Consulate (may seem dramatic but if you do find your self in a spot of bother the local Police tend not to be overly-sympathetic to 15 drunken Stags....).

Don't rely purely on the best man to sort everything out for you (just because he can tell a few secrets about the Groom doesn't qualify him as a good organiser...) so get a guide book of the area so you least at have some idea where you are meant to be going.

It is often a good idea to get your Stag weekend properly organised by event specialists if you are going abroad, it needn't cost that much more and at least you won't spend your weekend lost in the tulip-fields of Amsterdam!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Stag Do Differences

Every man and his dog claims to offer the 'ultimate' Stag Night experience, so who can you trust to come up with the goods? Eclipse Leisure offer a brilliant Stag service, they can organise everything from activities, locations, travel, accommodation, invites, even getting the cash from your fellow Stags, and all at the click of a button if you can't be bothered to pick up the phone!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Welcome to Stag Nights

Welcome to Stag Nights; the definitive collection of Stag Do activities. From traditional to sporty to downright unusual, we cover it all.