Top Stag Party Tips
At Party Houses we host plenty of stag parties a year and over the past 10 years have developed a strong understanding of what makes a successful one, no matter the theme or type that you are looking for. Find below our top 10 tips for organising, and making sure that the stag party is one that your guests will never forget!
1 – Get a brief from the stag
If you’re not the stag, make sure to get an idea of what he is looking for, perhaps he’s more interested in a calm stag party, or it’s been his dream to do a certain activity. This first conversation is the most important one to start with.
2 – Get the guest list in order, choose a date and check guest food preferences
Before contacting everyone, make sure you have the key group of invitees and speak with the stag to make sure you know whom he wants to invite (the bride of the father?). Get everyone in a Whatsapp or Facebook group and decide on a date that suits. It’s best to get a back up one as well – in case any venues or activities are booked up. Find out about any accessibility issues or food allergy requests from your guests also.
3 – Choosing a venue
Lots of venues don’t like the idea of taking stag groups, so make sure to double check before you lose your deposit. (We accept stag groups to all our Party Houses)> Party Houses are all based in the middle of the country so accessible for guests from across the UK.
4 – Delegate the tasks
Who’s in charge of food, activities, booking the venue, etc? Make sure to delegate appropriately so that there isn’t too much on your own shoulders.
5 – Don’t leave it late
At least once a day we get a call from a stag looking to hire a venue but finding out that unfortunately its already booked up. Make sure to plan well in advance!
6 – Hire a caterer for a night
Take a night off and let the caterer do the hard work. They come to your Party House, cook a stunning meal of your choosing, wait on and wash and clean up afterwards, and as you bring your own drink its even better value than a restaurant!
7 – Enjoy the countryside
We are finding stags are becoming more interested in a unique country houses, as opposed to city breaks. The mixture of the stunning views, wide range of fun activities and being together in the glorious outdoors – it’s a great combination.
8 – Award winning ale ready upon arrival
Nothing brings a smile to the face of your stag group like arriving at the venue to find a keg of local award winning ale waiting for you. A perfect start to kick of the party! We recommended Wincle Beer who supply many of our stag groups now.
9 -Try a unique activity
Try something different from the usual stag parties, how about rock climbing, bouldering, shooting or even hang gliding.
10 -Let us help you with ideas
Like Party Houses, some venues will be more than happy to help advise on any questions regarding venue selection, or activities. Feel free to call so we can help you create a memorable stag party!