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!

stag party tips

Looking to organise a stag do for your best friend? We have compiled a list of fantastic stag ideas for an unforgettable weekend with the guys. Whether you’re looking for a Party House in a big city or a rural retreat venue, we have a variety of stag venues to choose from.

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 is the ideal time to make it happen!

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 father of the bride?). Get everyone in a Whatsapp or Facebook group and decide on a date that suits you all best. It’s best to get a backup one as well – in case any venues or activities are booked up. Find out about any accessibility issues or food allergy requests.

3 – Choosing a venue

Lots of venues don’t like the idea of taking stag groups, so make sure to double check the snippet on the right-hand side of each venue which will provide you with the necessary information. Most of our Party Houses’ owners ask that you give them a call first before making the booking so that they can comfortably let you have your fun without being worried.

4 – Delegate the tasks

There’s no need to organise everything by yourself. Ask the other stags to help as well by delegating different tasks such as booking a caterer, an activity, a night out on the town…

5 – Don’t leave it late

At least once a day we get a call from a last-minute 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 or city

We are finding stags are becoming more interested in 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. Alternatively, we also have a number of city venues so feel free to give us a call if you need some help narrowing it down.

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 off 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, most venue owners 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!

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Friendly and Professional Cocktail Staff with Mario’s team

Have you ever wanted to take part in a cocktail-making master class? Well now you can! Cocktails with Mario is a mobile cocktail bar company that can deliver a wide range of exciting experiences across the whole of the UK. Hen parties, stag parties, weddings, corporate events, you name it… Cocktails with Mario can cater for you! With over 20 experienced and highly-skilled mixologists on the team, this celebration cadre can work with both small and larger groups to ensure that all experiences are the best experiences… Curate your own cocktail, sample your spirit, personalise your party package!

With a 360 degree photo booth, DJ service, PA system, karaoke, and party lights, this is the perfect addition to your future fiesta- don’t waste time, book now to avoid disappointment!

Mobile Flower Bar

If you’re looking for a fantastic pop-up bar for your next event, Mobile Flower Bar is a great option. With over 19 years of experience in the industry, they will go the extra mile to make sure your night is perfect. With UK-wide services, they will tailor-make a bespoke bar for you depending on what best matches your event. Once you’ve hired their services, their highly trained staff will take care of everything from the beginning till end. Enjoy a bar made of flowers depending on the colour code of your party, flower accessories like sweets and frozen bits, and a sweet buffet including a chocolate fountain. Whether you want to hire an indoor or outdoor bar, themed bar, or a bar show, they have it all! They are also running a special offer wherein you can get the all-inclusive package with free cocktail masterclasses, free bar services, and bar shows!

Mint Cocktail Company

Whether you’re looking for a unique cocktail making experience or looking to have a mobile cocktail bar at your next event at one of our venues, Mint Cocktail Company is a fantastic choice. Learn how to prepare your favourite drinks under the supervision of experienced mixologists. The best part is that they bring their services to the venue of your choice! Whether you’re celebrating a hen/stag party, birthday, corporate event, or just a weekend break, Mint Cocktail company will provide you with a range of packages to suit your taste and budget. Once you’ve selected your package, you can trust everything is in their hands. Their mobile bars can be adapted to the kind of event you’re hosting and come with bespoke bartending services. Allow them to skillfully take care of your drink requirements and turn your party into an event. Everything from the mobile bar, specialist cocktail equipment, alcohol, ice, and professional staff will be provided and they will show up, serve and clear up so that you can just sit back, relax, and have a memorable time.

Excel Activity Group

If you are seeking some fun activities to make your stay at one of our Party houses stand out, Excel Activity Group is a lovely option for you. Offering exciting team activities all across the UK, Excel will put the cherry on the cake of your corporate team building, hen/stag do, birthday or any special occasion. You can choose between Dodgeball, Bubble Football, Foot Golf, Shock Football, Football Darts, Archery Tag, Nerf Parties, Cocktail Making, Goggle Football, Dance Experience, Olympic Shames, and Bubble MayHen. Or you can enjoy Sumo, It’s a Knockout and Total Wipeout at their activity centres in larger cities around the country.

When booking let them know that you’re staying at a Party House for a free bottle of bubbly!

Wincle Beer Company

Wincle Brewery is an award winning brewery that is known for creating delicious high quality English Ales. They are even offering to teach you and your mates how to brew beer yourself, so if that’s something that has always been on your bucket list, don’t hesitate to give them a call!

Alternatively, if you’d rather skip the brewing part and skip right to the point, they can organise for you to have a keg of ale waiting at your Party House upon arrival!

Gin & Whisky Tastings with Distilled Events

Enjoy a fun and informative evening of gin tasting or whisky tasting with David Wood from Distilled Events at any of our venues. David spent many years managing one of the largest distilleries in Scotland and so his tasting events are authentic having worked for so long at the coal face of spirit production. Whether it be a gin tasting or a whisky tasting, David will present 6 drinks and talk guests through the history of the product and how it makes the amazing journey from field to glass.

David can tailor make the tasting event to suit your occasion, whether it be a gin tasting for a small group or for a rare whisky tasting for 40 people. If you would like more information about the tastings, please don’t hesitate to call David on the number below or visit the Distilled Events Website. Cheers!