COMMERCIAL FEATURE:  If wedding bells are in the air, this can only mean one thing, besides a wedding, and that is a stag or hen party.

Typically, it is the chief bridesmaid or best man who has to arrange the stag or hen party. There can be a lot to do and a lot to plan, so it’s a good idea to have several different options to ensure everyone has a good time.


Stag and hen parties could end up costing a pretty penny and so it would be ideal to set a budget that can accommodate everyone’s situation. Setting a budget, however, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fun.

There are loads of fun activities you can participate in for less. From cheap weekend holidays to hotel spa breaks and nights on the town, there are a huge number of options out there each with their own price tag.

From under £50 per person you could have a special meal or go to a nightclub.   Paintballing and go-karting experiences can also be reasonably priced and a lot of fun for those who want to relive their childhood.

Those with a large budget might want to make a weekend of the celebrations and stay in a luxurious hotel or travel overseas. Whatever your budget, it’s important to make sure that everyone is comfortable with what you decide upon.

Fun and alterative  

It can be easy to get carried away with ideas when thinking about stag and hen parties but these events don’t have to feature large, expensive activities.

One fantastic hen or stag idea that would be suitable for the old and young is a trip to a casino and perhaps even bingo. Bingo, for example, is a great recreational activity enjoyed by people of all ages and will certainly give the bride or groom a memorable evening.
Bingo has become increasingly popular as an alterative hen or stag activity (think of all the funny bingo calls you can make) and for those who want to carry on the party, bingo can be played at the best online bingo sites as well as in bingo halls.

Many sites even cater to niche markets, with websites such as Posh Bingo offering an air of sophistication that some may feel is needed for an occasion such as this.

Pampering and relaxation

If you’re looking for posh pampering activities for the perfect stag or hen party, then why not consider wine tasting. A private wine tasting session could be a sophisticated experience for all those involved. You could even jet off to some vineyards in France or head to a wine cellar in London to learn all about the processes used to make this popular drink.

If you really fancy blowing the budget, why not rent a boat and sail with your friends along the cost of an idyllic and scenic island, such as the Isle of Wight? With beautiful scenery and a relaxing atmosphere this will be perfect for those after an unforgettable hen or stag experience. Failing that why not venture further afield and explore one of Europe’s ancient cities?

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