How to Plan a Stag Party the Groom will Truly Appreciate

Stag night funChances are if you are reading this, then you are the best man at your friend's wedding and you are in charge of planning and throwing the stag party for the groom.  This is a big responsibility because you want to be sure that the stag party is the ultimate send-off for your friend.  After all, this is his last night out as a single man and you want to be sure that it is the best ever.  Having said that the standard party of years gone by, the ones with the extensive amount of drinking, the dirty pranks, and the strippers are being done away with in favour of a party with which both the groom and his bride are comfortable.  But don't worry, that still leaves you with plenty of options.

The guests at the party are likely to be the groom, the grooms-men, and the groom's friends and close family.  Keep the invite list to a manageable number, especially if you are planning something that involves a location with limited space or a weekend event.  You can stay close to home, have a barbecue and party in your garden, and chill out there.  You can take the party out of your home and rent the back room of a pool hall or pub and have an evening of pool and darts competitions.  You can also go with the grooms interests and wishes and plan something bigger.  A weekend away fishing, golfing, camping, or playing paint ball are all perfect ways to give your friend the big send-off.

No matter where you go or what you do, you can still get drunk and you can still play games and embarrass the groom.  You can give him the old ball and chain, literally, and make him wear it for the whole evening or weekend.  You can also get personalised t-shirts for the groom and the grooms-men.  Just make sure that the groom stands out from everyone else so that he will be noticed.  You can play a number of fun drinking games, such as “Forbidden Word.”  With this game you come up with a word or a few words that are forbidden for the duration of the party and at the beginning you let your guests know the words.  Then every time anyone says one of the forbidden words they have to take a drink.  When it comes to eating you can go to the grooms favourite restaurant, eat at the venue you are having the party, or have a barbecue in your back yard or wherever you are staying for the weekend.

The stag party is your way of saying goodbye to the groom, at least as a single friend, and a way for the groom to bid farewell to the single life.  It is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime.  However, you need to remember that you have to keep the party tasteful and in check.  Of course there will be drinking and a lot of fun, but you should not plan or do anything that would potentially compromise the bride and groom's relationship.  After all, no matter what happens at the party, the bride will find out about it and most grooms don't want anything to go on about which he wouldn't want the bride to know.

Get the other grooms-men on board when it comes to planning and paying for the stag party.  Any money that needs to be collected should be collected before the party rather than during or after.  That way you have all your bases covered and you are not stuck with the bill.  If it seems like a daunting task to plan the stag party just think of it this way – at least you are not the maid of honour planning the hen night party.  Most importantly, have fun!  That is the whole point of the party.  As long as you have planned it well, have everything organised and paid for in advance, you will be able to relax and enjoy the party and you can focus on giving the groom the best send-off ever.