Escape Trips Best Man Tips: How to throw a stag weekend that doesn’t end in tears

by Chris28. August 2015 12:10

The combination of a group of close mates, some hilarious activities, a fair few drinks and a weekend away from responsibility can often result in an emotional journey. It’s a weekend for the stag and his mates to blow off some steam before the big day. In the run up to most weddings stress levels and tensions are high and the stag probably has a fair bit of steam expel. This means the best man has the responsibility to make sure the stag do is as mental as possible without causing unnecessary upset.

Make sure the stag do fits the bill

Knowing what your stag wants from his stag do is important, but knowing what your stag needs from his stag do is vital. If he wants a night out with all his closest mates, family, and the bride-to-be’s family, but can’t hold his tongue after he’s had a few jars, don’t give him the opportunity to say something he shouldn’t. If he wants a quiet night in with a pizza and some beers take him on a crazy weekend to Amsterdam and sort him out! Trust us, it will be almost therapeutic.

At the end of the day, you’re the organiser, don’t organise something he’ll hate, organise something he’ll pretend to hate to in front of his bride-to-be!!

Don’t invite people out of kindness

You’re the best man for a reason… so you can do the dirty work to make sure the stag do is amazing. This means you have to tell people no. If you sense there is a rift between a relative and the stag the best course of action is to not invite them. You don’t want it to go sour when your stag is under so much stress. Yeah you want him to make a fool of himself but not by swinging a right hook for his cocky little cousin.

Organise in the right order

Many best men fall into the trap of deciding what to do before they decide who they are going to invite to the stag do. What the stag do entails can really change who’ll you want to invite, if you’re going for one of our more risqué packages then maybe you won’t want to invite the father of the bride… although, he could be a bit of a dark horse!

If strippers aren’t allowed don’t book a stripper

Of course, you want to give your mate the best send-off ever but if his misses has said no strippers, and he’s said no strippers, just don’t book a stripper. There’s a million other things to do, we know looking at naked ladies is really cool, but if it’s going to create a problem just avoid it. We’ve got a good alternative here actually… 

People aren’t always the problem

Most of our tips here have focused on who to have with you on the stag do.

Why?

Well, you can’t control people or their emotions so you have to try and do as much as possible to make sure there isn’t a disaster. If you create the environment for a disaster, there WILL be one; it’s all about minimising risk!

It’s important that it all goes smoothly and it will if you take our advice. Booking a package from Escape Trips means there won’t be any hiccups with the stag weekend itself, but we can’t guarantee no one will get upset. Your job as a best man is to humiliate the stag, make him have the best weekend of his life, and then give him back to the bride-to-be (relatively) unharmed…

 

Escape Trips Best Man’s Tips: How to organise a stag weekend without inviting people you don’t like

by Chris26. August 2015 11:20

Stag Weekends

Deciding who to invite is an awkward unenviable job that we wouldn’t wish on anyone. For some people it can be a real breeze but for most it’s an awkward experience in the politics of friendship. You run the risk of upsetting anyone you don’t invite, but invite the wrong people and it may ruin it for your stag. Our ultimate tip for getting the invites right without upsetting anyone is to actually use the stag do itself to decide for you. That sounds a bit crazy, right? Let me explain…

Let the location decide!

Location of your stag do can justify your decisions. If you decide who you want to invite with your stag, then you can devise a way to break it to everyone without getting in trouble. Like so…

If your stag only wants the crème de la crème of his mates… pick a weekend abroad. It’s more expensive than your average stripper and beers combo so people just along for the ride won’t cough up the dough and it’s just a logistical nightmare to go with too many people; they’ll understand. It isn’t actually that much more expensive to have your stag weekend abroad but it just gives you a nice excuse, doesn’t it?

If you’re on a budget or for some reason can’t leave the country (?!) but still want an exclusive affair, pick a city a couple of hours away for the stag weekend. In fact, what may surprise you is that travelling to the opposite end of the country often takes longer than the travel time to our popular Europe destinations, again, it’s just a good excuse for not inviting your annoying cousin.

If you’re in the strange situation where your stag loves everyone and wants them all to attend, the best place to hold the stag weekend is in your home town, make sure it’s not too expensive and most people will come along.

The Double Trouble Trick

Here at Escape Trips, the double trouble trick is one of our favourite invitation avoidance techniques. What is it? It’s doubling your trouble by having too stag dos. A proper weekend away with your best mates, and a night out with your family, extended family, mates and acquaintances to make sure no one gets left out (apart from the strippers, trust us, you don’t need them the second time round).

Separating, what we like to call, ‘the core’ and everybody else normally makes for a smoother stag weekend and a friendlier run up to the wedding. Firstly, it takes away the pressure of having your bride-to-be’s family around you when you’re supposed to be letting loose, and secondly, it make sure they do get to take part in your send off. The one is wild, the other a reserved celebration of you tying the knot!

Remember… you’re the best man!

At the end of the day, you are the best man, you organise the stag do, and therefore the buck stops with you. If you don’t invite someone and they get upset with the stag then you take full responsibility. If you are a real best man you’ll have been covering for him for years anyway, so it should be second nature. Just make sure you take the heat… your mates probably got enough on his plate anyway!

 

5 Things That Make a Marriage Last

by Chris20. August 2015 10:54

No one is a stranger to the term cold feet, making a decision as big and as long lasting as marriage is bound to chill your big toe, even if it's just a little bit. There is pressure to know that you’re doing the right thing but how can you know? As much as films tell you being sensible isn't the route to the most fulfilling and happy love life they are obviously all lying to you. Here’s some things you should maintain for a long happy marriage

Doing things together

If you’re not doing things together, then why the bloody hell are you getting married? This could more accurately be described as ‘making time for each other’, and you should definitely do that. When someone is always around it’s easy to take them for granted without meaning to. The idea is really simple… basically, carry on going on dates even when you’ve been married for 30 years. A little effort to show your partner you value and appreciate them will go a hell of a long way.

Doing things apart

You can't do everything together and nor should you. There's a fine line between sharing a life and forgetting who you once were. It's good to keep doing things just for yourself. Marriage doesn’t mean that you stop growing as a person, and it doesn’t mean you don’t need your mates. Often marriages breakdown because one or both of the partners starts to ‘feel trapped’ the trick is to never give yourself reason to feel like that. Rough patches will always occur, routine makes rough patches even harder to get out of, but having something new to talk about can act as vital relief.

Sexing it up

A healthy sex life adds a lot to a marriage. When times are tough intimacy can make your frustration turn to love or passion. When I say ‘healthy sex life’ that doesn't mean you need to be rampant or the kinkiest Soho sex shop regulars, moreover, compatibility is what makes a good sex life. The most common mistake is not talking about sex. When a film has finished you give your partner a little review, right? "That was good wasn't it? I liked it when..." how about adapting this review style to your bedroom antics? If you’re not instantly compatible, or you hit a slump, talking about it will bring you closer and closer together.

Talking

You should be able to talk to your other half about anything. Total freedom to talk about whatever you want is definitely a sign that a relationship is going to last.

You should be able to talk about how it made you feel when your other half took the mick out of your new hairdo in front of your mates, how you really hate that bloke off the telly, how you always felt different as a kid, how mars bars used to be a normal price, and how you absolutely love cartoons, even though your 35.

Being able to make up

Communication has been ever present throughout our advice here and this last component of a successful marriage is no different. You will fall out, It is going to happen, don’t try and avoid it, all you need to do is be able to make up with your partner. You need to talk about why you fell out and what you’re going to do to try not to fall out about it again. You’ll need to swallow some pride and some words, but you need to do it or it’ll be a problem forever.

Links

https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/predictable-patterns-of-marriage-breakdown/

Hens & Stags: An Alternative To Strippers & Naked Butlers

by Chris14. August 2015 10:44

Nude Drawing

Occasionally we find that couples make the ‘no strippers’ rule for their pre-wedding celebrations and that’s fine. Stag and hen weekends are all about having fun with your mates. However, as a best man or a maid of honour this rule can slightly get in the way of your fun.

Most stag and hen dos have the element of temptation. It’s just part of the history and the culture but that doesn’t mean it needs to be done traditionally. Sometimes going to a strip club, or hiring some naked butlers is just all a bit too obvious and going to get you in trouble!

However, there is a way around this without breaking any rules! There is an ingenious, mischievous way around this if you so wish; a high culture loophole.

You can’t get in trouble for art, right? That’s the point of art, its art, you can break the rules. We can’t promise the groom or the bride-to-be will be on board with this… but stag and hen parties probably will be! How about nude life drawing?

It’s a great excuse for the stag party to enjoy the female form. If the bride to be has a problem with it you just have to tell her all the greats have painted nudes! They all did, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Picasso all have a large catalogue of nudes. Maybe the stag can even try the same on his bride as a wedding present!

It’s also a great excuse for the hen party to enjoy the male form as well! From our experiences the hen parties get better results in artistic terms but get to giggle just as much!

But it doesn’t even matter if the lads aren’t an artistic bunch, all materials provided and a tutor will be on hand to give you some expert guidance. Even if you end up with some poor attempt of a Picasso it’s an hour and a half you’ve spent staring at a beautiful young lady in the buff!

Same for the ladies… even if you come out with stick man with a six pack, at least you’ve been able to spend your day studying that six pack!

The thing is, this activity is actually just loads of fun. There is a whole different atmosphere to going to a strip club or having a team of naked butlers serve you drinks. For a start it often prompts a lot more giggles, mostly due to the poor attempts to capture the physiques of the nude models, but we get some masterpieces too! This is a nice alternative to the traditional stag and hen weekend activity with a bit of classy nudity!

3 Crazy Types of Football

by Chris28. July 2015 15:34

Contrary to what you’d probably assume, football is not our national sport. England’s national sport is in fact cricket. The argument over which half time snack is more English, cucumber sandwiches or meat and potato pies, is never ending but what I can tell you is that it doesn’t matter… nationally we love football, even if it’s not quintessentially English, it is our most popular sport.

Considering that football is so popular it’s a pretty good choice for a stag weekend activity. When you’re away for a stag weekend of fun standard football doesn’t always quite cut it. It’s a special occasion and sometimes it requires something a little more special than your average kick about.

Bubble Football

Bubble football or Zorb Football is exactly the same as normal football. The only difference is that all the players in this game have to wear huge inflatable balls covering the entire top half of their body. Everyone’s legs are free to attempt play the beautiful game and fouling is very much part of it. It’s a good chance to get the better of players who normally shine because being a good player does not necessarily mean you’ll be any good at Bubble football. Think bumper cars playing football… and everyone laughing their balls off.

Binocular Football

Another hilarious adaptation of the UK’s most popular sport is Binocular football. Again, pretty much all the rules of normal football apply but your stag party will wearing thick lensed googles that really impair your game. Depth perception will be a thing of the past and running in a straight line will be near impossible. You can forget everything you thought you could do with a ball. Leave those silky skills at home because you won’t even be able to take a penalty without taking a tumble!

Footgolf

Yeah, you guessed it… Football and Golf combined! It works like an average game of golf, however, the course is specifically adapted to accommodate a Mitre instead of a Titleist. Be prepared to swap golf balls for footballs, and clubs for legs! The holes are extra big to fit a size 5 football and the course is sized for the new craze that is Footgolf! It does sound a bit whacky but it really is good fun. It has the upper hand on the other two football variations as you can actually get really competitive about it… whereas with the others you’re just going to be rolling round on the pitch in stitches!

This is a great shout for a stag weekend, mostly so you can take a bit easy after a heavy night!

The Beautiful Game

Football is always a crowd pleaser. It is great as part of a stag weekend as an ice breaker, if the group doesn’t all know each other too well or if your group has a big age range. The crazy variations just add that extra special element to sport we already love!

 

Prague: Stag dos and what it’s like to fire an AK47

by Chris25. July 2015 15:14

We caught up with a young man who’d just been to Prague for a stag weekend. We spoke to him the morning he’d returned and he was quite hungover. We were impressed that he could string enough words together to answer. Fair play…

You've just got back from a stag do, where did you go?
We went to Prague in the Czech Republic.

What activity did the group enjoy most?
I don't know if it counts as a proper activity, but we did a pub crawl which was great, as we got to get to know the area a bit and didn't really have to worry about where we were going, so we could just concentrate on having a good time.

Did you eat anywhere that'd you'd recommend to other stag groups?
I can't remember the name of it, but opposite St. Clement's Cathedral there's a really prominent pub that does proper Czech food and beer for next to nothing.

Did you drink anywhere you'd recommend to other stag groups?
In terms of pubs, there's a tiny bar called the 'Zombie Bar' which is just off Wenceslas Square. It has karaoke and a decent drinks selection, which was enough to keep us happy. In terms of clubs, there's a place called Nebe that had cheap drinks and a great atmosphere.

What was the funniest moment?
On our first night we managed to get lost despite only living five minutes away from town, and someone had the bright idea of letting the stag, who was easily the most drunk of all of us, and who was still working his way through a bottle of spirits, lead us home. It took us about an hour before we even noticed we were lost, and by then we were too drunk to be that bothered.

What was the worst moment?
Waiting around at the airport with a hangover is never fun.

Did anyone do anything really embarrassing?
On one of the nights when we went clubbing, one of us got separated from the group, and when we eventually found him he had been cornered by two women who were aggressively dancing at him while he looked absolutely terrified, bless him.

Did you prank the stag?
We didn't prank him, but we made sure he was way more drunk than the rest of us… at all times. I think he may still be drunk now.

You did an underground shooting range experience? Tell us about it.
We weren't sure what to make of it going in, but it ended up being a right laugh. We were basically ushered into this underground bunker by an eccentric Russian guy, and got to take turns in his target range, after (and only after) which we were rewarded with beers. We then all took pictures of ourselves with the guns, like a bunch of hard men.

What guns did you fire?
We fired an AK 47 and a Shotgun of some description.

How did it make you feel?
It was crazy. I assumed it would be like an air rifle, but heavier, but its way more powerful than that. You become pretty safety conscious early on, as you realise how much damage you could do with something like that. I can definitely see why people go to shooting ranges as a hobby, though, you feel like a boss for the rest of the day.

What's the best thing about Prague?
Probably just the fact that there's always something to do, day or night. Whether you feel like going out to eat in the day, seeing some touristy stuff or pulling an all-nighter, the city's pretty accommodating and everything is so cheap.

What's the worst thing about Prague?
I think part of this comes with being a stag party heavy city, but at night you can't walk down the street without guys trying to persuade you to visit their strip club. It’s alright but it’s a little jarring having people trying to get you to spend your money all the time, you have to ignore them because if you say ‘maybe later, mate’ they don’t give up!

How much money did you take and was it enough?
I took £200 in CZK, and ended up bringing back nearly half of that after being there for four nights, despite eating out every day and going out every night

How much is beer?
Beer tends to be just over a pound, however they also sell beer by the litre in many pubs at similarly cheap prices so it's often better to buy in bulk. Beer is actually cheaper than water in Prague, so fill your boots.

If you could do anything differently what would it be?
I didn't need to bring as much money as I thought, we all definitely underestimated how cheap everything is in Prague.

Would you have packed differently in retrospect?
I forgot to bring a plug adapter. If you're travelling from the UK, you need one which converts to a two pronged plug, like you get in most European countries.

How was your stag party received?
Prague is very welcoming to stag parties and tourists in general. English is widely spoken, and people seem happy to help you with anything you're unsure about.

If you could only do one thing that you did what would it be?
We had a couple of days where we would have a pub crawl throughout the day, and that was really good but the guns in the bunker were just amazing. Either one of those I can’t really choose!

Give us 3 tips for traveling in Prague?
1- You will never eat or drink this cheaply ever again, make the most of it.
2- The rules around tipping after a meal are more or less the same as in the UK, so don't panic.
3- See if there's anything going on in any of the parks when you're there. A lot of them will have huge beer gardens which show sport or live music, and they have an awesome atmosphere.

What will you take from Prague?
Not all of the group knew one another, so I've definitely made some friends that I didn't have before.

What will you leave in Prague?
I think we left a sizeable contribution to the Czech beer industry.

Weird New Sports: Manchester United, Quidditch, and The Rise of Footgolf?!

by Chris20. July 2015 15:01

New sports normally sound a bit silly... remember when everyone was going on about Ultimate Frisbee? Most people thought that was a bit silly. Now, most universities in the UK have an Ultimate Frisbee team. Then again, a lot of them also have Quidditch teams.

Quidditch in Universities

No joke. The University of Oxford, the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University, and Swansea University all have Quidditch Teams. The teams are made up of 7 players with 4 different positions. The team is made up of 3 Chasers, 2 Beaters, a Keeper, and a Seeker. Two opposing sides fight it out for the win. To win a Quidditch match you must score more points than the opposing team. There is way too much to explain here; I think it gets the majority of a chapter in the J.K. Rolling novel. Even if you don’t understand the game it’s easy to see that it caught on because people love the Harry Potter books and films. Sports that aren’t supported by a huge franchise normally require a little more patience to grab attention…

The Birth of New Sports

There's two main boxes a new sport has to tick. It has to be fun, and it has to be recognisable. Obviously, you know why it needs to be fun, but the need to be recognisable is a little less clear. A new sport has to be recognisable in two ways... It has to have a recognisable aim in accordance with other sports, like the smallest score to win a round of golf, or the biggest score to win a game of football or rugby. It also has to have some recognisable originality. New sports can't be too close to an existing sport because people will just think “what’s the point in this new one? We’ve already got that!”

The Rise of Footgolf

A sport that is rising in popularity is Footgolf. It is definitely a popular choice for our stag weekends and more and more courses are popping up around the country.

Footgolf is a mixture of two sports people know very well. This means it’s very easy to understand and people almost instantly know how to play… getting good is a different story though!

The game is scored like golf, therefore the aim of the game is get the ball in the hole in the least amount of shots. However, there are no golf balls or golf clubs, these are replaced by a size 5 football and your legs! The game is played on a specially designed Footgolf course which is pretty similar to a standard golf course. The main differences are the large cups at the flags to accommodate the size 5 football and the length of the holes. The average hole on a Footgolf course is around 160 yards whereas on a standard golf course hole can range from anything around 100 to 600 yards.

Manchester United Try Out Footgolf

Something that really helps with recognition is a famous face or two. And the new sport footgolf has had that helping hand from Manchester United's finest. Defenders Evans and Smalling, battled it out against attacking midfielders Mata, and Hererra in a round of footgolf! It was the UK verses Spain. Despite some surprisingly silky skills from Johnny Evans, Mata showed the rest of them how it was done with a crazy display of technique that words simply cannot do justice.

Try Footgolf

If you’re intrigued, or even an established player, we offer Footgolf as one of our stag weekend activities. Go on, give it a go!

 

3 Whacky Stag Do Activities

by Chris15. July 2015 14:31
Whacky Stag Ideas

When people think stag do, they always think strippers and night clubs. Don’t get us wrong, that tried and tested formula never fails, however, stag parties can be pretty varied and sometimes require something a little different; either to complement the titillation and intoxication or in place of it.

But what can you do on a stag do? Obvious ones come to mind, like paintballing, go karting, or ten pin bowling. Our feeling is that stag dos can be anything you want them to be. In the same way you can have whatever wedding you want, you should be able to have whatever stag do you want as well!

At the end of the day, as long as you’re celebrating with your mates there should be no preconceived ideas about what a stag do is, it’s yours and you should be able to do whatever the hell you like!

Zombie Apocalypse

We’ve all watched action movies and thought… yeah I’d probably be alright, but have you ever actually put your survival skills to the test? Shooting Ranges are often part of stag do packages, and they always go down well. Our Zombie Apocalypse activity gives you all the skills you’d need to survive any threat coming from the living dead! You get a round of assault rifle practise, and even get to shoot some zombie brains out! In the middle of the apocalypse you’d be very lucky to have a gun. You’d have to use anything you could lay your hands on. But we’ve got that covered; with a session on axe throwing! You should get the hang of it pretty quickly but the men will be separated from the boys when you start trying to work on your accuracy!

A crossbow is a pretty underestimated weapon, and you’d be blessed to have one if you were under threat. It’s basically an automatic long bow, and you’ll see what damage it can do when you have it in your hands!

You’d think that would be enough to keep you safe, right? Well, better to be safe than sorry, and go overkill with the deadly weapons… there’s also archery, and clay archery to be a total master of zombie killing!

Did I mention there’s explosive targets?

You should basically use the day to work out which ones of your stag party would die in a zombie apocalypse. Now you think you don’t care… but trust us, it gets hilariously competitive!

(If you’re looking for a less intensive day you can actually do the activities separately!)

West Country Games

Sometimes it’s nice to do something that doesn’t make any sense, although, if these games aren’t new to you… your guaranteed to enjoy yourself. The activity is overseen by Farmer Giles and his Minxy Milk Maids… think the Polish Eurovision entry from 2014. They’ll put you through a rigorous trial of welly wanging, tractor tyre rolling, pitchfork duels, cider runs and other West Country inspired challenges. However, you’ll probably be laughing too much at the rest of your mates to keep track of who’s winning any of the games!

It’s a Knockout

Remember the It's a Knockout show? Of course you do! You can try and navigate obstacle courses using big inflatables, props and costumes from the original 1970s show! You’ll be doing all these whacky activities with a load of other stag and hen parties which can be pretty interesting.

What will you decide?

Some people want to experience something new, something they will never do again, and others just want to do something they’ll never forget. The hardest part is deciding on something!

How Not To Behave On A Flight: Dirty Sanchez’s Pritchard Pees on The Expendables’ Lundgren

by Chris13. July 2015 14:04

Drinking on a plane is a weird experience. Having a little beer is something most of our Stag Parties do on route to their wild weekend but it’s not where you’d expect them to get rowdy. The flight is something you try and get through in order to enjoy your weekend away, not really the start of the party, but for Matthew Pritchard of Dirty Sanchez it all just got a little bit too weird and out of hand.

Pritchard, who was on his way to the Gumball 3000 race in Las Vegas, has certainly outdone himself for unruly behaviour this time. He decided to take Xanax to help him sleep on the flight, however, he also consumed an excessive amount of alcohol which caused him to black out…

“I had a lot of alcohol and blacked out” said the Dirty Sanchez Star.

After, the Welshman had consumed the dangerous cocktail of substances he preceded to take off all of his clothes and climb all over the seats before his main act of unexplainable behaviour. After wandering around the plane naked for some time and climbing over peoples seats he relieved himself on the feet of The Expendables’ hard man, Dolph Lundgren. That he urinated on anyone is ludicrous, that it happened to be the Hollywood actor and Martial Artist, Lundgren, is just unbelievable.

What is more unbelievable, however, is Lundgren’s reasonable and gracious reaction to Pritchard’s apology. The muscle bound, man mountain, that is the maniac with brains, ‘Gunner’ in the Expendables film franchise, reportedly shook Matt’s hand and told him not to worry about it.

WHAT?!?

We would have expected a high octane response, or at least a disgruntled one. It’s nice to know that Lundgren is such a reasonable bloke; we don’t know many who would have reacted like that!

And the Hollywood world moves on… but what have we learnt from Pritchard’s Trouser Snake on a Plane scandal…

Well, there’s four things you should never do on a flight:
1. Mix sleeping pills with alcohol.
2. Take off all of your clothes.
3. Wee on someone from The Expendables.
4. Sit anywhere near Matt Pritchard.

If the first three are news to you, well done for surviving long enough to read this!

Our advice to our stag parties is to just avoid sleeping tablets all together, none of our weekends away involve long haul flights anyway, so you should be able to cope. Don’t get rowdy on a flight because you won’t be able to get away with as much as man whose job it is to do pretty insane and disgusting things – he ate a ‘vomit omelette’ once. We are sure you’re all sensible enough to know when you can stop being sensible; immediately after you’ve had your boarding passes checked is not the time and you know it!

Resources

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/

http://www.mtv.co.uk/dirty-sanchez

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolph_Lundgren

http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/30/

Top 4 Simple Hen Do Party Games

by Chris10. July 2015 13:25
hen party games

We’re all used to children’s party games but when it comes to adult parties we’re all a bit stuck for ideas. At Escape Trips, we’re really passionate about keeping fun alive! All too often party games for adults are just drinking games but there’s fun to be had with or without a tipple! With this is mind we thought we’d offer up a few ideas for Hen Do party games. Let’s get stuck into some immature fun!

Chubby Bunny

What you need: many marshmallows... Get enough marshmallows to make you feel ill, and put them in a big bowl in the middle of the Hen Party. You all take turns to put a marshmallow in your mouth and then say 'chubby bunny'. Sounds easy? Well, you have to leave the marshmallows in your mouth and add to each time, the aim of the game is to be the one with the most marshmallows in your mouth. You have to say 'chubby bunny' after each one you put in, if one falls out or if you can't say chubby bunny your out!! Eating is definitely cheating!

Granny Pants Balloon Relay

What you need: 2 teams, 2 pairs of huge granny knickers and a balloon each. Split the hen party into two evenly numbered teams, you have a pair of big granny pants for each team and each person in each team has a balloon. The winning team is the team that pops all their balloons first. Okay so what's the catch? Well, it's a relay race so you line up, the first person puts the pants on and puts the balloon in the pants anywhere they'd like, they have to pop it against the next person in line, once its popped you have to take off the knickers and pass them on to the next person so they can pop there's with the next person in line and so on. The last person must take the pants off and hold them in the air to finish the relay. Polite reminder: you might want to just wear the pants over clothes if you want to avoid very uncomfortable situations! You would think that would go without saying… but you can never bank on it!

Pass the Prophylactic Parcel

What you need: some music and a nominated DJ (someone who can press play and pause), a lot of naughty prizes, and some wrapping paper. We all know what pass the parcel is but it needs to be a bit more grown up for a hen do, right? Well, that's pretty easy to achieve. Make a playlist of the hen's favourite music, get a lot of condoms, lube sachets, and naughty prizes and you know the rest… just wrap them up! We think slowly getting naughtier and increasing the quality of the prize as you get to the middle is a good idea too!

True, True, False

What you need: paper, pens and a bit of honesty! Give each of the Hen Party a piece of paper and pen and get them to anonymously write down 3 bits of information about themselves; 2 true, 1 false. Put these all in a bowl or hat and get the hen to pick out the pieces one by one, each time you pull out of piece of paper you must guess who it belongs to and once you've got that you have to then guess which one is the lie out of the 3 statements!

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