Not your first stag do? Here’s how to make it count.

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Been there, done that? If going on a stag party seems more like a chore than the pleasure it ought to be, there are a few things that you can do to make this time count. Here are our tips for you:

1. Take the Party Abroad – The same old, same old can really bring a party down. Get out of your rut by taking the party on the road to an exotic location like Cyprus or Bucharest. 9 out of 10 doctors agree a stag do is always better in a foreign country. They also think the 10th doctor is an idiot.

2. Better Organization – Unburden yourself of the stress of organizing the itinerary for all 15 of your mates. That’s 15 different travel plans, different hotel rooms to book, keeping an eye on everyone…why do that to yourself? An expert stag organizer with practical knowledge of different countries (ahem, yeah, right here) can make the whole stag do stress-free for all involved so you can concentrate on partying.

3. Know Your Audience – This one depends on the type of party you think the groom wants. So ask him! If the former party animal you knew at university has calmed down, don’t book a weekend packed with pub-crawls, shot slamming, and clubbing till the break of dawn. Or maybe he wants that one last hedonistic adventure – it’s best to find out before you book the VIP section of the hottest strip club.

4. Pick the Right People – This tip carries on from number 3. Maybe the groom wants his grandpa in on the action. Well you’re not going to arrange an abseiling activity if the OAP isn’t game for it. Also, his friend from Uni that he hasn’t seen in ages – maybe there’s a reason for that. Do some asking around and maybe even have the groom OK the guest-list before sending out the invites.

5. Always Have a Drink in Hand – Listen, we’re certainly not advocating binge drinking. Well, OK, we are sort of advocating binge drinking – but only on the stag do! And that doesn’t mean you have to be drunk by 2 p.m. and unable to make it through the rest of the evening. That’s just bad form.

6. It’s Cliché, But True – What happens abroad, stays abroad. Think about it. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for debauched behavior. And we’re talking about you, not the groom. He’s not allowed to do anything to jeopardize his upcoming nuptials. No way, no how.

7. Money Can Destroy Friendships – Yeah, I know you think all your mates are good for it, but trust me, getting everyone to pay on time is going to be one of, if not the most difficult parts of the entire stag party. There’s always one guy who won’t pay on time. Be prepared for this by making a strict “pay $$$ by this time, or sort yourself out” kind of rule.

8. Fancy Dress is Awesome – Fancy dress is ridiculous, can be expensive, and is embarrassing, and that’s the whole point. You’re trying to make memories that will stick in the mind and make you laugh when you’re all old and reminiscing about that time Steve dressed as a nurse and got hit on by that really drunk guy at the bar. Just remember: the more humiliating the outfit, the better the memories.

9. Stripper or Strip Clubs – Here’s where tip number 2 really pays off. An event organizer knows which strip clubs to trust, and which ones aren’t worth your time or your safety. A solitary strip show for the groom is an event best handled with discretion – trust your organizer and no one else.

10. Do Something, Anything Different – It’s your third stag party this year and while paintballing is an awesome activity, it’s beginning to get a bit tired. Check out some of our awesome adventure activities like the Enduro Motorbike Experience or our White Water Rafting activity. Confront a fear of heights by abseiling down a cliff. Do something, anything out of the norm and you’re guaranteed memories to last a lifetime.

Take all these tips on board when planning a stag party and it’s certain to be a great time.