So you have been given the task of organising the final hurrah for your one of your best friends. Now, this is no easy task, especially if you stick to the clichés that you see in films.
Make sure that you avoid these mistakes, well that is unless you recently decided you have a strong dislike for the groom!
Don't bother planning
What´s the point in planning right? You can just show up in a place and find the best things to do when you get there! – No, no you can’t. Make sure that you have planned everything out, where are you going to stay? What are you going to do? How many of you are going? Don’t forget about transport either!
Start drinking early
The quicker you start drinking the better! Get them in early and make sure you show how much of a man you are by drinking more than everyone else! – Please, please don’t do this. This is going to be a marathon and not a sprint and if you weekend starts like this then you won’t be fit for either. I know it’s crazy to suggest not drinking until the evening, but keep in mind you’re looking to finish at 5am.
Eating is cheating
This needs little explanation and like the point above, if you are thinking like this then your night is going to come to a very early and very very messy end! There is no rush so make sure you book a cool place to eat and enjoy yourselves, besides, where else will you be making your best man’s speech and rallying the lads in a rousing Braveheart style call to arms?
To the streets
Now, this fits in with the first point, make sure that you have not only picked your club with care, but you have booked yourself the VIP section! This is going to get you fantastic service, quick entry and a lot of attention. Now it really is time to let go and embrace everything you associate with stag weekends
. Get the drinks flowing and make sure the forfeits are suitably stupid.
Walk back to the hotel!
Walking back to the hotel may seem like a good idea, but is only going to make your life difficult. With a big group of rowdy and inebriated lads, you could get more than you bargained for. The best thing is to jump in a few cabs and make sure everyone is back safe and sound.
Congratulations! You have avoided being banned from the wedding and also have earned yourself a mention in the grooms speech!
New Forest, Hampshire, England
One of Britain’s largest national parks is situated in the South of England. Walk around the cute villages of Christchurch and Brockenhurst and try not to buy some antiques or handmade curiosities in the artisan shops. The new forest is very big and famous for its great cycle and walking paths. Enjoy the fresh air, the animals that are running wild and beautiful scenery for the day until you find that perfect spot to sit down and enjoy your home made picnic. Don’t feed the ponies though; they will never leave you alone.
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh houses the world’s biggest collection of plants that are native as well as non-native to the UK. It is a great place for a day out especially during spring when the trees start to blossom and the flowers come out. You can easily walk around for an entire day in between the multitude of flora that the gardens have to offer. Take a look at the website for special events and festivals that are organised during the spring and summer months to make your visit even more special.
Fermanagh Lakelands, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Fermanagh Lakelands are part of the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland. They are situated in the West of the country and only 2 hours away from Belfast. Within the parameters of this countryside jewel you will find a treasure of outdoor activities. You can do anything from caving to hiking and from cycling to paintballing. We suggest a nice horseback ride through the countryside of Irvinestown with a picnic at Enniskillen Castle.
Llangennith, Swansea, Wales
This beautiful stretch of sandy beach on the coast of West Wales is great for an outdoor picnic. The beach itself is gorgeous and deserted during low-season. However there are always some great surfers battling the crashing waves who are certainly of entertainment value. If the weather really heats up, you can also sign yourself up for some surf lessons in one of the many surf schools around the area.
Organising a picnic in a park or a fores
t is a great way to celebrate a birthday. Most parks are open to the public so you can invite as many people as you like, or make it a romantic lunch for two instead. To make the picnic extra festive bring one or two birthday present hampers which you can find online via many Great British patisseries. All you need other than that is a blanket, sunglasses and a charged i-Pod.
Enjoy the spring!