Mankini Now Banned in Blackpool

October 21st, 2014

Stag Dressed in a MankiniBlackpool is (surprisingly) the second Stag Do seaside destination to put in a total ban on the men in Mankinis pointing specifically at stag parties. This ban which is also known as Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) can also be applied to any inappropriate dress worn by stag or hen parties.

2 Years ago the Newquay police got fed up with stags turning up in Mankinis so they were the first seaside town to put in a total ban on Mankinis and now Blackpool has followed suit.

Blackpool has always been (in my eyes) a little risqué, with the Kiss Me Quick hats in the 80′s and the hedonistic reputation of the 90′s and 00′s however the town council has decided to exercise their anti-lout powers to ban inappropriate dress.

Opponents fear such a move would be similar to criminalising women for wearing shorts skirts or showing off to much cleavage.

Other people think it’s a great idea and would be a positive move to cleaning up Blackpool’s image, making it a more family friendly British seaside town.

If you do find yourself in a Mankini or inappropriately dressed in Blackpool whilst on a Stag Do or hen weekend or if that’s just what you like to wear, there is a big chance you can be fined on the spot. Just so you know these fines range from £70 to £100.

Best Man Saves Bride’s Father

October 17th, 2014

There’s a fantastic article in the Mirror sharing a story of a group of guys on a stag do to Bournemouth and whilst they were karting the bride to be’s father had a heart attack!

The story doesn’t currently sound too fantastic, but what happened after makes it a story to learn from and shows how important the message from the British Heart Foundation is trying to get across, in their campaign a Nation of Lifesavers.

The best man Michael Scott put together a brilliant stag do to Bournemouth which included outdoor race karting and whilst they were in the middle of the race, he watched John Statham, father of the bride’s kart veer off the track, through the tyre wall and straight into a tree, John had had a heart attack.

Quick thinking by Michael (best man) and Stewart Jones (a former paramedic), issued CPR  until the paramedics arrived saving John’s life and he was able to walk his daughter down the Aisle just three weeks later.

Luckily, the best man Michael, three weeks earlier completed a free British Heart Foundation CPR training course at his local fire station.

If you would like to know more about how you can learn CPR go here you will never know when you’ll need it!

Hen Pregnant By Dwarf Stripper

October 13th, 2014

Mini Boys Advert in SpainAccording to an article in the Telegraph, a Spanish woman has had to admit the unthinkable to her new husband after giving birth to a baby with dwarfism.

This new Spanish bride had to fight with her demons and admit to her new husband after giving birth to her baby with dwarfism, that she had had sex with a dwarf on her hen party, none of her close friends or family knew!

Her husband thought the baby was his and was conceived on their honeymoon!

Please also note that dwarfs are known as mini-boys in Spain, (very interesting name) if this is of some sort of interest to you, a video on Youtube is available – here.

It’s very popular for Spanish hen and stag parties to hire dwarfs as entertainers and there are many websites offering the services of mini-boys (so funny) in Spain.

We are not sure of the outcome and we salute her for being honest with her husband (only for being honest).

Bratislava Officially The Cheapest Stag Do Destination

October 9th, 2014

Bratislava at nightThe International Business Times has released an article stating that Bratislava is the cheapest place in the world for a Stag Do!

The study, made by No 1 Currency, looks at Stag Do favourites such as beer, a fry up, MacDonalds, taxis, football match tickets, flights and accommodation. It shows that a Stag Do in Bratislava is £19 cheaper than Dublin, with Ibiza being a whopping £206 more expensive!

This article also compares a Stag Do to Bratislava to a Stag in Blackpool, travelling by train from London which does will sometimes work out to be more expensive, but I am sure if you drove to Blackpool your cost would be different.

We love Bratislava, lots of stag parties have returned with hugely positive feedback for this amazing stag destination.

If you would like to view our stag packages in Bratislava, with and without flights go here.

Below is how No 1 Currency worked out their costings:

Get Crafty

October 7th, 2014

A Hen Party with humorous hats painting glasses in a craft hen activityIf you are looking to book a Hen Party and need a unique activity which will please your crafty hen then listen up girls, Crafty Hen is a new activity DesignaVenture are rolling out across the UK.

Customise hot pants in knicker decorating,  decorate wine glasses for the wedding in our glass painting activity, learn how to make beautiful bunting or decorate plates or mugs in our ceramic painting activity.

Kirsty Allsop has got us all “making our own”, creating every day items into stunning masterpieces which can be used around the house or as previously mentioned at the wedding.

If you feel that this hen activity will suit your group and hen down to the ground take a look at our Crafty Hen page.

 

Tequila and Cigars – Clooney’s Stag Do

September 29th, 2014

Restaurant Da IvoBefore wedding his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has an old fashioned Stag Night the night before the wedding.

In Venice, Clooney’s Stag Do includes a rustic meal at his favourite restaurant Da Ivo, drinking copious amounts of Vintage wine (Sassicaia 2010) worth around £250 a bottle and bottles of Tequila he brought over from the States, his own label; Casamigos.

According to some online news blogs and articles he looked like he’d been partying all day and called the restaurant owner at around 10:55pm asking if it was OK if he and his stag party came over to eat.

Other diners looked astonished and refused to leave after finishing their meal as they wanted to be part of the world’s most famous bachelor’s Stag Do.

After the meal the stag do moved back to their hotel where they drank some more tequila and smoked cigars before retiring to bed.

The above is just an interpretation of loads of articles which have covered this story, the more featured articles can be found on The  Daily Mails website and UK Eonline.

I know George Clooney will be reading this article (sure) and we want to wish him and Amal all the luck in the world.

A Very Tanned Stag Do

September 22nd, 2014

Stag Do dressed up like Vincent TanParading around London on a Stag Do, was a group looking like no other, The Metro called it a great Stag Do Idea!

These guys all dressed up like the infamous Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan, was spotted by tweeter Will Sparks walking around London looking totally awesome! The look included the Cardiff City home football top tucked into jeans along with a moustache and sunglasses.

This is one of the best Stag Do fancy dress ideas we have seen in ages, we have a top 20 Stag Do fancy dress ideas blog, which can be found here.

These days fancy dress is now becoming compulsory with new ideas every weekend, trying to out do each other is part of the Stag Do policy.

Simply Incredible

September 19th, 2014

Incredible Wedding Snap

The above picture says it all, what an incredible transformation.

People are going to say “what a journey”, I wouldn’t, these guys have been on more than a journey they changed their life, swapped fatty foods for fresh veg and fruit which may not sound like an exciting engagement but I expect it brought them closer together, literally.

To achieve such a goal together is a testament to their marriage – wow we’re soppy this morning!

We just think this is such an incredible story and it must be shared, and that is  what we have done, for more details on their incredible vow of looking for for the wedding snaps go here.

Man Cliff Jumps In Newquay The Wrong Way!

September 18th, 2014

Cliff Jumping / Coasteering in NewquayAccording to an article on the Get Surry website, Garrey Ashton whilst on a Stag Do to Newquay survived a 100 ft fall down a cliff, without serious injury.

Now we arrange Coasteering in Newquay in a safe environment as a popular Stag Do activity however he has taken it to a new level.

All jokes a-side, he was very lucky and this a warning to other stag parties celebrating in Newquay to only visit the cliffs whilst coasteering.

According to this article, Garry wasn’t messing around, he had just taken back to his hotel, a disabled member of the stag party and was walking back to the 20-strong stag group when he decided to take a slight detour and take a quick peek at the sea. He stepped over a 3ft fence and suddenly slipped on gravel and tumble 100 ft.

He woke up on the beach 4 hours later with the sea lapping at his feet and in total shock on what just happened. He managed to get to his feet and climb some old staircase leading out of the cove to find his mates, who put him straight into an ambulance for Truro hospital.

He told the Get Surrey reporter “It was only supposed to be a little trip to the beach, I just took a bit of a shortcut, anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit clumsy. I guess it was a typical Stag Do overall!”

If you are interested in Coasteering for your Stag Do, you can find stag packages in Newquay including coasteering, here.

 

Book Early for 2015

September 15th, 2014

Man Drinking Wine After Booking Stag DoBook early and avoid disappointment, it’s that old cliche again, however it does make a lot of sense especially when you are booking something as important as a hen or Stag Do.

So why do you need to book your hen or Stag Do early?

At the moment hotel managers, after a bumper year in 2014, will be sharpening their pencils and inflating their prices, so if you have 20 lads who have all said they will go on Dave’s Stag Do, book it now and get 2014 prices for a booking going in 2015.

Availability is also another factor which is completely in your favour when booking early. Another scenario is if you have 25 girls who all want to go to the Royal Ascot next year, Royal Ascot gets extremely busy and fitting 25 girls into one hotel can be a problem, booking early should and will, resolve this issue.

So to conclude booking your hen or Stag Do early will save you money and guarantee you availability… brilliant!!! Another useful tip to help you arrange the best Hen or Stag Weekend known to man / woman from DesignaVenture.

So get started head to our stag do section of our website or hen party section and book, book, book!