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Cheapest Pint In The UK – Herefordshire!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

4 pints of beerIf you are on a Stag Do this weekend and are paying over £4 a pint then you have obviously picked the wrong destination.

According to The Guardian, Herefordshire is the cheapest place to buy a pint on average  £3.03 per pint, in contrast, if you are partying hard and celebrating your Stag Do in London then you will be paying atleast £3.79 per pint.

The UK average for a pint of beer is £3.31, all prices are courtesy of the good pub guide.

Herefordshire is not only a county full of cheap pubs, there are loads of fantastic stag activities, and the nightlife in Hereford is pretty good for a small city, I should know, I live here!

So for a cheap pint and bags of top notch stag activities book your Stag Do to Herefordshire.

For loads of brilliant Stag Do Ideas in Herefordshire, go here.

Stag Do Prank Goes Golden

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A life-long West Brom fan was made to don the golden football strip of Wolves by his joint best men and sing outside the Hawthorns as a Stag Do Prank.

According to the Mirror’s website Kieran Handley was made by his joint best men to sing about Steve Bull outside the Hawthorns stadium before going on his stag weekend – you can see the video here.

The cruel / crafty best men said he they thought he would hate it but secretly he enjoyed it, are you sure about that?

We have a fantastic list of Stag Do pranks which can be found on our blog.

 

BBC 2′s Stag Expected In 2015

Friday, August 15th, 2014

BBC 2 LogoA comedy for BBC 2 called ‘Stag’, written by George Kay and believed to be produced by the The Wrong Mans producer Jim Field Smith is set to hit our screens in 2015.

This six-part series is set in Scotland when a group on a Stag Do start to get mysteriously killed off, I know it doesn’t sound very funny but if it’s produced in the same way as The Wrong Mans we are in for a gripping and hilarious comedy series.

We love comedy at DesignaVenture and when it’s themed with something we love best ‘Stag Dos’ we are more excited than a puppy that’s just found it’s tail.

You can find more details about this new show ‘Stag’ on the British Comedy Guide website.

A Crazy Way To Fund Your Fancy Dress Wardrobe

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Man in fancy dress costume dressed like an old style burglarA man from Sowerby Bridge near Halifax stole £21,000 from a firm he worked for to purchase fancy dress items for a Stag Do, now this is how it first reads on the Halifax Courier website.

However, he obviously only used some of the £21,000 he stole to buy fancy dress items for a Stag Do he was going on, no one can spend £21,000 on fancy dress, surely?

Reading further on, this article actually states he only used some of the money to fund his fancy dress wardrobe, it doesn’t state what else he bought.

We we were wandering if the fancy dress items he bought included a stripy top, black trousers, a black balaclava and a bag with swag written?

The man in question (who now has a new job) went to court and received 275 hours community service and a 10-month suspended prison sentence from the judge, no comment!

Image courtesy of Jokers Masquerade

McBusted Celebrate Stag Do In Ibiza

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

McBusted Stag Do Picture

It’s that time of year when every celebrity and his dog are seen celebrating their hen or stag do in Ibiza and Danny Jones from McBusted is no exception.

According to an article on the MailOnline, Danny Jones has been seen in Ibiza soaking up the rays and drinking with his McBusted boys generally having a fantastic time.

The stag group has been seen in the VIP area of the Hed Kandi Beach Pool party taking selfies with fans, walking around with their tops off and laughing and joking with each other, how a stag do should be celebrated.

The boys were seen at Ocean Beach, San Antonio which is a huge  hit with other celebrities over the years such as Abbey Clancy, Professor Green, Sheridan Smith, Tinie Tempah, Jack Whitehall, the list goes on.

Danny Jones is due to marry log-term girlfriend Georgia Horsley later in this year, we at DesignaVenture want to wish them all the luck in the world for the future.

Book Your 2015 Stag Do Now

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Stag drinking a glass of wine and chilling

It’s July 2014 and the Stag Do season is rocking like a rowing boat in a force 9 gale (one for the yachting enthusiasts), this is a great time to reflect and compare on stag groups booking last minute and groups booking their Stag Do early.

Stag parties booking last minute are fine, we are finding availability, however it’s harder to find their first choice of activities, hotels and even nightlife as a lot of the beds and activity sessions are booked up. We are also finding stag groups  are smaller as not everyone is available last minute.

So in hindsight, stag groups who book early will be more organised, all their first choice of activities and hotel are available and more people will attend as you are giving them a lot more notice.

Here’s your chance, if you are looking for a Stag Do for 2015 to ‘grab the bull STAG by the horns’ and get your weekend booked now.

If you are looking at a UK stag destination or an abroad Stag Do without flights, then booking early couldn’t be easier, all you have to do is stick down a £60 deposit, advise us of a rough idea of group size and then share the booking online with your mates and get them to commit by paying a £30 per person deposit online.

Booking this early, WE don’t need to know your definite numbers and YOU don’t need to get your fingers dirty by having to collect all the cash in off the boys, they can pay direct, online or over the telephone making it even easier then a Peppa Pig Puzzle.

So use hindsight, book early and get your 2015 Stag Do licked.

Our website has more Stag Do Ideas then an Ice Cream Man has sprinkles, so get yourself over to the stag section of the DesignaVenture website and get well organised.

Manchester Evening News Saves Stag Do

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Imagine going on a Stag Do to Benidorm without the stag!

That nearly happened to poor old Rob Outram, who’s passport hadn’t arrived back from the passport office and feared the worse however, in stepped the Manchester Evening News.

The Manchester Evening News not only featured the story on their website which got loads of coverage but according to this article they contacted officials who then summoned Rob to the Liverpool passport office to collect his passport.

He feared he would miss his Stag Do and Honeymoon but now he is going to be able to attend them both.

Before he was summoned to the Liverpool passport office he showed good spirits by saying that the group has to go with to without him, as they have saved up for this Stag Weekend to Benidorm since March.

He is due to marry Becky Bieganski next month and then honeymoon in Barbados.

We want to wish the happy couple all the happiness in the world.

Stag Do Offers November To February 2015

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I know the summer is still here, however the Stag Do train still rolls on and organised best men are looking for stag weekends for the end of this year and onwards. DesignaVenture has an early present to such well organised Stag Do organisers and that is; some really juicy Stag Do offers.

Let’s delve a little deeper and find out what these offers are all about:

Clay PIgeon ShootinhBournemouth Offer Weekend
Our most popular offer last year was the Bournemouth Offer Weekend, this includes 2 nights in a city centre 3 star hotel with breakfast, Quad Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Human Table Football, Blindfold Driving and nightclub entry all for £135 per person*. The most popular month for this amazing stag package is February, in order to take advantage of this incredible Stag Do Offer, we recommend you book early.

Reading Deal
If you only have one night and don’t want to travel too far, then this Reading Stag Do is possibly your best solution. For £95 per person* you get 1 night in a city centre 4 Star Hotel with breakfast, Hovercraft Racing, Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting and entry into Reading’s biggest nightclubs. All for under £100, this certainly is an incredible Stag Do deal.

Indoor KartingThe Nottingham Steal Weekend
This Stag Weekend is truly epic and includes 2 nights in a city centre 3 – 4 Star hotel with breakfast, Paintball with 100 rounds, indoor karting and entry into Oceana nightclub all for under £150 per person, £149*  to be precise.

Riga Party On
For £59 per person* you get 2 nights in a 3 Star hotel with breakfast, airport transfers, bar crawl, lap dancing club entry and nightclub entry, just add flights. We can add the flights on for you or you can book your own and just pay £59 per person, an eye popping, stupendous offer!

Bristol Bargain
This cleverly apt named stag package is such a Bargain, the pound shop ‘are well gel’. 1 night in a 4 Star city centre hotel with breakfast, Quads Biking, Paintball with 100 rounds, clay pigeon shooting and nightclub entry for just £110 per person*.

*Prices are correct at time of this post being published, and are date dependant (most are based on arrivals between November and the end of February).

A Bodged Stag Do Tattoo

Monday, June 30th, 2014

According to an article in the Gazette Live website, Mark Bythway had a tattoo done on a Stag Do in Majorca, which seems pretty normal, a nice souvenir from a Stag Weekend he is suppose to remember for the rest of his life, but not when the tattoo up his arm states:

“Bodge Loves Car Boots”.

Mark Bythway who’s nickname is Bodge, as his grandfather named him a bodged baby when he was born, has now been ordered by fiancé to either get it covered up or removed before their wedding in August.

This unforgettable stag tattoo is now on the dedicated bad tattoos on twitter and has caused quite a stir.

In this article he also admitted that this body art doesn’t tell a lie, he actually loves car boots, every cloud!

Bride Goes On The Run For Hen Party

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The British public are just incredible and Bride to be Kelly Nash of South Shields is like no other.

For her Hen Party she and 12 other are planning to take part in a 5K run in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice where her work colleague from Four housing, Lesley Bell, has treatment.

They will all be showered with powder paint before taking part which takes a new meaning to a Bridal shower.

After the run the Hen Party plan is to have Afternoon Tea before attending Proms in the Park in Brents Park, before finishing off on Ocean Road in South Shields for a curry.

We love stories on charitable stag and hen dos, so if you have a story which includes you celebrating your last days as a single man or woman making money for for good causes please get in touch.

This story featured on the Shields Gazette website.

If you would like to take part in the run please visit the St Oswald’s Life List Website or email fundraising@stoswaldsuk.org