Irish Stag Do Loose Their Groom

Barcelona BeachAccording to The Daily Mail, an Irish stag do turned into a man hunt then escape and invasion before being rescues by the Spanish fire brigade in Barcelona, and we are not talking about stag activities here.

The stag group had been drinking in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona (where all the stags and hens head to at night), on their way home they stumble across a tiny cocktail bar in the old town.

The revellers party for a couple more hours in this tiny bar before being turfed out, only to wake up the next morning groom-less!

They manage to trace their steps back to the bar where they had been drinking the night before to find the groom pocking his fingers through the hoes in the metal shutters . The groom had fallen asleep in the toilet when the bar owner kicked the group out. No one from the group realised the groom was missing (wow how drunk were they?) and the bar owner didn’t realised he had an unwanted guest in the toilet having a nap.

When the groom woke up he tried to get out only to find that he had been locked in with metal shutters between him and freedom, I could think of worst places to be locked into then a Catalan cocktail bar!

The stag group called the Spanish fire brigade who set the groom free so he could enjoy the remaining days of his holiday.

Did I mention he was dressed in a Tutu? What Else?

The lesson to be learnt from this funny mishap is – LOOK AFTER YOUR GROOM PEOPLE!

We offer lots of fantastic stag do packages to Barcelona, with or without flights we can help you organise a killer weekend to this amazing city.

Crazy Stag Do Viking Style

Findlater CastleNow, when “the Groom” James told his best man he wanted an unusual stag do, his best man Dave Hunter, took this request to another level and created a crazy viking style stag do.

According to an article on The Sun’s website, Dave Hunter, 32 (I love the way they always quote an age) an oil worker from Scotland, arranged a stag do for ten of the groom’s best mates to dress up like Norse Warriors (Vikings, basically) and walk along the Banffshire coastline carrying tables, chairs, 40kg keg of beer, whiskey, food* and other materials to an old ruined castle called Findlater Castler.

Passing dog walkers who couldn’t believe their eyes, these crazy Vikings trekked 3 miles to get to their derelict stag do venue.

Once they arrived they set up camp inside the castle and enjoyed a banquet of  Venison, Chicken, Sausages, potatoes, beer and whiskey a true Viking meal*!

Cold and ready for their beds, this wild stag do lit their flaming torches out of old clothes (probably soaked in kerosene) and stumbled back to their hostel in Cullen.

However, the fun didn’t stop there, this very thoughtful group returned the next day to Findlater Castle to clean up and take their kit home.

After the wedding the stag pictures went viral with more than a quarter of million views on social media sites.

If you would like to do something unusual for your stag do, head over to our stag do homepage for ideas, inspiration and some unusual packages.

*We are not sure if Vikings made sausages but pretty sure they could get their hands on the rest maybe except whiskey but most definitely mead or beer.

Official Advice To All Hen and Stag Parties

Hen Party in Fancy Dress

2016 is looking to be a crazy year in the world of hen and stag dos. Weekends especially in the UK hot spots such as Bristol, Newcastle, Cardiff and London are filling up fast. so booking early, is a must.

So our advice even if you don’t book through DesignaVenture, is to get your group booked in on your chosen weekend/destination as soon as you can and worry about confirming your numbers at a later stage.

Now if you did book with DesignaVenture, with our new website we have made things extremely easy, which also includes collecting the money in from the group.

Here’s an example:

Dave from Dagenham has been engaged since last August when he asked Debbie on a boat trip in Tenerife to marry him. They decided to get married at Easter as that’s when all their mates can get time off.

Debbie booked her hen party with DesignaVenture last year and is so organised it will bring tears to your eyes. Dave however is a little less organised…

Dave need’s to go on his stag do last weekend in February or first weekend in March. He has decided on the UK his stag as he’s already going on his mate Darren’s stag do to Magaluf in the summer.

A Rage BuggyAnyway, he doesn’t have much time to get something booked, so he has decided to go to Bournemouth and book DesignaVenture’s Bournemouth Offer Weekend for the last weekend in February, advised them that 18 people are coming and paid a £30 deposit.

Dave has then gone into his very own Login area of the DesignaVenture website and invited all his mates to his stag do.

They in turn, received an email with a link to pay and a date to pay it by.

At any time, Dave can go into his Login area and check who has paid and send his mates who haven’t paid a polite reminder.

In the end only 14 people paid, but that’s OK, Dave just emailed DesignaVenture and cancelled off the 4 people free of charge by his balance due date.

He told Debbie, if they wanted to add on later they can, subject to availability, but he isn’t sure if he’s going to invite them to the wedding!

Debbie said, “c-mon Dave, don’t take it personally I am sure they all have perfectly good reasons why they can’t attend, well except for ‘Wet Behind The Ears’ Eric, he still gets his Mum to choose his clothes”.

The morale of the story, is be a bit more like Debbie, but if you can’t, don’t worry DesignaVenture will sort it!