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Stag Dos & Hen Parties

Remember when a stag or hen do consisted of a couple of drinks down the local pub the night before the wedding? At a guess, probably not. The last night, or nights in some cases, of freedom have become a hyped event where copious amounts of both alcohol and laughs are consumed and occur a lot earlier than on the eve of the big day. Many brides and bridegrooms are jetting off for a few days in the sun or seeking a good time in a different city than where they live.

There seems to be around two hundred people that are invited to these events. Group sizes for stag and hen parties have grown massively in the last few decades and strangers are sometimes introduced.

How can you be sure that all of your friends, acquainted or otherwise, have a great time and stay involved with your herd throughout the duration? It is nigh on impossible to keep twenty people both interested and invested in the same activities – especially if you are on a three-day trip abroad.

Fear not, there is an answer and it is as fun as a baby discovering their feet for the first time! Using Tyvek wristbands you can split your group into competing teams.

How exactly? I hear you wondering what I am talking about. Take for example, you have a twenty-five strong band of followers, you could split them into five teams of five all represented by a different coloured wristband. Wristbands are then rewarded for predetermined or off the cuff moments which bring a giggle or makes the group happy.

The aim of the game is simple – the team with the most wristbands at the end wins. You can have as many rules in place as you like; this may be a party but you’ll want some sense of decorum to see this contest through.

You may have something similar to this:

  • Each team starts with one Tyvek wristband per person.
  • Further wristbands are earned through activities
  • Wristbands are controlled by a select (unbiased, obviously!) person or group. Maybe the person getting married and their best man or bridesmaids.
  • Predetermined wristband earners could be things such as beating an opposing team member at an activity like arm-wrestling or being the first ready to go out at night.
  • There will more than likely be spontaneous moments on the trip that warrant a reward. Perhaps an attendee says something incredibly funny that should be merited.
  • At the end of the party, wristbands per team will be tallied up and the team with the most are the victors.

You will probably find that this game will get competitive, it is human nature to want to win after all. Competitiveness will keep all members of your group entertained and vying to upstage each other. You could put a prize on the line. Maybe offer a set number of drinks at the wedding reception for the winners. Of course, getting married isn’t cheap so unbeknown to everyone else, you could be planning to ensure that the contest ends a draw and that the grand prize is invalid if there is a tie.

Not only will this game keep your entourage engrossed in the trip but will provide everybody with souvenirs of the party. Your wristbands can be customised as you see fit. There could be images and text on them to make them feel really personal and unique to your event.

So, if you’re reading this and have found a way to make your trip different to every other night out, you are welcome. If you are reading this and are getting married, congratulations.

Now go and get those wristbands won for your team!