Red7 , February 22, 2016
Whatever your reason, sometimes it’s nice to plan your final night of freedom with your significant other. With the rise of same sex marriages we predict that there will be more and more sten dos happening, so here at Red7 we decided to put together some ideas that make the do enjoyable for all.
A “sten” party is when the bride-to-be and the groom-to-be choose to celebrate their pre-marital do together, therefore creating a joint stag and hen party. This has also been known as a “hag” party however, it’s not the greatest sounding term… Sten parties are growing in popularity, and they don’t just have to refer to a bride & groom either. This celebration is equally as fun for joint hen & hen dos or stag & stag parties too, so there’s no reason not to get involved!
If you like doing the same things and you share a friendship group then breaking from tradition might be the perfect option for you. However, if your friends are quite separate and the things you consider fun couldn’t be more opposite then perhaps it’s not a great idea. Think about the motivation for having one; is it because you think it would actually be more fun to celebrate with them? If so, then this is a great reason to join forces!
If you’re into the same things you’ll probably find this an easy decision to make. However, you’ll need to consider what everyone else in the group will enjoy as it’s about them having a good time too i.e. choosing cupcake could result in a no show from some of the guys and a lap dance club may not appeal to the girls!
Jokes aside, if you can’t agree on an activity that you’re both happy with then arranging a separate activity during the daytime and joining up in the evening or vice versa, ensures you’ll get the best of both worlds!
There are plenty of great stag and hen party ideas which will work for both genders though, and to give you some inspiration here is our top 3.