Red7 Blogs , March 21, 2016
People from all walks of life come together on the stag. You have the best mate, the school friends, uni friends, colleagues, family and sometimes even the bride-to-be’s family (best behaviour boys). This can make the organisation difficult as you somehow need to come together and be best of buds for the stag. There’s loads of different ways to break the ice, whether it’s with fancy dress, drinking games, or all bonding over embarrassing the stag himself. However we think the best way to truly get to know one another is with good old fashioned team games and drinking, so we’ve put together the best activities to bring the whole group together.
Find the perfect place to call home for the weekend and choose a party pad. It will be like having everyone get together in your house, just a really, really cool house. Whether you want a rock and roll themed place, a New York style apartment or a beachfront cottage, it can be the perfect place to play classic drinking games such as ring of fire, drunk jenga and dirty pint. It’s also a place to get ready in the most ridiculous fancy dress, the more embarrassing the better – but that bit only applies to the stag of course.
Find an unusual activity such as a drink in an Ice Bar to ‘break the ice’ in the group. It’s a starting point for conversation and an experience that you’ve all shared together. Even if you don’t have much common ground, you’ll always have the Ice Bar… In Bratislava, you even get a stripper included in the bar crawl! You can find Ice Bars to visit in Benalmadena, Prague, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and in our capital, London.
This is no ordinary bike. Behold the Beer Bike; the perfect fusion of beer and sightseeing. This is such a good ice breaker and a good way to merge groups over a pint. Generally made so that a group of you can sit around a central bar with pedals at your feet (this part is usually shared which means it’s pretty easy). We wouldn’t advocate drinking behind the wheel, so you will have a guide steering you all in the right direction and acting as your navigator, so you can focus all your attention on the beer!
What better way to break the ice and get to know someone than to put your life in their hands as they drive. Blindfolded. Blind Driving is a really fun task for stags. Split into teams, your navigator will guide you through the course as you put all your faith in him and follow instructions. Fingers crossed you won’t end up in a ditch, but don’t worry if you do because it would probably be a hilarious tale to tell when you all get back.
Everyone remembers It’s a Knockout right? The show with crazy games and inflatables? Now’s your chance to take part (minus the TV cameras). You’ll be bouncing around, tumbling down, and making your way through loads of foam and water just to make it that little bit harder. Each region has local variations, but no matter where you go it’s a guaranteed laugh. If this doesn’t break the ice then we don’t know what will…
If you want an activity that requires genuine team work then you’ll love the newest addition for 2016. The Escape Rooms are guaranteed to bring a group together as you try and crack the code to escape a variety of themed rooms depending on location. Whether it’s escaping a madman in an abandoned asylum, infiltrating a secret society or putting a stop to an alien invasion, reckon you and the boys are up for the challenge? Find out who works best under pressure as the clock ticks and you race to crack the codes and solve puzzles in order to escape.