By Ann Cronin
If you and your partner are thinking of having one send-off celebration for the both of you, here are some idea which would work for both a joint hen or joint stag party.
Dinner for two
An easy but popular choice is a dinner party with all of your loved ones. This can take any form – a home kicked dinner, a booking in a restaurant or even a BBQ. Saying good bye to your single life surrounded by good food and good company always goes down a treat and is definite to make for amazing memories. Feel free to add an optional drinks reception or night out to this one to ensure the celebrations can be prolonged.
A popular choice for stag and hen do’s across the country is booking a pre-wedding party cruise. A popular stag/hen do cruise goes along the River Shannon and allows guests to party into the evening with drinks and dining on board. Some packages even include the opportunity to add various activities to the trip. When the boat docks in Carrick On Shannon, you and your guests can also enjoy a night out on the town and maybe even an overnight stay by the coast.
Pre-wedding house party
In recent years we’ve seen a significant increase in couples opting to have their send-off parties in their own home or family member’s house. This can be an affordable and stress-free alternative and means everything can be entirely personalised to your desires. You can make the party themed towards your shared favourite show or movie, or something more quirky and general like a carnival-style celebration, or a tropical cocktail reception. The choice and agency in this option is definitely unbeatable.
Out on the town
For a pair of party animals, the only choice is a night out. Whether you opt to do this in your favourite local spot or go to a new town or city, a night on the town could be the perfect choice for your send-off. To ensure this night stands out from all others, extra additions such as a party bus or booking the VIP lounge of a bar or nightclub will make for a unique and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
For those who wish to do something completely unique and out of the ordinary, there are ample choices available to you too. A group day-out in a theme park, a few days getaway abroad in a party-central location such as Ibiza or Santa Ponsa or even a weekend city-break are all choices which are sure to stand out from the crowd if your budget allows it.