How to Plan a Stag and Doe Party

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Are you looking for a fun and easy way to raise money for your wedding? Do you want to celebrate with your friends and family before the big day? If you answered yes to both questions, then you might want to consider throwing a stag and doe party!

A stag and doe party, also known as a jack and jill party, is a pre-wedding event where the bride and groom invite their guests to enjoy food, drinks, games, and entertainment. The guests pay a small fee to attend the party, and they can also participate in raffles, auctions, or contests to win prizes. The money raised from the party goes towards the wedding expenses or the honeymoon fund.

Planning a stag and doe party can be a lot of fun, but it also requires some organization and creativity. Here are some tips to help you plan a successful and memorable stag and doe party:

  • Set a budget. Before you start planning anything else, you need to decide how much money you want to spend on the party and how much money you hope to raise. This will help you determine the size, location, and activities of the party.
  • Choose a date and venue. You should pick a date that is at least a few weeks before the wedding, but not too close to avoid any stress or conflicts. You should also choose a venue that can accommodate your expected number of guests and has enough space for your games and entertainment. Some popular options are community halls, banquet halls, pubs, or backyard tents.
  • Invite your guests. You can send out invitations by mail, email, or social media. You should include the date, time, location, and price of the party, as well as any dress code or theme. You should also encourage your guests to bring cash for the games and raffles. You can sell tickets in advance or at the door.
  • Plan your games and entertainment. You want to make sure your guests have a blast at your stag and doe party, so you need to plan some fun and engaging games and entertainment. Some examples are bingo, trivia, karaoke, casino games, dart boards, or photo booths. You can also hire a DJ, a band, or a comedian to liven up the atmosphere. You should also have some prizes for the winners of the games and raffles. These can be donated by local businesses or friends and family.
  • Have fun! The most important thing is to have fun at your stag and doe party. You are celebrating your love and your upcoming wedding with your closest friends and family. Enjoy the food, drinks, games, and entertainment, and don’t forget to thank your guests for their support and generosity.

Here are some steps to plan a stag and doe party:

  1. Pick a date: Set the date for your party far enough in advance that you can actually use some of the funds you generate. 4-6 months in advance of the wedding is a good range.
  2. Set the theme: Choose a theme that will make your party stand out. Casino night or beach party are some possible themes. 
  3. Set the budget: The first step in putting together any pre-wedding soiree is setting the budget. Set up a meeting with your bridal party and anyone else who is helping to plan the party to discuss the budget.
  4. To ensure that you get your venue of choice, book well in advance.
  5. Confirm who will be selling tickets for the event.
  6. Plan to have prizes for the games.
  7. Plan for the food and drinks for the event.

Here is a list of items that you may need for your stag and doe party:

  • Tickets
  • Raffle tickets
  • Decorations
  • Tables and chairs
  • Tablecloths
  • Plates, cups, and utensils
  • Food and drinks
  • Music system
  • Games
  • Prizes

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