What is a Sten Do?

What is a Sten Do (BANNER)

We all know what stag dos and hen parties are… but what about a “Sten do”? We’re going to go over exactly what this increasingly popular term means and why you should consider having one!

Sten Do Definition

In a nutshell, a sten do is a joint hen and stag do, when the bride and groom-to-be decide to celebrate together before the big day. Most commonly, sten dos are celebrated when the stag and hen both share the same friendship group, therefore making more sense to all celebrate together as a combined stag and hen do, rather than separately. As well as all that being said, this can be a great way to save a few pennies before the big day too! Make sure you stay safe on the stag do with these helpful tips.

What is a Hag Do?

You may not have guessed, but a hag do is essentially another name for a sten do, being another type of celebration that’s skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. It is also used commonly as another name for gay and lesbian stag & hen dos.

Why Have a Sten or Hag Do?

One thing we know for certain is that sten and hag dos are booming in popularity at the moment, becoming a massively popular choice for both same sex and different sex couples. Here’s a few different reasons why we think so many couples are combining their pre-wedding celeb­ra­tions.

Saving Money

There are many reasons why couples have sten or hag dos for their pre-wedding celeb­ra­tions. One of which is to save a few pennies for the big day by sharing hen party enter­ta­inment ideas.

Same Friendship Group

If the couple has been together for a long time, the chances are that they both have a lot of mutual friends. Having a sten do would make sense so that nobody feels like they’re missing out.

Same Interests

If both the bride and groom-to-be enjoy the same interests and hobbies, then celebrating together is a great way to spend quality time together away from the pre-wedding stresses.

Sten Do Ideas

A common miscon­cep­tion about Sten dos is that the fun will be watered down as both the bride and groom-to-be celebrate together. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. While there will more than likely be more people to organise making finding the right activities a bit harder, a sten do doesn’t limit groups in terms of activities. For those of you who are set on jointly celebrating your last night of freedom, we’ve listed some of the best sten do activities that you can jump straight into.

10 Activities Perfect for a Sten Do

1. Cocktail Making

How can you go wrong with the capital? With more restaurants, bars and hag do activities than you could possibly imagine, London is a solid choice for groups of all shapes and sizes.

2. Old School Sports Day

A hotspot for stag and hen do celebrations and known for its eclectic & individual style, Bristol should definitely be near the top of your list!

3. Pizza Making

Try your hand at making some delicious pizzas with help from a pizzaiolo chef with fresh ingredients and amazing toppings.

4. It's a Knockout

Relive the hilariously classic TV show challenges from It’s a Knockout with complete with original costumes from the BBC series.

5. Gin Masterclass

Satisfy the gin lovers in the group with a session of learning how to make some exquisite gin cocktails using tasty tonics and garnishes with help from a professional mixologist.

6. Goofy Games

Run, jump and fight your way through some hilarious minigames and challenges… with giant inflatables!

7. Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

Explore the city using the latest smartphone & GPS technology with pub trivia questions, drinking hotspots, challenges and more!

8. Zorb Olympics

Bring out your inner athlete and compete with each other in a host of hilariously brilliant games whilst wrapped up in zorb bubble suits!

9. 2 Course Meal

Get the whole group sat down for a delicious 2 course meal. The perfect opportunity to break the ice!

10. Escape Rooms

Solve cryptic clues, complete challenges and decipher riddles before time runs out in order to escape the room!

5 Great Locations for Sten and Hag Do's

Just like any other stag and hen parties, your group doesn’t have to be restricted when it comes to deciding where to celebrate before the big day. With so much choice out there, why not shop around and check out some of these fantastic UK cities for your potential sten do location?

1. London

How can you go wrong with the capital? With more restaurants, bars and hag do activities than you could possibly imagine, London is a solid choice for groups of all shapes and sizes.

2. Bristol

A hotspot for stag and hen do celebrations and known for its eclectic & individual style, Bristol should definitely be near the top of your list!

3. Manchester

Known for its fantastic nightlife, music scene and endless cool bars & restaurants, Manchester is a no-brainer if you’re looking to celebrate your hag do in the heart of Northern England.

4. Leeds

The party hotspot of Yorkshire and a favourite for hen, stag and hag parties from all over the country, you really can’t go wrong with celebrating in Leeds.

5. Liverpool

A classic party city in the North West and home to some of the best nightlife venues in the country, Liverpool is a hotspot for celebrations for groups, no matter what the occasion is.

Sten Party Games

Whether you’re heading on a big group night out for your sten party celebrations or a night in with friends, there’s never a bad time to play some sten party games! Not only is it a great way to kick off the evening and get everybody chatting, but they can be a fantastic opportunity to break the ice between unfamiliar members of the group. Make sure you stay safe during the hen party with these tips.

1. Truth or Dare

The staple “Get to know you” game, each person goes around the group choosing whether to answer a truth or complete a dare. This is a great way to break the ice at the start of your evening if need be!

2. Drunk Pictionary

A classic drinking game that everybody can get involved with, the premise of the game is simple; When one person draws, each person that guesses wrong has to drink. If somebody guesses correctly, everybody else has to drink.

3. Who Is It?

The funniest way to test how well the group knows each other! Take it in turns to wear the blindfold. The person will then be spun around in circles before having to guess who is in front of them.

Why Organise Your Sten Do With Us

Since 2007, we at Funktion Events have helped organise and plan thousands of hen and stag parties across the UK and Europe, and we think that we’re the best choice for your sten or hag do too! As a result of our hard work, we’re proud to be ranked 1st out of 263 UK Stag and Hen Party Organisers on Freeindex, as well as receiving thousands of 5 star reviews on Trustpilot, a leading independent honest review website.

 

 

If the numbers aren’t enough to convince you, we’re also fully ABTA bonded, guaranteeing you protection in case anything goes off track. When it comes to the planning process, our website couldn’t make organising your sten party any simpler! Using the latest online events area for individual payments and itinerary updates, you can be sure that everybody is prepared and ready to celebrate before the last night of freedom.

From celebrating a sten do or a hag do to organising a hen party, we have 1000s of hen party activities and ideas that will be perfect for your celeb­ra­tions.

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