Attitudes towards stag and hen parties are changing. We recently conducted a survey of 1,000 UK residents to find out what they really think about them.
This revealed that nearly 1/3 of Brits think that the traditional stag and hen do is on its way out.
Unique Experiences Wanted
People want to make their celebration more of a tailored experience. This means a private location, such as a stag or hen party house, not a standard party resort, and activities that relax or challenge the attendees.
For instance, the most desirable way to spend a stag or hen event overall was a spa day.
Options such as go-karting and outdoor adventure activities also proved popular, suggesting a shifting trend towards more unique experiences.
This new outlook even extends to the guest list, with more and more Brits happy to merge a stag and hen party together and go for mixed gender events. Over 1/3 of people aged 18-44 have either been on or would consider this kind of crossover group holiday.
The traditional UK stag and hen do - with its stereotypes of heavy drinking and embarrassing outfits - is becoming less desirable.
In fact, excessive drinking was described as a ‘nightmare’ option by almost 1/2 of the respondents. Perhaps this goes some way to explaining why over 1/4 of the people surveyed felt that they had been pressured into going to a stag or hen party.
This also feeds into the amount of time people are comfortable spending at these events with more preferring a one-night soiree than the traditional boozy weekend away.
The one instance that drinking came out favourably was in a far more civilised scenario than a typical bar crawl, as whiskey tasting proved especially popular with men.
How Do You Compare?
We’ve put together an interactive Q&A that takes you through our survey and shows you how your views compare to those of the 1,000 UK respondents.
Follow the link below to see if you agree with their conclusions and discover what the new era of stag and hen parties looks like.