Choosing a hen or stag party which will cater to your geeky needs can be tricky when much of what’s on offer out there is centered around strippers and boozing. It’s not all about mainstream ideas like these though; there are some quirky and downright geeky stag and hen party ideas out there if that’s what you’re looking for! Here at Redseven we’ve selected some of our favorites to give you some inspiration if you’re looking for something a little different.
1. Zombie Paintball
For fans of zombie horror then nothing quite beats turning it into a reality, with you and your friends as the heroes! Ok, the zombies are played by actors, but they’ll still be groaning and bloody as you line them up within the sights of your paint gun. This ultimate alternative stag or hen do idea begins with being trained on target practice before getting to use your paint gun to fight against a zombie infestation scenario on a specially designed site. This is one experience which you won’t forget – providing you survive!
2. Cosplay and Fancy Dress Themes
Dressing up has a way of making an event that extra bit special and memorable, so why not all dress up and base it on a theme such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings or your favourite comic book characters? It’s a great way of bringing you and your friends together for this special occasion. Alternatively, take things to the next level with cosplay and an intricately designed handmade costume. Originating from Japan this is great way of incorporating your favourite comic book, sci-fi film or video game into your hen or stag party theme, however can also require an element of role play to help bring these fictional characters to life!
3. Comic-Con International
One of the best places to experience cosplay is at Comicon! Get over to San Diego and join thousands of other comic book fanatics for a four day convention showcasing comic books, popular culture, animation, science-fiction, video games, film and plenty more.
4. Gamer and LAN Parties
If your idea of the perfect weekend with friends is playing the latest game then organize a LAN party at your house or a mate’s place. Get everyone to bring their own PC or console together with a stockpile of games and you’re good to go for a day of great rivalry and banter. Add to it drinks and pizza and you’ve got yourself a great hen or stag party!
If you’re into your role-play then book in for a medieval banquet on an alternative hen do in London or elsewhere around the world. In a candle lit medieval themed restaurant with costumed staff, you’ll get to indulge in a traditional medieval banquet and wash it down with ale and wine! It doesn’t stop there though – you’ll also be entertained by magicians, jesters, live bands and even jousting depending upon where you experience this. If you really want to go all out then get your fellow knights and maidens to dress up in medieval costumes too!
Find more creative ideas from Redseven’s list of award winning hen and stag parties.