Snowflake stags prefer cookery to an epic booze-up
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FELLAS are kicking boozy stag dos into touch in favour of dance workshops, cookery classes and nude life drawing lessons.
More and more health conscious men are shying away from traditional alcohol-fuelled activities and opting for sober stags.
Stag and hen organisers said they had seen a huge increase in the numbers swapping hedonistic activities for more holistic trips.
Activities such as dance workshops, beard-pampering packages and dimsum making classes have seen a spike in recent years.
Less boozy stags are thought to be on the increase due to younger people not being involved in a drinking culture.
Several celebrities have decided on teetotal stag dos recently, including Dermot O’Leary and James Corden.
Matt Mavir, managing director of stag and hen do planners Last Night of Freedom, said: “Millennials have discovered the ‘You don’t need to drink to have a good time’ mentality. This is probably the reason why many are opting for activities and experiences they will no doubt remember for years to come.
“We certainly encourage that behaviour, and a lot of groups do this.
“In our eyes it’s all about the groomto-be having the most memorable last night of freedom.
“But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a night or two getting hammered with your mates.”
Another stag do company Chilli Sauce said they had also noticed that activities such as dim-sum making masterclasses have increased in popularity with men.
They said grooms-to-be have also been signing up for group beard-trimming barber shop packages with pals.
More and more resorts are offering teetotal stag and hen parties after research showed an increase in people abstaining from drink.
■SOBER: More fellas are opting for a non-boozy stag event