7 Epic

As the Best Man, if you haven’t got plans to stitch up your best mate on his stag do – then, quite frankly, you’re doing it wrong. Once upon a time, a stag do involved a few pints down the local with your best mates. Unfortunately for the groom, it has come a long way since then.

Fast forward to 2023 and think you’re still safe? THINK AGAIN. Expect to be gaffer taped upside down in a tree with your manhood on display, interrogated in a police cell for three days, be medically induced with a permanent lob-on thanks to a Viagra spiking, have your scrotum waxed and your pubes stuck to your face. IT’S TRADITION. Gentlemen, epic stag do pranks. Here are some of the worst...

Ahoy, Captain!

Man with pube beard next to Captain Birdseye

In Sweden, the stag tradition is a little different. The stag party surprise the groom-to-be with an impromptu ‘party’ a few days before the wedding, kidnapping him for some stag do debauchery. Their mates take the stag aboard a boat, where he is accessorised with a traditional fisherman’s beard, and they all get wasted out to sea. So far, so civilised. With one stag group, it was when they got back to dry land and the group went to a sauna that the groom got a nasty surprise. All of his mates were completely clean shaven in the nether regions - suddenly that fisherman’s beard wasn’t looking quite so hilarious…

Stick Him to a Lamppost

Three men gaffer taped to lampposts

Handcuffing your mate to a lamppost is so old hat. It may have been a classic, but things have stepped up a notch these days. You’ve got to gaffer tape or cling film your pal to within an inch of his life - preferably above ground level - and piss yourself laughing whilst you watch passers-by gawp at him in his compromised position and wait for the emergency services to rescue him? Ah, friendship eh!

Larger than Life

Obese stripper dancing for man

It’s not big and it's not clever (actually, it is big, it’s absolutely massive), but this has long been a classic stag do prank. Oh, that silly, silly groom shouldn’t have spent so long banging on about all the red hot stripper action he was going to whilst away from the missus, should he? Only proper that you take him down a peg or two. Traditionally, the stag is blindfolded and teased by this bountiful beauty before the blindfold is whipped off and he meets his temptress. Hey, big is beautiful – you work it, sister.

Fake Bungee Jump

Obese stripper dancing for man

We know better than anyone that a stag do is the time for some heart pounding, adrenaline pumping, hardcore adventure action, so what could be better than a blindfold bungee jump for the stag on his last night of freedom? We'll tell you - a FAKE bungee jump. Although it sounds life threatening, it’s all a bit of fun, no one gets hurt, and no one has to lose their pubes in the process. Simply put the fear of God into him and then watch him belly flop into a paddling pool.

Stag Kidnap

Man being kidnapped in woods and wearing a Borat mankini on a bicycle

One of the most recent stag do crazes is to ‘professionally’ kidnap the groom-to-be, and this prank has really escalated over the last few years. From a fake cop arrest to some masked men driving you around town are some mild versions of this prank. But being attacked with smoke grenades and bats, being bundled into a van, gagged, dressed in a Guantanamo Bay-style jumpsuit, driven 100 miles and dumped by a roadside with a bicycle and a Borat mankini might be taking it too far. Who needs enemies with friends like that?

Back, Sack and Crack Wax

Woman holing wax on a popsicle stick

If you’re man enough, maybe you can handle the back, sack and crack wax. This is standard stag do craic these days (no pun intended), but even if you can handle the pain, it’s still a risky game. One groom-to-be had this done on his stag weekend and had such a bad reaction to the wax that he couldn’t consummate his marriage on his wedding night. Talk about a passion killer.


As far as we know, this hasn’t been done, but our research guided us to this absolute beauty – a man’s plan to prank his brother one day when his brother gets married. It requires dedication, planning, a high budget and a touch of evil, but it is prank perfection...

a man in his thirties side by side a makeover of him as an old man

‘I’ll take him to a bar and get him wasted. While we’re at the bar I’ll have a team working on his bedroom. For 24 hours they will be painting his walls white, pulling all the stuff out of there, tiling his floor to make his room look like a hospital. Then they’ll set up the hospital bed, heart monitor, curtain etc. Once I hear that the room is done, I’ll put him in my car, totally passed out, and take him home, where a professional make-up artist will give him a make-over to look like an old man. After that, my friends and I will also get old man masks and make-overs and we’ll dress as in old people’s clothes. We’ll put my brother in a gown and into bed and hook him up to a load of different machines. And we will simply wait for him to wake up. When he does, we’ll tell him a story about ‘this night’ and how he got in an accident on his way home and has been a coma for 40 years. Then we’ll wait to see how long it takes him to figure it out. Damn, the reaction will be priceless. It’s going to be awesome.’

About the Author

Starting her career at LNOF, Hannah knows the ins and outs of the stag and hen world. Having visited 11 (and counting) LNOF destinations, Hannah is passionate about travelling and partying hard- the pinnacles of a stag or hen do. Her first year as part of Team LNOF, Hannah completed her Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with a distinction. Meaning she learnt how to write and advertise for Stags and Hens before anything else.

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