The Packing Checklist for the Perfect Stag Do

More and more people choose a foreign stag do, as this opens more opportunities to have fun than local ones.

Whether you prefer a clubbing holiday on a lively island, a sunny Albufeira stag do, or a trip to Las Vegas, you have to make sure you know how to pack your bags. Sometimes, a tiny accessory can make a big difference, so let’s see a few packing tips to help you enjoy your foreign stag do to the full!


The first and foremost thing you need to do is to check the weight and size restrictions imposed by your airline. Overlooking this important step may result in having to leave some items behind or paying additional luggage fees. Most airlines allow one cabin bag and one piece of hand luggage, but rules may vary, so ensure you check! Our recommendation is to travel light. If you need more clothes, you can always buy them from local shops on arrival.

EHIC Health Card / Travel Insurance

Don’t travel without proper insurance coverage or without your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Since your foreign stag do will probably involve a lot of alcohol drinking and various activities, you’ll be better off knowing that you’re covered. Getting an EHIC will entitle you to free or inexpensive medical care in any of the EU countries. Make sure your foreign stag do will be safe and secure by getting yourself covered.


As currency exchange rates may vary, you should make sure you check them regularly long before your trip. This is how you can secure the best possible rate, so that you can get the best bang for the buck. Don’t forget to check your bank’s fees for withdrawing money abroad. Also remember to inform your bank in advance that you’re going to travel to another country. If you withdraw money in a foreign country without informing your bank in advance, they might block your card due to potentially fraudulent activity.


Always pack clothing that suits your destination, the season and the stag do activities you’ll be part of. Most of the time, this means that you need to pack some fancy t-shirts, one or two pairs of jeans and appropriate shoes. If you’ll attend a sunny stag do, you’ll also need some sandals, shorts and sunglasses. In addition, remember to pack your swimwear and other swimming gear, so that you can make the most out of your time.

Hangover Remedies

If you think you won’t experience any hangover during a foreign stag do, you are absolutely wrong! Get ready to overcome hangovers by packing your favourite cures such as Berocca, vitamins or any other medication that works for you. A swimming pool on site may also help you alleviate those terrible headaches and other hangover symptoms.

Cosmetics and Hair Care Products

Consider packing your aftershave, deodorant, and your hair care products, as well as any other cosmetics you’ll need during your foreign stag do. If you go to a sunny destination, remember to pack your sunscreen and a soothing after sun lotion.

Music Gear

No foreign stag do is complete without great music! Make sure one of you brings high-quality portable speakers to keep the party going. There are many brands of portable speakers that offer excellent sound quality in a compact design, so you’ll surely find some to take with you. Also, consider packing your headphones, as they will prove to be useful on a long flight.

Playing Cards

There’s always a good use for a deck of cards during a holiday. You’ll have an entertaining way to pass the time on your plane journey by playing some games you all like. In addition, you’ll be able to use your cards during the party by playing some cool drinking games. This will add even more fun to your foreign stag party!


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