For your hens night entertainment, make room for some great games that will have everyone mingling, laughing and even blushing. From innocent to downright humiliating, you’re sure to find a handful of games to suit your party style.
The Newlyweds Game
Have you seen that 80’s game show The Newlyweds? This game is just like it. Before the party, the organisers interview the groom and ask him a number of questions about the bride and their relationship. On the night the bride has to answer the same questions and see if she can come up with the same answer. For every questions wrong, she must take a shot. We love the idea of video-taping the groom and playing it back for the bride as proof! Some questions to ask: How did they meet? Which sports team does the groom barrack for? How does he take his coffee? What is his job title? If he could change one thing about the bride, what would it be? What is his favourite thing about the bride?
What you’ll need: a list of questions which the groom has already answered, a video player and TV if the groom was taped, and alcohol for any wrong answers.
Post It Note Game
We love this game as it’s a great way to give the bride a sweet momento of the night. Give everyone a post-it note and pen. Each hen writes a short sentence of a memory they have of the bride. When everyone is done, place all the post-it notes on a hard surface for the bride to read one by one. As she reads them out she has to guess who wrote it and explain the story out loud. Tales of childhood, old boyfriends and drunken nights welcome. The bride can then add these into a nice hens night keepsake.
What you’ll need: post-it notes, pens.
Pass the Parcel
Similar to the ‘Pass the Parcel’ game you played as a kid, this game steps it up a notch with some naughty prizes and risqué challenges. For prizes, consider fun lollies, massage oils and ticklers. Also slip in an embarrassing task or two between layers, such as ‘kiss a stranger’, ‘impersonate Miley Cyrus twerking’ or sing the chorus to ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke.
What you’ll need: one big prize, numerous small prizes, wrapping paper, tasks written on paper, and music.
Pin the Hose on the Fireman
Another childhood game with a fun adult twist. Instead of pinning the tail on the donkey, you’re pinning the ‘hose’ on the fireman. Whether it be a cartoon drawing or a saucy photo of a real fireman is up to you!
What you’ll need: a blindfold, a fireman poster, a ‘pecker’ drawing, blue tack, and a prize.
Truth or Dare
This is a game set to embarrass the hen. At the start of the night, have all the hens write a dare or naughty question for the bride-to-be to complete or answer throughout the night. It can be humiliating, such as removing her bra while on the dance floor, x-rated (think pinching a stranger’s bottom or having a specific part of your body autographed), or something innocent, like asking a married couple for advice. Stagger them throughout the night until she’s gotten through the entire list. Give her a prize at the end as a reward for all her hard work and humiliation.
What you’ll need: paper and pens, or pop it onto her phone.
There’s plenty of room for creativity and personalisation with this one. All you need to do is come up with a list of items for each team to collect, give them a time limit and have prizes ready for the winning team. Some fun and unusual items to add to your lists: a single man’s business card, somebody’s tie, a temporary tattoo, a pair of chopsticks and a lemon. Another fun twist is to get each team to take snaps on their phones for photographic evidence!
What you’ll need: a scavenger list for each team, pens, a camera for each team (optional) and everyone’s phone number in case hens get lost along the way!
Grab an easel, A3 paper, coloured markers and get ready to play the bridal version of Pictionary. Come up with your own list of things for everyone to draw and put them into a hat. Keep the wedding, hen and marriage theme in mind. Some words to get you started: cocktails, alter, stripper, registry, honeymoon, ball & chain, wedding night, karma sutra, garter, mother-in-law and bridezilla. Split everyone into teams (and have everyone come up with team names) and start drawing.
What you’ll need: an easel, large pieces of paper, markers, items to draw written down on a piece of paper.
Toilet Paper Couture
Probably one of the most well-known games for a hens night, this game involves many rolls of toilet paper and everyone breaking into small teams. The aim is to create a dream wedding dress on one of your team members. The catch? You only get 5 minutes. At the end each ‘model’ should strut her stuff on the imaginary catwalk while another team member explains the inspiration (have fun coming up with a designer name and really ‘selling’ the great craftsmanship and detailing on your dress). The bride gets to choose the winning team.
What you’ll need: many, many rolls of toilet paper and a prize.
Have you got any hens party game ideas, Knotties?
by Chelsea Tromans