Planning a big celebration in honour of your bestie putting a ring on it? You might have found yourself in need of some fun hen party game ideas. Well, look no further, as we have come to save the day!
In this blog post, we’ve put together a list of fun games for a hen party that will help you plan the most unforgettable night for the bride-to-be.
For those of you who are worried about striking a balance between a wild night and traumatizing the mother of the bride, we have noted any opportunities for dulling down the level of sauce. As some of the party-goers might not be so familiar with each other, we have included several icebreakers that will have everyone feeling like old friends in no time.
So, without further ado, here are 8 hen party games that will set you up for planning the most fabulous night in honour of the bride-to-be.
1. Pin The Tail On The Male
A fun twist on the classic childhood classic, Pin the Tail on the Male might just be the most fun hen party game you could find. Although you could easily purchase equipment online, you can also prepare everything yourself and save some cash.
Doing a bit of home crafting also opens up the opportunity to make it a bit more personal (and hilarious) by blowing up a large photo of the groom or sticking a print-out of his face onto the body of another. This is one of the most hilarious hen party games for a group who doesn’t take themselves too seriously.
- Find the image you want – be sure to keep your audience in mind. For example, if the bride’s mother is in attendance you might want to keep the x-rated photos of her future son-in-law to a minimum! Then again, she might see the funny side. Popular choices include the groom and celebrity crushes.
- Either print the picture out onto a large piece of card or paper (as with most things, the bigger the better) or, if you’re organised you could order a cardboard cutout. If you go for the card or paper option, stick the image to the wall with Blu-tack or pins depending on the location.
- Next, print a photo of, well, the male private parts or, to keep it a bit more PG, you could also opt for euphemistic alternatives such as an aubergine, banana or snake.
- Attach a pin to your chosen “tail” and source a blindfold.
How to Play:
- This is the easy part. All you need to do is take it in turns to put on the blindfold and try to pin the “tail” on the male.
- The first person to fasten it onto the correct position wins.
2. The Mr and Mrs Quiz Game
If you’re searching for hen party ice breaker games that are a great way to celebrate the bride’s relationship, you won’t find a better one than Mr and Mrs. This game offers plenty of laughing over confessions and discrepancies within the relationship of the future husband and wife.
All you need to do is:
- Put the husband-to-be in the hot seat well before the hen night. Ask him all about his relationship with the bride with questions starting something along the lines of “who is the most”, “who was the first to”, “how did you” and “who is the best” – I’ll let your imagination do the talking. The more embarrassing, the better but once again, read the room. Will they really want x-rated details revealed to everyone attending?
- Make note of all of his answers.
- Keep his responses under wraps until the night of the hen do.
- When the night comes around, ask the bride exactly the same questions as the groom. Do not reveal how he responded to each question before she answers.
- As soon as one of the answers doesn’t match, the bride-to-be must face a penalty. You can get creative with this but popular punishments include shots, truths and dares!
3. Play-Doh Pictionary
There’s no better way to spend a hen do than a creative session of Play-Doh moulding. If you’re searching for the most fun games for a hen party, this potentially X-rated remastering of the old childhood favourite is sure to prove exciting for everyone – especially those with a competitive side!
What to do:
- It’s up to you whether you’d like this to be a team activity or let everyone’s individual talents take the floor. Either way, everyone should be given some play-doh.
- Once distributed, instruct everyone to mould whatever body part of your choosing – there is, of course, an opportunity to turn this into a tremendously naughty hen party game. On top of the saucy options, you could also ask everyone to mould something that represents the bride or their favourite memory with her.
- To add an extra dollop of friendly rivalry, you may choose to implement a time limit.
- Once everyone is done or the time limit is up, everyone reveals their masterpieces and votes on whose is the best in what is set to be a rather hilarious experience. Play-Doh Pictionary is a particularly good option if you’re looking for fun hen party games at home.
4. Prosecco Pong
Move over beer pong, it’s time for the bubbly to take the floor! Prosecco Pong has to be one of the most fun games to play at a hen party and is a fantastic way to get the drinks flowing.
This is also perfect for when future the mother-in-law and bride’s mother are present as it brings the party without subjecting them to any saucy details about their children’s love life.
- Split everyone into two teams, ideally of an equal number.
- Fill 6 cups with prosecco – and don’t be stingy! In this game, glass is a big no-no as breakages are highly likely to occur. Instead, you should opt for paper or plastic cups as these will do the job without causing (as much of) a mess.
- Assemble the cups into a triangle shape on opposite sides of a table, just as you’d see balls set up on a pool table. Assign each team a side.
- Now the fun begins: one player at a time from each team tries to get a ping pong ball into one of the opposing team’s cups. The ball must bounce once on the table before it lands.
- Following a successful throw, the opposing player must down the prosecco in the glass that the ball went into. This cup is then removed from the table.
- The first team to clear the other side’s cups wins and the other team must down their remaining cups – cheers!
5. Nail Polish or Adult Film?
Limbo Bimbo, Sugar Daddy and Sexagon. Now that I’ve got your attention, you might be sitting there thinking, can a nail polish game really fall under the criteria of fun hen party games?
Well, we’ll have you know that the distinction between glossy nail polish names and titles of *cough* adult films is actually a lot more blurred than you might think. In fact, all of those… suggestive titles were in fact names of nail polish.
Guessing which is which makes for a hilarious activity and a super easy game to organise. This is particularly ideal if you’re searching for fun virtual hen party games that will get absentee members of the crew involved.
- First of all, do your research. You’ll be able to find a whole load of names online as well as purchasable cards that will do all the work for you.
- On the day, divide the hens into small teams.
- The game master must read out each name, pausing in between to let the teams discuss whether they think the titles refer to nail polish or racy films.
- One point per correct answer, keep a score of the scores and announce the winning team at the end. You could even reward them with their very own saucily-named nail polish!
6. Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game
On the lookout for fun hen do party games that will get the whole team on their feet? The toilet paper wedding dress game is a brilliant activity to slide in when energy starts to run low and people need an exciting pick-me-up. Everyone is guaranteed to be on the floor laughing within the first 5 minutes.
How to Play:
- Have toilet paper on hand and LOTS of it – a fair few roles will be needed for these hens to make a dress fit for the ball.
- Divide everyone into small teams – ideally around 3-4.
- Within each group, everyone must nominate someone to be the “bride” that all of the others will be dressing.
- Give the hens a time frame, usually around 15 minutes does the trick, to get their designer head on and dress their model.
- Once the time runs out, everyone must drop their roles and debut their stylish creation to the rest of the party. The actual bride-to-be decides which group did the best job, taking into account the uniqueness of the designs and the overall finish of the product.
7. Who Knows the Bride Best
An old favourite, Who Knows the Bride Best is a wonderful game to play as it brings everyone to reminisce over their friendship with the bride. Also, if some guests are joining virtually, this is a great one if you’re wanting some hen party games on zoom.
- Prepare a list of questions that span all across the bride’s life – we recommend including around 10-15. Think of personal ones like which school did she go to as well as ones that delve a little more into her *private* life.
- Print enough out for each and every hen – including the bride!
How to Play:
- Distribute the question sheets and pens to each member of the party.
- Give them a certain amount of time to answer the questions and leave them to it until then.
- When the time’s up, instruct everyone to pass around their sheets.
- Go over the questions, pausing after each one to allow everyone to shout out their answers.
- Tot up the scores.
- The player with the most points is the winner and knows the bride the best – let’s hope it’s the bride herself!
Although this is a printable hen party game, you can also find lots of ready-made versions online that you might want to purchase for ease – as long as you don’t mind missing out on opportunities for personalisation!
8. The Cocktail Making Competition
If you’re wanting fun hen party games that will get the drinks flowing, a Cocktail Making Competition is a perfect choice.
- To be well stocked up with an array of different spirits, mixers and garnishes to not limit the creativity of the bartending hens.
- Cocktail-making tools. Just as a writer needs their pen, mixologists need their shakers. The proper equipment will only enhance the flavours of each cocktail, plus, they’re a lot of fun to use and will have everyone feeling like a professional. It is likely that several of the flock already have some of these so be sure to ask around before making any purchases.
- Glasses to sip and serve from. Personalised glasses also make fabulous hen party gifts.
How to play:
- Assign designated areas for each member of the party to make their concoction.
- Have all of the tools, garnishes, alcohol and mixers at the ready.
- Announce that the games have begun! You may even want to enforce a time limit for these budding bartenders to ensure they don’t get too carried away!
- When time’s up, the bride taste tests each drink and decides on the winner!
Disclaimer: mix with care! It is advisable to measure the shots to avoid the night getting messy too early.
Hen parties are incredibly special events as they signify a celebration of the bride-to-be’s life as a singleton on the horizon of married life. So, the chief bridesmaid must have an array of hen party game ideas up her sleeve that will fit each leg of the evening. From icebreakers for the start and energy boosters for any lulls, all the games are equally essential to ensure your soon-to-be-married friend has the most wonderful time with all her hens.
If you are planning a hen party and looking for the perfect place to party, Landed Houses offers a variety of fantastic hen party houses to choose from, along with grand houses perfect for stag dos, weddings and large group holidays.