"Uh oh, she's taking off her shoes, this is getting serious!". A hen weekend simply isn't complete without some hilarious hen party games. But you don't want the boring old games everyone has played before...
As ever at GoHen we love to be original, so we've made a list of unique hen do games. And to make it even easier you can download our full list of games, rules, dares and more. Download our free list of hen games here...
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Create your own Bra Pong board by attaching bras to a piece of wood or cardboard. The bras should be different sizes with a point value next to each bra. 5 points for the smallest cup size, 1 point for the largest. You can also decorate the board if you're feeling fancy. Tweet us your finished boards @GoHen.
Split the hens into teams and give each team a set of ping pong balls (one ball per player).
Teams will take it in turns to throws their 'pongs'. The balls must bounce off the floor once before landing in a bra.
The team to score the most points are the winners (in the event of a tie get the tied teams to throw again).
Split into teams. Each team is given the full list of photo and video challenges. The team to complete the most challenges in 30 minutes is the winner.
Award bonus points for the funniest or most creative photos.
Each hen writes down a secret or true fact about herself that no one in the group knows. The pieces of paper are placed in a small bag or hat.
The hens then take it in turns to pull out a confession and read it out loud, then try and guess whose confession they're holding.
If they guess correctly they get a chocolate. If they guess wrong, they must pay a forfeit or take a drink.
Before the hen weekend, email the groom and ask him to finish a number of sentences.
Split the hens into teams and give each team pen and paper. Read the first part of each sentence and the teams must then fill in the groom's last words (of course if he reveals too much, once the bride-to-be gets home they could be his last words!).
Award points in a QI way that effectively makes no sense. Everyone will be laughing too much to worry about the scoring anyway.
Split into teams. Each team is given a list of items, a bag to put them in plus a finish time and location to meet up (to be super-organised, have the time, location and your phone number printed on the list, kudos for getting them laminated).
The team to collect the most items and complete the most challenges in the time are the winners. Award bonus marks for the best pictures and items.
Photo challenges should be texted to the adjudicator/games mistress's phone.
Arrange a number of shots on a table. Read the first instruction, then hens simply drink if the game says so.
Please be careful not to play this game for too long (always drink responsibly and try not to be too shocked by everyone’s answers!).
The 'judge' (or 'Mary') will name a shape or object. The hens must nibble a biscuit into the best likeness of that item.
"It's all fun and games until someone gets 'wurzled'."
Nine hilarious games, with a bonkers West Country twist.
Split the party into two teams, facing each other. Give each team a good-sized piece of the Play-doh.
A member of each team must then step forward for each round where both players will be shown one of the pieces of paper. They must then stand back to back facing their teams and have 30 seconds to make the object on the piece of paper for their teams to guess what it is (standing back to back means their teams can only see what they are making).
Whichever team guesses correctly first wins the point.
Ask all the girls to bring a spare pair and then place them all in a bowl (a bit like car keys at a swingers party). You then need to try and match the pants to the owner.
Ask all the girls to bring along a picture of their first love/guy they lost their virginity to. Place all the pictures on a large sheet of paper you can hang on a wall. The aim of the game is to ‘guess who’ and match all the hens to the photos. Just make sure none of the photos is of the groom. Awkward!
Giant obstacles, ridonculous costumes
and a wonderful welcome to the green, green grass of home.
What would happen if the bride's dress went missing on the day? Here's what...
Collect some old material, ribbons, loo roll, coloured paper, foam, coloured tape, pipe cleaners... pretty much anything you can lay your hands on. Split the girls into two teams, one team to dress the bride and one team to dress her chief bridesmaid. Each team then has 5 minutes to create their wedding dress masterpieces. Tweet us your finished dresses @GoHen.
Before the event write a list of different poses, then cut the list into individual strips, fold each strip and place it in the bag/hat. The hens will take it in turns to pick a piece of paper. This is their assigned pose. Anytime they hear the whistle for the rest of the evening (no matter what they’re doing) they must strike their pose.
This is a hen party so phones should be simply off limits. Any hen in breach of this golden rule and found using her phone should have a message typed into her phone and sent to her entire contacts list.
It doesn't all have to be drinking games and cheeky secrets. If you're looking for some slightly more classy hen party games that don't risk causing any embarrassment or taking the hens out of their comfort zones then these are ideal.
Prior to the weekend, ask all the hens to bring along the worst photo of themselves with the bride.
The hens will take it in turns to add the photos to the board for a classy hen party game.
This isn't so much a hen party game, more a chance to have some laughs and stroll down memory lane with the bride-to-be.
Before the weekend ask all the hens to prepare an item to go into a marriage survival kit. It can be anything they like, preferably something fun. The only rule is each item must have an explanation attached ("Aspirin, for when you really do have a headache.") A classy hen party game and something for the bride to keep.
Prior to the weekend either purchase or make a wedding pinata (if you're not crafty find a hen who is). Ask all the hens to write;
1) A date night suggestion
2) A piece of marriage advice
3) A wedding message
4) A dares/forfeit
Fill the pinata with all the slips of paper, add in treats like chocolates, sweets, miniature drinks (nothing too heavy that it might hurt someone when falling). Then get the girls to play the pinata, when it breaks all the hens must help pick up the slips of paper. Date night suggestions, words of advice and wedding messages all go in the jar for the bride and groom to read together after the wedding. But the hens must perform any dares they pick up. On the plus side they'll also get to pick up the sweets, treats and miniatures.
Prior to the weekend ask all the hens to send you a few words of advice or kind words for the bride-to-be (they can also be funny or cheeky). Print out their replies, fold them up and put them in a bag or hat. On the night, the b-to-b must pick out a piece of paper at random, read it to the group and then guess who said it. As well as being good fun it’s a nice way of telling the bride just how much all her friends think of her. Have some tissues ready, there could be tears.
Before the weekend email the groom a set of questions.
On the night, sit the bride-to-be on a chair in front of all the group, Mastermind style. Then tell her that her specialist subject is; “The life and times of [groom’s full name] from [date of birth] to [current date]”.
If she gets 50% of the answers correct she’s allowed a five-minute call with the love of her life. If she gets less than 50% she must pay a forfeit.
Each hen takes it in turn to tell two truths and a lie. The rest of the group must then work out which one is the lie. If they guess right, the liar takes a drink. If they guess wrong then the rest of the group must take a drink. Simples.
Give each hen a wooden spoon and a pen, they then have to write a piece of advice or words of wisdom onto their spoon. Place the finished spoons in a jar or vase and present it to the bride as a gift. It’s fun and also gives the bride some nice keepsakes.
Here's another classy hen party game that gives the bride something to treasure. At the top of the backing card get creative and write "Kisses for the Mrs" using pink pen or paint. During the hen weekend/night get each of the hens to kiss the card, leaving a nice lipstick imprint, then get them to sign under their kiss. Simple but effective.
If you’ve got any hen party games you think we should know about we’d love to hear from you so we can pass them on to other hen parties. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org