Hen parties are a great excuse to get the bride and all her best girls together but it can sometimes be a bit difficult to get the conversation flowing, particularly when you have quite a mixed group.
We’ve come up with some hen party games to break the ice and get everybody talking. Whether it's a drinking game, fun challenges or something more naughty, there's hen do games for every occasion here.
If you’re still in the planning stages of the hen do, don’t miss our edit of 47 amazing hen party ideas either.
Gin lovers (so, that's all of us, right?) this one's for you. The clever folk at gettingpersonal.co.uk have come up with the ultimate hen do game for gin fans (and in our opinion the best twist yet on the classic beer pong) - gin pong! Hens are bound to love this as a way to get the party started, although might we suggest adding gin and tonic rather than straight gin to the cups?!
Advice for the Bride
Ask the hens to write down some valuable (or funny!) advice for the bride, she can then read these out to the group. We love these these cute advice cards from Not On The High Street.
Ask all the hens to write down a fact about themselves. It could be something really simple such as ‘I got married last month’ or ‘I’m related to the bride’, or more elaborate like ‘I’ve broken my nose four times’. Give these facts to the hen to see how well she really knows her hen party. Each hen can then take it in turns to hear which fact has been attributed to them, before they reveal the truth!
READ MORE: The Step-By-Step Guide To Planning A Hen Do
The Gin Challenge
We love this personalised gin game from Not On The High Street - filled with lots of gin-themed challenges. If gin isn't quite your thing then you will also find cocktail and prosecco versions for a great hen do game.
Get the bride to come up with nicknames for all the hens and reveal them with a name tag for each girl. Then everyone else has to guess why they have that nickname. For an added twist, why not turn this into a hen party drinking game? If someone slips up and uses a real name instead of a nickname they have to have a drink (just remember to buy lots of disposable shot glasses!).
Beer pong has been given a hen party makeover to become prosecco pong - and we think it's actually tricker because the glasses are shallow! Available from Not On The High Street.
Split the hens up into teams – try and mix it up so you haven’t got all her old school friends in one group and her work colleagues together in another one. Write a quiz about the bride – what’s her favourite drink, how did she meet the groom, what’s her job title etc. and put everyone to the test to see how well the know the bride.
If you want to keep it more wedding related to give everyone a fair chance, why not download our wedding trivia quiz, or browse our wedding facts and write your own?
Mr and Mrs
Turn your attention to the bride, by testing her knowledge of her other half with some Mr and Mrs quiz questions? Get everyone involved by giving each hen a question to ask and they can choose the forfeit if the bride gives a wrong answer.
For maximum bridesmaid brownie points, try the brilliant Him&HerVideos website to create a glossy Mr and Mrs video complete with graphics and music. It's a fantastic way to get the groom on-screen and the website does all the work for you.
This is a take on the amazing wedding table icebreaker game but this time it’s all about the bride. Print out some bridal bingo sheets (we have a handy free template for you) and fill each one in with a mix of different facts. Write down the facts on paper too and have the bride draw them from a hat – the first hen to fill in her bridal bingo card wins! The more giggle-worthy the facts are the better.
SEE MORE: The Ultimate Hen Party Playlist
About the Bride
Ask each hen to write down (anonymously) on a slip of paper their favourite or funniest memory with the bride. If you have some people in attendance who might not be that close (such as members of the groom’s family or work colleagues) you could also include first impressions. Then the bride has to read them out and guess who wrote it. This is a great way to involve the bride in the ice breaking and allows people to find out more about her from her friends’ perspectives.
True or False
Compile a list of statements about the bride – some of which are true, and some which are funny and false. Read them out and get the hens to guess if it’s true or false – it’s fun to see what people believe to be true about the bride!
Wedding Film Charades
Get a list of wedding themed films together and divide the hens into teams. They can pick out the name of wedding film from a hat and then they have to act it out for the other team to guess. You could always give away wedding-themed DVDs such as Bride Wars and The Wedding Planner as hen do prizes - they're priced from £2.75 on Amazon!
Nail Polish or Porn Film?
Again this is a game that works well in teams. Divide everyone up in small groups and read out a list of names – everyone has to guess if these are nail varnish names or the names of *ahem* ‘adult films’. The team to get the most right wins – we suggest a cheekily named bottle of nail polish as a prize! We've got a ready made PDF for you to save you having to Google it...
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Never Have I Ever
This classic drinking game was pretty much made for hen parties – and it’s a great way to find out some more risqué things about the other hens. Naughty hen do games always go down a treat in our experience!
Hen Party Dares
If you’re going out, add some extra fun to the event and a competitive edge with some dares. We’ve rounded up the best hen party dares and have a free PDF template of them you can download to distribute to your hens.
READ MORE: 47 Hen Party Ideas You Will Love
Pin the Trunks on the Hunk
Print a large picture of a ‘hunk’ – could be the groom, could be a celeb crush of the bride’s (we recommend Daniel Craig, but that’s just us). Much like pin the tail on the donkey, you can then take it in turns to pin some trunks on him whilst blindfolded. This game could be a lot ruder…use your imagination.
Make a Man
Split the hens up into teams and equip them with plasticine or play-doh. Each team is given a body part to make, but they’re not allowed to see what the other teams are doing. At the end it’s the bride’s job to put it together to make a man.
Find the Groom
Print out pictures of various men, including one of the groom. Roll them up and put each one in a balloon. Get the hens to collect and burst the Team Bride balloons – the one that finds the groom wins.
The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
Split the hens into two or more teams and have them create beautiful wedding dresses from rolls of toilet paper - the bride can then pick the best dress and that team win a prize. If you want to make this game even more fun, Amazon have toilet paper in some spectacular colours - including bright pink!
If you’re looking for even more fun ideas, don’t miss our edit of bridal shower games – they’re perfect if you’re looking for something to suit day time hen party activities.