If you're organising a hen's party or hen's night, having some hens party games up your sleeve will definitely help make the night fun and enjoyable for all the ladies. Not all brides to be want a wild and raucous celebration before their wedding, and many brides may have ladies of all ages attending the party (such as mothers and aunties). If you're worried that some people might find some of the naughty hen's party ideas a bit offensive, here are some nice hen's party ideas for you to include in a classy hen's party celebration.
Get the Party Started with these Hens Party Games
If you have a hen's party with a lot of women who do not know each other, it's a great idea to start the party with some games that help everyone to mingle easily and feel included in the group. Here are some ideas that are perfect if you're starting your hen's party at home.
Clink and Drink
This game is a great way to ease all of the hens into the party and helps guests identify where everyone 'fits' in to the picture. It's also easy to get into as you can offer all of the ladies drinks on arrival and then move straight into this game. Once everyone has a full glass (of champagne or a non-alcoholic drink for the non-drinkers), let everyone know the rules of the game – if you belong to the group of people that are called out, you have to 'clink and drink 'with the other members of the group. Some group ideas to start with include:
- Clink and Drink if you are part of the bride's family
- Clink and Drink if you are part of the groom's family
- Clink and Drink if you work with the bride
- Clink and Drink if you met the bride through the groom
- Clink and Drink if you have known the bride for more than ten years
- Clink and Drink if you met the bride in the last year
- Clink and Drink if you went to school with the bride
To make the game more interesting, you could introduce penalties for anyone in a group by themselves – and of course rig this easily by calling out very specific groups such as 'Clink and Drink if you're getting married next weekend!'
The Purse Game
The Purse Game is a great way to settle everyone into the party and get the games started without too much pressure. Each hen takes out three items from their purse and then places them discreetly into an empty handbag or purse. If you have a large hen's party group then you might want to limit it to just one item. This works best if the items are unusual or unique. Next, have the bride go through the handbag one item at a time and guess which hen the item belongs to.
Design the Wedding Dress
This is one of the best known and classic hens night games, and involves small teams of hens and a whole lot of toilet paper! Each team of hens has a designated 'model', and using their rolls of toilet paper they create a fantasy wedding dress in a given time frame. At the end of the designated time period (10-15 minutes is good), each team's 'model' gets to parade on a pretend catwalk and the rest of the team explains the concept behind their dream dress. It helps if everyone gets into the spirit of things by making up a designer name and really emphasising the detailed sections and craftsmanship on the dress. The bride chooses the team with the winning dress design at the end.
Hens Party Games with Keepsakes
These hen's party games are also great to incorporate into your party as they provide the bride with something they can keep as a memento or keepsake. This is a great idea for all brides but especially those who have been dreaming of their wedding for some time and would appreciate the token.
Post Note Memories Game
This game is a great way to jog the bride's memory and remind her of fun and interesting anecdotes from the past. Start by giving everyone a post-it note and a pen. Each hen then writes down a brief sentence of a memory they have of the bride. After everyone is done, 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.
Picture the Future
Picture the Future is a quirky and creative hen's party game that also gives the bride a keepsake they can hold on to. For this activity, you'll need a few old home, fashion and bridal magazines, scissors, glue and some large sheets of paper or cardboard. Split the hens party guests up into small teams and have each team create a collage or storyboard of how they picture the couple's future together. Start with things like images of their wedding day, honeymoon, children, in ten years' time and when they retire. Each group then shares their storyboards with the bride and other guests.
So there you have it! These are just a few ideas of hens party games you can incorporate in your bride-to-be's hens celebrations. If you're looking to make your hens' party even more memorable, consider getting your group of hens together for a hens pamper package or destination hens party.