Hen Party Games | Top Hen Do Game Ideas

July 11th, 2016 Hen Do Games

Instructions For The Knicker Hen Party Game

What is a hen party without the games? Hen party games are the perfect way to break the ice, get to know each other and create memories! If you are looking for a fun hen party game for your bride to be then you have come to the right place. We are always on the look out for new, exciting and most importantly hilarious games to play at your hen do. With our definitive list of hen party games you are guaranteed to find the perfect game to get the party started!

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Instructions On How To Play The Mr and Mrs Quiz Hen Party GameMr and Mrs Quiz

What is it?

The Mr and Mrs quiz tests the bride to see how well she really knows her groom!  It is a classic hen party game that never fails to entertain.

What will you need?

  • A list of quiz questions. We have made this easy for you and created a list of 20 questions as part of our FREE Hen Party Game Kit.
  • A recording/ video device, a smart phone will work just fine. 

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party you need to ask the Mr and Mrs quiz questions to the groom. Ideally you should either video or record him answering the questions. If this is not possible make sure you write down his answers and keep them safe.
  2. At the hen party sit everyone down in a room and make the bride to be come to the front of the room.
  3. Make sure everyone can see or hear the groom’s answers from a TV, laptop or speakers.
  4. Explain the rules to the bride to be. Make sure she knows that there will be forfeits for incorrect answers!
  5. Ask the first question to the bride to be and note down her answer. 
  6. Play the recording of the groom to see if she answered the question correctly.
  7. Repeat for all of the questions. 
  8. Every time the bride to be gets an answer correct, you could give her a little present from each of your guests. Every time she gets an answer wrong, give her a forfeit!

Free Hen Party Game Kit!

  • Including...

    Mr and Mrs Quiz

    Bride To Be Quiz

    Treasure Hunt

    You can download the PDF & print it out at home.

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Instructions On How To Play The Bride To be Quiz Hen Party Game

The Bride To Be Quiz

 What is it?

Think you know the bride to be better than the rest? Well test your knowledge by putting together a quiz all about the bride to be with questions ranging from her first pet to her favourite cocktail. Don’t forget to put together some forfeits for the loser!

What will you need?

  • A list of quiz questions for everybody to complete. We have made this easy for you and created a list of 10 items as part of our FREE Hen Party Game Kit.
  • Lots of pens!

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party print out a copy of the bride to be quiz for each member of the hen party.
  2. At the party allocate some time for all the hens to complete the bride to be quiz.
  3. Gather everybody together and make everybody swap quizzes. Its marking time! Announce the answers one by one and get the hens to mark each others papers.
  4. Gather everyone’s quizzes together and do a quick check.
  5. Announce the winner! Make sure you have a small prize to give them. Think of a funny forfeit for the loser!

Instructions On How To Play The Scavenger Hunt Hen Party GameScavenger Hunt

What is it?

The scavenger hunt hen party game works best for hen parties taking place in towns or cities. The hen party splits into teams to track down a list of items. Items can be anything from a selfie with a lookalike of the groom to a piece of man’s clothing. The team that tracks down all the items first wins!

What will you need?

  • A list of items for each team to find. We have made this easy for you and created a list of 10 items as part of our FREE Hen Party Game Kit.

How do you play it?

  1. Divide into equal sized teams. This game is better with larger teams, so we recommend a maximum of three teams.
  2. Give each group a list of items that they need to scavenge.
  3. The groups races to find each item. Groups can decide their own strategy, they may decide to stick together or take individual responsibility for one item.
  4. Once a group has found all the items on the list they must race back to the prearranged ‘finish line’. We suggest a bar!
  5. The losing team must buy the winning team a congratulatory drink.

Instructions On How To Play The Dress The Bride Hen Party GameDress The Bride

What is it?

Make fancy dress a hen party game! All the hens need to bring an item of fancy dress for the bride to wear. The bride needs to guess which guest brought which item. You can base the fancy dress around a theme or a budget. Warning this is a game for brides that are not easily embarrassed!

What will you need?

  • Fancy dress items
  • Fancy dress box

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen do decide on the outfit’s theme. For example you may want to dress her up as a bride gone wrong. The maid of honour can buy a hideous dress from a charity shop, with all the other hens buying the accessories. You may also want to set a budget for each item. 
  2. At the hen party arrange all the items in a fancy dress box.
  3. Dress the bride in her outfit one item at a time. Make the bride guess which item was brought by which guest.
  4. When she is fully dressed the bride can award a small prize to the hen who brought the best fancy dress item.
  5. Obviously make the bride wear her embarrassing outfit outside for at least part of the hen do!

Instructions On How To Play The Toilet Paper Couture Hen Party GameToilet Paper Couture

What is it?

Toilet paper couture is our all time favourite ice breaker. Split your hen party into different teams and nominate a bride for each team.  Set the timer and watch your teams race to create the most stylish wedding dress out of toilet paper! A classic hen party game.

What will you need?

  • Lots of toilet rolls (around 3 or 4 rolls per team)
  • A stopwatch or a phone to use as timer
  • Sellotape
  • Extras: hen party veils and any extra embellishments that you would like to use for example buttons, brooches etc.

How do you play it?

  1. Split your hen party into teams of about four or five people.
  2. Give each team 3 or 4 rolls of toilet paper, sellotape and any other extra decorations.
  3. Ask each team to nominate one team member as the bride. The real bride to be normally sits this game out as she will pick the winner at the end of the game.
  4. The real bride to be sets the timer for five minutes or less. The less time the teams have, the funnier the game!
  5. The teams have to create the best wedding dress they can in the allotted time using only the toilet rolls and decorations.
  6. When the time is up each team explains to the group their inspiration behind the wedding dress design and why they think they should win.
  7. The real bride to be then picks a winner! A fun idea is to have a prize for the winners and forfeits for the losers. We like the idea of giving the winners hen party gift bags full of items to help them survive the hen party.

Free Hen Party Game Kit!

  • Including...

    Mr and Mrs Quiz

    Bride To Be Quiz

    Treasure Hunt

    You can download the PDF & print it out at home.

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Instructions On How To Play The Present Game Hen Party GameThe Hen Party Present Game

What is it?

The present game is a sweet little hen party game that tests how well the bride knows her friends by the gifts that they buy her. Everybody needs to buy a little gift that they think the bride to be will like. As the bride opens the present in front of the hen party she needs to guess which of her friends bought the present. A simple game that the bride will love.

What will you need?

  •  Each guest must bring a present

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party ask each guest to buy the bride a present. It is best to think of a theme for the presents, for example everybody could buy the bride a pair of knickers or a sweet treat. If money is an issue set a budget, £5 per present should work just fine. 
  2. Make sure the guests wrap the presents but don’t include a gift tag!
  3. Gather everybody into a circle. The maid of honour then needs to pass the presents to the bride one at a time.
  4. Once the bride has unwrapped the present then she needs to guess who the present is from.
  5. Don’t forget to think of some forfeits for her if she guesses incorrectly.

Instructions On How To Play The Guess The Memory Hen Party GameGuess The Memory

What is it?

All the hens anonymously share a fond or embarrassing memory of the bride to be. The bride then must guess which memory belongs to which guest. This is a great ice breaker for a large hen party when there are guests who don’t know each other very well or not at all. To make the game extra special, have the hens write down their memories in a memory book or scrap book which can then be given to the bride as a gift.

What will you need?

  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Bowl

How do you play it?

  1. Ask your guests to write down a hilarious memory they shared with the bride to be. Make sure they don’t include names or too many specific details that give away who wrote the memory down.
  2. Each guest should then fold up their small piece of paper and place it in a bowl.
  3. The bride to be must select a piece of paper and guess which friend wrote it down.
  4. For every answer she gets wrong you can give her a forfeit!

Instructions On How To Play The Guess The Fiance Hen Party GameGuess The Fiancé 

What is it?

Guess the fiancé is a  variation of the Who Am I? game. Each guest must guess which celebrity fiancé they are!

What will you need?

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Sellotape
  • Bowl

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party research which celebrities are currently engaged. On small pieces of paper (small enough to stick to a person’s forehead) write down the name of each celebrity fiancé. You will need as many fiancés as hen party guests.
  2. Fold up the pieces of paper and place in a bowl.
  3. Gather the hen party guests into a circle.
  4. Each hen party guest must pick a name from the bowl. Important: they are not allowed to look at the name on the paper that they have chosen.
  5. Each guest must sellotape the piece of paper to their head so that everybody else can see the fiancé’s name but they cannot.
  6. Each guests takes it in turn to ask a question about their celebrity fiancé. Every question must have a yes or no answer. If the answer is yes then they can continue to ask questions. However if the answer is no then the next hen in the circle can ask questions about her celebrity fiancé.

Instructions On How To Play The Knicker Game Hen Party GameKnickers Game

What is it?

Each hen decorates a pair of knickers with the the bride judging which pair are the best.

What will you need?

  • Clothes line or bunting

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party each guest needs to buy a pair of knickers for the bride. Each guest needs to get creative and decorate the knickers. 
  2. When they arrive at the hen party the guests need to hang the knickers on a clothes line or bunting (as in the photograph above).
  3. The bride gets to choose her favourite pair of pants. Make sure you have a small gift to award the winner!

Instructions On How To Play The Truth or Dare Hen Party GameTruth or Dare

What is it?

Each guest to the hen party gets to ask the bride truth or dare. But be warned the bride gets to ask the guests truth or dare too!

What will you need?

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • 2 Bowls

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party ask all the guests to come up with a list of truth questions and dares. You will need approximately 2 truth questions and 2 dares per guest.
  2. Write them all on individual pieces of paper and fold. Place the truths in one bowl and the dares in another bowl.
  3. All the hen party guests sit together.
  4. The bride asks each guest truth or dare. If the guest says truth then both the bride and the guest must choose a piece of paper from the truth bowl and the same with the dare bowl if the guest says dare.
  5. The guest and the bride must do whatever is written on the piece of paper.

Instructions On How To Play The Ultimate Wine Competition Hen Party Game The Ultimate Wine Competition

What is it?

The perfect hen party game for brides that love wine tasting! Each hen brings a bottle of wine and the bride to be chooses her favourite tipple.

What will you need?

  • Bottle of wine per hen
  • Glass per hen
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Small prize

How do you play it?

  1. Each hen must bring a bottle of wine to the hen party. It is best to set a price range to make the contest fair. Don’t let the bride know who bought which bottle of wine.
  2. Each hen gets to taste each bottle of wine. You may only get a little bit of wine, but this is probably a good thing if there is a large party and lots of bottles of wine to get through.
  3. Everybody rates the wine. You can be as creative as you like here with ratings for appearance, flavour, etc.
  4. Gather the scores together. You can either award the prize to the bride’s favourite wine or the overall favourite wine. Award the prize. 

Instructions On How To Play Guess The Bottom Hen Party Game Guess The Bottom

What is it?

A cheeky hen party game where the bride to be needs to put a name to the bottom!

What will you need?

  • Photographs of the bottoms of the ushers, best man and groom.

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party get the ushers, best man and groom to take some bottom selfies.
  2. Print out the pictures ready for the hen party.
  3. At the hen party the bride must guess which bottom belongs to which member of the bridal party!

Instructions On How To Play Pin The Tale On The Male Hen Party GamePin The Tail On The Male 

What is it?

A variation of pin the tail on the donkey. Pin the tail on the male is always a popular hen party game.

What will you need?

  • Large picture of the groom (at least A3 size)
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A ‘tail’
  • Blindfold
  • Pins

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party print out a large photograph of the groom. We recommend that picture is at least A3 size. Glue the picture to a thick piece of cardboard. Cut round the picture so you have a cardboard cut out of the groom.
  2. Decide what your ‘tail’ is going to be. We have seen everything from a tie to a certain body part! Print out a picture of your tail, glue to cardboard and cut out.
  3. At the hen party attach the cutout of the groom to the wall.
  4. Each guest has a turn to tin the tail to the male.
  5. Blindfold the guest and postion her in front of the groom. Give her a tail and a pin. Ask her to pin the tail where she thinks it should go.
  6. Take the blindfold off her and show her how close she was. Write the hen’s initials where she pinned the tail.
  7. The hen that places the tail closest to the correct location wins.

Instructions On How To Play The Embarrassing Photograph Hen Party Games

The Embarrassing Photo Contest

What is it?

All the hen party guests must bring embarassing photographs of the bride and groom. Bride must guess who bought the photograph.

What will you need?

  • Each guest to bring some embarrassing photographs to the hen party.
  • A way to display the photographs. Some ideas for displaying the photographs include sallotaping them to a piece of colourful cardboard, a pinboard or attaching them to some colourful bunting.

How do you play it?

  1. Before the hen party contact each guest and ask them to bring some embarrassing photographs of the bride.
  2. As each guest arrives ask them to attach their photographs to the display wall/ bunting.
  3. Once all the photographs have been attached reveal the photographs to the bride.
  4. Ask her to guess which bride brought which picture.

Instructions On How To Play The Pass The Parcel Hen Party GamePass The Parcel

What is it?

Just like the game you played as a child, pass the parcel is a game of passing a present around and unwrapping a layer when the music stops.

What will you need?

  • Lots of layers of tissue paper. We recommend at least ten layers.
  • Presents to put in the layers. We like the idea of filling each layer with a small prize and then a larger prize in the final present. Here are some ideas: frilly knickers, lipstick, chewing gum, party feet, a mini perfume sample. You don’t have to spend a fortune on this to make it fun.
  • Music playlist

How do you play it?

  1. Before you play the game make sure that you have made the perfect parcel to hand around. Start by wrapping your main present. This could be a hen party sash or headband for the bride to be.  Place a ribbon on this main present so that you know it is the last final present and is for the bride to be!
  2. Then wrap each next layer up with another small gift for example a pair of frilly knickers or a mini nail varnish.  Carry on wrapping up layers of presents until you have ten layers.
  3. On the day of the hen party, allocate some time for game playing! Play your best hen party playlist (we expect to hear lots of Beyonce on this!) and then stop the music and let your guests unwrap a layer and get their gift!

Free Hen Party Game Kit!

  • Including...

    Mr and Mrs Quiz

    Bride To Be Quiz

    Treasure Hunt

    You can download the PDF & print it out at home.

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