What are some fun, non-cringey games to play at a hen party? From hen night classics, to quirky alternative games, we cover our favourites below.
Never have I ever
A classic drinking game that lets you in on the darkest secrets of those in the drinking circle! This is an awesome ice-breaker for a booze-heavy hen do. If you’ve played, here are the rules of the game:
Each woman shares a story, or comment, such as – “Never have I ever, kissed on the first date.” Each woman who has also done the act then has to take a sip from her drink. The aim of the game is to try and come up with ideas that are a bit provocative.
Never Have I Ever is the perfect choice if you have a gang of bridesmaids made up of friends that don’t really know each other well, as it will help them to get to know each other and bond over shared escapades. This is normally a fun and enjoyable game for all, but might not be a good game of choice if anyone has a ‘chequered’ past that they’d prefer to keep under wraps!
The balloon popping game
This is a great one for embarrassing your dear friend, the bride, explained best by Brides Magazine:
“This one is a lot of fun, and manages to take care of the decorations too! Write down 20 embarrassing questions and place them in 20 separate balloons. Throughout the evening, have guests pop the balloons and make the bride either answer the question or take a shot! Perfect for a giggle over a few drinks – just make sure your party venue is happy with all the balloon popping!”
The banned words game
This is a fun game that you can use to sprinkle a little excitement with throughout the night. You come up with a list of banned words, which no hen is allowed to say throughout the night, if any hen slips up then she will have to suffer a forfeit. Good forfeits include – buying the bride her next round, bagging a guy’s number, or dancing and singing in the street.
The Post-It Note game
With the post-it note game, each hen has to write a sweet compliment, funny anecdote, or little descriptive note about the bride and place the note in a large bowl. Once each note has been written, the bride reads each note aloud and decides who each one is from. This can be a great way to help your friend feel all the more buzzing about her hen do and can test her memory when it comes to figuring out which anecdote belongs to who!
Find your party game match
Which hen-party game will be right for you? Think carefully about the kind of vibe you want for the evening and the personalities of each of your hens, this should set you on track for an awesome hen night.