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#1 Jaydee

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:30 AM

I'm organising the hen's for my girlfriend, we're staying in a self contained unit for the night, drinking mocktails, watching wedding DVD's and pampering ourselves.

However, I still want her to feel like a bride-to-be and have the fun that goes along with that. Things to consider- she's not a drinker. There wont be any alcohol there. We're not going out on the town. And there simply just will not be any 'pin the penis on the man' or penis lollies, she'd be mortified. In fact, no penises altogether!! I highly doubt she wants to dress up in toilet paper, either laugh.gif

Everything I've found seems to revolve around alcohol or penises. What can I do thats a bit more tasteful?

ETA: There will only be us (3) bridesmaids there and the bride-to-be, which is probably also something to keep in mind.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:39 AM

What about a hens night pamper pack? I'm sure i've seen them in shops - or you could make one and tailor make it to your friend? Nail polishes, face masks, foot scrubs?

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:47 AM

I will try to remember what games were at mine, the few I can remember straight up are:

Quiz about the bride - everyone answers multiple choice questions about the bride, including the bride herself, and at the end the answers are tallied up and who ever got the most right (according to the bride's answers) wins.

"Advice" game - everyone writes down a piece of marriage advice and puts it in a bowl, the bride has to read them out one at a time and guess who wrote them.

Name game - everyone starts off with 3 pegs and you are not allowed to say the bride or groom's name, if you catch someone out mentioning either name you can take one of their pegs, whoever is left with the most pegs at the end, wins.

Will keep thinking!

Just found this list which might have a few anti-penis games/activities to help:

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Pin the Bouquet:
You will need a pic of the Bride blown up into poster size, although a sketch will do! Each guest is blindfolded, spun around three times, given a shot of champagne and then handed a flower with a pin attached. Each guest must then try and pin the flower onto the Brides hand. Whoever gets closest wins. Everyone can mark their name on the poster, and can be given to the Bride as a memento.

The Tasting Game:
Fill each bowl with a sample of a food substance i.e. flour, sauces, spices etc and stick the name of each under the bowl. Each guest is given a spoon and must taste the contents, and write down on a piece of paper what their guess is. The guest who has the most correct wins.

The Gift Game:
Give each guest a list of all your guests as they arrive. Before you start opening your presents, tell them to pay attention to who gave what. When all gifts are opened, everyone must write down on their lists what each guest gave! The one with the most correct answers wins.

Who Am I?
All guests write the name of a famous bride (either real or fictitious) on a small piece of paper and puts it in a hat. Everyone then picks one, and without looking at the name, licks it and sticks it on their forehead! Everyone gets to ask a question about who they are, for example "Am I real?", and can continue with another question if they get a yes answer. When they get a no answer, the next person gets to ask a question about who they are. When you get an idea of who you might be, you can take a guess, but can only guess three times before you are out. The person who guesses who they are first wins.

How well do you know the bride?
Bridesmaids makes up a questionnaire of about 20 questions about the bride and hands them out to all the guests. The guest must then answers the best they can. When everyone has finished, all the guests read out their answers one by one, and then the Bride can correct them! The person with the most correct answers wins. All questionnaires should then be put into a folder for the Bride to keep!

I went to..
Everyone sits in a circle and the first person to start the game must say "I went to (Bride's name) Wedding and I . . . . "adding a sentence. The next person must then start from the beginning, saying what the first person said, and then adding another sentence. Continue around the circle until someone forgets the story, and then is out of the game. The person who is left wins.

Wedding Poems
Everyone must find a partner, and then are given a wedding word. In 10 minutes each team must make up a wedding poem about the bride and groom that incorporates their given word. When everyone is finished, there should be a reading of all the poems, and the Bride can choose the winner. The poems should be collated into a book for the Bride to keep.

Wedding Pictionary
You will need a white board so all the guests can see the drawings and an egg timer. Everyone writes down a word related to the wedding theme and puts them in a bowl. Then in pairs, one picks a word and attempts to draw it on the white board, and the other has to guess what it is, beating the one minute egg timer. If successful you get one point. The pair with the most points wins.

Charades
The only catch is that every movie, song, book etc must be wedding related. This is a game that everyone knows.

What's My Word?
This is a great icebreaker for wedding showers. Before the shower, make a list of wedding-related words (gown, honeymoon, love, groom's name, etc.). Write these words on nametags, and as guests arrive at the shower, give each a nametag. The guest is not allowed to say the word on their nametag. If someone hears her say the word, that person takes the sticker. At the end of the shower, the person with the most stickers wins a prize.

Social Threads
Pass out a spool of thread and tell each guest to break off as much thread as they think they will need. They will ask what it is for but just tell them not to take too much but to be sure to get enough. It is funny to see some break off a long piece and some just take a very short piece. When everyone has their thread each person must tell about themselves as they wrap the string around their finger not stopping until they reach the end of their thread. Some seem horrified as they look at their almost endless length of string. A good ice breaker.

What was your name?
This game gets everyone's memory working. You have your guest sit around in a circle. Each person introduces themselves along with their favourite fruit or hobby, that starts with their first initial. For example; Hi my name is April and my favourite fruit is an apple. Or Hi I'm Bob and I play basketball. You ever gets the most or all the names right wins a price. This way everyone would get to know each other's name for the wedding.

Try to Pop the Balloon!
Provide each guest with a balloon that they must blow up, tie, and break. In each balloon is a strip of paper that has a simple saying. One balloon has the wedding date and that person receives a prize. I purchase 12" wedding colour balloons and insert the strips of paper. Sayings that you can use on the strips of paper inside the balloons include, "too bad", "better luck next time", "sorry, no cigar", "nothing for you", etc. It's great to watch participants try to pop the balloons buy sitting, standing, stomping, etc. Latex balloons work the best, as they are a little harder to break.....

Spice of Life
Take 10 or more different spices and covered so no one knows what they are. Number each one (before the party). Pass them around. Everyone has to guess what spice it was. Later take off the covers and call out the number along with the correct name of the spice.

Caught in the Middle
Have everybody sit in a circle. Get several brown lunch bags and put something in them (make-up, baby food, clothing items). Start some music and pass a bag around. When the music stops the person with the bag and the person who handed them the bag must go to the centre. Both are blindfolded and then the contents of the bag are revealed. The one with the bag must do something with the object to the other person (feed baby food, put the lipstick on). It's really funny, especially when the person with the bag can't figure out what the object is.

Date game
Starting with the person sitting to the left of the bride, go around the room until each guests has told their birthday or the date of their wedding anniversary. The person whose date is closes to the wedding wins a prize.

Memories
This is a sentimental and emotional game. All the guests have to sit around in a circle and starting from the person to the left of the bride everyone states what they most fondly remember about the first time they met the bride or they're most cherished memory about friendship or the happiest memory.

Caught you!
At the beginning of the shower give a gift to the second person arriving, and the fifth, and the eighth ( however many you decide). And instruct everyone who arrives" not to cross their legs." If she is caught with her legs crossed she has to forfeit her gift to the one who caught her. Everyone keeps an eye on everyone, it is fun to see who has the gifts at the end of the party, then the girls open their gifts. This also includes the gifts from the other games played. It is a great ice-breaker and lots of fun.

Create the Future
Put the guests into groups and give each group a stack of old magazines, scissors and a photo album page. Assign each group a topic i.e. the couples courtship, honeymoon, their home, kids, ect. Have each group make a collage pertaining to their topic by cutting pictures out of the magazines. Once finished, put all the pages into an album and pass it around. It is hilarious to see what everyone comes up with

Operator
Have the guest sit in a circle. The person to the left of the bride starts by saying, "My name is Mary and I am going to Jennifer's bridal shower and I brought many oven mitts" (The point is to make your "gift" start with the same letter of your first name. This is very important because it is a clue for the other part of this game.) Then the person to the left of Mary would say "My name is Sally and I am going to Jennifer's bridal shower and I brought seven silky slips and Mary brought many oven mitts." Continue around the circle with each person saying their name and "gift" and then also reciting the names and "gifts" of the people who had already taken a turn.

Pass It On!
Everyone should be sitting in a circle formation. Starting with the host of the shower, she states one word describing a wedding or bridal shower. The next says her word, plus the word from the previous person, i.e., 1st person: bridal gown; 2nd person: church, bridal gown; 3rd person: limousine, church, bridal shower, and so on.

Recipe for a Good Marriage
What you do is give everyone a piece of stationary and have them right down what they would consider a recipe for a good marriage would be. When everyone is done you have them fold their recipe in half and put it in a bowl or hat and you then draw the recipes out one by one and read them off and everyone has to guess who may have written the recipe. It is not only a good way to get to know each other and laugh but you can only imagine what kind of recipes you get.

What's hidden in the purse?
A fun, quick shower game is to have everyone get their purses out. Give them the name of an item they may have in their purse and give a prize to the first person to pull the item out of their purse. You can start with common things like a nail file or a hairbrush, but it starts to get crazy when you start asking for things like buttons, bobby pins, toothpicks, sewing kits, you name it!!! It is fun to see who has the craziest stuff in their purses!!! And it is one time when it can pay off to have everything but the kitchen sink in your purse!!!


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

Before my SIL hen's night I asked my bro a heap of questions about him and then she had to answer them on the night... it was a how well does she know him type quiz. You can make the questions as probing as you like so it would be suitable smile.gif

We also had a balloon relay in teams where you put the balloon between your knees and run down to your team mates and pass it on without using your hands. That was lots of fun and laughs... we used pen|s balloons but your standard balloons would do the trick. I suppose that isn't ultra bridey but still fun.

There is a playdough game where you have to mould a pen|s... maybe you could adapt that and get people to make a bride or groom from playdough.

You could play pin the bouquet on the bride... pic of the bride blown up into poster size or a drawing. Blindfolded, spun around three times, handed a flower with a pin attached. Each guest must then try and pin the flower to the brides hand, the person closest wins. She can keep the poster with everyones names on it as a momento.

There is a game where you make rules at the start of the night... not allowed to say wedding, grooms name, whatever you like. Everyone is given a set number of pegs (say 3 or 5 or whatever you think will work) or other item (lanyard, cards with pic of bride or veil etc). If you notice someone saying the banned words you take a peg/whatever item from them. The idea is to collect as many pegs as you can. At the end of the night whoever has the most wins a prize.

I haven't played this but found it when i was looking for my friend's hens do... Advice for the Bride. Cut construction paper into small heart shapes and attach pipe cleaner. Hand all of the guests one with a pen and ask them to write "advice for the bride". For example, "never go to bed mad". Place completed hearts in a vase and ask the bride to read them out loud. This is a great keepsake for the bride from the party.

Another game we were going to play but ran out of time for was a pass the parcel type of game.
Right/Left Bridal Shower Game
Everyone sets in a circle. Wrap two or three gifts, (depending on how many guests you have) to give to two or three guests, setting in the circle. Tell the guests to listen closely, as you read the story below. Pass the gift to their left, whenever they hear the word "left". Pass the gift to the right, whenever they hear the word "right". Don't read this too slow. It will make the game much funnier as they try to keep up. Pass the gift in the correct order. Don't stop to let them catch up if they get confused. Let them figure that out themselves.
Whoever is holding the gift at the end, wins that gift.

_______ (brides name) knew right away that she had found Mr Right and the right date was set. Now seemed to be the right time to start so she left right after lunch and right to her mothers house she went. She left in such a rush that she left her to-do list right on the table. But there was no time to turn back. She knew she needed to get started right away to make sure nothing was left undone. With little time left to spare there is so much left to do. She ask her mother to write down an address list and she left to find the right invitations. On her way, she left a message at the florist and right into the bridal shop she ran.
Right in the window was the perfect dress. "Oh no, I left my checkbook right in the car." "Hold that dress, I'll be right back." With that done, she called Mr. Right and left him a message to call her right back. She left to meet the florist who had left her a message that they had the right flowers for her.
Mr. Right called her right back and said he left a message for the preacher to call him right back and he had just left work and would be right over. She left the florist and ran right over to met Mr Right. Right away they discussed what was left to do. "Who will be the right best man?" She left that up to
Mr Right. "I'll get the right maid of honor." Right away they started shopping for the right rings. With that done, the next stop was to order the right cake. Mr. Right could clearly see his future, Ms. Right, was on the right track. After a long day, all that was left to do was get right home to see if any
messages were left while they were out. "Lets call it a day". "Whatever is left to do, can be left until tomorrow." With a kiss, he left and she went right to bed.


Maybe look at games for baby showers and see how you can change the focus from baby to bride... all those types of games are ice breaker sorts so that should work.



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Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:13 AM

My girlfriends did a kind of how well do you know the groom quiz. They rang ian with about 20-30 questions like, Boxers or Breifs, whats his favourite food? Colour? First car? Whats his favourite part of my body or some such silly things. And on the hens night, I had to answer all the questions... it was a bit of fun as some of the questions were a little naughty (but only a little wink.gif )


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:38 PM

Watch a stack of Wedding movies - and hire a massage person for something special
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:20 PM

At my cousin's hens party, we all had a go at creating a beautiful wedding dress for her using toilet paper. She stood in the middle of the room and we dressed her with the paper.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE(pinkbutterfly @ Jan 6 2009, 11:13 AM) View Post

My girlfriends did a kind of how well do you know the groom quiz. They rang ian with about 20-30 questions like, Boxers or Breifs, whats his favourite food? Colour? First car? Whats his favourite part of my body or some such silly things. And on the hens night, I had to answer all the questions... it was a bit of fun as some of the questions were a little naughty (but only a little wink.gif )


My GFs did this at my hens also and it was my fav. game of the night. If you are going out to eat or something you could give your bride a series of challenges - my bridesmaids did this for me in a drinking situation but most of the challenges could be done in a resturant e.g.
1) they had this ultra-dorky photo of him and I had to show this to a stranger and tell them why I loved him so much
2) find 3 men with the same name (DH's name is Adam so easy peasy)
3) find someone with the same sized shoe as FH

There were only a couple more that wouldn't work (like get a stranger to buy you a drink)
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE(Jaydee @ Jan 6 2009, 10:30 AM) View Post

I'm organising the hen's for my girlfriend, we're staying in a self contained unit for the night, drinking mocktails, watching wedding DVD's and pampering ourselves.

However, I still want her to feel like a bride-to-be and have the fun that goes along with that. Things to consider- she's not a drinker. There wont be any alcohol there. We're not going out on the town. And there simply just will not be any 'pin the penis on the man' or penis lollies, she'd be mortified. In fact, no penises altogether!! I highly doubt she wants to dress up in toilet paper, either laugh.gif

Everything I've found seems to revolve around alcohol or penises. What can I do thats a bit more tasteful?

ETA: There will only be us (3) bridesmaids there and the bride-to-be, which is probably also something to keep in mind.


Hi I think you can consider following ideas:
Card games
Cocktail catered dinner
Costume party
Dance to old school songs like Grease
Dancing etc in viaduct dressed as school girls
Dinner at themed restaurant
Everyone tell an embarassing story about the bride
Handbag game (guess what belongs to each person)
Hire an apartment in town

I also found some very interesting Hen Party Game Ideas , you can check this http://thetshirtman....rty-game-ideas/.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:26 PM

hey guys, wow sooo many amazing games!
We hired a topless waiter for my friends hens party and he got us all playing a game called Pop.
Divide all the girls into 2 groups. Then pair up girls from each team. Give one pair of girls from each team a blown up balloon and on the count of 3, they need to try and pop the balloon using a sex move!! First team to pop the balloon wins, losing team drinks! Easy, and VERY FUNNY!!!! Sooo good




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