18 Hen Party Games That Are a Must Play

Hen parties are a time-honoured tradition for women who are about to get married. It is a chance for the bride and her friends to let loose and have some fun before the big day. If you’re looking for hen party games that will make your night memorable, you’ve come to the right place!

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best games to play at a hen party. We’ll also provide some tips on how to make the evening even more enjoyable. So, whether you’re looking for something tame or something a little bit naughty, we’ve got you covered!

At Collection Pot we see many hen party fund collections and the messages often include ideas for the games ahead, so we have a good idea of what works best!

Trending hen party games

Pin the tail on the hen

This classic game is always a hit! You can buy a premade hen or make your own by drawing one on a piece of cardboard.

Dance challenge

The one that gets everyone up and moving. Split the hen party into two teams and give each team a list of dance moves to perform. The first team to finish their list wins!

Balloon popping 

This game is simple, but it can be really fun! Split the group into pairs and provide a balloon. The team of two pop a balloon between their knees and try and burst it against the clock!

Pass the parcel 

This game is perfect for a hen party as it can be played with a large group of people. Wrap a few prizes (racy or otherwise!) in several layers of wrapping paper and hand it out to participants. The first person to unwrap all the layers wins!

Bar treasure hunt

This is a great way to get the group moving and interacting. Split the hen party into teams and give each team a list of tasks to complete. The first team to finish wins!

Cocktail game

Make or buy several cocktails and put them in a large bowl. Blindfold each participant and give them a straw. They then have to drink the cocktail from the bowl using only their straw!

Name that tune

This game is perfect for a hen party as it can be played with a large group of people. Play some well-known songs and see who can name them first!

Baby photo game

This is a great way to get the group laughing. Print out several baby photos and see if participants can match them up with the parents!

Truth or lie 

This game is perfect for getting to know the other hen party guests. One person starts by telling a story, and every time they pause someone else must decide if it is a truth or a lie.

Beer pong

This classic drinking game is always a hit at hen parties!


A hen party isn’t complete without some karaoke!

Never have I ever

This is a great game for getting to know the other hen party guests better.

Forfeit dice

This is a fun game that can get a bit naughty! You will need some forfeits (e.g. drink, do a silly dance, tell an embarrassing fact) and a set of dice. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and complete the challenges!

Flip cup

This game is perfect for a group of people. Teams of two players compete to flip their cups over and drink the contents as quickly as possible. Remember to drink BEFORE you flip!


A classic for a reason! Best performed at home or hotel rather than the bar! 

Truth or dare

This classic game is always a hit! If you’re looking for some naughty fun, why not add a few dares to the mix?

Toilet roll wedding dress challenge

See how many toilet rolls it takes the hen party to make a wedding dress! If you want something more challenging, try making a bridal gown out of newspaper.

Virtual game of Mr and Mrs

Ask the groom some questions about the bride to be and film his answers. See if the bride can guess correctly! 

Hen party games can be a great way to break the ice and get everyone in the mood for fun. We hope that these games provide some inspiration for your hen party! However, don’t feel limited by this list – get creative and come up with your own.

At Collection Pot we know how much fun hen parties can be, and we know they don’t have to be all about games! Make it sentimental and heartfelt too. Why not have a photoshoot? This is a great way to capture memories of the hen party. You can either have a professional photographer or get your friends together to take some fun snaps! You could also get pampered. Many salons offer hen party packages that include treatments like massages, facials and mani/pedis and this could be a more low-key (but super relaxing) alternative to traditional games.

Don’t forget you can use Collection Pot to group collect funds for the day or night activities. It’s free and easy to set up! Alternatively, if the bride to be feels fragile the next day, your funds can go towards a lovely treat for her as she prepares for the big day.

Elaine Keep

Elaine Keep is an accomplished content writer with over 15 years of experience in the field of marketing and content creation for many leading brands, where she shares her passion for research and helping others through her articles. You can also find her in 'mum mode', walking in the countryside or enjoying the dreamy combo of a new non-fiction book with a tea and chocolate bar to hand.

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