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To do Mr and Mrs at a hen do despite brides protestations?

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Passthesaltdear Tue 05-Mar-13 19:12:02

Im arranging a hen do for a BF, she wants a few games but specified NO Mr and Mrs quiz (bah humbug) Personally I love this game and am thinking to go ahead with it regardless...AIBU?
Anyway, I would be very grateful if you could share with me the most hilarious and successful hen game you have played to help me plan a weekend to remember.
I was thinking of providing a few packs of toilet paper and sellotape and getting teams to create a wedding dress on a nominated person out of said materials...what do you think?

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Tue 05-Mar-13 20:18:12

I'd just watch out on the embarrassing things you've seen the bride do, she might not really want that (I'd hate it). Actually I'd hate it to be about me at all. I'm beginning to remember why I didn't have a hen night <backs out of thread>

Passthesaltdear Tue 05-Mar-13 19:49:25

@Plummyjam Great idea thanks. That's exactly the sort of thing I need, there are 20 of us, most of us don't know each other and spending a weekend together, so we need ice breakers

OrangeLily Tue 05-Mar-13 19:49:23

I love hen do games! I'm always gutted if there's none!

The toilet paper one but give them a few more resources like coloured tissue to make flowers, newspaper to make the puffy skirt and so on.

I love Mr and Mrs Quiz but I also like wedding related pictionary too.

The ask the hen questions with the bride guessing is great too.

When the night gets going a bit play Never Have I Ever....

Round in a circle "Never Have I Ever.... Rode an elephant/had a threesome/broken my leg/snogged the best man" . If anyone has ever done it they drink their drink. Passes on to the next person. Is fantastic fun!

FinallyMrsFC Tue 05-Mar-13 19:43:16

Glad you liked it! I still read mine.

Also, you could make a playlist of all the songs on your iPhone, to be played when you are getting ready/when you get home!

plummyjam Tue 05-Mar-13 19:41:57

Email all the hens with 3 questions

1. What was your first memory of the bride
2. What is the most embarrassing thing you've seen the bride do?
3. What do you love most about the bride?

Read out the answers at the hen do and bride has to guess who they belong to. Nice way for hens who might not have met before to get to know each other.

Flobbadobs Tue 05-Mar-13 19:38:48

On reflection the toilet roll game does sound like it could be fun, the only other one I can remember hearing about was a treasure hunt type game but I think that only works if the Bride to be is very outgoing.
Something whoever makes up those cocktails should be strung up by their eyeballs. Especially the pink ones...

Passthesaltdear Tue 05-Mar-13 19:35:22

No I don't think so Clouds and Trees, I wasn't thinking along the line of games particularly but she mentioned them to me when we were discussing what she wanted.

FinallyMrsFC That is a lovely idea, thank you

FinallyMrsFC Tue 05-Mar-13 19:34:23

Get everyone to write a story about the hen and provide a picture, and name a song that reminds them of her. Put it all in an album for her to keep. My MoH did this for me, I loved it.

SomethingProfound Tue 05-Mar-13 19:29:02

grin @ Flobbadobs, the birdcage is horrendous!

MikeLitoris Tue 05-Mar-13 19:27:48

Im helping organise a hrn do later this month. So far we have a kareoke booth in a club, 100 shots and a giant inflatable willy.

Do we really need games too??

GadaboutTheGreat Tue 05-Mar-13 19:24:53


Karaoke is always good for a laugh - maybe with Mr/Mrs themed songs? (if you can bear the cringyness)

BigGiantCowWithAKnockKnockTail Tue 05-Mar-13 19:23:31

Can you do a quiz that involves asking the guests questions about the bride to see how well people know her?
I've also been to several hen parties where a mystery present is given and the bride has to guess who's given it.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Tue 05-Mar-13 19:22:59

YABVU - she doesn't want it so don't do it. I would walk out of my own hen night if you did that to me. Ask her what sort of thing she had in mind. Maybe some sort of charades? That game where you stick names on your forehead and guess them?

I have never been to a hen night with games though, they are normally just a nice meal out and drinks in my circle.

Katienana Tue 05-Mar-13 19:22:35

I asked hens dh and dad the same questions and she had to guess who had said what. Was funny and harder than you'd think! I wouldn't so out if she doesn't like it though.

CloudsAndTrees Tue 05-Mar-13 19:22:04

X posted.

Can't you just buy a pack of dare cards and let anyone who wants to do one?

Dannilion Tue 05-Mar-13 19:21:50

YABU about that game, she doesn't want to do it. My BF is planning my hen do, I've specifically said I don't want to do certain things and if she went against my wishes and planned to do them I would be gutted. (She wouldn't).

However, The toilet paper idea sounds fun.

CloudsAndTrees Tue 05-Mar-13 19:21:19


Are you sure she wants games, or is she just going along with what you want because you are organising?

I had a ridiculously tacky hen night, but games would have been a step too far. I can't see any grown woman finding it fun.

Passthesaltdear Tue 05-Mar-13 19:20:59

Ok AIBU, accepted. She does want hen partyish games though and all of the games Im finding online are along the same cringe embarrassing sort of lines. I really need some inspiration for some games which are a bit more fun without the emphasis on embarrassing the bride, which if she doesn't want Mr and Mrs, she won't like most of the typical hen party games either.

givemeaclue Tue 05-Mar-13 19:20:52

Yabu. You like it, she doesn't, its her event do what she wants.

Flobbadobs Tue 05-Mar-13 19:19:58

People play games at hen nights? Never come across this before, all the ones I've been to have been drinks, meal and a good laugh. Oh, apart from the one where we went to the Birdcage in Manchester. Came away from that one with a 2 day hangover and deaf as a post...

Ranthambore Tue 05-Mar-13 19:17:51

YABU why on earth would you do something she specifically asked you not to do? Surely the evening is being held for her sake, not yours.

SueFlaysAgainstTheDaleks Tue 05-Mar-13 19:17:38


FeckOffCup Tue 05-Mar-13 19:17:28

YABU if she has said not to do it, I would have found that totally cringy. In fact, I wish I hadn't bothered having a hen night as I didn't really enjoy it, or just had a quiet pre wedding meal with friends instead of the party night out, I felt like I was under too much pressure to have the best night ever and so didn't really enjoy it. Please don't ruin your friend's night, she will be pissed off.

kinkyfuckery Tue 05-Mar-13 19:16:54

YABU, why would you make her do something she obviously doesn't feel like doing?

Dawndonna Tue 05-Mar-13 19:16:42

Why would you do that to her?
I'm looking for the part where it says it's your hen night, but I can't find it!

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