Winning Games for Your Hens Night
To a hens party novice the idea of a ‘themed’ event may seem a little geeky. But anyone who has taken part in, or been responsible for planning, a successful girlie get-together would attest that a fun theme quickly gets everyone into party mode.
We’ve used the London Olympics to show you how easy it is to draw inspiration from a happening event to generate a fun vibe for your ‘farewell to bachelorette’ days.
Instruct everyone to come dressed as their favourite athlete, plus be ready to share some fun background facts about their adopted sporting persona.
They Swam to Which Song?
Hold an Olympic Games trivia night with the winner walking away with a gold medal, head held high, and everyone knowing which tunes the Australian Synchronised Swim team chose for their final performance in the pool…
The planning process for your wedding may have felt like preparation for an international sports competition, so hold a tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony giving out prizes in categories such as the ‘most organised’, ‘best shopping companion’, ‘most sympathetic listener’ and ‘craziest wedding ideas’.
Instead of drinking games (which we all know can have messy results) organise a fun sporting event such as a swimming or athletics competition. As a bonus, the training for your hens night will have you, and your entire party, in great shape.
Recreate (and record) your favourite parts of the London opening and closing ceremonies or organise all your buddies to put together your own ‘Opening’ ceremony performance for your new married life with singing, dances and speeches. For a laugh, play some (edited) clips to your guests at the reception.
To Russia With Love?
If you are lucky enough not to have a budget limit, you could get the group together and fly to the site of the 2012 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia or the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. But, in the more likely case that you don’t have all that much cash to spend, run instead with a Russian or Latin American theme for loads of fun.
Q. What are the best games you have played at a hens party?