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Planning a fun-filled bachelorette party can be surprisingly stressful, but as long as you have all of your bride's favorite friends, some positive energy, and a schedule with activities beyond "drink" on it, you’re bound to have a bash. Throw some fun games into the mix? The night (or weekend!) just got even better.
"Bachelorette game-playing is one of the few times you can actually get the group to play games, especially for those hesitant friends. So, take advantage of this fun opportunity and make sure to play hard, but always fair," says Liz Klafeta, owner of Bangtel, a hospitality company that specializes in hosting bachelorette parties in adorably-themed rental apartments in Chicago. "It’s an awesome way to get to know your friends (or new friends) even better, and build inside jokes for years to come."
Granted, it might take some extra brainstorming to figure out which bachelorette party games fit the vibe of the bride-to-be and their squad. But unlike trying to find a bridesmaid dress style that magically flatters everyone, this time, the hard work's been done for you.
Got a bride who loves a classic tailgate? Play some custom wedding cornhole. Or maybe she's a social butterfly, bringing together friends from all different parts of life? Try an expert-approved (and free!) ice-breaking game.
Whether you're playing with a Chill Bride™ or she's as competitive as they come, these 16 best bachelorette games—from ready-to-play packs courtesy of Amazon and Walmart to DIY options from experts—will keep the whole bridal squad smiling. Let the bachelorette party games begin...
Put a Ring on It Game
This game works for a larger bachelorette party or a bridal shower. At the start of the night, each player dons one of 50 plastic rings. If you hear someone use the word "bride," you get to take their ring (and any others they might have accumulated). The person with the most rings at the end of the night wins. (Of course, if the guest of honor loves being called the bride, you can change the taboo word to something else, like "wedding" or "party.")
Drink If... Game
This game is straightforward, but versatile: Play it all once to get drunk fast, or revisit the cards throughout the night's activities to keep the fun going. The guests take turns pulling cards, which then instruct partygoers to drink if they're related to the bride, they still don't have the wedding's date and time memorized, they're wearing pink... you get the picture.
You've heard of Beer Pong. Now, meet Prosecco Pong. It works just like the classic party game: Create two teams, and try to toss your ping pong ball into one of the glasses of champagne on your opponent's side of the table. Whenever you make a shot, your opponent has to drink the contents of the glass. One quick warning from Klafeta, though: "Remember, these glasses are more shallow, so [use] a little less aggression when getting the ball in."
Name That Funny Memory
For this game, all attendees anonymously jot down their most embarrassing or funny memory of the leading lady. Then, the bride has to guess which memory belongs to which guest. "This is great for breaking the ice, especially with a large number of guests, and really helps people get to know one another," says Sally Gibson, the U.K.-based founder of party planning website Someone Sent You A Greeting.
This "Amazon’s Choice" set of party games is particularly ideal if some bachelorette party attendees are meeting for the first time. The box contains 200+ different cards across six categories of fun. Yes, there are your slumber party classics like Truth or Dare and Never Have I Ever, but there’s also bride trivia and more. For under $25, it’s your fast ticket to an evening of fun.
How Well Do You Know The Bachelorette?
This classic card game only sets you back $10 on Walmart (a total steal, because weddings are expensive). It has 52 game cards with questions about your guest of honor, including, "What is her favorite band of all time?" or "What is the bachelorette’s biggest fear?" Pro tip: Turn it into a drinking game by taking a sip for every question you get wrong (or right).
I Spy...A Fiancé/Fiancée Lookalike
"If you're going on a night out for your bachelorette party, get all the attendees to try and find the person who most closely resembles the bride's fiancé(e) and get a selfie with them," says Gibson. "The winner is whoever finds the best lookalike." If nothing else, it’s a great way for any single friends to meet some new people.
Simple enough, but oh-so-awesome—what's more, this game doubles as a gift for the bride-to-be. "The group hangs underwear they have purchased as a gift for the bride," explains Klafeta. "The bride has to guess which pair of underglories were purchased by whom. If the bride is wrong, she drinks a shot. If the bride is right, the buyer drinks a shot."
Off Topic: The Bachelorette Party Game
You'll have a hard time stepping away from this quick-thinking, hilarious board game. If you've ever played the game Scattergories as a kid, think of this as the adult version. One player rolls a die to choose a letter from A to Z, and each game player has to fill out a number of questions and prompts with words or phrases that start with that letter. Some prompts are more general (name a reality TV star, for instance), while others are juicy ("I'm one glass of wine away from bringing up...").
Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt
Score this 50-pack bar scavenger hunt for $11.99, and you’ll wonder how you ever celebrated a bachelorette party without this action-packed game. Challenges range from taking a picture with another bride-to-be to asking a stranger to marry you. Yeehaw!
Buzzed Blocks Adult Drinking Game
This Amazon find costs less than $25 and is big on the not-so-wholesome fun. The concept: You drink while pulling out blocks with prompts on them, ranging from "interview someone" to "drink and go again" as you try not to crash the Jenga-esque tower. FYI: 14 of the blocks are left blank, so customize them with some fun additions tailored to the bride-to-be.
Family Feud: Bachelorette Party Edition
If you have some Family Feud aficionados at your celebration, this one’s for you. Play the beloved TV show at home with 150 face-off questions, 50 fast money cards, and everything you need to laugh until the cows come home...or until your guest of honor needs to get some sleep.
Basic Betch Base Game
Laissez les bons temps rouler (translation: Let the good times roll!). Up to ten people can enjoy this game, which is basically like Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples, but with funny, sometimes NSFW prompts. If you can't get enough, you can even buy a girl's night out-themed expansion pack.
Custom Wedding Bag Toss Game
For the brides-to-be who have the middle name "tailgate," this monogrammed cornhole set is for them. For around $150 on Amazon, it may be a little pricey (go in with multiple bridesmaids to keep the cost down!), but it will be a rousing way to spend a sunny afternoon in the backyard, and a great keepsake for the bride to take home. Start practicing your bean bag toss before the big night to get ready.
Inflatable Banana Ring Toss Game
The rules of this game are pretty simple. Split the squad into two teams. Each time chooses a designated member to hold the large, inflatable banana between their thighs. Then, try to throw as many rings onto your team's banana as possible. The prize? Never looking at a banana the same way again.
Can't choose just one game? For $49, you don't have to. This bundle pack comes with charades cards, a "Who knows the bride best?" quiz, and even pink solo cups for a makeshift version of Beer or Prosecco Pong. If the theme of your bride-to-be's bachelorette party is "game night," you'll want to invest in this ASAP.
Meet the Experts
Liz Klafeta is the owner of Bangtel, a Chicago-based hospitality company that specializes in hosting bachelorette parties.
Sally Gibson is the U.K.-based founder of Someone Sent You A Greeting, a party-planning website.
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