I’ve thrown a couple of bachelorette parties in my time, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that different personalities mean different party vibes.
If you have the honor of organizing a gathering treating your girl to one last bash before she weds, the kind of bachelorette party games you’ll play should reflect her personality.
We’ve attempted to put as many fun PG-13 games as possible in our list here. Admittedly, some toe the line, and some are downright naughty, so proceed with caution.
You’ve been warned.
- Bachelorette Party Games. Some Classy, Some Not-So-Much, All Hilarious.
- DIY Bachelorette Party Games
- Bachelorette Party FAQs
Bachelorette Party Games. Some Classy, Some Not-So-Much, All Hilarious.
1. Bachelorette Bash
by Lulu & You
This fun bachelorette party game is a great way to warm up the bash (along with cocktails, of course!). It’s pretty vanilla, but that’s great if there are guests who don’t quite know each other well enough to be divulging deep dark secrets just yet. Or those who’d rather they stay just that – secrets.
by Off Topic
This game is so much fun, and it’s really easy to play! A player draws a card with a list of topics then rolls the die. Whatever letter it lands on must be the first letter of each response to the topics on the card.
You must write down the answers for as many topics as possible using the letter rolled in each timed round. When the time’s up, everyone in the group has the option to contest another’s answer if they think it’s BS. (Arguing about your answers may even be funnier than the answers themselves.)
3. Classic Games 3-Pack Printable Download
by Etsy: QuizzleDesigns
Ok, now we’re getting dirty. This three-pack of games will have everyone blushing.
Dirty Pictionary is played just like the classic, only naughtier. Divide the girls into groups of two or three, and watch the hilarity as they attempt to guess what inappropriate thing their teammate is drawing.
In emoji Pictionary, your guests will try to guess the dirty phrase or sex act depicted by the emojis before time runs out.
Challenge the room to match the name of the sex position with the pic in the “name the sex position” game. If you want to get really fun (and embarrassing), have the girls divulge who’s tried each. Or even better, everyone tries to guess which of them the bride has tried.
4. Shameless Party Game
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This game is perfect for a group that knows each other relatively well but can still be played with a newbie or two in the mix, as long as they don’t mind being put on the spot.
The cards are shuffled, then divided into piles of questions and actions, with each player receiving four question cards. The player who goes first must select a card from the action pile that indicates who should be the recipient of the first question at the table.
If that person doesn’t want to answer, they can pass, but they forfeit the points on the card to the other players. Of course, the more shameless questions you answer, the more points you’ll get, and the more you pass, the more you give away. The first player to reach 20 points wins the round.
5. Bachelorettes Against Decency Printable Download
by Etsy: PrintOutPartyGames
We’ve declared it before, and we’ll do so again:
If you haven’t played cards against humanity, your friends don’t love you.
So what better way to show your bride-to-be some extra love than to inflict upon her the version designed specifically for her hen party?
This bachelorette party game includes 80 question cards and 304 answer cards to provide you with the most inappropriate responses ever. Play your cards right (see what I did there?), and you may even win everyone’s vote for worst person at the table.
6. These Cards Will Get You Drunk
I have this game, and they were NOT kidding when they named it. It will, in fact, get you hammered. So much so, I feel I should advise you to stay home to play. Or get a limo and a babysitter. Regardless, play responsibly and make bad choices in a safe place.
The premise is simple: everyone takes turns drawing a card from the pile then does what it says. Each card will pit the group against each other in some way by competing, voting, or screwing over a friend. No matter what you get, it’ll be hilarious – trust me.
Want to help your bride tribe recover the following day? Pass out hangover recovery kits. They’ll thank you for it.
7. Truth or Drink
This starter kit is perfect because it includes different decks for different audiences. From friendly fun to totally NSFW+, you can pick which version you think is best for your crew. No matter which one you choose, it’s guaranteed to be a hit.
Like the original truth or dare, it’s pretty straightforward. Each player takes turns drawing a card, then that person picks two other players to ask each other the questions on the card. Those players may choose to answer the question, take a drink, or use a “with a twist” card.
This is another of those games best played at home. Prepare to get drunk and learn waaaay more about your friends than you need to. Then make a peace offering with these adorable bachelorette party favors.
DIY Bachelorette Party Games
8. Panty Party
This fun game is great for throwing a little bridal shower in with your bachelorette party, because at the end, she gets to keep them all!
Request that every guest brings a pair of new panties that represents their personality. Keep in mind, this game works best if you aim for “over the top”.
Display them around the room before the bride gets there, and throughout the party, she gets to guess which panties match which guest.
Want to get really crazy about it? You can make her do it as soon as she arrives and take a shot for each one she guesses wrong. Either way, super fun and she gets a bunch of new and *interesting* panties out of it.
9. Ring Hunt
Lots of bachelorette parties feature a scavenger hunt for when the bride tribe is out on the town. This bachelorette scavenger hunt is meant to be played at your digs for the weekend.
Before everyone gets there, hide ring favors all over the house (I thought these were pretty cool, but if you want to take it to an impressively tasteless level, try these guys), and have the ladies hunt for them.
10. Booze Pong
No matter how prissy you are, you have to admit that beer pong is fun. But what if you’re not down with red plastic solo cups and stinky beer spilled everywhere? What if you want to class it up a bit?
Try prosecco pong with plastic champagne glasses instead! You can find your own, or you can find sets like this one ready to go on Etsy or Amazon.
If you’re not a fan of the bubbly (I don’t get that, but it takes all kinds), you can opt for wine pong or just find some nice clear plastic cups to hold the preferably pink drinks of your choice. Either way, it will be a very classy twist on the classic bachelorette party idea.
11. The (Almost) Newlywed Game
If you’re up for soliciting the cooperation of her future groom, the (almost) newlywed game is a hilarious way to test her knowledge of the groom-to-be.
With his help, come up with a list of questions for her to answer about him and/or their relationship. You can either write down his answers or better yet, record him answering them for her to see. If you want to involve the other guests, have them wager bets on how many she’ll get right and award a gift to the closest guess.
12. Telephone Charades
If you need a game to get everyone up and on their feet, charades of any kind is a great choice, but I happen to think this mix of charades and telephone is especially fun.
Make a list of activities (clean, dirty, or both, depending on who’s on the guest list) and split everyone up into groups A and B.
To begin, one person from group A should be designated as the “operator” for their team. Everyone in team A lines up next to the operator as Team B gives her an activity from the list (no peeking!), then she’ll have 30 seconds to present her superior pantomime skills to the next player in her group.
That player then attempts to mimic the first as closely as possible, and so on down the line until they get to the end where the last person in line guesses what the action is supposed to be.
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Bachelorette Party FAQs
Traditionally, the bridal party pools their talents and resources to organize and pay for the bachelorette bash. The bride pays for nothing and gets to sit back, relax, and enjoy the mayhem.
Now, if the bride’s family (or even the groom) wants to help fund the celebration, we say traditions were made to be broken. TAKE THE DOUGH…as long as they respect the guest list, no strings attached. This is the one time that a don’t ask, don’t tell policy is appropriate.
Fun side note: I live in Nashville TN, commonly known as the Vegas of the south because it plays host to unbelievable amounts of hen and stag parties every year.
So it was no surprise when, during a recent trip downtown, I saw a car with “it’s her last fling before the ring – buy the bride a drink!” painted on the windows along with what I can only assume was the bride’s Venmo info.
Do I think this is a good idea? Nope. I don’t. Do I think it’s a more clever, safer way to get drinks from strangers than dancing on the bar? Yeah, I do.
The loose answer to this one is that it all depends upon everyone’s availability. That said, most people in the know about these things (like us, for instance) recommend scheduling out a couple of months in advance.
That way, the bride isn’t overwhelmed with pre-wedding commitments and planning, and she’ll have plenty of time to get away from it all for a couple of days without stressing.
The bridesmaids are a given, but anyone else the bride wants to celebrate with should be invited too, budget allowing. Keep in mind that the focus is on her, so don’t invite anyone with whom you think she wouldn’t be comfortable talking about intimate subject matter.
You know, just in case the convo turns racy. It is a bachelorette party, after all.
No! Definitely not required, but if you want to bring a little something, no one’s gonna kick you out.
For instance, a gift card for a massage or spa service is always popular. Personalized gifts are great, too. For example, a pic of the two of you on a memorable trip in a nice frame.
Whatever you choose, try to make it about her and/or your friendship! (And avoid all the domestic stuff that’s (probably) already on the wedding registry.)
Let The Good Times Roll, Ladies
The bachelorette party is a sacred ritual where members of your tribe unite in sisterhood to celebrate a woman’s passage from freedom to betrothal. Betrothal to one guy (or gal). Forever.
When you think of it that way, it’s not hard to understand why a woman needs a great last fling before the ring with some great bachelorette party games. She needs to bond with her friends and laugh all night as you make idiots of yourselves together.
In short, she needs to know that in the face of great change, some things will remain the same.
Laura resides in the fantastic city of Nashville, TN with her very, very patient husband, three well above average boys, a dog the size of a dinosaur, and a fleet of cats. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing for fun. When she’s not doing that she enjoys reading, fine dining, copious amounts of wine, and philosophical conversations with her children. And some adults on occasion.