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Hen weekends are a great excuse for girls to get together and have some FUN. While the days can be filled with activities from afternoon tea to pampering or dancing classes, the evening is all about letting your hair down. And what better way to get into the party mood than with some great hen party games?

Games are a great way to break the ice – especially if not everyone on your hen weekend knows each other. How about challenging a friend to sing an unprepared song, or to order her drink without speaking?

It’s always a good idea to tailor your games around the bride. Perhaps you could hold a quiz to see just how well she knows her man! And don’t forget to let him see the results after the party’s over! Maybe you could prepare some true or false questions about the bride which everyone gets to answer: the more embarrassing the better! Did she really do that?

How about pinning the veil on the bride or giving out challenges to everyone in the party to do over the course of the night: anything from kissing a random stranger to making a wedding dress from toilet roll.

If you’re feeling really brave, you might try a game of “truth or dare” or “I have never…” The rules of “truth or dare” are simple! All you need is a bottle to spin – and a lot of courage. Get everyone to sit in a circle and spin the bottle. The person the bottle points at is then challenged to answer a question truthfully – or do a dare!

“I have never…” is slightly different. Each person must take it in turns to say something they have never done. If anyone else has done this thing, they must take a drink.

But it needn’t stop with these ideas. With just a little imagination you can make your hen party an amazing night to remember for both the bride-to-be and all her friends.

Vanessa Robinson, Events Manager at hen party specialists Pink Kiss, says: ‘It’s really important for everyone to have a great time at a hen party. Very often people won’t know each other, so playing a few games is a great way for everyone to make friends quickly.’

Remember: the main thing is for everyone to have fun. So make sure everyone’s happy with what you want to do and no one inside or out of the group gets hurt (emotionally or physically).