Hen Party Games: A Fun Photo Game – Miss Match
OK, so this Hen Party game takes a tiny bit of work on the part of the guests but it’s well worth it. I’ve seen it get the conversation going all night long. It’s also dead cheap and potentially loads of fun. The only draw-back is that if you’re the one planning the Hen Do you will have to host and can’t play along.
First of all you’ll need to get in touch with all the girls who’ll be attending (including the bride to be) and ask them for a bit of pre-party participation for the Hen Party Games. Ask them to send you five photos. The easiest way is to get them to email you. This just means you’ll need some cheap photo paper and a decent printer. If this is a bit of a pain then the good old fashioned snail mail is still an option, but I find that people are a bit more reluctant to hand over the originals.
So the photos you’ll need your fellow hens to send for this particular Hen Party Game are;
1, A BABY PIC – A photo of themselves between the time they were born and their fifth birthday.This is the classic version of the game, but we’ll put our own ‘hen do’ twist on it in a mo. It’s fun to see how ugly some of your mates were when they were below hen party attendance age! I know, I know, all babies are gorgeous blah blah blah….
2, A CELEBRITY LOOK-A-LIKE – An image of a celebrity who they have been told they look like. There’s a lot of comedy value for you in this too when the bride’s cousin Gina sends you a photo of Julia Roberts and turns up on the night looking like Olive from On The Buses.
3, THEIR FIRST BOYFRIEND – It’s hilarious looking back at the spotty greasy haired geeks we’ve loved and lost!
4, THEIR IDEAL MAN – Again this is more likely than not another celeb photo but it’s great fun to see how some girls still prefer Charlton Heston to Justin Bieber.
And finally (this one’s a bit naughty)…
5, THEIR CURRENT MAN’S BOTTOM! – I love love love this one. I’m actually giggling as I type thinking about the last time I played this. It’s always surprising to find out how hairy your best mate’s boyfriend’s arse is!
I can understand that not everyone would feel comfortable with this one so you can tailor it however you like. The guests can send a close up of their current beau’s nose or eyes. In fact it works with any body part you can think of (wink wink).
So it’s now your job to organise these photos on five separate boards. One board per category (one with all the baby photos stuck or pinned to it, one with all the celeb look-a-likes etc). All the photos need to be numbered.
You’ll also need to print out answer sheets. These should have the categories along the top and the names of all the girlies along the left hand side. You’ll need enough copies for one per guest.
The Night Of The Party
The task of the guests at the party is to match the photos to the appropriate girl. I normally make a little announcement at the beginning of the night and then give everyone a couple of hours to do this at their leisure. The more tipsy people are the funnier the photos often seem.
Then I’ll get the girls to swap answer sheets with someone else so they can mark each other’s as I announce which photo belongs to which party guest. This part usually gets quite raucous!
No-one really cares who has won because everyone is laughing so much and talking about the revelations, but I like to give the winner a funny little prize anyway. Perhaps something like this novelty set of cards: Hen Party Games | Male Nude Cards.
The great thing about this Hen Party game is that you can totally adapt it. If you don’t want photos of ex-boyfriends, do photos of childhood pets. The possibilities are endless!