A Fab Hen Party Game: Beat The Bride

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As the person organising the Hen Party Games, you’ll need to put in a bit of preparation, but believe me this ‘Mr and Mrs’ style game can be full of revelations and, more importantly, full of laughs. It’s really easy to customise it into a drinking game too as I’ll explain later on.


First of all decide which three Hen Party guests will take on the bride: they should all either be married or in long-term relationships.

Then contact the groom and the boyfriends/husbands of the three girlies you’ve chosen to compete. I normally do this via email as you’re going to be asking them to answer quite a few questions (16 ideally). If they are a bit tardy in their responses, it’s time to pick up the phone to give them a bit of gentle encouragement.


It’s always best if you come up with your own questions as they’ll be more personal to the people playing, but here are some suggestions that have worked well for me in this particular Hen Party Game.

  1. What’s his most annoying habit?
  2. If he was stuck on a desert island and could only take one possession, what would it be?
  3. Which part of his wife/girlfriend’s body is his favourite?
  4. Which celebrity does he fancy?
  5. What would he buy if he won the lotto?
  6. Who was his first kiss?
  7. When he was a kid, what was his favourite cartoon?
  8. If he could emigrate, where would he want to live?

(You can of course get a bit naughty with these questions. For example, What’s his favourite sexual position? It’s up to you how far you want to take it and how appropriate this would be for the guests you are planning on inviting.)

Playing The Game

On the Hen Night each girl takes it in turns to try and beat the bride. The test is, do they know their partner better than the bride knows her hubbie-to-be? As the hostess try and keep things as light and silly as possible and choose people to play who won’t take the competition aspect too seriously.

So in Round One you ask three questions to the bride-to-be and three to her opponent. It might go a bit like this;

YOU: Cheryl, what did Dave say was his greatest achievement to date?

CHERYL: I think Dave would have said that his greatest achievement was Bungie jumping of the suspension bridge.

YOU: I’m afraid that’s incorrect. He said his greatest achievement was winning your hand in marriage!!

Each correct answer gets one point. At the end of three questions the girl with the highest score wins. If it is a draw, the girls must take part in a quick fire round where they must answer a series of A/B questions about their partner. This keeps going until one of them gives an incorrect answer – that person loses.

Examples of A/B questions are;

  1. Boobs or Bum?
  2. Cats or Dogs?
  3. Chinese or Indian Takeaway?
  4. Football or Rugby?
  5. Kylie or Danni?
  6. Eastenders or Corrie?
  7. Chips or Chocolate?
  8. Doggy Style or Missionary Position? (Thought I’d throw in a raunchy one for you naughty girls out there)

If the bride loses she must perform a forfeit chosen by her opponent. This can be anything from talking to the next man she meets in an Australian accent to doing a lap of the block topless!!!

This process is repeated in each round with the bride taking on a different girl each time.

Making It Into A Drinking Game

It’s easy to make this Hen Party Game into a drinking game by having everyone down a shot (or taking a big gulp of their drink) for every incorrect answer they give!

For a less raucous Hen Party Game check out my post about the Top 3 Board Games to Play at a Hen Do or for a similar game that pitches the bride against members of the groom’s family take a look at Who Knows The Hubbie?

That’s all for now,

Happy Henning,

Gaynor x


About the author

Hiya. I’m Gaynor – Hen Party planner extraordinaire.

A few years ago my best mate Sally asked me to be her bridesmaid. With that came the responsibility of organising the Hen Do which was an exciting but slightly daunting prospect. I had a reputation as a bit of a party girl so the expectations were high. The challenge was the budget – there wasn’t one! But with a bit of improvisation and a lot of imagination I managed to pull it off.

The success of the night was mainly due to the unique and fun Hen Party Games I’d organised to get everyone interacting and laughing. On this site I’ll share some of the best ones I’ve discovered over the years.

Enjoy x

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