Groups of hens laid on the floor in cream bell tent, wearing eco glitter
Katrina Willis

Katrina Willis

Katrina founded Beautiful Bells in 2013.
She left the corporate world behind and now spends her
summers wielding a lump hammer in a field.
She spends her winters working in her PJ's or travelling.
Lover of twinkly lights, flowers and design.

Hen-tastic Games

If you're staying with us at hen camp this year you'll be busy organising activities and buying L plates and penis straws. No hen is complete without a game or two so we've compiled our favourite ideas...

Treasure Hunt

A treasure hunt is a great choice for an outdoor hen with bell tent accommodation. Split everyone into teams and give them the first clue. Clues can be cryptic and they lead to further clues until the treasure is found. This is a great way to get the group running around the bell tents and exploring all outdoor areas. Clues can lead to the fridge in the chill out tent, under the bride-to-be’s pillow, in the trees etc.

Pants

Ask all the hens to buy a pair of knickers for the bride-to-be. Wrap them individually and when she opens them she has to guess who they’re from. A fun idea to get your personality across in pants! (And the bride will have a very healthy knicker drawer). Just make sure you get the right size. You can gather in a chill out bell tent for this activity, or outside while enjoying a picnic and some fizz.

Item that reminds you of her

All the hens bring an item that reminds them of the bride-to-be. Maybe a fancy-dress item from an epic party, or a souvenir from a holiday you took together. Put all the items together and get the bride-to-be guess who contributed each item.

Selfie Challenge

Not easily done if you’re simply glamping but if you’re hitting the town (our hen camp is within easy reach of Salisbury and Bournemouth) this is a fun idea. List 10-15 selfies the hens need to get throughout the course of the weekend. This can be done in teams. Ideas:

  • With a DJ
  • With a policeman
  • With someone in fancy dress
  • With a topless man
  • With another hen party
  • In a stranger’s hat
  • With something old
  • With something blue
  • With someone in a white dress

It’s also a fun idea to add: someone who looks like the bride/groom and someone called (insert name of groom), with proof. Everyone loves a challenge and it will be fun comparing photos. Give a small prize to the person who completes the challenge first.

What the groom said

Ask the groom a set of questions in advance. Ideas:

  • Where was your first kiss?
  • What’s the best present she’s ever given you?
  • What were his impressions when he first laid eyes on her?
  • What’s his favourite memory of their time together?
  • What does he love most about his bride-to-be?
  • What three words would he use to describe his bride-to-be?
  • What’s her worst habit?
  • What do you do that annoys her?
  • At what point did you know you wanted to marry her?
  • What’s her most prized possession?

You could create multiple choice answers, with two additional (believable) made up answers to each question. The bride-to-be needs to guess what he said.

Personal memory

Ask all the hens to write down a cryptic personal memory they’ve had with the bride-to-be. Read them out and the hen needs to guess who it is. It’s nice to take a trip down memory lane and to hear everyone’s experiences. Written on nice stationery, they also make nice keepsakes for the bride-to-be.

Would I lie to you?

Ask all the hens to prepare one fact about themselves and two lies. Everyone reads them out and the others need to guess which is the correct answer. A great way to discover interesting facts about your fellow hens!

Guess the ex

If possible (and if appropriate!) contact some of the bride-to-be’s ex’s and ask for a memory or two. Read them out and she has to guess which ex it relates to.

Date ideas

Everyone writes down a nice idea for a date. When the couple are married and looking for date night/weekend activities they can pull a card out for inspiration.

Wedding Film Charades

You can do this in teams. Write down the names of well-known wedding films and each team acts out the title for the others to guess. Ideas include:

  • Four Wedding & a Funeral
  • Father of the Bride
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • The Hangover
  • Runaway Bride
  • Corpse Bride
  • Five Year Engagement

Wedding Film Photos

Similarly, you could Google image wedding films and print a document of photos. This can be played in teams with members guessing the film. Give small prizes to members of the winning team.

 

We have a dedicated hen camp in the New Forest or we can create a pop-up hen camp in the venue of your choice. Visit out hen page for more information. If you’re staying at hen camp take a look at our recent post which includes advice about local places to go for afternoon tea.

Interior shot of bell tent with cam beds, duvets and bunting

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