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Put the bride-to-be’s planning on pause: It’s time to help her get down with her gal pals. And while she’s probably steeped in revelry, it doesn’t hurt to have a handful of pretty awesome pastimes in the pocket of your party dress. Here, some bachelorette party game ideas for a hostess to break out at a bash with the besties.
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Send the girls off in search of a few choice treasures, either hidden ahead of time or gathered from nature, neighbors, or bars and restaurants. Steal our list of items, or feel free to switch it up to fit the tone of the gathering.
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“Guess the Giver” Bachelorette Party Game
Make a game out of gift-giving. Each lady purchases lingerie for the guest of honor, then the bachelorette of honor guesses who it’s from based on the style or wrapping.
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Take a Shot
For a less, shall we say, intimate variation of “Guess the Giver,” ask each dame to decorate and bring a bottle of wine or liquor, then have the bride-to-be take a shot (ahem, a guess!) at who supplied it.
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Hand out pencils and slips of paper, and have guests sit together in a circle. Ask each person to think of three facts or anecdotes that describe her relationship with the bride or memories of the bride and groom—two true and one not. Have each guest tell her stories, from the mundane to the provocative (while trying to keep a straight face). The others write down which statements they think are false. The guest who identifies the most tall tales, wins.
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Write-Your-Own Romance Novel
Collectively pen a love story about the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs., inspired by the cheesy paperbacks found in grocery store aisles. Pass around a piece of paper with a starter sentence at the top. Each bachelorette guest should look at the last line, add another, then fold it over so that only their phrase is visible for the next person to follow, and so on. Read the masterpiece aloud at the end and see if it took any interesting detours.
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Print out props for our take on this classic drinking game. Each girl gets a paint paddle stirrer sandwiched between two signs reading “I have” and “I have not.” With a drink in hand, and the paddle in the other, take turns making a personal confession, such as: “Never have I ever … made out in public.” In response, the rest of the revelers must hold up their response. If someone in the group has done what the speaker hasn’t, she must take a sip of her drink. (And she may be asked to relay her story!)
Get the gals talking (and toasting and laughing) with our spin on the childhood favorite. To play, assign someone based on the top options (Bride, Your Choice, Everyone, or Bride’s Choice), and spell the name of the person chosen (or the word “everyone”) as you move flaps in and out and side to side in coordination with the letters. Then, ask the chosen person to pick a number and move the flaps as you count. Finally, have her pick a number and open the fortune-teller to reveal one of the following tasks:
Do a dance.
Get someone’s phone number.
Snap a selfie with a stranger.
Share an embarrassing story!
Serenade someone. (Group picks the song and the muse.)
Choose: Truth or dare?
Take a drink!
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Generate silly sentiments that double as drinking coasters. Our editable designs include ideas to get you started, but you can also come up with your own phrases for added fun. Whoever comes up with the most hilarious sentences about the bachelorette wins.
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Fun, easy, and as naughty as you like, choose a list of words that cannot be spoken throughout the night. Make sure you pick words that are hard to avoid! You get to decide how severe the penalty is for breaking the rules, such as doing a shot, paying a fine, or doing a dare.