Planning a bachelorette party can be a challenging and daunting prospect. So how do you keep everyone in attendance entertained while keeping the bride happy and making a night to remember everyone can be involved with?
Well, here I have the answer you’re looking for.
You can’t go too far wrong with a card game. There are tons of choices, ones to suit all ages. It means you can keep the Mother-in-Law and the besties amused while ensuring nobody is left out, feeling like they can’t participate.
The other reason why card games make the perfect bachelorette party pastime is the cost. It’s cheap as chips, and for most of the games I’ll be telling you about today, all you’ll need is a standard deck of cards.
However, I wouldn’t recommend digging out the ancient, curled-up pack from the back of your games cabinet. It’s a special occasion, after all.
Instead, look at something like these super fun rainbow bachelorette playing cards to get tongues wagging and put a smile on the bride’s face.
Some of the games I’ll be talking about require a unique deck of cards, but if that’s the case, I’ll tell you about that as we go along.
Now, let’s muscle down and plan an epic night for you with my top card bachelorette card games.
Best Bachelorette Card Games
I have put together a good mixture of games that will include the whole gang, no matter their age or abilities. After all, there’s nothing worse than feeling left out at a bachelorette party, and we want to keep the entire party entertained, not just the bride.
Here we go.
1. Lick And Stick
I’ve been playing this game since I was a teenager. However, it was only recently I realized what a great card game this would be for a bachelorette party, and the best part is, all you need to play is a deck of cards; a standard one will do.
Two players play the game at a time. So, it doesn’t matter how many people you have in your group.
The two players should sit facing each other and draw a card from the deck before licking the back and sticking it to their foreheads. The players must then try to guess what card is attached to their heads by asking whether there is a lower or higher.
It’s a great game that moves quickly and requires minimum skill.
2. The Ring of Fire
If you’re looking to bring some drinking games to your party (and let’s face it, you probably are,) then The Ring of Fire should be added to your list.
All you’ll need to play is a deck of cards and a large glass, such as a pint or shaker glass.
Different tasks are allocated to specific cards. Here are a few examples, but feel free to make up your own rules.
- Ace- Everyone must drink until the player who drew the card stops.
- 5- All men must take a drink
- 7- Everyone must slap their hand to the ground; the last person to achieve this must drink a shot.
- Joker– You can take the action of any other card you choose, like a wildcard.
You can see the complete list of card rules in this more in-depth guide to playing the Ring of Fire.
The cards are positioned in a circle around the shaker glass, which can be filled with whatever drink you see fit. It could be a standard glass of lager or a horrible mix of whatever you could handle.
Players take turns around the circle, picking a card and performing the task. However, if someone is unable or refuses to do so at any point, the card is seen as breaking the circle, and that player must drink the entire glass from the middle. The glass is then refilled, and the game can begin again.
3. Truth or Dare Jenga
When I learned there was a way to combine the classic game of Jenga into a Truth or Dare game, I was immediately on board. But, having played this at bachelorette parties myself, I can tell you from personal experience, it goes down a storm.
To play, you’ll need a Jenga tower. I’d recommend this Ultimate Party Tower, which comes pre-loaded with thousands of truth, dare, or action combinations, which can prevent you from thinking of something on the spot. It can always result in a lull in your game. Nobody wants that at their bachelorette party.
You could use an old Jenga set and write your truths and dares onto the blocks.
The game is played just like the original, only each time you remove a block; you complete an action, usually something drink-related or something that will have everyone in fits of laughter.
4. For The Girls
If you’ve ever played the fun card game What Do You Meme?, you’ll already be clued up on the concept of this bachelorette card game For The Girls.
To play, you will need to invest in the For The Girls card set, which includes 500 cards separated into five categories which are as follows:
- Green– Give the card away
- Orange– First person to make a mistake loses a card
- Purple- Keep the card
- Pink- Do a dare to keep the card
- Blue- Also, give the card
The game set also includes a spinner spun to determine which card you will pick up.
The game is a little bit like Never Have I Ever, so for instance, the card might read, “give this card to the person who is likely to have a Brazilian wax,” or “keep this card if you’ve ever made a decision based on a horoscope.” You get the gist.
5. Fuck The Dealer
Maybe not a game for the faint-hearted, given the rather discourteous title, Fuck the Dealer makes for a great bachelorette party game for anyone who isn’t easily offended by the name.
All you need to play is the average deck of cards, so it’s an accessible, low-cost game to bring to the party.
Here’s how it goes.
All the players start by sitting in a circle. Next, you will take turns being the high-roller. Finally, the high-roller plays against the dealer.
The high-rollers’ initial job is to wager drinking time. Once this has been determined, the dealer needs to draw three cards, and the high-roller has to guess one of the three following things accurately:
- The first cards suit
- The second cards value
- Or whether the second card will be higher or lower than the first card
If the high-roller doesn’t guess any of these three aspects, they must drink for the amount of time they wagered at the start of the game. On the flip side, if they guess one or more of these correctly, it is unfortunate for the dealer because now they must drink for the wagered time.
The game continues like this throughout. However, you can find more details about this game with my Fuck the Dealer guide.
6. Give And Take
Another game that requires only the investment of a simple deck of cards is Give and Take, a simple and enjoyable game that anyone can play.
I always say this is an excellent game for bachelorette parties. Still, these groups of people usually include a mixture of friends and family who may not already know one another very well, and this game takes care of that ideally by forcing players to come out of their comfort zones.
Think of this as a game of Truth or Dare.
Start by laying down two rows of twelve cards. One row is the truth, and the other is the dares. Next, deal out four cards to each player.
Players now take turns by flipping over a card from either row, and anyone with a matching card must complete a truth or dare task set to them by the player who flipped over the card.
If nobody has a match, the next person takes their turn.
If at any point a player refuses to complete their given truth or dare, they must instead drink for a time specified by the position of the flipped card. For example, the first card in the row means drink for one second, and the twelfth card is twelve seconds.
The game continues until all the cards on both rows have been turned over.
7. Screw The Neighbor
It’s a simple, enjoyable game with minimum rules and only with a deck of cards.
The basic idea of Screw The Neighbor? Don’t be the person to end up with the lowest card.
Once the cards have been dealt ( one per player), each person looks at their card before deciding whether or not to swap it with the next player or pass and keep the card they were dealt. The next player does the same, and so on.
When the turns return to the dealer, everyone reveals their cards and the person with the lowest card drinks. The drink can be a shot, a pint, or a cocktail of whatever the other players decide.
8. Mean Girls
Lastly, I had to bring this game to your attention because I love the movie Mean Girls. You will need to buy the Mean Girls Party Set to play.
At the beginning of the game, everyone receives a burn book, which gets passed around the group. As it gets passed to each player, everyone must write one secret in it regarding other members of the group.
Once the book reaches the first player again, the answers are revealed, and everyone must guess who wrote which one.
The game aims to avoid getting found out. You don’t want anyone to discover what you wrote.
Careful though; girls can get mean under the pressure of competition.
Between us, we’ve planned the grounds for a pretty fabulous bachelorette party, don’t you?
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, check out this guide to the best drinking games without cards which can also make a great addition to keep the bride and her mates entertained for the evening.