Tying the knot is an exciting time for all involved in the wedding party, especially the Bride. But alongside the excitement can come to a lot of stress and organizing.
Suppose you’ve been tasked with arranging the bachelorette party. In that case, your main priority is taking the edge off for the Bride and giving her and her family and friends a night to remember.
The fact of the matter is, there’s no right or wrong way to plan a bachelorette party. It depends on the people involved, which, when you think about it, can range from the Mother-in-Law who’s a little constrained to the younger sister who loves to party.
So, when planning drinking games for the bachelorette party, ensuring everyone involved can participate is important.
I have compiled this guide of tried and tested drinking games that are always well-received at the pre-wedding party.
Best Bachelorette Party Drinking Games
I’ve put together the ultimate guide to ensure there’ll never be a dull moment at your brides’ bash.
I’ve included games you can purchase as a set online and some in which you’ll need minimum equipment.
On that note, let’s get this party started!
1. Kiss The Frog
The saying goes that you must kiss a few frogs before you find your prince, which is why this Kiss the Frog party game makes the perfect addition to any bachelorette party.
The game’s concept is the same as pinning the tail on the donkey, except instead of tails, you have sets of lips, and instead of the donkey, it’s a frog.
Each person is blindfolded before attempting to get the lips on the frog, for each time you miss the board, you have to sip a drink.
The player who gets their lips closest to the mouth of the frog is the winner and gets to choose a drink for the loser (the person whose lips were furthest away from the target).
2. Drunken Jenga
For drunken Jenga, the tower rules are the same as the classic version of Jenga, which you’ve probably played a hundred times before. If you still need to, check out my guide to Jenga here.
It’s up to you whether you want to use an old Jenga set or purchase a new one, but remember you’ll be writing on the blocks. However, this means it can be used for future games of drunken Jenga and means you’ll have a tower written up and ready to go.
This Jenga set on Amazon is perfect for drunken Jenga because it’s low-cost, so you won’t mind so much when you have to deface it. Plus, it’s colorful and will fit well with any bachelorette party theme.
So, now you’ve got your tower. It would be best if you prepared it for gameplay. You can save your guests from waiting if you do this before the party.
On each block, write an instruction related to drinking. For example, finish your drink, chug a beer, take a shot, or make a cocktail for the person on your right.
What I love the most about this game is that you can get as creative as you want. You could even include some trivia questions, forcing people to drink if they get the answer incorrectly.
3. Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever has to be one of the most popular drinking games out there, and that’s why it makes an excellent bachelorette party game.
However, from personal experience, this can lead to lulls in the game and people becoming quickly bored or distracted. On that note, I recommend getting yourself a Never Have I Ever card set. This way, you’ll avoid awkward gaps in your game. It’s up to you to keep the cost down and consider your questions.
The whole idea of the game is to call out statements, such as “never have I ever been on a rollercoaster” or “never have I ever lied about my age.” Once this statement has been read out to the group, anyone who has committed this act must take a drink.
It’s also a great icebreaker where party guests can learn more about one another.
You can learn more about this fun drinking game with my comprehensive guide to Never Have I Ever, which goes into further detail about the game.
4. How Well Do You Know the Bride?
It’s the perfect game that doesn’t require much attention and can be played anytime during the party. I’ve played this game at a few bachelorette parties and always played it at the meal before the party started. Then at the end of the night, the answers have been read out, which can give a great end to the night, with tons of laughter.
You can make up and write out questions of your own. Still, I would order these preloaded questionnaire sheets explicitly designed for bachelorette parties.
5. Mean Girls
Even if you’re not a 90’s kid like myself, you’re probably already well aware of the movie Mean Girls. But did you know there was a drinking game based on the teen girl classic?
The Mean Girls Game is great fun that will create some excellent memories for the Bride and her maids.
The game comes equipped with your very own burn book, which is passed around the girls for them each to reveal a secret about another party member. These must be kept entirely anonymous because, in the end, you must guess who wrote what, and the aim is not to get found out.
6. Truth or Drink
This one’s easy. It’s just like Truth or Dare, except all the dares involve some drinking challenge.
You can go wild with this one and make up the rules as you go along but remember, if you can’t admit the truth, you must complete the drinking dare. Some of them aren’t as pleasant as you may think. I once had to drink a cocktail of ketchup and vodka and believe me, I’ve always answered the truth from then on.
7. Shot Roulette
This one is not for the faint-hearted because, as you’ve already guessed by the name, it involves drinking a lot of shots!
Start by arranging your shots in a circle and gathering the players around them. Next, place a bottle or spinner in the center. Ever played Spin the Bottle? Yes, this is just like that without the awkward kissing.
Instead, once you’ve spun the bottle, you must tip the shot it points to right down the hatchet.
Want to keep everyone on their toes? Put all the shots into the same multi-colored shot glasses. That way, they will only know what they’ll get once it’s too late.
8. The Newlyweds
There has to be a game of Newlyweds at every bachelorette party. It’s tradition.
If you’re in charge of planning, you have to text the Brides Groom-to-be a list of questions or sit down and give them a question-and-answer quiz if you want to do things the old-fashioned way.
Once the night of the party arrives, you should be armed with the Groom’s list of answers if they’ve chosen to participate.
Now, you need to ask the Bride the same questions.
Do their answers match? If not, she must take a drink for every incorrect answer. However, you’re not out of the woods because, for every answer she gets correct, the rest of the party has to take a drink.
9. Pizza Box Toss
This game gives you the best of both worlds because it provides you with a great bachelorette party game and means the catering is taken care of.
So, start the night by ordering everyone their favorite pizzas. Instead of throwing out your boxes, use them for this entertaining game.
Guests take turns tossing a coin into a pizza box before drawing a circle around it and writing a challenge, dare, task, or question inside it.
Everyone keeps taking turns doing the same. However, at some point, the boxes become full, and your coins will start landing in the already-written circles. Now you must perform whatever task your coin lands on.
10. Lick and Stick
I always take advantage of a chance to recommend Lick and Stick, whether for a drinking game, birthday party, or just a general night in.
You’ll need a standard deck of cards to play Lick and Stick. I’m sure you’ve already got one of these lying about the house, but if you want to adhere to the special occasion, go ahead and purchase something to make the Bride smile, like these love-playing cards for weddings.
Players like the back of the cards before sticking them to their foreheads and facing a partner. The aim is to guess whether or not the card on your head is higher or lower than your opponent’s.
From here, it’s simple, whoever guesses wrong, must drink!
Each time someone loses, they’re eliminated from the game until just one person remains; this player becomes the ultimate winner.
11. Scavenger Hunt
This one is aimed at the tech addicts who prefer all their games to have some online integration.
Scavenger hunts for party games have become increasingly popular over the last few years. There are now tons of varieties to choose from, which you can download straight to your phone.
These games are perfect for throwing your bachelorette party in the town center because many are linked to popular locations.
The idea of the scavenger hunt games is to get to specific locations following a map on your phone and following clues.
These games include dares, drinking challenges, and quizzical questions, so they’re awesome for getting the whole group interacting and having fun by working together as a team.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, most of these bachelorette drinking games require little to no equipment. You can save money for the more important aspects of your party, such as drinks, outfits, and food.
Hopefully, after reading this guide, you’re confident that the party you’re throwing for your Bride-to-be will make her smile and be something she will remember for years.If you want more bachelorette party ideas, check out my guide to the 11 Best iPhone Apps Drinking Games, with is filled with even more inspiration to keep your guests entertained.