AUTHOR: BEC OF 'FOR EVERY HEN'
When decorations ARE the game! Balloon Pop provides a fun way to ask questions of your bride-to-be throughout the night (best part is, she has no idea when one is coming!). See instructions below for this hens night game.
HOW TO PLAY
THE ALL IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
To play, you will need: Pre-prepared questions written on small pieces of paper/post-it notes, balloons, balloon pump.
Before the party, write down 10 questions (up to you how risqué/embarrassing they are!) and place them in 10 separate balloons.
Throughout the day/night, have guests pop the balloons; with your hen having to answer whatever question comes out. If she fails/refuses to answer, she must complete the forfeit you've decided on (e.g. sip her drink, take a shot, complete a dare, etc.).
Remember: recycle the pieces of paper and place all balloons in the bin after use!
FUN TIPS FOR THIS HENS NIGHT GAME
THE MR & MRS TWIST
I'm sure you've heard of the 'Mr & Mrs Quiz'? If not, it's the game where you ask the soon-to-be groom questions about his fiance, himself and their relationship. This is done before the party. Then at the actual hen do, you ask these same questions to the bride-to-be; where the fun is seeing how many answers they match up on!
But what does this have to do with 'Balloon Pop'? Well, if you make a list of questions to ask your brides partner before the party, you can then use these same questions in the balloons. If she answers the same as her soon-to-be groom, everyone at the party (except for the hen) must complete the chosen forfeit. BUT, if she answers differently to her soon-to-be groom, SHE must complete the chosen forfeit!
GUESTS ASK THE QUESTIONS
Rather than preparing the game prior to the party, have guests write down one question for the bride when they arrive (tell them it can be anything at all!). Put each question in a separate balloon ready to be popped throughout the day/evening. Up the ante by announcing to the group (once all balloons have been filled and inflated) that if they fail to pop the balloon first go, they have to answer the question that comes out (watch their reactions as they realise they could in fact be answering that awkward question they wrote down!).
ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE
You can prepare 1 balloon per guest (e.g. 15 guests = 15 balloons with questions); then everyone gets a turn!
KEEP IT THE SAME
If you use a set colour for the balloons that need to be popped (e.g. decorate the party with pink, black and white - but only put questions in the BLACK balloons), this will stop guests' from popping all of your decorations! Plus, you'll be able to keep track of how many questions are left in the game.
Use miniature balloons (attached to wooden stems or sticks) rather than large balloons. Hand each guest a mini balloon as they enter the party and ask them to pop it at some point throughout the day/night.
EVERYONE JOINS IN THE FUN
Each guest is allowed to pop one question balloon throughout the night. Should they be the one to pop it, they read the question out to the party and everyone but them has to answer!
A GAME WITHIN A GAME
Attach the balloons to a large pinboard outside (or somewhere things can't get broken). To play, hand each guest a dart (or something sharp they can throw at the board). Each guest has three turns to hit and pop a balloon. If the guest pops a balloon, your bride-to-be must answer the question that comes out. If the guest fails to pop a balloon, your bride-to-be can walk over and pop one herself - with the guest who couldn't pop any balloons in their turn having to answer the question that comes out!
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HAVE AN AMAZING TIME!
I would love to hear about your experience with 'Balloon Pop'! If you would like to share how you played (e.g. if you had different rules/tips) or what your guests thought of this hens night game, please spill via the comments section below or social media!
Cheers to an AMAZING party where ALL the hilarious questions get answered!
Much love, keep smiling - Bec x
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