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Combined Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Games

Celebrate your upcoming wedding with party games that your entire wedding party will enjoy

By Alan Kirk

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Bachelor and bachelorette parties do not have to be single-gender events. Instead, you can have a party for both males and females, known as a Jack and Jill party, to celebrate the upcoming wedding. A variety of games can be played at this type of party where couples can participate in together, or men and women can compete against each other while playing.

Buzz Word

Choose a list of words that can not be spoken at the combined bachelor/bachelorette party. These words should be themed around the wedding itself and can include names as well such as the bride or groom's name. Give guests five playing cards as they arrive; several decks of cards may be required. During the party, if a guest hears another guest using one of the forbidden words, she may ask him to see his playing cards and choose any card she wishes. At the end of the night, a winner is determined. That winner can be the player with the most cards, the best five-card poker hand or the highest number of points in his hand. If using the point system, all cards should count as their face value with aces counting as 11 and face cards counting as 10. Award a door prize to the winner.

How Well Do You Know The Bride and Groom?

Ask the bride and groom a series of 20 to 25 questions before the Jack and Jill party. These questions can be about how they met, future plans and other interests or activities that they share together. Give guests a sheet of paper with those questions on it as they arrive. Ask each of the guests to answer the questions before the middle of the Jack and Jill party. After everyone has completed an answer sheet, have guests exchange sheets for scoring. Reveal the answers, and award a door prize to the player or players that have the highest score.

Remember The Bride

Remember the Bride is a game that should be played during the second half of the combined bachelor/bachelorette party. When the game starts, ask the bride to leave the room. Give each guest a list of questions about the bride's appearance at the party. This can include questions about her make-up, hairstyle and clothing as examples. After guests have answered the questions, have them exchange answer sheets. Invite the bride back into the room, and have the guests score the sheet they are holding. The player or players with the highest scores receive door prizes.

I Have Never

On the invitation to the Jack and Jill party, ask each guest to bring a $5 roll of quarters to the party. After all guests have arrived, have them sit in a circle. Choose one player to announce something she has never done that she thinks others may have. Each player who has done that activity must place a quarter in the bowl in the center of the table. Continue taking turns announcing activities in a clockwise order around the circle. The game continues until only one player has any money remaining. That player wins the bowl of quarters as his prize. To discourage cheating, if a player claims she has not done an activity but someone else points out that is not true, the player who lied must place five quarters into the bowl.

Dice Rolling

Ask the guests to sit at a table or on the floor in a circle. Give one player a pair of dice. Ask him to roll the dice. If he rolls doubles, he may go up and choose any wrapped gift from a gift table with 10 wrapped gifts the host has provided. If he fails to roll doubles, the next player to his left rolls the dice. This continues until each of the prizes have been claimed. The game may end at this point, or you can have a second round. If there is a second round, have each guest open the prize before that round begins. Determine a time limit for the second round. This round is played just like the first round, except instead of claiming a wrapped gift, rolling doubles allows the roller to "steal" one of the unwrapped prizes from another player. At the end of the game, a player may have multiple prizes, and others may have none; it's the luck of the dice.

About the Author

Alan Kirk has been writing for online publications for several years and is a contributor to DexKnows.

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