I think everyone knows the game where you split into teams and make a wedding dress for one of your team members out of loo roll.
I like to add in white bin bags and newspaper. At the end a team member ‘explains’ the dress (i.e. explains the inspiration), and you can invent a designer name. The bride-to-be can pick the winner. (Hopefully she won’t be biased if she participated).
As a slightly different alternative to this, on my friend Robyn’s hen do in April we played ‘Dress the Wedding Guest’. We split into teams and were given:
- 1 Barbie doll (or pound shop alternative);
- A selection of coloured tissue paper;
- 1 childs hair bobble;
- 1 piece of lace fabric;
- A roll of sellotape; and
- A pair scissors
I think we had about 15 minutes to create our designs.
I was genuinely impressed with people’s creations, and it was a great game to play if you have a large communal area to yourselves. Also it’s very mother-in-law friendly game. Unless you’re me and my friend Jane, and you’ve had a couple of glasses of wine. In which case your entry will end up being called Chlamydia, and have a nipple exposed. (Inspiration – Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction, Super Bowl 2004).
Robyn, the Hen was in charge of judging
And surprisingly Jane and I didn’t win. These lovely ladies did: