If you’re like me and you’re in the season of life when many of your dear, dear friends are getting betrothed, you may be simultaneously excited to celebrate and a little nervous about your budget. And listen, I love karaoke and fancy drinks as much as the next person, but a great bachelorette party has variety.
Jackbox Games has a multitude of party games that are the perfect low-cost activity for bachelorette parties. Our games are available on a variety of platforms, and only one person needs to own a copy of the game to play. Everyone else uses a phone or tablet to join. Learn more about setting up your game here.
Play this game at the beginning of your bachelorette weekend to break the ice amongst friends who may not have met yet.
Often, bachelorette parties are attended by the bride’s friends from all parts of her life. And while we’re all thrilled to celebrate our friend together, it takes a minute to settle in and find the right vibe with this new group.
Break the ice with a game of Fibbage: Enough About You. This game mode is available in both Fibbage 3 and Fibbage 4, and is a great way to get to know new people. Fibbage: Enough About You will ask players to answer prompts truthfully about themselves. Then, all other players will devise a lie to trick the rest. Learn all sorts of fun things about your bachelorette party crew (including who’s the best liar!)
Warm up for the night’s main event with a game that will boost your energy level.
Get the adrenaline pumping before a long night out with a high-stakes game of Trivia Murder Party 2. In this game, you and your fellow partiers will compete to be the sole survivor at the murder hotel. In order to escape, you’ll have to correctly answer trivia questions and avoid sudden death in outrageous mini games.
If the murder theme is not the vibe for your bride, another great energy-boosting game is Blather ‘Round. This pop culture guessing game will have you all laughing as you struggle to combine phrases and guess each other’s secret topic.
Plan a cozy night in with a budget-conscious bride and play a full Party Pack.
The Jackbox Party Pack 9 has 5 games perfectly suited for a game night in. I’ve done it. I’ve loved it. Your wallet will thank you, and you’ll forget you ever considered clubbing when you’re doubled over from laughing while playing these games.
My recommendation: start with Fibbage 4. Specifically, I’d recommend playing Fibbage 4’s Enough About You mode. This one got an earlier mention in the article with good reason. It’s the perfect icebreaker for groups who may not all know each other, but it’s also an excellent intro to game night amongst a group of close friends. How well do you really know each other? You’re about to find out!
Then, spice it up with a bit of drama in the reality tv inspired game Roomerang. Once you’ve warmed up your writing skills, you can really nail a game of Junktopia. In Junktopia, you and your group will create funny backstories for ridiculous antiques and try to flip it for a profit. Top off your drink and then saddle up with the drawing-writing-guessing game, Nonsensory.
After a few games competing against each other, split up into teams to play Quixort. This team-based trivia game will have you singing lyrics out loud to try to remember the correct order or pulling from the absolute depths of your memory as you work together to correctly arrange the zodiac signs before time runs out.
Create a custom game centered around the bride.
A few of our games allow the option to create custom episodes. While all could be a great option for your bachelorette party, I’d highly recommend trying this out in Quiplash 3.
Quiplash 3 asks players to write answers to ridiculous prompts. These responses will go head-to-head, and everyone will vote on their favorite response.
Here are some ideas for custom Quiplash 3 prompts you could create for your friend’s bachelorette party:
When (FRIEND’S NAME) met (FIANCE’S NAME), we all knew it was over for ______
One song that definitely won’t be on (FRIEND’S NAME)’s wedding playlist is _______
If it was in the budget, we’d get _______ to officiate this wedding!
Recover from a wild night out with a low-key game.
It happened to me. It could happen to you. The bachelorette party took the bride out, and we called upon antacids and Jackbox Games to heal.
One of my favorite low brain-power games is Drawful 2. Players will receive a prompt on their phone that they’ll be asked to illustrate. When the drawings appear on screen, everyone will be asked to guess the correct phrase that prompted the drawing.
Commemorate the weekend with custom game souvenirs.
It’s one thing to start your bachelorette party with matching t-shirts, and another to leave with an absolutely cursed t-shirt you created together while celebrating. Tee K.O. is a fan-favorite Jackbox game which allows you to order the t-shirts you designed after the game.
In Tee K.O., players will make silly drawings and write funny phrases. Those drawings and phrases will be scrambled up and sent to everyone’s phone. You’ll then create the winning combination for a t-shirt design. Vote for your favorite designs and order the best to commemorate the bachelorette party!
No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong. Our games offer you and your friends the opportunity to make memories and laugh the night away. And if you loved playing Jackbox party games at the bachelorette party, you might want to consider incorporating these into other wedding celebrations.
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