Up and down the UK, brides are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping their weddings will be able to go ahead despite the COVID-19 lockdown. While big weddings are off the cards for the time being, there is a chance that small dos will be able to resume in the not too distant future. If you’re still hoping that you’ll get to say ‘I Do’ in 2020, holding a virtual hen do is a great way to get in the mood for your big day.
One of our favourite virtual hen do ideas has got to be the quiz. A great way to give the event a bit of structure, a quiz will help to break the ice and get everyone well and truly in the hen do spirit.
Tailoring your questions
When writing a hen do quiz, it can be tempting to do a ‘Mr & Mrs’ style game. And while this can work well, you might find it’s more fun, and more inclusive, to write questions that everyone can answer. As @hitchedcouk says, your quiz “ Can be themed or even wedding-specific, but a good old-fashioned general knowledge quiz will go down well.” So as well as a few questions about the couple’s life and relationship, throw in some classic geography, history and entertainment questions too.
Keep it short
While you might think a long quiz will help to fill the time, there’s a good chance people will get bored if the questions go on too long. Ideally, your quiz should last around an hour. This is enough time for everyone to relax and have fun, but not so long people will start to drift off. You can keep things upbeat by getting guests to make drinks or have shots between rounds.
Make it active
A good quiz should work the mind as well as the body. Getting participants up and active will help to get them excited for the quiz and add a little action to proceedings. You could have a race to see who can get a fancy dress costume on the fastest or get guests to run round their houses collecting items from a list you’ve given them. If that sounds a little too energetic for you, you could ask the hens to each sketch a picture of the bride and then award points for the best portrait.
Make a prize
The best way to ensure your participants really care about the quiz is to have a prize for first place. If you’re working to a tight budget, this could be a voucher for a bottle of wine or a meal in a local pub or restaurant. If you have slightly more money to work with, you could give the winner, and the bride-to-be, vouchers for a day out at a local spa (to be redeemed when the pandemic is over).
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