Round up the hens, it’s time to play Mr and Mrs. If you’ve been to a hen do, you’ve almost certainly tried your hand at this classic hen do game. It’s all about quizzing the couple. From their beige flags to their real first impressions of each other, it’s a great way to kick off the festivities, no penis straws required. 

Mr and Mrs was originally inspired by the American game show, “The Newlywed Game,” which made its debut in the 1970s. Cue dramatic music and suspenseful pauses as questions like “Who is more likely to hog the remote control?” and “Who takes the longest to get ready in the morning?” were fired away. Hard hitting stuff, really,

We’ve come a long way since the 70s, and we can get a little more creative than q’s about the TV remote: we’ve rounded up 100 of our favourite Mr & Mrs questions for you. You’re welcome.

How To Play Mr & Mrs

There are different ways to play Mr & Mrs. It’s often played at an engagement party, or during the reception after the wedding — in these cases, you can ask the questions in real time and have them come up with answers on the fly. On a hen do, it’s not so simple. 

With that in mind, here’s a breakdown of how to play a hen-do version.

Step 1: Prep Ahead of Time

Send the groom your list of questions to answer about the bride-to-be. Ensure he’s under strict instructions to stay schtum and not discuss the answers, or the questions. Hold on to the answers until the big event when all is revealed.

Step 2: Run Through The Basics

When it comes to playing the game, someone will need to act as the host. If you’re the maid of honour, you’re normally up. To kick off, read each question from your list and have the bride-to-be guess what their partner has said. For example, for the question “Describe what you first thought of them in one word,” they should each guess what their partner said about them. Next, the fun begins when you compare those guesses to what the couple actually said about each other.

Step 3: Drink If You’re Wrong

There’s not really a winner or loser without the groom in the room. So instead, we drink.

For every question the bride gets right, the group drinks. For every question the bride gets wrong, she drinks (with that in mind, do NOT ask 65 questions).

65 Mr & Mrs Questions For a Hen Do

Ready to give it a whirl? If you’re wondering what questions to ask, we’ve got you covered. Here are some Mr & Mrs questions to get you started:

  • How did you meet your spouse? 
  • What did they wear on your first date?
  • Where did you go on your first date?
  • Describe what you first thought of them in one word. 
  • When did you know that they were “the one?
  • Who said “I love you” first?
  • When and where was your first kiss?
  • Who is a better kisser?
  • Who is the tidiest?
  • Who is the funniest?
  • Who is their celebrity crush?
  • Which one of you is the better driver?
  • Who is the better cook?
  • Who does the most cleaning?
  • What is their current favourite TV show?
  • What is their all-time favourite TV show?
  • What’s their favourite movie?
  • What would be their ideal date night?
  • What is their pet name for you?
  • What was the first movie you saw together?
  • What’s their favourite band and/or artist?
  • Do you have a song, and if so, what is it?
  • What is your partner’s silliest fear?
  • What is their favourite junk food?
  • Which ice cream flavour do they love the most?
  • Name the best gift they ever gave you. 
  • If your spouse was a Disney character, who would they be?
  • What is their star sign?
  • How does your spouse like their steak cooked?
  • How many cousins do they have?
  • What was the name of your spouse’s first pet?
  • If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy together?
  • Name your spouse’s favourite restaurant. 
  • If your spouse had a superpower, what would it be?
  • What would they say is your best feature?
  • What is your spouse’s best feature?
  • What is your spouse’s dream job?
  • Who has the worst handwriting?
  • Which one of you would win at Trivial Pursuit? 
  • How does your partner like their eggs in the morning?
  • Who is more adventurous?
  • Who is more honest?
  • Which of you finishes your meals first?
  • Who would win in an eating contest?
  • What colour are your spouse’s eyes?
  • What was their first job?
  • Who is the better listener? 
  • Who is more emotional? 
  • What is your spouse’s favourite colour?
  • What was the last date you went on?
  • If your spouse needed a lift at 3 a.m., who would they call?
  • What high school did your spouse go to?
  • Who would play your spouse in a movie?
  • What is your spouse’s favorite book?
  • If your spouse were an animal, which would it be?
  • What’s your spouse’s best personality trait?
  • How many children does your spouse want?
  • What’s your spouse’s worst habit?
  • What’s their hidden talent?
  • How does your partner take their tea or coffee?
  • What is your spouse’s ideal vacation?
  • If money were no object, where would you live?

Mr & Mrs is a hen do game classic: some (not always) friendly competition, a fair few laughs and the ability to pull back the curtain on your favourite relationship. So, gather then hens, prepare the questions, and get ready to put your knowledge of the happy couple to the ultimate test.


How many questions should there be in Mr & Mrs?

We suggest 15-20 questions for a fast-paced game of Mr and Mrs that won’t leave your hens a little bored. It depends on the amount of time you’re willing to dedicate to playing the game, but it’s not the most engaging game once you pass the juicy q’s.

How can I format my own questions?

Start with who, what, where, and when style questions to keep things simple and avoid confusion. Throw in a few “Who is more likely to…” questions for a bit of competitive fun.

Can others play the game?

Of course! The game can be modified to fit whoever is attending the event. We especially love it for a bachelorette party to see how well a bride-to-be knows her squad.

What’s the difference between Newlyweds and Mr & Mrs?

There is none. Newlyweds was an American game show that quizzed couples, and Mr & Mrs was a British spin off that has now become a staple at hen-do’s across the country.