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100 Funny and Good Bet Punishments for Lost Bet Games

As an avid partygoer, I am always on the lookout for fun new games to play.

"The loser of the bet must dress up like a banana and drive around town." Check out tons more ideas for funny lost bet punishments!

"The loser of the bet must dress up like a banana and drive around town." Check out tons more ideas for funny lost bet punishments!

The Best Punishments and Forfeits for Losing a Bet

Are you trying to think of good punishments for lost bets? If so, you've come to the right place. Listed below are 100 fun punishment ideas that raise the stakes to make anyone regret losing a bet. It also makes whatever you are 'betting' on a whole lot more interesting!

"The loser must splash a stranger with water at a public pool."

"The loser must splash a stranger with water at a public pool."

Funny Punishments for the Loser of a Bet

1. The person who loses the bet has to do something embarrassing, like singing a silly song in public.

2. The loser has to wear a humiliating sign that says "I lost a bet" for the day.

3. The person who loses has to do an embarrassing dare that is chosen by the winner.

4. The loser has to stand on a busy street corner and dance like no one is watching.

5. The person who loses has to wear their clothes inside out for the day.

6. The loser has to walk around with a pair of underpants on their head for the day.

7. The person who loses the bet has to post a picture of themselves on social media doing something silly.

8. The loser has to make a prank call to someone chosen by the winner.

9. The person who loses has to do 10 push-ups (or some other form of exercise) every time they hear the word _____ for the day.

10. The person who loses has to walk around backwards for the day.

11. The person who loses has to stand on one leg for the day.

12. The person who loses has to wear a pair of novelty sunglasses for the day.

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13. The person who loses has to talk like Yoda for the day.

14. The person who loses has to do an impression of the winner for the day.

15. The person who loses has to walk around with a piece of toilet paper stuck to their shoe for the day.

16. The person who loses has to eat something gross, like a spoonful of anchovies or a raw egg.

17. The person who loses has to drink a pint of milk (or some other liquid) without taking a break to breathe.

18. The person who loses has to wear their clothes backwards for the day.

19. The person who loses has to stand on their head for 10 minutes (or some other random time period).

20. The person who loses has to balance an object on their head for the day (e.g. a book, a shoe, etc.).

"The person who loses must dress up like someone from 'Star Wars' and walk around the park in character."

"The person who loses must dress up like someone from 'Star Wars' and walk around the park in character."

21. The person who loses has to shave off one eyebrow.

22. The person who loses has to walk around with a piece of tape stuck over their mouth for the day.

23. The person who loses has to stand in the corner for 10 minutes (or some other random time period).

24. The person who loses has to wear a silly hat or wig for the day.

25. The person who loses has to post an embarrassing picture of themselves on social media.

26. The person who loses has to write an embarrassing status update on social media.

27. The person who loses has to sing a Christmas carol (or some other festive song) in public.

28. The person who loses has to wear a Santa hat (or some other festive headgear) for the day.

29. The person who loses has to wear a pair of reindeer antlers (or some other festive accessory) for the day.

30. The person who loses has to drink raw eggnog (or some other disgusting holiday drink).

31. The person who loses has to eat a plate of Brussels sprouts (or some other disliked vegetable).

32. The person who loses has to watch a cheesy Christmas movie (or some other movie that they don't like).

33. The person who loses has to listen to a Christmas album (or some other music that they don't like) on repeat.

34. The person who loses has to wear festive clothing that is completely mismatched.

35. The person who loses has to put up holiday decorations in an embarrassing place (e.g. the front yard, the office, etc.).

36. The person who loses has to send a Christmas card (or some other holiday greeting) to someone that they don't like.

37. The person who loses has to eat a plate of fruitcake (or some other holiday food that they don't like).

38. The person who loses has to wear their pajamas inside out for the day.

39. The person who loses has to walk around the block (or some other set distance) backwards.

40. The person who loses has to stand in front of a mirror and tell themselves that they are beautiful/handsome (or some other positive affirmation) for 5 minutes

"The person who loses must carry around the biggest cactus they can find all day long."

"The person who loses must carry around the biggest cactus they can find all day long."

41. The person who loses has to give up their favorite food or drink for a week.

42. The person who loses has to do 10 good deeds for other people (without being asked or paid).

43. The person who loses has to write a letter of apology to someone that they have wronged in the past.

44. The person who loses has to wear an embarrassing t-shirt for a day.

45. The person who loses has to do 10 minutes of aerobic exercise (or some other form of exercise that they don't like).

46. The person who loses has to eat a healthy meal (or something that they don't like) for a day.

47. The person who loses has to give up their favorite TV show or movie for a week.

48. The person who loses has to go without their cell phone or social media for a day.

49. The person who loses has to do all the household chores for a day (or some other agreed-upon time period).

50. The person who loses has to perform an embarrassing dare in public.

51. The person who loses has to write a silly story featuring the other people involved in the bet.

52. The person who loses has to recite a tongue twister in public.

53. The person who loses has to act out a scene from a movie or TV show in public.

54. The person who loses has to wear embarrassing makeup or clothes in public.

55. The person who loses has to do an impersonation of someone else in the group (without using props or costumes).

56. The person who loses has to answer personal questions truthfully (no matter how embarrassing they may be).

57. The person who loses has to give up their seat on public transportation for someone else.

58. The person who loses has to give up their place in line for someone else.

59. The person who loses has to do a good deed for a stranger (without being asked or paid).

60. The person who loses has to hold the door open for people for a day (or some other agreed-upon time period).

"The loser must pretend to be invisible for a day."

"The loser must pretend to be invisible for a day."

61. The person who loses has to pay for the next round of drinks (or some other agreed-upon purchase).

62. The person who loses has to carry around a picture of the winner (or some other agreed-upon object) for a day.

63. The person who loses has to sing (literally sing) the praises of the winner in front of the group.

64. The person who loses has to stand on one leg for a minute (or some other agreed-upon time period).

65. The person who loses has to sing a song chosen by the winner in front of the group.

66. The person who loses has to recite a poem chosen by the winner in front of the group.

67. The person who loses has to share an embarrassing story chosen by the winner in front of the group.

68. The person who loses has to answer questions in a pretend job interview held by the winner in front of the group.

69. The person who loses has to do a silly dance chosen by the winner in front of the group.

70. The person who loses has to wear an embarrassing outfit chosen by the winner in public.

71. The person who loses has to tell a joke chosen by the winner in front of the group.

72. The person who loses has to do an impression of someone else chosen by the winner in front of the group (without using props or costumes).

73. The person who loses has to stand in front of the group and say something positive about the winner.

74. The person who loses has to stand in front of the group and say something negative about themselves.

75. The person who loses has to give the winner a hug (or some other agreed-upon physical display of affection).

76. The person who loses has to give the winner a compliment.

77. The person who loses has to do something nice for the winner without being asked or paid.

78. The person who loses has to buy the winner a small gift.

79. The person who loses has to do a chore for the winner.

80. The person who loses has to run an errand for the winner.

"The person who loses must ride a child's bicycle down the street."

"The person who loses must ride a child's bicycle down the street."

81. The person who loses has to give the winner a massage.

82. The person who loses has to watch a movie or TV show chosen by the winner.

83. The person who loses has to listen to an album or song chosen by the winner.

84. The person who loses has to read a book chosen by the winner.

85. The person who loses has wear a temporary tattoo chosen by the winner in public for a day.

86. The person who loses has to write a positive review for a product or service chosen by the winner.

87. The person who loses has to post a picture of the winner on social media (with a positive caption).

88. The person who loses has to like and comment on every social media post made by the winner for a day (or some other agreed-upon time period).

89. The person who loses has to do something special for the winner once per week for a month.

90. The person who loses has refrain from doing something that they enjoy for a day.

91. The person who loses has to eat a food that they don't like.

92. The person who loses has to drink a beverage that they don't like.

93. The person who loses has to wear clothes that they don't like for a week

94. The person who loses has to go without their phone for a day.

95. The person who loses has to go without social media for a month.

96. The person who loses has to go without caffeine for a morning.

97. The person who loses has to go without TV for a day.

98. The person who loses has to go without dessert for 3 months.

99. The person who loses has to perform 10 random acts of kindness.

100. The person who loses has to give the winner $100 (or some other agreed-upon amount of money).

"The loser must carry out an entire conversation with their eyes crossed."

"The loser must carry out an entire conversation with their eyes crossed."

How to Come Up With a Good Lost Bet Punishment

There are a few things to consider when coming up with a good lost bet punishment.

  • Make it consequential. Make sure that the punishment is actually something that the person who loses the bet would find unpleasant. It's no fun to lose a bet and then have to do something that you don't mind doing anyway!
  • Relate the punishment to the bet. It's often helpful if the punishment and the bet are somewhat related. For example, if the bet was about who could eat the most hot dogs, then a good punishment might be to make the person who lost eat a jar of pickles (which can be pretty tough after eating a bunch of hot dogs).
  • Keep it short. It's usually best if the punishment is something that can be completed in a relatively short amount of time. This way, the person who lost the bet doesn't have to suffer for too long and can hopefully get a good laugh out of it as well.

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