Nearly every aspect of planning a wedding can be paralyzingly stressful, so it is important to have fun along the way. The bridal shower is usually one of the best opportunities for the bride to relax, get advice, and enjoy herself. Whether you’re a do-it-all-yourself bride looking for ideas, or a supportive bridesmaid looking to help your friend have a good time before her wedding, here are a few proven bridal shower games for making a memorable day
Bridal bingo is a simple, fun activity. Every guest gets a blank bingo board and they fill it out with their guesses as to what the bride will receive. While the bride opens her gifts, the guests cross of their guesses on their boards. The first three people to get a bingo get a prize!
Pro Tip: Replace the word “BINGO” with the word “BRIDE.”
Toilet Paper Wedding Gown:
Sure it’s a classic, and you’ve probably seen it a million times, but it’s a classic for a reason! Do it as a race, or as a fashion contest. The fastest team, or the best dress wins!
Shake things up: if you fear the game is a little old-hat, ramp it up a bit by doing it with butcher paper and scissors/tape. This would make things a bit more challenging, but could reveal some of the guests hidden artistic talents.
The Newlywed Game…with a little twist:
So we are all probably familiar with the newlywed game: Before the shower, interview the groom and ask him questions, then at the party ask the bride and see how well she knows her man. But here’s the twist: for each question the bride gets wrong, give her a piece of gum to chew. If she can’t get the answers right, she could end up with a huge wad of gum in her mouth.
Pro Tip: Record the groom answering the questions and play them back for the bride after she has taken her guess.
Two Truths and a Lie:
We’ve probably all played a game like this before, and if you haven’t, the name pretty much says it all. Each person tells three things about themselves, two of which are true and one of which is a lie. Everyone else has to guess the lie.
Shake things up: If you’re worried that everyone might know each other too well for this game to be fun, crank up the difficulty by having everyone write their answers on an index card, shuffle them, and redistribute them. Then you have to guess the lie and the person telling the lie.
This is a good icebreaker if you’re concerned your guests may not know each other well. As the guests arrive, hand them a ball of yarn and a pair of scissors. Tell them to cut as much as they may need, but don’t tell them what they’ll need it for. Then, after every one has been seated, all the guests introduce themselves in the time it takes them to wrap their piece of yarn completely around their finger.
Have any good bridal shower games of your own? Why not leave them in the comments!