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10 Fun Bridal Shower Game Ideas
Planning a Bridal Shower?
One of the main components of planning a bridal shower is the games. Bridal shower games help make the shower more memorable for the bride and the attending guests. They also help break the ice if you have a big group of people. Here are 10 great bridal shower game ideas...
Game 1: Don't Say Bride (or Wedding)
Supplies: Fake gemstone rings (can be purchased at any party supply store)
As guests arrive give them each a fake gemstone "engagement" ring. Explain to them that they are not allowed to say the words "bride" or "wedding" during the bridal shower. If they are caught saying either of these words, the person who hears them can then take their "engagement" ring. The person with the most rings at the end of the shower wins a door prize.
Game 2: Pin a Kiss on the Groom
Supplies: A tri-fold board (the kind used for science projects); small kissy lip cutouts- make sure they are about the size of the palm of your hand, you should have enough for all of your guests; a blown up picture of the grooms face that takes up a large portion of the tri-fold board; double sided tape; and a blindfold.
To put together the board just cut out the picture of the grooms face and paste it onto the middle of the tri-fold board. You can use a colored tri-fold board to match the color theme of the shower if you choose to. Put the words "Kiss the Groom" on the top of the board in large lettering. Once you have the boad put together print out enough kissy lips so that each guest gets one. Use double sided tape on the back of each pair of lips so that they can stick to the board.
When you're ready to play the game hand a pair of lips out to each guest and have them put their name on them. Have the guests come up one-by-one. Blindfold the person, spin them around a bit, and then let them pin their lips on the grooms face. When everyone has had a turn, figure out which pair of lips are closest to the grooms lips (this is why we have them put their name on the lips). The closest person wins the game.
Game 3: Bridal Shower Word Scramble
This is one of the simplest bridal shower games. You either purchase bridal shower word scramble templates or you can simply make your own. You should have enough word scrambles for each guest. Hand out the word scrambles and then set a timer for 3-5 minutes (depending on how many words there are to unscramble). When the timer goes off whoever has the most correct words unscrambled wins the game. Here are some examples of words that you can use in your bridal shower word scramble:
rtsif encda (first dance)
Game 4: Who Knows the Bride Best?
Supplies: A sheet with 10-20 questions about the bride (one handout per guest)
This game can get pretty fun if you throw in some personal questions about the bride (brides first kiss, favorite feature on groom, etc). The person throwing the bridal shower should have the bride fill out an answer key of all the questions that will be on the questionnaire before the actual shower. When you're ready to play the game just give each guest a handout with the questions about the bride. Give them 5-10 minutes to answer as many questions as they can. When time is up go through each question and let the guests know the correct answer. The guest who got the most questions right is the winner.
Game 5: Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
Supplies: Several large packs of toilet paper
Split the guests up into groups. The size of the teams will vary depending on how many guests are attending. Shoot for no more than 5 groups if possible (each groups will need separate space). Give each group 3-5 rolls of toilet paper (make sure each group has the same amount of toilet paper). Each team needs to choose a person from the group to be the "bride" for this activity. Give the groups 15 minutes to make a wedding dress for their "bride" using nothing but the toilet paper. Once the 15 minutes is up, the real bride will pick which wedding dress is the best and which team wins the game.
Game 6: Who Has the Hunk?
Supplies: Balloons (enough for each guest to have one); small picture printouts of various men; a pin or needle; a small picture of the groom.
To play this game you will need balloons, if you have a theme color (or colors) for the bridal shower, try to get balloons that match the theme colors. You will also need to print out various pictures of men. You can just search images online and print them out on regular printer paper (I'll leave it up to you on what kind of pictures you want to print). Some people print pictures of nerdy men, some print pictures of old men, celebrities, you get the idea. Now, you'll want to fold up the printouts small enough to squeeze into the balloon openings before you blow them up. Just one picture per balloon. Then, blow up the balloons. Make sure you put the picture of the groom in one of the balloons as well. Now, when it comes time to play the game give each guest a balloon. Let the bride take the pin or needle and go from guest to guest popping their balloons and looking at the picture inside. Whoever has the picture of the groom, aka the "hunk", wins the game.
Game 7: Bridal Bingo
Supplies: Bingo Cards (one per guest); bingo chips or markers.
This is another widely known bridal shower game. Before the bride starts opening gifts, give each guest a bingo card. You can either buy a Bridal Bingo kit online or you can simply make your own bingo cards and print them out. Have the guests fill in the bingo spots with gifts that they think the bride will receive (examples include pots & pans, lingerie, towels, dishes, etc.) Make sure each guest also has bingo chips or some way to mark off their bingo card. As the bride opens her gifts the guests will check off the things that they have on their card. The first one to get a bingo wins the game.
Game 8: Gift Timer Game
Supplies: A kitchen timer or other small timer.
This game is very simple. While the bride is opening her gifts the host should set a timer for a random amount of time. When the timer goes off the bride should look at the card of the gift she is currently opening to find out who it is from (if she doesn't already know). That person wins the game. You can reset the timer as many times as you like depending on how many gifts the bride has to open (if she has a lot of gifts you can play this game several times).
Game 9: Guess How Many
Supplies: A nice large jar; Hershey Kisses (or another candy if you choose); small slips of paper; a small container.
This is another easy game. As guests arrive have them look at the jar full of Hershey Kisses and write down their guess as to how many kisses are in the jar. Make sure the guests also write down their name on their slip of paper. Have the guests place their guesses in another small container. When it's close to the end of the shower, the host should go through each guess and find out which guess was closest. The guest who guessed the closest number gets to keep the jar of Hershey Kisses.
Game 10: Marshmallow Madness
Supplies: Several bags of marshmallows (depending on how many guests you have); slips of paper with wedding related words on them (again, vary the amount depending on how many guests you have); a bowl or container for the slips of paper.
Get all of the guests to make a circle and have the bride sit in the middle. Give each guest a few marshmallows to start with. Have the guests put two marshmallow in their mouth to start out and pick a word out of the container. They then have to say the word to the bride and the bride has to guess what word they are saying. Some examples of words that can be used are honeymoon, reception, favors, bouquet, ceremony, and so on. If the bride guesses the wrong word that guest is eliminated. Keep going around the circle. After each complete circle have the guests add another marshmallow in their mouth (making it more difficult to pronounce the words on the paper). Keep going around the circle and adding marshmallows until there is just one person left standing, that person is the winner.
When planning a bridal shower always keep in mind that you can change the games to fit the bride's personality. You can make them more risque or tame them down a bit if necessary. These games are sure to make the bridal shower memorable, and everyone will have a great time playing these fun games!