Games are a bridal shower tradition. Not only do they liven things up, they get friends and family from both sides to interact.Granted, some games are more fun than others, and we confess to liking those that involve a bit of a challenge. Here are some of our favorites:
Everyone loves bingo, and bridal bingo is even more fun. There are two primary variations on the game: In one version the squares are bridal/wedding related words and themes. For example, honeymoon destinations, wedding ring styles, and different kinds of bridal flowers.The other option is to fill the squares with items from the brides registry. As she opens her gifts, guests can cross out the corresponding item on their cards. You can download wedding bingo card templates or buy them online.
Who Am I?
Guests are given cards or slips of paper and a pen. Each writes out a memory of something that the guest and the bride experienced together. The memories are given to the bride to read out loud, and she gets to guess who wrote the memory.
The Apron Game
Order a big apron for the bride. Before the shower, pin and string a variety of kitchen utensils to the apron. At the shower, ask the bride to put the apron on and then distribute paper and pens to the guests. Have the bride walk slowly through the room so the guests can view the apron. After the bride has exited the room, ask the guests to write down as many of the utensils as they can remember. Whoever remembers the most utensils wins.
Wedding Movie Charades
Put together a list of wedding movie titles, print them on slips of paper, and enjoy a game of wedding movie charades. Set a time limit (3 minutes, max) to keep the game moving along.
What do guests really know about the bride? Type up a bunch of questions about the bride and groom (How did they meet? What are their favorite television shows? What are their favorite activities?) and print out on cute, colorful paper. The guest who gets the most correct answers wins. Having a surprise shower? Get the brides mother, sister, or BFF to help.
Guess Their Ages
Collect at least five photographs of the bride and groom at different stages of their lives (i.e. high school, college, mid-twenties, etc). Get two large pieces of posterboard and post the brides photos to one, the grooms to the other. Number the photos and then invite guests to guess the ages of the bride and groom in each snap. The person who comes the closest wins a prize.
Head over to party store and pick up a bunch of plastic wedding bands that are used to make favors. Hide them around the party room and tell guests to hunt for the rings during the shower. The attendee who finds the most rings wins a prize... such as a set of Enso stackables in fun colors!