Bridal Shower Games

Take photos during the party and put them in a pre-Wedding album for great memories.

Love Poems:

Write 25 romantic or sexy words on index cards, such as passion, candlelight, roses, chocolate, and so on. On another 25 index cards write some non-romantic images, such as ironing board, wallpaper paste, bikini wax, nose hair, motor oil, and so on. Stack the two piles separately, and distribute paper and pencil. Have each player draw a card from each pile. When everyone has 2 cards, ask them to write a silly love poem using the two words or phrases they have drawn. For example: "Roses are red, they make me hot! Your eyes are sexy, your nose hairs are not!" Have them read their poems aloud one at a time.

TP Dress Design:

Break into groups and choose one person to be the mannequin, and the rest of the team have to design and create a wedding dress using only toilet paper and adhesive. Give a time frame, and then vote for the best-dressed mannequin! Maybe they could walk down the pretend catwalk!

Bride/Groom Trivia:

Test your partygoers' knowledge of the bride and groom to be. I was at a party recently where we played this game and it was really funny. Ask the guests questions like, "Where did the couple go on their first date?" "How did the couple get engaged?", "How did the couple meet?" The person who answers the most questions correctly wins a prize.

TP Mystery Game:

As guests arrive, hold out a roll of toilet paper and ask each guest to tear off whatever length of toilet paper they think they'll need. Don't explain what it's for but you might say something like "We're short of TP tonight, and I wanted everyone to have some before we ran out." At some point in the party gather the guests and measure the bride's bust, hips, leg length, or whatever with the strips of toilet paper. The guest with the closest length of TP wins.

Life Thread:

Pass around a spool of thread, and tell each guest to break off a piece. (Don't tell them what it's for or how much to take.) As soon as everyone has taken a piece of thread, go around the room and have each person talk about themselves as they wrap their piece of string around their finger. They are not allowed to stop talking until the string is completely wrapped around their finger. Be careful that no one inadvertently cuts off her circulation! In the interest of saving your circulation, you can play the same game with toilet paper (for each square you take, you have to tell the group one fact about yourself.) A prize goes to the person who takes the longest string/piece of toilet paper and can give the most facts about herself.

Power Pop:

Give each guest a balloon (already blown up and tied) that contains a strip of paper inside. Have each participant try to use any method that they possibly can to try and pop the balloon. One strip of paper has the bride's name on it, but the rest of the strips say things like "You get nothing", "No prize for you", "Try again", etc. The guest who pops the balloon with the bride's name in it wins a prize!

Spice up the Party:

Have a number of different spices covered up so that you cannot tell which spice you are holding. On the cover of each one there should be a number. Give each guest a piece of paper with identical numbers to the ones on the spices. As each spice is passed around (without its top), everyone has to guess what each spice is and put their guesses next to each number on the paper. Whoever guesses the most correctly wins a prize and the bride gets to keep all the spices!

Crossed Out:

As your guests arrive, give every few people a small gift. (For example, you can give every 4th person a gift (or give out the gifts however you choose). As soon as everyone is sitting, tell the group about the "no crossing" rule. If a person holding a gift is caught crossing her legs, then she must relinquish her gift to the person who catches her crossing her legs. This game should be played for the entire length of the shower. At the end of the shower, everyone who has a gift gets to open it. (If a person who already has a gift catches someone with a gift crossing her legs, she can either trade gifts with that person, or choose a person who is "giftless" to give the extra gift to).

Making Memories:

Break all of your guests into several groups. Supply each group with a photo album page, scissors, and some old magazines. Give each group a topic that pertains to the couple-- dates, honeymoon, future, careers, hobbies, etc. Have each group create a collage that has to do with their topic by cutting pictures out of the magazines. When everyone is finished, put all of the pictures together in the photo album and pass it around. If you want, you can award small prizes for "most creative", "prettiest", "funniest", etc.

Recipe for Happiness:

Give each guest a piece of stationary and have them each write down what they feel is a recipe for a good/happy marriage. When everyone is done, fold the "recipes" in half and place them in a box. Have somebody pull them out one by one and read them out loud. As they are being read, have everyone try to guess who wrote each recipe. There really is no "winner" except for the bride-to-be (if she takes and follows the combined advice).

Word Chain:

Have all of your guests sit in a circle. Have one person start the chain by saying one word that describes a wedding. As you go around the circle, have each person state their new word (could be more than one word) in addition to the words that were spoken by the people preceding them. For example, first person says "veil", second person says "veil, best man", third person says "veil, best man, gifts", and so on.

Purse Treasure Hunt:

Have everyone put their purses on their laps. Yell out an item and the first person who finds it in her purse gets a prize. Start out with easy things and make them crazier as you go on. For example, start with something like a driver's license and finish with something like hand lotion or baby items. Award a prize for the first person to pull each item out of her purse.

Say the Word:

Before the shower begins, make a list of words that have to do with weddings (dress, shower, bouquet, bride, groom, etc.). Write each of these words on a nametag, and as the guests arrive give each of them a nametag. If the guest utters the word on her nametag at any time during the shower, then the person who heard them say the word gets their nametag. At the end of the shower, the person with the most nametags wins a prize.

Sock Guess:

Purchase several pairs of tube socks (at least four). Gather the same number of items that the couple will need on their honeymoon -- sun block/screen, condoms, room key, sunglasses, etc. (If the couple is going to a different kind of place then gather objects that pertain to that place.) Be sure to let the guests know where the couple is going. Place one item in each sock, tie it closed, and pin a number on it. Guests have to feel each sock using their FEET ONLY and try to guess what is in the sock. Write down each guess on a sheet of paper. Whoever guesses the most items correctly wins a prize.

Honeymoon Ramblings:

Give each guest a piece of paper and a marker. Have them put the paper on the floor in front of them. Let them then try to bend over and trace their right hand on the paper. However, they must do this without bending their knees at all! While everyone is attempting to do this, have one person record on a piece of paper what everyone is saying while they are trying to do this. Once everyone is done, announce "This is what (bride's name) is going to say on her wedding night." Then read all of the responses. Some of the responses might include:

· "No way."

· "This really hurts."

· "This is easier than I thought it would be."

· "I can almost reach it."

· Let the bride have the sayings as a keepsake.




I never:

Supply each of your guests with 20 jellybeans (or any candy of your choice). The first person makes a true statement about themselves that begins with the words 'I never' For example, if one person has never cheated on a mate, then she would say "I never cheated on a mate in my life." If the statement (without the "I never") is true for other guests, then they must eat a piece of candy. Everyone should take at least one turn. Keep playing until it is obvious who will end up with the most candy - that's your winner!

Who's Your Mate?:

This game is similar to the Newlywed Game. Have one person from each couple leave the room. The host/hostess tailors some planned questions to the group and to certain couples. The other half of each couple stays in the room and answers questions about their mate/date. They're supposed to answer each question the way they think their mate/date would respond. Have them write each answer down, so that when their partner returns he/she can give their own answer to each question. Assign point values for each question that is a match. Then reverse roles of the couples for the next set of questions. The couple with the most points wins a prize. Make sure the prize is something they can share!

Not Yet Newlywed Game:

Contact the bride and groom before the shower, and ask them both a set of ten to twenty questions: favorite color, first job, favorite musician, where he/she was first kissed, etc. Then have the couples at the shower try and answer how they think the bride and groom would answer. The couple who answers the most questions correctly about the bride and groom-to-be is the winner.

Whose Kiss?:

This is a really funny game! Blindfold the bride, then have each of the males in attendance kiss her on the cheek. Give each guy a number and have the bride-to-be guess which number her hubby-to-be is. Give a bag of Hershey's Kisses to the person she guesses is her husband-to-be.

Sing Along:

Divide the group into teams. In a jar, fold up slips of paper that have different "wedding related" words on them, i.e., bridal, bouquet, chapel, groom, bride, etc. Team #1 gets to draw first. Their mission is to sing a song (at least one line of lyrics) with that word in it. Then it's Team #2's turn. Team #2 must take their word and sing to it. Keep going back and forth until one of the teams gets stumped. Then the other team wins the point.

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