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When planning a bridal shower, the task of coming up with fun and entertaining games is no small feat. After all, you want your guests to enjoy themselves but you don’t want to burden them with games that bring about test anxiety. Luckily, there are plenty of games that are truly fun and sure to be a hit at your wedding shower. Save time thinking about it and choose from these 40 bridal shower games that are sure to please.
Most of these popular games only require paper and a pencil and others will need a preprinted form that can easily be put together. Other festivities, like wedding ring toss or “The Price is Right” game will require a little shopping. All in all the shower games are easy to put together and most are very inexpensive. The more expensive games double as a gift.
1. Find The Bridal Shower Guest
Since there’s a good chance that not all guests know each other, a good way to start the bridal shower is with a little ice breaker game. For this game, make a scavenger list. Include things like “married the longest,” “traveled the furthest,” or “wearing a flowered blouse.”
Next, guests will mingle and ask questions to see who meets the criteria and write that person’s name down. Whoever gets the most correct is the winner.
2. Fact Or Fiction?
Another great ice breaker game is this fun game of fact or fiction. With everyone sitting, go around the room and let each guest introduce themself and give three experiences they have had with the bride. Two will be true and one will be a lie. Guests must determine which one is the lie. This is good for a lot of laughs!
3. Would She Rather Bridal Shower Game
Challenge your guests on how well they really know the bride. Start by making a list with two columns for would the bride rather do this or that. (If you know some funny quirks of the bride, make sure to add those!) Next, have the bride check which options she would prefer and then have the guests guess what she chose.
4. Bridal Shower Bingo
This game is similar to traditional Bingo except how the cards are made. Instead of the word Bingo in the middle, replace the word with Bride. All the other squares will be empty. Then, have each guest fill in their card with gifts that they think the bride will receive. When it’s time to open gifts, guests can mark off any that are on their Bingo card. Like regular Bingo, whoever gets a straight line complete first is the winner.
5. The Newlywed Game
Like the newlywed game show, challenge the bride to see how well she really knows her future husband. Before the bridal shower, interview the groom to be asking a variety of questions about himself.
At the shower, ask the bride those same questions to see how many she answers correctly. This is a fun spectator game for guests to enjoy between more active games.
6. Wedding Word Scramble
An easy game to prepare is a wedding word scramble. Just make a list of common wedding words and then scramble them up. Guests will have fun unscrambling the words while you are working on getting the shower food ready!
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7. Musical Bouquet
Everyone remembers the childhood games of musical chairs and hot potato. This game combines the two for a fun wedding-style game.
To play the game, guests will sit in a large circle. When music is played, they pass around the bouquet until the music stops. Whoever has the bouquet at the time is out. The person left sitting is the winner.
8. Toilet Paper Bridal Dress Up
Here’s a hilarious game to get guests up and moving and the bride-to-be relaxing. Simply divide your guests into teams of around four or five people. The size of your shower will determine how many teams you want to do.
Each team will pick one person to be a model for a toilet paper dress and the remaining team members will create the dress. Using only rolls of toilet paper, the team wraps the model in the most stylish way possible. Make sure to give a time limit for creating the dresses.
Once everyone is done, the bride gets to pick her favorite dress.
9. Wedding Vow Mad Libs
Mad Libs is a hilarious game that you can do with traditional wedding vows. All you have to do is take the traditional wedding vows and leave several of the words out and replace them with a blank line. Label each blank line with a noun, verb or adjective. You will only need to make one copy, which will be yours.
Take your copy, with the blank lines, and go around the room asking for a noun, verb or adjective depending on the label of the blank line. Do not read out loud as you go. The guests can’t know why they are being asked for words. Simply ask them for the first word that comes to mind.
When all of the blanks are filled in, have the bride to be read aloud her new wedding vows.
10. Wedding Ring Thief
This one is a classic bridal shower game that lasts throughout the entire shower. All you have to do is buy enough plastic rings for each guest to wear. During the shower, if anyone says the words wedding or bride, another guest can steal the ring. Whoever ends the shower with the most rings is the winner.
11. Lingerie Gift Game
For those who are throwing a lingerie bridal shower, this game is a must. Each guest brings an unwrapped gift of lingerie. The lingerie is all laid out on a table for the bride to look at and determine who it is from. Will the lingerie match the personality of the giver? Maybe not!
12. Guess The Bridal Couple’s Ages
Really get to know the bride and groom with this fun guessing game. Before the shower, gather photos of both the bride and groom at various ages. Tape these photos onto a board and let everyone guess the ages that the photos were taken. It’s a fun way to see childhood photos of the future Mr. and Mrs.
13. Test Your Wedding Etiquette
This wedding shower game is similar to the popular game Apples To Apples. What you need to do is write out some nightmarish wedding scenarios. Let the bride read the scenario and then each guest will respond, in writing, with how they would handle the situation. The bride then chooses the answer from a pile that she likes best. Whoever gets the most chosen answers is the winner.
14. Wedding Ring Toss
You may be familiar with a ring toss game. To give it a fun wedding twist, use about six full champagne bottles for the rings to be tossed onto. Line them up in a triangle pattern. Then, use plastic rings from a regular ring toss game but paint them metallic gold. Whoever can ring the most bottles wins. When the game is over, open some up to have mimosas and send the rest home with the bride.
15. Name That Romantic Tune
Play snippets of popular love songs and have guests write down the name of the song they think it is. Maybe let the bride provide you with her favorite wedding songs.
16. The Price Is Right Wedding Shower Game
This is a game and a bridal gift at the same time. Purchase small household items that every new bride will need. Hold each item up, one at a time, and let your guests guess the price of each item.
17. Date Night Ideas
For a less structured game idea, simply set out slips of paper for each guest to write down a fun date night idea. For a little something blue, collect the ideas in a blue glass mason jar to give to the bride. Let the bride read each of the ideas out loud for a few giggles.
18. Name That Spice
This game can double as another helpful gift or you can use a small sample of spices that you already have on hand. Place the sample of each spice in a small plastic cup. Then, number the cups. Guests will get a sheet of paper with numbered lines that correspond with the number on each cup. Have them write down what spice they think is in the jar. Whoever guesses the most, wins.
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19. Recipe For A Good Marriage
Here is a fun little activity to have guests do before even coming to the bridal shower. Have each person write out their favorite recipe on a recipe or an index card. On the back of the card, have them write out a tip for a good marriage. Collect the cards as the guests arrive and put them in a pretty recipe box to give to the bride.
20. Romantic Movie Quotes Quiz
Write out a list of popular romantic movie quotes and let shower guests fill in the movie that the quote is from.
21. Purse Scavenger Hunt
Have the guests grab their purses for this fun game! Make a list of some common and some crazy items that might be found in a purse. Then, read off the items on your list one by one to see who has the item in their purse. Whoever has the most items wins.
22. He Said She Said
Before the wedding shower, ask both the bride and groom a variety of questions. At the shower, share the answer with the group. An example would be, “I am the better cook.” Have each person write down whether they think the bride or groom gave the answer.
23. Guess How Many Kisses
Set a jar of Hershey’s kisses on a table and let guests try to guess how many kisses are in the jar. The winner gets to take the candy home.
24. Sweet Match
Match a type of candy bar with the appropriate clue.
Examples of clues with answers:
- flower girl and ring bearer – junior mints
- groomsmen – three musketeers
- wedding ring – ring pop
- the groom – mr. goodbar
- wedding night – skor
- father of the bride – sugar daddy
- the bride – hot tamales
- 9 months after the honeymoon – baby ruth
25. Pass The Love Story
Start the game by writing a statement about how the bride and groom met. Then, pass the paper to one of the guests who will continue the love story with another fun sentence. Before passing the paper on to the next person, the first guest must fold over the paper so that only her statement shows. Each guest in turn will continue the story and fold the paper before passing. At the end, the bride will unfold the entire paper and read the love story out loud.
Related: 100 Quotes on Marriage, Wedding and Love
26. Memory Game
This memory game might be fun to do after the pass the love story game. The bride will tell their real love story. Have her include lots of fun little details. Then, move onto something else like eating or the opening of gifts. At the end of the shower, ask the guests questions about the love story to see how much they remembered. Whoever remembers the most is the winner.
27. Save The Date
This is another game that will take a little prep work before the shower. Ask the bride to give you several dates that are important to her like first date, proposal date, date of wedding or first kiss. Then create two columns of lists. On the left, write down the special occasions and on the right the dates—but not in the right order. At the shower, have the guests match the date with the occasion.
28. Pin The Corsage On The Groom
You will need a large print of a photo of the groom. Or, you can just draw the groom on a large piece of paper. Hang the print or drawing on the wall and have blindfolded guests try to pin the corsage in the proper area of the groom.
29. Signature Cocktail Competition
Have each guest write out a description and recipe for the wedding signature cocktail. The bride gets to choose her favorite idea.
30. Make A Bouquet Wedding Shower Activity
Break up your group into small teams. Give each team a bag of random objects. Each bag should be unique but all should include a paper plate, tissue paper, and tape. Give the teams a set time limit to create their bouquet. Let the bride vote on the winner. At the end, these can be given to the bride to use at the wedding rehearsal.
31. Put A Ring On It
You will need chopsticks and Lifesavers candy for this hilarious game. Each guest will have a turn using a chopstick to ring as many Lifesavers as she can. The trick – the chopstick needs to be held with the mouth!
32. Garter Toss
Using inexpensive party favor garters, have each guess try to fling the garter into a bucket. Whoever makes it is the winner. If several are successful, the winners will play another round until there is only one left. You may need to make it more challenging if the same players keep winning. Just continue to move the bucket further away.
33. Receiving Line
This game could get a little messy! Divide your guests into two teams. Have a bowl of rice for each team at one end of the room and a smaller container like a mason jar at the other end. Each team will line up between the bowl and the jar. Using only their hands, the first guest in each of the lines will grab a handful of rice. She will then pass it to the next person and that will continue down the line. The last person in line will pour the rice from her hands into the mason jar. Whichever team gets the most rice in the jar wins.
34. She Said What?
Designate one person to write down everything the bride-to-be says when she is opening her gifts. Things like “I love it”, “Yes!” and “It’s so cute!” may be some of the things said. When gift opening is done, read what her words were in the context of what she will be saying on her wedding night.
Related: 50 Unique Wedding Gifts
35. Telephone Toast
The game of telephone is always good for some laughs. In this wedding version, the first person will whisper a toast to the bride and groom to the first person in line. Each person will continue to whisper what they think they heard to the next person. The last person will say out loud the end version of the toast.
36. Wedding Crashers
Stack plastic champagne glasses on one side of the room. Each guest gets a chance to throw a ping pong ball at the stack to see home many they can knock down.
37. Something Blue
Something blue is a bridal shower game of search and find. Before the shower, hide objects of blue around the room. Some ideas are plastic rings, buttons or ribbon. Throughout the shower, have guests on a search to find the most hidden blue objects.
38. Name That Cake
Write down clues to the name of a cake and have guests try to come up with the type of cake. For instance, a clue could be a rabbit’s favorite food and the answer would be carrot cake.
39. Wedding ABCs
Have guests write out a wedding term or item for each letter of the alphabet. For instance, A could be “altar” and B could be “bride.” Whoever comes up with the most unique terms is the winner. When two or more people have the same idea, that term is not counted. The key is to be as unique as possible.
40. What Was She Wearing?
Another game that tests the memory! Have the bride announce that she is leaving the room for a minute. While the guests are waiting for her to return, have them write down what she was wearing. Everyone should be as detailed as possible and include things such as types of jewelry or shoes. Whoever gets the most details correct is the winner.
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