Your friend or sister is lined up to get married and it's a must that you throw her the Best Bridal Shower to welcome her to the life of a wedded couple. Of course, a bridal shower will never be complete without games to liven up the party. Games can be quite cliché but you'd rather have the guest of honor playing around and having fun rather than just simply having drinks and spend the evening in a dull soiree.
Here are things to remember before you start the games:
Here are some fun games made for different types of bridal showers:
Co-ed or Mixed Bachelor and Bridal Shower Game
Gist: Getting the groom and bride's peers to know and mingle
What's Needed: Pen and small pieces of paper
How: Get an equal number of men and women to participate. Let the women write their names on pieces of paper and get the men to pick out a paper with the women's names as their partner. Fill a jar with themes (how we met, our first argument, our first baby when we grow old together) and have the pair pick out a theme and do their best interpretation of the couple in these situations. The best or the most interesting couple's roast of each of these events would be the winners.
Bridal Shower Game for all types of Casual Bridal Showers
Gist: Jenga played by pairs
What's Needed: Jenga, something to tie hands with
How: Tie a couple or a pair's hands together with their palms facing each other while playing Jenga. This is a great game for smaller groups.
Bridal Shower Game for Large Groups
Gist: See who knows the couple best
What's Needed: Interview the bride and the groom and make a series of questions like where did they meet, when did they meet, etc. Set up four areas and label them A, B, C, and D.
How: This is a game show type of bridal shower game. Ask a question with four choices (A, B, C, and D). Give the crowd 5 seconds to run to the right answer. Those who get the answers wrong are eliminated. The last one standing is the winner.
Two Truths, One Lie
Bridal Shower Game for Small Groups
What's Needed: No requirements needed
How: Get the group together and get them to tell two truths and one lie in relation to the guest of honor. The one with the most right answers is obviously the winner.
Bridal or Couple's Timeline
What's Needed: Print out pictures of the bride or the bride with the groom in important events of their lives and relationship.
How: Divide the guests into two teams (if it's a small group) and more (if it's a large group). Scatter the photos around the venue and just give them a clue as to how many there are and where they can be found. Once the group finds the pictures, have them arrange the photos in order by date.
Celebrity House Wives
Gist: Let the guests mingle with each other
What's Needed: Write names of celebrity wives in cards.
How: As guests enter, pin a card behind their back and have the guests guess which celebrity it is by asking the rest of the guests for clues like 'Angelina Jolie' and giving out clues like 'once married to Brad Pitt'.
Bridal Scavenger Hunt
Gist: Scavenger Hunt related to the couple
What's Needed: Prepare trinket's related to each couple
How: How: Get about 7-10 items that are closely related to the couple like a snowflake cut-out to signify that they met during winter. Write clues about where to find one item and another clue attached to the item to point to the next couple's trinket. It's a real scavenger's hunt totally revolving around the couple's relationship. The last hunt is actually the prize.
Let's Make a Baby
Gist: Visualize what the couple's first baby would look like
What's Needed: Print Various pictures of the bride and groom in different stages of their lives (when the bride or groom is 5 years old or when they were teens).
How: Group the guests into three or four and have a contest as to which group can make the best-looking baby. The guest of honor will be the one to judge.
He Said, She Said
Gist: Just for the fun of it
What's Needed: Write down different situations and give out cards for the guests to fill up.
How: Let the guests know what the situations are like: 'What would the groom say if the bride is about to give birth?' Let them write down what the groom might say. Put all the papers into a bowl and randomly pick out a situation, let the guests read out the first thing that's on their list. The funnier the written comments are the better.
Jar of Hearts
Greatest Bridal Shower Game of all time
Gist: To Show how much the couple means to the guests
What's Needed: You can get a bucket list or a pretty jar and blank notes.
How: As the guests enter, have them fill up a note with wedding wishes for the bride and her groom and put it back in the jar. Before the party ends or while everyone is eating, have each guest step up to the podium and let them pick out a note or a card and read it out loud. It's a great way of showing love to the bride and the groom no matter who the card comes from.
Tweaked Purse Raid
Fun Large Group Bridal Shower Game
What's Needed: Divide the guests into three or four groups.
How: Instead of identifying which item they have to bring in front, say a description and the team will decide who will represent the team. When a representative is already in front, then that's when you say what item you need. Example: 'Bring someone with the longest!' The team will decide whether they should choose someone with the longest hair or the longest pair of legs. Once a representative for each team is ready, then complete the description, 'Bring someone with the longest nails'! And only the ones in front with the longest nails win it for the team. The more outrageous the descriptions are, the more fun it would be for everyone.
Bridal Showers are filled with people on both the bride and the groom’s side and most may actually not know each other. Although a game is not required, it's a great way of letting the guests mingle and it’s also a great ice breaker.