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10 Fun Bridal Shower Game Ideas

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)

This game is very common, and some variation of it is played at almost every bridal shower.

Supplies Needed

  • Novelty fake gemstone rings (available at most party stores)
  • That's it!

How It Works

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

This game is a wedding-themed spinoff of the classic children's game, pin the tail on the donkey.

Supplies Needed

  • A tri-fold board (the kind used for science projects)
  • Enough small kissy lip cutouts for all of your guests (make sure they are about the size of the palm of your hand),
  • A blown-up picture of the groom's face that takes up a large portion of the tri-fold board
  • Double-sided tape
  • A blindfold

How It Works

To put together the board just cut out the picture of the groom's 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 board 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 groom's face. When everyone has had a turn, figure out which pair of lips are closest to the groom's 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 game is simple, easy, and doesn't require you to purchase any supplies (assuming you have access to a computer and printer—most public libraries offer computer and printing services if you do not).

Supplies Needed

  • Computer with word processor
  • Printer
  • Paper

How It Works

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 three to five 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:

  • weoflrs (flowers)
  • esmdaiirdb (bridesmaid)
  • nyomnhoeo (honeymoon)
  • rgnietac (catering)
  • rtsif encda (first dance)
  • myecreon (ceremony)
Who knows the bride best?

Who knows the bride best?

Game 4: Who Knows the Bride Best?

This game is most fun for the individuals who know the bride best, but in the end, everyone will learn something new about her.

Supplies Needed

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Paper (one handout per guest)
  • 10–20 questions about the bride

How It Works

This game can get pretty fun if you throw in some personal questions about the bride (bride's first kiss, favorite feature on groom, etc). The person throwing the bridal shower should have the bride fill out an answer key for 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.

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress

Game 5: Toilet Paper Wedding Dress

This game is fast-paced, competitive, and incredibly silly.

Supplies Needed

  • Several large packs of toilet paper
  • That's it!

How It Works

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 five groups if possible (each group will need separate space to work). Give each group three to five 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?

This game requires some prep, but the end result makes it well worth it.

Supplies Needed

  • Balloons (enough for each guest to have one)
  • Small picture printouts of various men
  • Apin or needle
  • A small picture of the groom

How It Works

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 pictures of various 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, some choose 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

This game is a blast because players must guess what sorts of items other guests are likely to have brought to the shower as gifts.

Supplies Needed

  • Bingo Cards (one per guest)
  • Bingo chips or markers

How It Works

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

This game is a fun and simple way to keep guests engaged while the bride opens her gifts.

Supplies Needed

  • A kitchen timer or other small timer
  • That's it!

How It Works

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 (and the prize). 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).

Guess How Many

Guess How Many

Game 9: Guess How Many

This is another classic guessing game that is played at bridal showers and other parties and events frequently.

Supplies Needed

  • A nice large jar
  • Hershey Kisses (or another candy if you choose)
  • Small slips of paper
  • A small container
  • Pens

How It Works

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

This game is goofy, and it sometimes gets messy, but that's part of what makes it so fun.

Supplies Needed

  • 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

How It Works

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 marshmallows in their mouths 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.

Have Fun!

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 them!

Comments

AllieRenee (author) from New York on August 14, 2012:

Glad you enjoyed it! There are so many games out there for bridal showers, but I thought that these were the ten best games. I have had the chance to play each of these games, and they are great fun at a shower.

Alyssa from York, Pennsylvania on August 13, 2012:

Great ideas, I wish I would have had these before all of the showers I was at this year!

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