10 Bridal Shower Games Guests Will Actually Enjoy Playing
Concerned about how your mother-in-law will get along with your whacky Aunt Alice? Not sure what Grandma will chat about with your sorority sisters?
If you’re looking for a bridal shower activity that will have guests hanging out and getting to know each other, we’ve got you covered. Quit worrying about how “basic” shower games are and start playing our top picks!
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1. Wedding Trivia
Come up with a series of questions related to weddings. They can be simple like, “Name a cake flavor,” or difficult like, “Which popular flower is native to Texas?” The first guest who answers scores a point and the guest with the most points wins a prize.
2. Telephone Toast
We love this game idea from Martha Stewart. Similar to the traditional version of telephone that you played as a child, one person starts with a phrase then whispers it to another. In this case, the phrase should be well wishes for the couple.
The person who originates the phrase whispers it to the person next to her until it reaches the bride. See if the phrase is the same or if it’s been altered along the way!
3. Advice for the Happy Couple
Leave notecards out for guests to write advice for the nearlyweds. Towards the end of the shower, read the advice out loud, then compile the cards into a keepsake item for the bride.
4. Two Truths and a Lie
Have each guest share two true things about his or her relationship to the bride or couple, and one lie. The other guests will then have to guess which statement is the lie.
5. The Almost-Newlywed Game
This is a take on the classic Newlywed game. Before the shower, ask the bride’s other half a series of questions about her and record the answers. During the shower, ask the bride the same questions to see how well the couple really knows each other.
Have each guest write one vow from the bride’s perspective on a notecard. Collect the cards and read them out loud in a random order for a funny and creative version of the “I dos.”
Give each guest a piece of paper and a pen, then have them write a wedding term that starts with each letter of the alphabet. (For example, A is for altar, B is for buttercream) Give the guests about 5 minutes to complete the task, and the one with the most terms wins.
8. Bridal Trivia
Ask guests a series of questions about the bride, the couple, and their love story. Give points for correct answers and reward the guest with the most points when it’s done.
9. Memory Lane
As guests arrive, have them write an anonymous memory with the bride on a piece of paper. Once you’ve collected them all, read aloud and have the bride guess which memory each guest wrote.
10. Wedding Catch Phrase
Similar to traditional Catch Phrase, this game involves one team member giving clues to another to see if they can guess a keyword. Download and print these cards from DIY Network before playing.
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