Fancy tea cakes, pretty lingerie gifts and…toilet paper? There are those classic bridal shower games, and some cheesy ones as well, that you are bound to see at every shower. As you plan your event, consider games that you know the bride to be, and guests, would actually enjoy playing! We’ve compiled a list here of a few games that could be very entertaining.
Ring Game: Each guest is given a plastic engagement ring as they arrive to the party. The purpose of the game is to not get caught either saying a word, or doing a certain action. Banned words can include anything wedding related, and actions could be crossing your legs. If one guest catches another guest saying or doing these things, they take that person’s ring. The guest who collects the most rings by the end of the party, wins.
How Well Do You Know the Bride: Come up with list of trivia questions and fun facts about the bride. Give the guests paper and pens to answer the questions and have the bride answer the questions after. The guest who answers the most correctly wins.
How Well Does the Bride Know the Groom: Come up with a list of trivia questions about the groom, including his pet peeves and things from his childhood and have him answer them before the shower. The bride must answer each question, and for each question that she answers incorrectly, one of the guests is allowed to ask her a “truth” or “dare.”
Find Your Mate: Make a list of well-known romantic couples from history, or famous celebrity couples, and write down the names on name tags. Put a name tag on each guests’ back so they can not see it. All the guests ask each other questions about their identity, and once they figure out who they are, they must find their other half.
Toilet Paper Wedding Gown: Have guests get into teams of three or four. The task it to create a stylish wedding dress using only 3 rolls of toilet paper in 20 minutes. The teams must then model their dresses and explain the design concept and the bride chooses her favorite.
Analogies: One guest starts thinking of one of the other guests and keeps her choice a secret. The other guests must guess who the mystery person is by asking questions about the individual in the form of analogies. Examples of questions would be, “If she were a cocktail, what type would she be?” or “If she were a dessert, what type would she be?” and so on until someone is able to guess the person correctly.
Two Truths and a Lie: Each guest tells three things about herself; two of them are truths and the third is a lie. The other guests must guess which statement is false.
Notes of Advice: Have a box and blank note cards on a table for guests to write notes of advice, wisdom, and wishes for the bride to be. Put all the notes in the box and give to the bride to open and read right before her wedding day.