With all of the planning involved in a wedding-the catering, making the bridal invitation list, planning the flowers-a bride to be may well find that writing bridal shower invites and the shower itself are the most freedom and fun she will have in the days leading up to her wedding. For a fun shower, games that the bride and guest will enjoy are important, but they can be easy, too. For example, placing an envelope under one chair at random can be used to award prizes such as the table centerpiece.
A frequently enjoyed variety of bridal shower games involves wordplay. A popular diversion is called “Finish the Phrase.” It uses well known terms, phrases, and sayings, sometimes something particularly appropriate to a wedding or to the party guests. One might start with “Too many cooks” and then wait for someone to respond “spoil the broth.” Give a prize to the person who wins the most rounds.
Enjoy putting the bride-to-be on the spot with a round of “Do You Really Know Your Future Hubby?” Before the shower, ask the groom 15-20 questions. They can be simple ones that concern his food or sports preferences, or they can be risque ones like “What do you sleep in?” For each one she gets wrong, the bride-to-be must start chewing on another piece of gum. If she doesn’t know her guy well enough, she could end up with quite a mouthful!
Very famous bridal shower games are the clothes pin games. Everybody gets a few clothes pins and whenever a word is used that is often said a a bridal shower, such as wedding, bride or groom, a pin is removed from the lady who said the word to the one who caught her. Who has most pins at the end, wins.
If you have a very active group that knows most everyone else, then “Rate the Advice” may be a good choice. Have everyone anonymously write down advice about any aspect of the wedding, wedding night, or married life. Have everyone rank each piece of advice on a 1-10 scale, and tally them up. Awards could be given to both the highest ranked woman, and the lowest if you want to include more prizes.
Bridal shower games are meant to enhance the fun atmosphere of the shower. There are ice breaker games for the start of the shower so people can get to know one another. There are also closing games, such as recording advice for the future bride and groom. No matter how simple or complex, if the game makes people laugh and have fun, then it is a success.