Who said games are just for kids? Wedding shower games can make the wedding shower a fun and memorable event. Unlike the actual wedding, which tends to be a solemn affair, wedding showers are a place for the wedding party and friends to let their hair down and have some fun.
Wedding showers are fashionable at the moment, although they have been around for some time. They can be attended by both men and women, unlike the hen party which is the domain of the female friends of the bride and the stag party for the men. There is also the kitchen tea or bridal shower that is for the bride and her female friends. The kitchen tea is a party where games are played similar to the wedding shower.
If the attendees are a mixed audience it is important not to offend or embarrass with games that are a little risqué. Games can be used as an ice breaker for those who do not know one another. If the people at the party know each other you can use games that are more personal and designed with them in mind.
It is usually up to the bridesmaid, maid of honor, best man or close friends and family to organize the wedding shower. Some of the things that need to be arranged are the choosing of any theme, organizing the food and drink, sending the invites and coming up with a selection of wedding shower games that are appropriate.
It is not always necessary to have games and in some cases may be best left out of the party. Watch the guests for their reaction and have an alternative plan in place if games are not going down well. Most people though, once they have got over their initial inhibitions, will be glad they joined in so be gently encouraging.
Finally, choose interactive games and make sure that the bride and groom remain the stars of the event – everyone should have the chance to socialize with them.