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10 Bridal Shower Games So Fun The Groom Will Want To Come

October 3, 2012 by Pauline Millard
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1. Purse Scavenger Hunt Before the shower, create a list of standard items you might have in your purse, such as a compact, credit cards and keys and work up to more random or risqué objects, such as condoms or dog treats.

The host calls out the items and the first guest to pull the object from their purse wins a small prize. The prizes could be some of the bride's favorite things, such as beauty products or sweets.

Another spin on this game is to guess what's in the bride's purse. First guests make prediction on an official game card, and whoever has the most matches wins.


2. Two Truths And A Lie: Each guest introduces herself and dishes about three experiences she's had with the bride – one of which isn't true. The person who correctly picks out the lie gets points. The guest with the most points get a prize.


3. Etiquette 911: Write a wedding etiquette question on an index card -- the more outrageous the better. Think of some nightmares such as: What do you do if the best man sprays champagne all over the guests? If you accidentally knock into the wedding cake? If you see a guest stealing items from the bathroom basket? Have the bride or whoever is hosting the event collect all the cards and read them aloud.


4. Fill-in-the-Blank Vows: Help the bride and groom write their wedding vows. Circulate two clipboards, one with the header "I (the bride's name) take you (groom's name) and promise to" and the other with the reverse. Give each clipboard to one guest and instruct her to write a vow phrase under the header: "I promise to ... not roll my eyes when you yell at sports on TV".

The first guest folds down the first line so that it's hidden underneath and passes it to the second player to add her sentiment. After both his and her versions have made it through the group, read the vows aloud for all to hear.


5. Bride Datebook: Write each of the twelve months after the wedding on a stack of cards. On the back of each write an idea for an outing with the bride such as, "Meet for brunch" or "Get a manicure." Guests pick a card and writes their name on it. Arrange the cards by month into a booklet, so the bride has a year's worth of dates with all the important women in her life.


6. Bridal Bingo: Bridal Bingo is a simple game to put together, and it can be customized for the event. If it's a traditional shower where the bride will be getting a lot of kitchen and home supplies, you can make a bingo card for items such as "Place Setting" or "Spatula." If it's a lingerie shower, fill the card with word such as "lace" or "red." It will keep guests focused and prevent them from wandering off. You can order a whole bunch of pre-made cards as well.


7. Wedding Date Door Prize: This may be the simplest game of all, since the guests don't really have to do anything. As guests enter, have them write down their birthdays and wedding anniversaries (if applicable). The guest whose date is closest to the wedding date wins a prize.


8. Wedding/Love Trivia Get your guests thinking with trivia that's about love and weddings, and not just the bride and groom. You can buy a pack of questions, or come up with your own. This can be a fun icebreaker game by splitting guests into teams.


9.Take Yarn, Tell a Yarn: As guests arrive, give them the ball of ribbon and scissors and tell them to cut off as much as they think they’ll need, but don't tell them what for. When everyone is seated, go around the room and have each person talk about themselves for as long as it takes to wrap the piece of yarn around a finger. The longer the string, the longer they talk and the more you get to know your guests.


10. Name that Herb: A great idea for kitchen-themed showers. You need aromatic herbs such as basil, thyme and oregano, in numbered paper cups. The containers are then passed around the party as each guest tries to identify the mystery herb. The winner is the guest to correctly match the most unidentified herbs with their proper names.

 

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