Favorite Bridal Shower Games

I'm putting together my cousin's bridal shower and was looking for some game ideas. There's a lot of lame ones out there and I want to avoid those! And would you expect a prize or something for winning a game?
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 3:26 pm
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mrs.julia.gulia
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for the last shower i threw, i went to the dollar store and bought several scented candles. i wrapped them completely in foil (so they can't see the colors), poked a few holes through the top, added another decorative wrapper and threw a ribbon on there. made the guests guess the scents and the ones who got the most right got to divvy up the candles and take them home. simple, easy and everyone enjoyed it! make sure you throw in a couple of not-so-common ones - lots of xmas clearance now at places like Target and Bed/Bath/Beyond. you should be able to pick up some 'mistletoe' or stuff like that :)

HTH!
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm
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A friend of mine had her's in Vegas and they did a scavenger hunt all over the city. They had a list of stuff they had to do...get a doorman to kiss them, give a pair of underwear to a stranger, etc...it was a blast, and each group had to take pics to prove everything on the list.
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 4:50 pm
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What kind of theme are you having? If mine pass the lameness test, you can see the ones I made up for Margaret in my bio. I kinda made my own based on what I saw out there. And I just bought prizes because the other bridal showers I've been to they had prizes. You don't have to go all out though, just something simple like a picture frame or candle is cool.
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 5:42 pm
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I love the team up and make a dress on your model from TP and the bride picks the dress...lol but im big on cheese when it comes to games.also the pass the safty pin...everyone gets a saftypin and when ever someone catchs a person saying a picked word (like wedding) they get to take your saftypin whoever has the most pins at the end wins....and yes a prize is always fun,doesnt matter what it is
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 9:18 pm
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Bridal Shower Bingo can be fun... depends on what the words are, though :) And if you have time to plan it, you can do a "How Well Does the Bride Know the Groom?" kind of game-- you just need to interview the groom beforehand.

Um, famous TV couples for the trivia buffs. The TP Dress game.

Even though it's not a game, remember to save the ribbons + bows from the presents to use as a fake bouquet during the rehearsal.
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 2:10 am
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I totally forgot about the TP dress thing!

Kristen, it's a citrus orange/pink theme. I'll check out the ones on your bio!
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 4:39 am
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At my friend's shower my mom put together a game where everyone got points for having random items in their purse. Normal items were 1 or 2 points, obscure items were more points. (I won, BTW, by getting 25 points for having a small love note from DH in my wallet) Lipstick or a compact was 1 point, a condom or love letter was way more points.

Some of the items I remember were: hair brush, mirror, lotion, barette, safety pin, bobby pin, a key that doesn't open anyhting, a key ring with more than 5 keys on it, sewing kit, toothbrush, dental floss, alarm clock. We added some really oscure items just to see if there were any winners... one woman had a staple remover in her purse.

At my shower we played bridal shower mad libs that was a lot of fun.

Good luck!
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 6:39 am
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Have you ever played Scattergories? I played a really cute baby shower version, but it could also be adapted for a bridal shower. Here are the rules: http://www.ehow.com/how_18711_play-scattergories.html

Coming up with bridal shower categories would be easy - at least for those of us who have planned or are planning a wedding! Dress designers, cake flavors, colors, flowers - the list goes on and on!
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 6:54 am
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A hit game at my bridal shower was "Triva about the Bride" We had questions like:

Where did the Bride & Groom meet?
A. Jail
B. High School
C. Bar
D. Church

You can make it as funny or raunchy as you'd like depending on the guest of course :)
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 10:40 am
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A decor idea I saw and fell in love with was at a baby shower. I recycled the idea for a friends bridal shower last year. I hung a thin rope over a large span, above and slightly behind the gift table. With painted clothes pins, I hung very cute bras, panties, bustiers, and other unmentionables. This makes for very cute decor and doubles as a gift to the bride. You can tailor this idea to any theme. The baby shower had different Onesies. You could even jazz up the clothes pins to coordinate with your theme.

As for games...Bride Trivia seems to be popular. Gifts are always good. It doesn't matter the type, just a little something is nice.
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 11:19 am
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I love the "what's in the purse?" game. We played that at one of my friend's showers and had a blast... I also like the "how well do you know your fiance?" How we have played it is that you have all the answers from the groom, you ask the bride the question and before she answers, the guests have to decide if she will get it right or wrong (when we played each guest got a green and red "fan" to hold up). Whoever gets the most right wins. My MOH and I were discussing games the other day for mine and I know that those were at the top.

As for prizes, I always think it is fun to get a little something. I threw a baby shower for my friend recently and we got little gifts ($5-$7) from Target that were themed for babies. Some suggestions for a wedding would be a book about a wedding (like Something Borrowed), a movie (Father of the Bride), etc. We stayed away from giving scented candles because some people are very paticular or allergic to those and since we were spending the money we wanted to make sure it was something that would be enjoyed, not thrown away. Just a thought.

Good luck!
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm
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with the how well do you know the groom game,at a friend of mine shower we recorded the answers and had him giving them when we hit play on the tv.....lol it was fun because he would be his smart mouth self and when she got them wrong he had already said she would,it was so funny. things like what does he eat on a hot dog.....guess she never got his hot dogs ready :)
Posted on January 18, 2008 at 5:40 am

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