14 Bridal Shower Games That Don't Suck
Sometimes, it can feel like the Maid of Honour has even more responsibilities than the bride. Okay, maybe we're exaggerating a tad, but from being your bestie's go-to gal, to being the leader of the bridesmaid troops, there are plenty of tasks and responsibilities for the MoH to look after in order to ensure the wedding is everything the bride has dreamed of (read: pinned on Pinterest).
And, because one of the most major (and somewhat daunting) tasks is to throw the bride-to-be the most perfect bridal shower, we're doing some of the work for you and rounding up the top games and activities. From quizzes to a little round of romantic comedy-themed charades, we have everything you need to ensure your guests have fun, and the bride is the centre of attention.
Guess how many kisses are in the jarThis is a great low-barrier-to-entry game that ensures most (if not all) bridal shower guests can participate in, even if they don’t know the bride all that well, or if their celeb trivia isn’t up-to-date. The idea is as simple as it sounds: fill a jar with Kisses chocolates, and have each guest write down how many kisses they believe are in the jar using the provided guess cards, trying to be as precise as possible. The guest who guesses the total number of kisses (or is closest to the correct answer) wins. And if you’re looking for a soundtrack for your shower (or Big Day), here are the top wedding songs for 2019.
How Many Kisses for the soon to be mrs, DaintyDoePrintables $4.41.
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Bridal over / under gameThis game appeals to anybody who’s played the over-under format in sports and games. The idea is that guests guess whether the correct answer is over, under, or the exact number of each statement. Simple enough, and one way to acquaint your guests with the specifics of your wedding.
Bridal Over Under Game, HeyLovelyCo, $5.27.
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Would she ratherAnother way to have guests get to know the bride a bit better is to play a new twist to an old favourite: Bride Would She Rather game. Have guests put down whether they think the bride would rather get up early or sleep in, does she prefer chick flicks or action movies, and other similarly toned questions that give some insight into who the bride is. If your bride-friend is more the low-key type, perhaps she’d rather pull off a secret wedding like a celebrity.
Would She Rather Game, HeraPrintables, $3.88.
Guess the DressFor a smaller gathering, you may want to tap into your guests’ artistic side. With this activity, you have guests do their best to guess and sketch out what sort of dress the bride will wear; fit-and-flare, ball gown, pantsuit? Then award the guest who’s either most creative (if the bride prefers to stay mum on the details), or do recognize if somebody is close to the real deal.
Guess the Dress Bridal Shower Game, AspenWoodsPaperie, $5.46.
How Old's the Bride?Gather about a dozen photographs of the bride at various ages. Display them on a board at a table, and have guests write down how old they believe the bride is in each picture. Whoever guesses the most ages correctly, wins a prize.
How Old Was the Bride to Be, Gold Glitter Bridal Shower Printable Game, $6.
The Bride's Photo AlbumAsk each guest to bring 1-3 photos of themselves with the bride. As each guest arrives, have them slip their pictures in a photo album, and write a caption for each photo with a fond memory from the event.
Ivory Black and Gold Bridal Shower Scrapbook Photo Album, $39.
True or False?Come up with a true or false quiz about the soon-to-wed couple’s love story. Have the host read the questions out loud, and guests can try to recognize which facts were made up. The guest who identifies the most tall tales accurately, wins.
He Said She Said Bridal Shower Printable Game - Rustic, $5.
MemoryAs soon as all the guests have arrived at the shower, have your bride share her “love story.” An hour or two into the party, have the host ask guests questions about the story to see who can remember. Whoever is the first to answer each question correctly, wins.
Wedding Love Story Chalkboard, $23.
RomCom CharadesBefore the shower, prepare labeled note cards with the titles of classic romantic comedy films, like When Harry Met Sally, My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Notebook. Then at the party, divvy the group into two teams, have a player pick a card from the pile, and silently act out a popular scene from the film, while members of their team try to guess the film in under three minutes.
All About the Bride QuizWrite up a multiple-choice quiz with trivia questions about the bride, such as: What’s her go-to cereal? Or, where did she get her first job? Read the questions out loud, and have each guest write their answer on a piece of paper. Answer the most questions correctly? You win!
Printable Mint Gold Bridal Shower How Well Do You Know the Bride To Be Game, $5.
Bridal Shower BingoCreate bingo cards replacing the word BINGO with BRIDE along the top. Instead of listing random numbers on the card, opt for fun facts about the soon-to-wed couple, such as the city they met in, the name of their cat, where they work, etc. To play, follow the traditional Bingo rules: the first guest who marks off a line, wins.
Bridal Shower Bingo Game, $7.
The Newlywed GamePrior to the shower, interview the bride and groom separately with questions about each other as well as their relationship, and record it so you can play the tape at the party. Great questions include: Where was your first kiss? Or, what would your fiancé say is your most annoying habit?
At the party, put the bride in the hot seat and ask questions about the other half to see if she can answer them correctly. After each question is answered, play the recording of the fiancé answering the same question, for the full effect.
Editable The Newlywed Game Bridal Shower Game, $9.
Words of WisdomSlip a pretty blank card into the shower invitation and ask guests to write down their marriage advice, a poem, recipe or funny story. At the party, have guests hand in their cards and read them out loud for everyone to guess who gave which words of wisdom. At the end, the host can compile the cards and turn them into a scrapbook for the bride.
Words of Wisdom Cards, $8.
The Handbag RaidCreate a list of the typical items you have in your handbag (cell phone, keys, lipstick), and work your way up to random, funny items (snacks, articles of clothing, condoms). Have the host call out the items on the list, and the first person to retrieve the item gets a prize. The catch? The more uncommon the item, the better the prize.
Rustic What's In Your Purse Game, $5.