"Bingo Cards" with five squares across and five squares down
for a total of 25 empty squares. Mark the center square as a
"free space". Once the guests arrive have them write
down a gift in each square that they think the bride-to-be will
receive. As she is opening her gifts the guests get to mark off
any square with the correct gift in it. The first person to get
five in a row - horizontally, vertically or diagonally - shouts
"BINGO" and wins a prize.
"Bingo Cards" as described above, only place a different
guest's name in each box, making each card different. Go around
the room and allow each guest to pick one name on their card to say
something nice about. Each guest gets to mark that person's name
off their card and the first person to shout "BINGO" wins.
guest get a blank sheet of paper, a crayon and a book or
clipboard. Have them place the paper on the book and put the book
on top of their head. Each guest then draws the bride in her
wedding gown with as much detail as possible - veil, jewelry, train,
etc. Give the guests two minutes to finish their drawings.
When finished, pass the pictures around and allow the bride to pick the
best one. Have each guest sign their drawings so the bride-to-be
can keep them for her scrapbook.
is a variation of "Draw The Bride", only the guests draw a
picture of the groom in his underwear. The bride-to-be gets to
pick the best drawing and the artist gets a prize. You could also
give a prize for the worst drawing.
another variation of the above game, ask the guests to draw the bride's
dream house on the top of their heads, and let the bride-to-be pick the
something small and nice to wear in a box such as a necklace, pin or
corsage. With music playing, pass the box around. Tell
everyone that there's something "hot" to wear in the box and
that whoever has the box when the music stops has to wear.
Everyone usually assumes that its lingerie in the box, and the
"loser" is always relieved to find out what is really in
questions and answers to trivia about the groom on separate pieces of
paper. Place them in a hat or a bowl and let guests take turns
selecting a question to ask the bride. Every time she gets a wrong
answer she has to put a gumball (no sticks) in her mouth. This
game can get hilarious if you have quite a few guests and the
bride-to-be has a mouthful of gum by the time you get to the last
about twenty clothes pins on a hanger. Each guest gets a turn to
try and take as many clothes pins off the hanger as they can without
dropping any, using only one hand to hold the hanger and the other hand
to take off the clothes pins. Count how many they got before the
one they dropped and the person who gets the most pins wins.
a list before hand of both common and uncommon things that can be found
in a woman's purse and assign each item a point value. For example
lipstick is 2 points, red lipstick is 4 points, hairbrush is 2 points,
mirror is 3 points, family picture 2 points, stapler is 10 points,
lotion is 5 points, sewing kit is 10 points, etc. Have your guests
put their purses in their laps and start reading down the list.
You can either have each guest keep their own score or assign a
scorekeeper, and the person with the most points wins.
thirty minutes or so into the party have the bride-to-be casually leave
the room then hand each guest a pen and piece of paper. Ask them
to describe everything the bride was wearing in as much detail as they
can remember - earrings, shoes, hose, blouse, watch, etc. Give
them about five minutes to complete their descriptions then bring the
bride back in the room and see whose had the most detail. The best
a large mixing bowl at least half full with rice and mix in about 50 or
more small safety pins. Blindfold each guest and have them try to
pull out as many safety pins as possible within thirty seconds.
The guest who gets the most pins wins. Although it sounds easy,
you'll be surprised how hard it really is!
ten or more different bottled spices and wrap each one so that the label
doesn't show but the lid can be removed. Mark the bottom of each
with a number and make a list of which spice relates to each
number. Pass the spices around to each guest and have write down
their guess of what they think each one is. After everyone has
guessed let them what the spices were and the guest who got the most
right wins a prize. Then give the spices to the bride-to-be to add
to her kitchen.
a list of things associated with brides and weddings and put them on
individual slips of paper then put the slips in a hat or bowl.
Divide the guests into two teams and let one person from each team draw
a word out of the hat then have their team guess what the word is while
they try to draw it. If the team drawing doesn't guess the word,
the other team gets a chance to guess. The teams get a point for
each correct guess and the team with the most points wins.
Playing Our Song
each guest arrives have them write down the name of the song from the
first dance at their wedding along with their name. If the guest
isn't married, have them write down their favorite love song or
"the song" from their current relationship. Later in the
shower read the title of each song out loud and have the guests write
down the person they think the song belongs to. After each title
has been read the guests have had a chance to write down their answers,
read the song titles again along with the person who's song it is.
Give one point for each song the guests got right - the person with the
most points wins.
a pair of knee high stockings and either oven mitts or kitchen gloves
available for each guest. Each guest then tries to put on the knee
highs (over their own socks if they're wearing any) with the oven mitts
on. The first one to finish wins. After the game is over,
the bride-to-be gets to keep the gloves or oven mitts.
each guest a pen and a piece of paper and have them write down the names
of the bride and groom. Give everyone three minutes to write down
things having to do with a wedding or marriage that start with the
letters of the names. When time is up compare everyone's
answers. If guests have the same answers, they don't count.
Each unique answer gets a point and the person with the most points
zip lock bags and fill each one half full with the following:
flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, powdered
sugar, powdered milk, unflavored gelatin and Bisquick. Make a list
of what is in each bag. Allow the guests to look at and feel each
bag without opening them. Have them write down what they think is
in each bag and the person with the most correct answers wins.
a decorative jar with candy - like M&M's or mints. Count how
many candies are in the jar ahead of time and have each of the guests
write down their guess as to the number. The guest with the
closest answer wins the jar of goodies.
The Brand Name
pictures of cleaning, grocery or other household items out of magazines
or newspapers - about 12 to 15 pictures will do. Paste the
pictures on index card and black out the brand names with a magic
marker, then number each card. Pass out numbered sheets of paper
to each guest and pass the cards around the room so everyone can see the
card and write down what they think the brand name is. The guest
with the most correct brand names wins.
What's In The Box
a small box, like a box that wooden matches come in, and fill it with
everyday items like gum, a paper clip, staple, tack, nail, dental floss,
thread, etc. Tell you shower guests how many things are in the box
and have them guess what those things are. Give them five minutes
to write down their answers then open the box. The person with the
most correct answers wins.
the invitations, ask each guest to bring a canned food item to the
shower. Prior to the shower ask the groom to answer some questions
about the bride-to-be such as her favorite color, what was she wearing
on her first date, where they first met, what was he wearing on their
first date, what did they do on their first date, etc. Put the
questions and answers on individual slips of paper and give one to each
guest to ask the bride. If she gets the answer right they give her
the canned food item they brought, if she gets the answer wrong the
guest rips the label off the can before giving it to her.
The Veil On The Bride
to pin the tail on the donkey. Enlarge a photograph of the bride
on a photocopier and tape it to the wall. Draw a veil on a piece
of paper and make photocopies of it then cut out the veils.
Blindfold each guest and give them a veil cutout to "pin" on
the "bride" with a piece of tape. The guest who gets the
best veil position wins.
The Ice Cube
to the bridal shower prepare ice cubes with small items in them like
plastic brides and grooms or other wedding related trinkets. Give
each shower guest a plastic cup with one of the ice cubes in it and
explain to them that they can't take the ice cube out of the cup or
touch it with their hands. They can use their hands or other body
parts to warm the cup and the first to melt the cube wins. The ice
cubes take about 10 to 15 minutes to melt which will give you time to
serve food or give the guests time to mingle when they first arrive.
Price Is Right
to the bridal shower the hostess purchases approximately five to ten
household items such as cleaning products, toilet paper, and coffee and
makes a note of the price of each item. Each item is presented at
the shower for the guests to guess the price. Select three guests
to guess the price of each item and the guest who gets closest to the
actual price without going over wins. Give each winning guest the
item as a prize.
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