For Fun Games
out paper plates, toilet tissue and construction paper to each of your
guests and give them tape or glue to stick their "decorations"
to the paper plates. Have each guest create a "bouquet"
using these items and give them two to four minutes to finish. The
bride-to-be should pick her favorite bouquet and the creator wins a
prize. Then have the bride-to-be stand with her back to the guests
and throw the bouquet, the one who catches it is the "next to be
this list of 15 cake
questions, such as "What kind of cake does a mouse like
best?" (cheesecake) and "What kind of cake do you eat for
breakfast?" (pancake) and hand them out to your guests. Give
the players three minutes to complete the list then read them the
answers. The player with the most correct answers wins.
glue or tape five or six small paper or ribbons flowers to a dart
board. Give each of your guests three chances to hit the flowers
with a dart. The guest who hits the most flowers, or comes closest
to hitting a flower, wins the game and "gets married next".
In The Blank
or print, the word "bridal" along the left hand side of a
piece of paper, and the word "shower" along the right hand
side, and make copies for each of your guests. Have your guests
fill in the blank with as long a word as they can think of that begins
with the letter on the left and ends with the letter on the right.
For example, the first word must begin with the letter "b" and
end with the letter "s", such as brides or bouquets.
Give your guests five to ten minutes to complete their list and assign
one point for each word, or two points for each word that actually
pertains to a wedding or shower. The guest with the most points
a variety of cosmetics in bold colors before the shower and ask for
volunteer makeup artists. Blindfold the volunteers and have them
"makeup" the bride. Once finished, be sure to get a
photo to remember this game by! If you have a large number of
guests you could also play this game in groups with one makeup artist
each player in turn and spread cotton balls on the floor in front of
them. Give the player a large spoon or ladle and a large bowl and
give them two minutes to pick up as many cotton balls as possible and
put them into the bowl. Although this game is hard enough since
the players are blindfolded, you could also have them wear oven mitts
while playing if desired. The participant who gets the most cotton
balls into the bowl wins.
the groom-to-be if you can borrow a set of his clothes, including long
sleeved shirt, long pants, socks, shoes, hat and gloves if he has
them. Stuff the clothes with kitchen and household items like
aluminum foil, rolling pin, paper towels, bowls, etc. Try stuffing
the bowls into a pair of pantyhose to make the head. Place the
"groom" so he's sitting in a chair somewhere in the room where
you'll entertain the guests. After a few other games have the
bride-to-be undress the "groom" and let her keep the items
you've used to stuff him with to help stock her kitchen.
is a neat way to hand out door prizes to your bridal shower
attendees. Set a time to go off after about 5-10 minutes while the
bride-to-be is opening her gifts. Give a door prize to the person
who's gift she's opening when the timer goes off. Reset the timer
to off in another 5-10 minutes and repeat the above.
For The Bride
recipe cards in the bridal shower invitations and ask each of your
guests to write their favorite recipe on the card and bring it to the
shower. Put the cards in a basket or bowl as your guests arrive
and at various times throughout the shower have the bride-to-be pull out
a card. Give a door prize to the guest who's card is pulled.
up a gift wrapped box and tell everyone that there's a sexy nighty
inside. Play some music and have all the guests sit around in a
circle and pass the box around until the music stops. Whoever has
possession of the box when the music stops has to wear the contents of
the box. Of course what's inside the box is really a corsage.
In A Box
is a variation of the above game where you let everyone know that
there's a sexy teddy in the box. When the music stops the person
left holding the box gets to open it and finds the teddy bear
inside. Let the winner keep the bear.
enough fortune cookies ready so that each of your guests can have
one. The guests then open their cookies one at a time and read
their fortune, adding "under the sheets" to the end of the
fortune. For example, "all your desires will come true . . .
under the sheets". Give a prize to the most embarrassing
The Bride's Butt
a picture of the bride's face on the wall above a sketch of the rest of
her body. Draw a red heart on her rear end. Have all of your
guest's take a turn putting on red lipstick and a blindfold and then
have them kiss the sketch. The guest who gets closest to the heart
In The Sock?
a bulk package of 4-5 pairs of white athletic socks. Gather or
purchase the same amount (8-10) of things the bride and groom may need
on their honeymoon, such as a corkscrew, condoms, suntan lotion,
etc. Place an item in each sock, tie it closed and pin a number on
it. Give each guest a piece of paper and pen and have them write
down their guess of what is in each sock. The trick is that they
can't use their hands to feel the socks, only their feet. The
guest with the most correct answers wins.
a piece of paper on the floor in the center of your guests and have each
guest take a turn at tracing their handprint on the piece of
paper. The trick is that they can only bend over from the waist,
without bending their knees, to do the tracing. Assign someone to
record what each guest says as they attempt to trace their hand and once
all the guests have taken their turn announce "This is what the
bride is going to say on her wedding night", then read what each
person had to say. This is a hilarious game when the bride hears
that she'll be saying things like "I can't reach that far",
"Ouch this hurts" and so on.
a list with two columns on a piece of paper - on the left side you list
the names of famous or well-known males, and on the right you list their
famous or well-known female counterparts. For example - Ward and
June Cleaver, Gomez and Morticia Adams, Elvis and Priscilla Presley,
Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Bill and Hilary Clinton. Just place the
first name of the male on the left and mix up the female names on the
right. Hand out copies of the list to your guests and them 3-4
minutes to match up the names by drawing a line from the name on the
left to the corresponding name on the right. When time is up, the
guest with the most correct answers wins.
you're setting up the table for your bridal shower, write the bride's
name on the bottom of one paper plate and the groom's name on the bottom
of another. Place the plates back in the stack at random.
After cake, but before everyone throws their plates away, have the
guests check underneath for the winning plates.
a Load Off
a scale in the center of the room where you'll be holding the bridal
shower and play a few other games first to allow the guests to get a
little nervous about it being there. Then ask each of your guests
in turn to weigh their purses and have someone keep track of their
weights. The guest with the heaviest purse wins!
Long Is Your Carrot?
your guests stand in a circle and hand one of them the longest carrot
you can find. Ask your guest to place the carrot between their
knees and pass it to the next guest who will grab it using only their
knees. Keep passing the carrot until someone drops then cut off
about an inch from one end. Continue passing and cutting it is so
short it can't be passed anymore. The person who had the carrot
last without dropping it is the winner.
all of your bridal shower guests sit in a circle and fill the middle of
the circle with inflated balloons. Start a timer with say five
minutes on it and have the bride-to-be, mother of the bride, and mother
of groom race to see who can pop the most balloons in the time allotted
by sitting on them.
us to share your favorite bridal shower games!