The bridal shower is an exciting time to set wedding planning aside for the day and focus on the fun stuff—you and the people you love! Bridal shower games are a fun and easy way to celebrate the happy couple and help your friends and family get to know one another. Check out this guide to our absolute favorite bridal shower games that’ll get everyone laughing and having a great time!
THE PURSE GAME
Create a list of the typical things you would have in your purse and work your way up to more random or obscure items! The host calls out the items on the list and the first guest to pull the object from their purse wins a small prize. Here are some fun prizes that are perfectly on-theme: fun keychains, colorful pens, playful pouches, and lip gloss.
COUPLE’S TRIVIA (“THE NEWLYWED GAME”)
Before the shower, one partner is asked a variety of questions like “Where did you propose?” and “How old were you when you met?” These same questions will be asked to the other partner at the shower. As they answer (and hopefully answer correctly!), they win a prize! For every incorrect answer, they chew a piece of gum!
Using blank bingo sheets, guests will fill in their own sheet with things they think will be given as a gift. Things like kitchen towels, china, serving utensils, etc. When the time comes for the bride to open her gifts, guests try to get a “Bride” winning Bingo by crossing off the items they wrote on their sheet! We love these floral bridal shower bingo cards with cute diamond ring-shaped markers.
TWO TRUTHS & A LIE
This one is so fun and SO easy—it’s perfect for a diverse group of guests and a great way to get to know one another. Here’s how to play . . . Each guest introduces herself and states three experiences she’s had with the honoree—one of which isn’t true. Then, each person in the group guesses whether it’s a lie or truth. The person(s) who correctly picks out the lie gets a point.
TOILET PAPER DRESS
Creativity, competition, and connection! This game has been around for ages, but it’s still one of our all-time favorites. You’ll start by dividing the guests into teams and selecting a “bride” for each team. The teams will then compete in designing the best toilet paper dress using nothing but toilet paper. When time is up, let the real bride of honor choose the dress she thinks is best.
Plan this game for later in the itinerary, as it will get everyone moving and it’s extra fun after a few mimosas! Just like it sounds, Musical Bouquet is a fun twist on Musical Chairs. Start by having every one form a circle, and then turn their back to the middle of the circle. Have a prepared bouquet ready, or tie together some ribbons for a spontaneous game. Play some party music, and everyone is to pass the bouquet around the circle while the music plays. When the music stops, the person holding the bouquet is eliminated. Keep playing until there’s one woman standing!
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
For more prize ideas, explore this list of inexpensive and fun goodies to gift your party guests.
- Gift Cards
- Bath & Beauty Products
- Scented Candles
- Makeup: Lip Gloss, Nail Polish, Cosmetic Cases
- Beaded Bracelets
Typically, the bridal shower is hosted by the mother of the bride, a bridesmaid, or a group of friends as a gift to you. If you want to be part of the planning process, be sure to speak up early on, or simply lean back and enjoy the ride!