Bridal showers are incredibly fun and come with games that are hilarious to play. Usually, the bride’s bridesmaids, maid of honor and best friends are designated to plan this party for her and more often than not, these people would have a hard time breaking the ice by the time everyone is settled in at the party.
Sure, you may have prepared all of the party packages essential to the party such as the food and wine, but all these would be for naught if you cannot get your guests to talk to each other. This is precisely why shower games are useful—to help you break the ice. Below is a list of suggested games that you can take advantage of on the next planned bridal shower. Some of them are a bit clichéd, but can be rest assured that these games are not only fun and interesting to play but classy as well.
1.) Bridal Shower Bingo
The mechanics are fairly simple in this game as it is similar to your traditional bingo except that the pieces are wedding themed. To prepare for this game, you need to create bingo cards but instead of writing the word BINGO, write the word BRIDE along the top margin. Instead of having numbers below it, list facts relevant to the bride-to-be inside each square. To play it, all you would simply have to follow traditional bingo rules. The first guest to mark off a line or black out their card wins a prize.
2.) Recipe for Love
Prepare a set of wooden spoons and pass out one to each of the guests. Have them write their words of wisdom for the bride or any advice for her married life soon, but do not ask them to sign it. Collect all of the spoons and have the bride read them aloud; this is the fun part as there are bound to be some unorthodox and hilarious pieces of advice among the bunch. Ask the bride to choose her favorite and whoever issued that advice gets a prize.
3.) Purse Raid
Something similar to a scavenger hunt using each of the guests’ purses or bags. To prepare, before the party begins, create a list of some customary and standard items one may have in their purse such as phones, credit cards keys and work your way up to more random or risqué objects (an erotic novel, dog treats, etc.). The host will then call out the items as listed and the first guest who can pull that object from their purse wins a small prize.
4.) Pass the Love Story
In this game, each of the guests can get a chance to have their own version or exaggerate the story of how the couple met and fell in love. This game is easy to play as all it would require is a pen and paper. The game starts with the host writing a line at the top of the piece of paper about how the couple met such as “Diana and Declan met at a coffee shop”. The host would then proceed to pass this piece of paper to the next player who would write another line to follow that one. Once done, the player would only need to fold the paper so that only their line would be visible to the next player. After everyone is done, the bride-to-be should have the honor of reading out loud the masterpiece her guests have created in her honor.
5.) Two Truths and Lie
This game is fairly straightforward as all of your guests would only need to prepare three statements, two of them true while one is not. Let each guest introduce herself and tell at least three experiences she had with the bride with one being a lie. The person who correctly picks out the lie gets a point. The guest with most points wins.