(have you voted yet? if not what are you waiting for?)
Have some questions about the bride and or groom ready to be asked and
see how many people "really" there about to be wed friend.
(questions can include things like, how they met, what was the first
job that the bride held... you get the idea)
Find or buy a cute container or bottle and fill it up with candy, or
safety pins, or anything having to do with the wedding or shower. Make
sure you know how many pieces are in it before you seal it up. Pass
the bottle around and have the guests guess how many pieces are in it.
Have them write on a piece of paper with their guess. Who ever is the
Before the shower, purchase several rolls of white toilet paper. At
the party, divide the guests into two or more groups of 3-5 people.
Each group must choose a model for their wedding dress (mothers of the
bride and/or groom work wonderfully). The goal is for each group to
design and fashion a "wedding dress" out of toilet paper.
Accessories are allowed (earrings, bouquets, trains, headpieces, wedding
ring, etc.), but they must all be fashioned out of toilet paper. Once
the groups are finished, the bride must pick the winner of the contest.
This is my favorite bridal shower activity. And brides love this contest
for the wonderful photo-memories it provides.
This one is way fun to play. We play this one at our Christmas Parties.
But it can be just as fun for any party! You will need some floor space
to play this one... get everyone in a circle and place some wrapped
gifts in the center, usually a number less than the number of guests
that arrive. Wrap them in all different size boxes, and colors and pretty
them up with a bow or unique wrapping paper. The gifts should range
from a really cheap joke or an inexpensive (like the anything less then
$1.00 stores) to a few nicer gifts (bath beads, little picture frame
..etc.) Set a timer for about 10 minutes (longer if you have more then
15 guests). Start with the Bride-to-be. Give her a set of dice and tell
her to roll them. If she gets doubles, she picks out a prize in the
center of the circle. Then start passing the dice around the circle.
Anyone that gets doubles may take a prize from the circle. Once all
the prizes from the center are gone (this is where the FUN begins!)
the guests can start to taking gifts from the other guests, when they
roll doubles or "trade" with another guest. Keep passing the
dice around until the timer goes off. Whoever has the gift at the end
gets to keep it! It is funny to see what gift the guests start fighting
over because of the shape/size of the box or even the wrapping paper.
Nine times out of ten the guests end up fighting over that joke gift!
...NOTE... as you may have been able to guess, NONE of the gifts can
be opened until the timer goes off at the end!
Wedding is over.
Tell the guests and bride to pretend the wedding is over and it is the
wedding night. The motel/cruise boat/etc. that the couple is staying
in loses all electricity and the bride must prepare for her wedding
night in complete darkness. Next blindfold the bride and hand her a
suitcase. He must put on everything in the suitcase. Put items in it
such as sunglasses, men's underwear, big bra, work gloves, or anything
else that may bring a laugh. (She puts all this on over her clothes!)
When she is done take a picture ...it's hilarious!
You can use paper or cloth bags, so that the guests are able to feel
the item. Find about 10-15 common items around the house (i.e remote
control, video tape, pen, tooth brush, etc.) and place the items in
each bag. Pass the items around for the guests to feel. They're allowed
to 15-30 seconds to hold the bag, then they must pass to the next guest.
They should have a pen and paper to write down their guesses. The guest
with the most correct answers wins.
Each guest should receive a piece of paper with the following sentences
that need to be completed. Time limit should only be 5 minutes. (to
keep in tune with the times it has been brought to my attention to remind
people that THESE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY! Feel free to change or modify any
of the statements as you deem appropriate)
- A woman's work
- A happy house...
- Behind every great
- A woman's place...
- When the going
- A stitch in time...
- My house is...
- The path of true
- Variety is...
- Every man's home...
- True love...
- Marriages are...
- A watched pot...
- If the shoe fits...
- A penny saved...
- Home is...
- Too many cooks...
- is never done
- is full of laughter
- is a successful
- is in the home.
- the tough get
- saves nine
- your house
- never runs smooth
- the spice of life
- is his castle
- conquers all
- made in heaven
- never boils
- wear it
- is a penny earned
- where the heart
- spoil the broth
Every person is handed a piece of paper, pen and a hard covered book.
They are all instructed to put their names on the paper and then turn
it over and put it on the book. Then they are to all put the books on
their heads (with the clean side of the paper facing upward). They have
to draw what the bride I will look like on her wedding day (making the
drawing as detailed as they can- with a veil, jewelry, a train, etc....
Allow them 2 minutes to finish their drawings. Then they can take the
book off their heads and look at their masterpieces, (It is a crack-up).
Then hand all of the papers to the bride to vote on which one is the
very best. Then turn the paper over to see who had drawn it. The bride
can keep all of the drawings and look at them fondly over the years.
Submitted by:Duane Lee Holden
It sounds super easy but it's not... you'll need: bag of rice, safety
pins and a blind fold : Directions: fill a large mixing bowl half full
with rice (long grain works best) mix in about 50 or so small to medium
safety pins with blind fold on have each person try to grab as many
pins they can in a 30 second time frame. It's amazing how competitive
Prior to the shower, someone contacts the groom and asks him a list
of questions (about 10 or 15) about himself and the "intended"
Be sure that whatever you ask him remains a secret so that the bride
doesn't know ahead of time. Write out each question on a 3x5 index card
and on the back write the grooms answers. Some types of questions can
1. What's the groom's favorite food?
2. If the groom were a superhero, who would he be?
3. What was the date of your first kiss, date?
4. Where did you go on your first date?
5. What animal would the groom compare you to? --Get creative!
At the shower, read the questions to the group. Each person writes down
how many they think the bride will get right. To get the question right,
the bride must match the groom's answer. Then ask the bride the questions,
let her answer, then read them out loud. It's a lot of fun and can get
Variation: For every answer the bride correctly gets,
give her a Hershey's kiss, for everyone wrong give her a stick of chewing
gum. Submitted by Amanda Maynard
Separate the guests into several teams. Have an assortment of magazines
(usually 3-5 per group), glue, scissors and an 11x14 piece of construction
paper, for each team. Give each team a list of WORDS and or PICTURES
(usually about 15 items of either or combination of both) of things
that they need to find in their magazines that they need to glue to
the paper. First team finished wins! Now what do you do with the collages??
Give them to the Bride to be of course! So when making up your "items"
put a little fun in them like...."A man in jeans Butt" the
word "Penis" the "Name of the Bride to be" (that
one can be tough to find so they can cut out some letters for that one...that
should be the HEADER of the paper) or perhaps you want to find words
that describe the bride to be. The suggestions are endless! (PS; THIS
IS MY FAVORITE ONE BY FAR!)
knows the Bride Best
is similar to one that I said earlier (trivia game) Only the Bride to
be fills out an info sheet on herself (favorite food, restaurant, pet,
place she wants to live ..etc.) she should have about 20 things. For
example: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is your favorite place to eat lunch? Give the same questions to
each guest and have them fill out what THEY think her answers would
be. -----Got the idea?
is a great game! Have all the guests have their purses in front of them
for this game. Make a list (beforehand) of common and uncommon things
that can be found in a woman's purse. Assign each item a point value.
(hairbrush might be worth 2 points, lipstick 3 points/5 if it is red,
mirror...etc.) Uncommon items should have a higher point value (lotion,
staple remover....you get the idea!) Liven things up a bit and put down
a condom and value that at 20 points! The list is endless and is great
fun! Keep the items simple and not too uncommon or you may wind up with
an unhappy guest who doesn't have anything but a wallet in her purse!!
VARIATION to this game might be: Have the BRIDE to be hold the
"master" and let her decide what "item" should be
found and the first person to present that item receives the points
for that round. You will need a score keeper or let them keep their
(not this is NOT the traditional bingo game that you have to buy!) Make
up some Blank Bingo Cards for each guest to fill in what they think
the bride to be gifts will be. As the gifts are opened the guests mark
off their "item" if they have it on their card. When the card
is full they win a prize. (If no card is completed, give it to the person
that marked off the most items)
Find out just how well your guests know about organizing a wedding by
having them unscramble the following list of wedding related words.
The first person to complete the unscrambling properly is the winner.
If no one completes the list within a 10 minute time frame, the one
with the most correct answers is the winner.
course you can create your own words by using words to describe the bride-to-be,
this is always fun to do, and see how much your guest know about the bride)
1. morgo 7. stigf
2. grin 8. worfsel
3. grealcmny 9. kace
4. reshus 10. tenbasm
5. trarge 11. edrbi
6. smiedsibrad 12. crie
1. groom 7. gifts
2. ring 8. flowers
3. clergyman 9. cake
4. ushers 10. bestman
5. garter 11. bride
6. bridesmaids 12. rice
You start with a hanger with about 20 clothes pins on it. Each person
gets a turn to get as many clothes pins off without dropping any and
only using one hand to hold the hanger and the other hand to take the
clothes pins off. When a clothes pin is dropped you count how many they
got off and the person who gets the most pins wins.
A perfect way to start a shower. Prepare ahead of time by writing the
name of a famous person, singer, actor/actress on a 3x5 index card or
piece of paper. As each guest arrives pin one of the "tags"
on her back without her knowing her "secret identity". The
task is for the guest to find out who she is by asking others questions
which can only be answered with a yes or no. This is a great way for
guests to get mingling right away so they can learn who they are. First
one to learn their identity is the winner. You may want to lengthen
the game by offering 2nd and 3rd place prizes.
in the blanks.
Each guest receives a pencil and paper. The sheet contains the word
"bridal" written vertically down the left margin with the
word "shower" directly across from it on the right side. The
object is to use each pair of letters as the beginning and end of the
longest word they can think of. First word for example must begin with
the letter "b" and end with an "s". (ie. brides,
bouquets, banana) Each word is worth one point, unless it pertains directly
to a wedding or shower, in which case that would be worth 2 points.
The time limit should be no more than 10 minutes.
This is best about 30 minutes into the party. Have everyone sit in a
designated area and hand them a piece of paper and pen. Then ask the
bride-to-be to leave the room. Now have each guest describe on paper
everything they can remember about what the bride is wearing and to
get as detailed as possible. (earrings, shoes, stockings?, make-up,
watch, dress, pants, blouse...etc...) The more detailed the information
the better it is. Give them 5 minutes and then tell them to stop writing.
Then invited the bride back in. The winner is the person that described
"Dear Sarah, You are entering a new ERA. There will come a THYME
in your marriage when you find "groom's name" is not always
MR. CLEAN, but don't send out the S.O.S. because he might VANISH. "Groom's
name" will always bring you CHEER and you will find him to be your
white DOVE. When you are together you will find JOY, so remember your
PLEDGE and give him your ALL. To "bride's name" and "groom's
name" the Best of Luck & Good Fortune in the years to come.
And may "groom's name" always be your HONEY.
This one is a letter utilizing mostly cleaning products and health products.
This is to be presented by the bridal party to the bride in front of
"bride's name", It is only fair that we let (Bride's name)
in on a little SECRET. (Groom's name) may be FANTASTIC but wait until
(Bride's name) finds out that he is not MR. CLEAN. He'll expect her
to be a DYNAMO in the kitchen and he thinks all women should MOP &
GLOW. At night he'll wake you up at DAWN to SNUGGLE up close. We all
AGREE that (Bride's name) and (Groom's name) will have a very happy
LIFE together. Our wish for you is that your home be filled with JOY
and you remain as happy as ever in the FUTURE.
This one is a game as well as an ice breaker. When guests arrive to
the party, each one is given a clothes pin (usually decorated in the
theme colors of the wedding ) and instructed NOT to mention the Grooms
name during the entire shower. If someone catches another person saying
his name, they (the person that said his name) must give up their clothes
pin to the "catcher". At the end of the shower, the person
with the most "pins" is declared the winner and WINS a prize.
This is a fun way of keeping the party interactive and helps people
to relax a bit easier.
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