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Bridal Shower Games for the Anti-Brides

March 21st, 2009 by     


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From printingbybeth.com

My Maid of Honor Jennifer called me the other day to talk about my California Bridal Shower. It was really great hearing that she had been reading my blog to get a better idea of the wedding through what I had been writing!

She knew my rules about the shower. No cheesey games, no major color scheme, make it short (about 2 hours), and I don’t want to be the center of attention (even though that is going to be hard to do since I’m the bride). Knowing all that, she really did a great job in taking those things into consideration.

She also convinced me of some cute games to do that weren’t very common at bridal showers:

  • while the bride is opening gifts, set a timer and when the timer goes off, the person whose gift she is opening wins a prize.
  • a word scramble of wedding details like date, times, location, last name, theme, honeymoon location etc.
  • the guests write their addresses on Thank You card envelopes and I draw a few and they win prizes.
  • guests write their favorite memory of the bride on a note card and she reads them aloud and guesses who wrote each one. Or just keeps them (that’s more my style).

All of these games are perfect, because they can all be done while I am opening presents. Then all the attention won’t be on me!

What are some of your favorite or not so favorite Bridal Shower Games?

7 Responses to “Bridal Shower Games for the Anti-Brides”

  1. Calla Lily Bud Says:

    I am most certainly an anti-bride, so I’m not even having a shower.

    I wouldn’t consider this a game, but it was pretty entertaining if it fits with your crowd. At my best friend’s bridal shower, I wrote down her responses as she opened gifts (ohhhh, ahhhh, it’s so beautiful, it smells great, it’s so heavy, etc.) and then asked everyone to close their eyes and imagine the wedding night as I read the responses out loud. It was a hilarious way to end the shower.

  2. Katelyn Says:

    I love those games! Especially the one where they write their address on the envelope – talk about a time saver! :)
    I haven’t actually been to a bridal shower, but in baby shower games I think my favorites were the word jumble, because I didn’t know anyone there and am not good at starting conversations. :D

    Katelyns last blog post..Awesome Groomsman Gift – Loves it!

  3. Hydrangea Bud Says:

    I just had my East Coast Shower (CA shower to come at the end of April), and they planned just a few games. One was the timer one that you described above. I didn’t know it was coming, and when it beeped, we all looked up and looked around like “what was that?”. One was a simple “guess the # of candies in the jar”, and another was a simple name drawing. The last was a wedding word scramble. They were fun, but they didn’t get in the way of the talking and eating. And four people went home with cute gifts.

  4. Mary Says:

    My favorite game is the “panty game”. Everyone brings a pair of panties and as they arrive they are numbered and hung on a clothesline. Then everyone has to decide on a piece of paper who brought which pair: 1. Janet, 2. Sue, etc. Then the bride gets all the panties. Your guests can bring “granny panties” or sexy little black ones. It is great fun.

  5. Chelsey Scott Says:

    haha, I love the panty idea Mary! I have never heard of it =)

    At my MOH’s bridal shower we separated into groups (say 3-5 people) per group and each group got 1(maybe 2) rolls of toilet paper and we had to make a dress for one person in our group and then everyone voted on which group made the best tp dress =) It was pretty funny, and the bride doesn’t have to participate, she can vote or decorate one of her friends. Just make sure you have enough prizes for everyone in the group.

    This pic isn’t from her shower, but it illustrates it well lol
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/19/162764679_fe03e8bc90.jpg

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  7. Beata Says:

    I think the best bridal shower games are ones you can personalize. We’ve added a customizeable bingo game and will be adding more very soon.

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