Saturday, April 24, 2010
Bridal Shower Games
Hello Legendary Brides, Grooms & Friends!
'Tis the season for Bridal Showers! If you're like me, the mention of party games makes you moan and groan, then roll your eyes and want to say "No, please! Do I HAVE to do this? Can't we just drink champagne?" But, once things start rolling - games are a fun way to get to know the other guests and create memories with new friends you will see again at the Bachelorette Party and Wedding. If your creative juices have been tapped out with planning all the details of the wedding, our friends at Carlson Craft (who have lots of great invitations available in my INVITATION STUDIO) have provided these ideas....
SONGS OF LOVE:
Make a list of 15-20 words that represent marriage...love, sex, rings, bliss, etc. Pass out copies for each guest - then give them 10 minutes to identify a song that contains that word. The guest with the most songs is the winner. It gets lively when you offer extra points for singing the song!
DON'T SAY "BRIDE" or "WEDDING":
Each guest receives a clothes pin as they arrive and it is explained to the guests only once: If you catch someone saying these words, you can take their clothes pin. At the end of the shower, the guest with the most clothes pins wins!
Fill Sandwich bags with the following cooking items: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cornstarch, powdered sugar, cream of tartar, powdered milk, unflavored gelatin, and Bisquick. Number each bag and keep a list. Guests can feel and look at bags, but must keep them closed. The person with the most correct answers wins. (I'm not so sure how exciting this one is - but you could get creative and change it up somehow. Any ideas on that? ...and keep it legal, OK!)
THE WEDDING ALPHABET GAME:
The host starts with the letter "A" to describe a wedding item that you might bring or have at a wedding ... ex: "I went to the wedding and I brought an album". The next guest would repeat this sentence and add another with the letter "B" - such as, "I went to the wedding and I brought an album and a banquet chair". The next guest would repeat these and add something that starts with "C". Anyone who forgets one or can't add another - drops out. The person who stays with it the longest is the winner. (This game may be more fun when you have kids and are in the car for a very, very long road trip. Not sure. What do you think?)
WHO KNOWS THE BRIDE AND GROOM:
Create as many questions about the bride and groom and the upcoming wedding that you can think of - and write about 10-15 of the best ones to be handed out to each guest. (The more embarrassing the question, the better!) Give guests 3-5 minutes to answer them. Sit the bride-to-be in the middle of the room and have her provide answers. The guest with the most correct answers wins.
Purchase thank you notes for the guest of honor. Pass out one envelope to each guest and have them self address it. Collect them all and have a drawing for a gift (a plant works nice for this game). This is such a time-saver for the bride. She doesn't need to buy thank-you notes, and the envelopes are pre-addressed! (Now this one I like!)
Do you have any favorite shower games or activities to share??
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Written for you by A Legendary Affair