If you are getting married, it is traditional for the maid of honor to throw a bridal shower party for you that will usually include food, drink, gifts, and games. The games played at a bridal shower helps the bride-to-be and the guests relax and laugh together in a casual atmosphere, before having to deal with the stresses of the wedding day. There are many traditional bridal shower games, but traditional can sometimes mean boring. So if you would like something more interesting and unique, this list of unique bridal shower games can help get you started.
10. Bridal Pictionary
For this game you will need a dry erase board or large paper pad, markers, a bowl, and slips of paper. Once you have gathered everything together, write down some common wedding related sayings on the slips of paper and place them into the bowl. Next you will need to divide the bridal shower guests into two teams. Each team takes turns pulling a piece of paper, and then trying to draw the image on the dry erase board or pad in order to get their other team members to try to guess what the saying is. If the first team cannot figure out the answer, the opposing team can make a guess. The team that guesses the most correct written sayings, wins the game.
9. Caught In The Middle
For this unique bridal shower game you will need several small paper sacks and something to go in them; for example: make up, baby food, items of clothing etc. Once you have the bags put together, ask everyone to sit in a circle and pass a bag around while playing some music. When the music stops, the person holding the bag, and the person who handed it to them must stand in the center of the ring and be blindfolded without looking into the bag. Once the blindfolds are on, the guest holding the bag must do something to the other guest with the object in the bag. For example: feed them baby food, or put on lipstick. Because both guests are blindfolded, and have no idea what is in the bag, this game can become extremely funny.
8. His Legs
It is not uncommon today to have a coed bridal shower with both the bride and groom attending. If your upcoming bridal shower is going to be coed. This is a unique, fantastic and amusing game to play. First, blindfold the bride-to-be and ask all of the guys, including the groom, to stand in a line. Then send the bride-to-be down the line and ask her to identify her groom by only feeling their legs. Depending on the size of the group, the bride can either wait until she has felt every leg to identify her groom, or call out when she thinks she has found him.
7. Taboo Words
Before the bridal shower starts and the guests arrive, decide on one or more words that are taboo for the entire bridal shower. Some good words to choose include, wedding, ring, engagement, dress, and gown. As the guests arrive, let them know which words are taboo and give them a small clothespin if a guest accidentally says a taboo word at any time during the bridal shower.
6. Scavenger Hunt
This is a traditional party game that can be adapted to make it a unique bridal shower game. To start, you hide wedding themed items around the party area, then split the guests into teams, and the team that finds the most items wins a prize. Alternatively, you can split the guests into teams before the shower and give them a gift buying budget, and clues as to what gifts to buy. Clues could be something like: how to make something sweet, or fun items for the bedroom. During the shower, the gifts are laid out and the bride ranks her favorites, and the team with the highest score wins.
5. Towel Cakes
A unique bridal shower game for sure is this one. For this game, either supply the towels yourself, or ask the guests to bring towel sets to the shower as gifts. The host of the shower, usually the maid of honor, supplies some decorative accents, and then all the guests learn how to make a towel wedding cake. The finished towel cakes can then be used as interesting and unique decorations for the rehearsal dinner.
4. Toilet Paper Wedding Veil
For this fun and unique game, every guest is given some toilet paper, or crepe paper, and are then given a specific time to make a wedding veil. Once all the veils are made, the bride chooses the one she likes the most and wears it for the rest of the bridal shower.
3. Bridal Horror Fashion Show
Guests will find this unique game extremely amusing as they dress up in the worst bridesmaids dresses that they can find. To find ugly bridesmaids dresses, guests can look in thrift shops, clearance centers, and sometimes even their closets. If a guest wears a dress that she actually had to wear to a previous wedding, she scores extra points. The guest with the ugliest dress, and the most points wins the game.
2. Oven Mitts & Hose
To play this game, all guests need to line up or form a semicircle and give them a pair of oven mitts and some pantyhose. When the game begins, the guests need to put on the oven mitts and then try to be the first to pull up the pantyhose to at least their knees. The bride acts as a referee and the fastest guest wins a prize.
1. Something for Him
In our final unique bridal shower game, you will need to purchase a pair of men’s underwear for each bridal shower guest, some permanent markers and some fabric paint. At the bridal shower, ask each guest to write a note to the groom on the underwear. You can choose a theme, such as best wishes, or dirty advice, or you can let each guest decide on their own message. Once all of the notes are written, have the bride-to-be wear each pair of underwear one at a time so that each guest can put their give fabric painted handprints all over the underwear. The bride can then choose her favorite messaged and printed underwear to present to the groom as a gift.