December 22, 2022
Bridal showers are meant to celebrate the bride-to-be as she prepares to become a wife! Her closest friends and family members gather together before the big day to give her gifts, advice, and support to enter into her married life. Bridal showers are typically held in the afternoon, although there are no rules when planning this party; whatever the bride says goes!
Bridal showers often include gift-giving, a small meal or snacks, and playing games! Themed activities or games are provided to entertain the guests and often to give the bride some element of insight, support, or joy!
There are many options for games and activities at a bridal shower ranging from cutesy to cringey, for better or for worse! Do the bride-to-be a solid and choose activities that enhance the experience or make her feel special rather than embarrass or poke fun at her.
Although never necessary, games are a great way for guests to get to know each other better or to further deepen existing friendships. Some may be quick games, or others may be more time-consuming. Bridal shower activities could consist of creating something to bring home or a keepsake always to remember the day by!
Cute Bridal Shower Games and Activities to Consider
If you’re interested in including an activity at a bridal shower, here are a few ideas to consider:
Flower Bouquet Making
Guests can bring home their own flower bouquet made at the bridal shower! This activity will keep them busy for some time and be loved by everyone!
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Let the guests play bartender with their own cocktail creations. Displaying multiple alcohol and flavors, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks can be made to include everyone.
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Guess the Brides Age
Etsy has created an activity for the bridal shower to guess the bride’s age at different stages of her life! You can create each personal card here to make the game simple.
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For spring and summer showers, lawn games are perfect for enjoying throughout the day. Games like croquet, Jenga, and cornhole work greatly for larger crowds.
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Provide the couple with date night ideas for their married life together. They can be any date for the couple to enjoy each other’s time during marriage!
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A painting party with your closest friends is great for a larger party! A take-home gift guests will enjoy for years to come.
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What’s in Your Purse?
A popular bridal shower game loved by many. Bonding happens during these games as friends and family gets closer as they learn about what’s in their purse!
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Tips for the newlyweds to read through as they become married! Married and nonmarried guests can provide their tips in any way.
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Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
Make every guest laugh with the toilet paper wedding dress game! Place guests into teams and give a time limit to dress one person with toilet paper in the “prettiest wedding dress” they can.
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Kiss the Celebrity
Another fun game to play with guests, a spin-off from pin the tail on the donkey. Apply lipstick and walk blindfolded to the celebrity on the wall; whoever gets closer to kissing the celebrity on the lips wins!
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What activities have you seen at a bridal shower that you enjoyed?
Activities or games will keep your guests engaged and the overall mood super enjoyable! Including games in your bridal shower itinerary will help your closest friends get to know each other, celebrate the bride, and ensure a fun party for guests of all ages!
Alternatively, if you’re considering hosting a couple’s wedding shower, you can opt for more gender-neutral activities for your party.
Join us in our community to share your favorite activities and games from bridal showers and other pre-wedding events!
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