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- Meaningful Bridal Shower Activities
- Interactive Bridal Shower Games
- Fun Bridal Shower Activities for Small Group
- Easy Bridal Shower Games
- Hilarious Bridal Shower Games
- FREE printable bridal shower game templates
Meaningful Bridal Shower Activities
One of the challenges in planning a bridal shower is figuring out how to get guests from varying ages and backgrounds to interact. Especially when they come from different parts of the bride-to-be’s world. For most, this is the first time they are meeting.
When planning a bridal shower, there are a variety of activities you can choose from to keep conversations flowing and guests entertained. Here are 15 fun and interactive bridal shower games and activities to get your guests up and interacting.
1. Bridal Shower Recipe Exchange
Have guests share their favorite recipes with the bride-to-be. You can do this a few ways! Instead of a card, ask guests to include one of these cute recipe cards with their present. Or, set-up a recipe card station and ask guests to complete a card during the shower. If you’d like to turn this into a game, you can have the bride-to-be pick a recipe card at random to select a “Winner.” The recipe cards can then be compiled into a sweet memento of the celebration and also an extremely helpful gift as she begins newlywed life.
2. Date Night Idea Jar
Along the same lines as the recipe cards, this is another interactive bridal shower game that can be turned into a sweet reminder of this fun-filled celebration. This can be executed the same way as well. You can either include cards like the ones below with your invitations with instructions for guests to bring their completed date night idea instead of a card.
Or, you can set this up as an activity station at the shower. In this case, you can even simply use slips of paper for guests to drop into a larger jar like the one below. Decorate the jar with a cute “Date Night Ideas” label. Such a fun gift to give your bride-to-be after the shower!
3. Advice for the Bride Coasters
Set up a station with markers and newlywed advice coasters, or blank coasters that guests can write their own note to the bride, or soon to be newlyweds. The coasters can be read aloud during the shower and then later used during the wedding or taken home as a keepsake. To make this activity even more interactive, you can turn this into a game and have the bride guess who’s advice it is!
4. Bridal Shower Photo Booth
You can never go wrong with a photo booth. Why not make this bridal shower staple double as an interactive game? Set up a photo booth with fun bridal shower props, a fringe backdrop, and a Poloroid camera. Ask guests to strike their best pose and drop their photo in a basket.
Have the bride-to-be hand out awards during the shower for fun superlatives, like “silliest,” “most dramatic,” “best group,” etc. Not only will this be a fun twist on this expected bridal shower activity, but the bride-to-be will have a wealth of photo mementos to keep from the day.
5. DIY Tea Towels
Much like the other ideas above, this is all about entertaining your guests with a fun interactive activity, while creating something memorable for your bride-to-be to keep from the day. Set up a station for guests with blank tea towels and fabric markers to create their own unique tea towel for the bride to use in the kitchen.
6. Guess the Age of the Bride
Collect photos of the bride from various ages in her life and display them for guests to guess the age of the bride. Include game cards numbered 1-10 for guests to complete. Whoever guesses the most ages correct, wins a prize!
The Best Interactive Bridal Shower Games
All of these interactive bridal shower activites also double as take-home favors for your guests – BONUS!
7. Flower Crown Bridal Shower Activity
Set up a flower crown-making station with florals and greenery that fit your bridal shower aesthetic. This is a unique bridal shower activity that allows guests to create their own custom flower crowns to wear at the shower or take home as a fun memento. Here are the supplies you’ll need to create this:
- floral wire
- floral tape
- fresh flowers
8. DIY Lip Balm Station
Planning a winter bridal shower? This might be the perfect, much needed favor that also doubles as a memorable bridal shower activity. Set up a DIY lip balm station with the following supplies:
- coconut oil
- essential oils
9. Bridal Shower Bouquet Bar
This is a crowd favorite and a trend we’re seeing popping up A LOT. Create a DIY Bridal shower bouquet bar by setting up a station of 3-5 flowers and fillers. Here’s what you’ll need for guests to make their own flower arrangement to take home.
10. DIY Bath Bombs
Set up a DIY bath bomb station with ingredients like baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils. Guests can create their own custom bath bombs to take home and enjoy.
11. DIY Perfume Station
Set up a DIY perfume station with essential oils and small glass bottles. Guests can mix and match different scents to create their own unique perfume to take home.
Fun Bridal Shower Activites for Small Group
Got a smaller group at your bridal shower? That gives you a lot more flexibility to think outside the box! You might ditch the traditional bridal shower games altogether and go for more of a fun bridal shower activity. Here’s some creative ideas to get you thinking.
12. Cooking Class
Is your bride-to-be a bit of a foodie? Or maybe she’s trying to improve her skills in the kitchen before tying the knot? Hire a local chef to teach her and your bridal shower group how to create a dish she might prepare in newlywed life.
13. Flower Arranging
Does your bride-to-be have a love of flowers? Maybe she’s thinking about DIYing her wedding flowers? For a smaller group, a flower arranging class with a local horticulturist would be right up her alley and such a fun and educational activity for the entire group.
14. Wine Tasting
Wine tour anyone? Or maybe bring the expert to you! Consider hiring a sommelier to lead a wine tasting and teach guests about different types of wine. You could also keep this super low key and budget friendly by creating your own wine tasting experience.
15. Tarot Card Reading
Is your bride a bit of an empath? Maybe she’s really into horoscopes. Hire a local tarot card reader to provide custom readings to each of your guests. This idea is especially perfect for a Halloween or Fall bridal shower!
16. Bridal Shower Karaoke
Why not have fun belting it out with a fun bridal shower karaoke activity? Have guests sing their favorite love songs or wedding-themed tunes. Turn it into a competitive contest by having guests vote for their favorite!
Hilarious Bridal Shower Games
Now, for the games. Everybody loves a game…. Even more so, the opportunity to win! But, you don’t have to limit yourself to bridal bingo. Here are 20 fun and incredibly popular bridal shower game ideas that are sure to keep your guests entertained, including links to free printable bridal shower game templates!
17. Bridal Shower Mad Libs
Create a wedding-themed Mad Libs game where guests fill in the blanks with nouns, verbs, and adjectives to create funny stories. Or, find a free printable bridal shower mad libs all ready to go at modernmoh.com. Just download and print!
18. Who’s Got the Groom?!
This is great for the bride who isn’t super into games because it’s quick and hilarious! Simply hide these scratch-off cards under your guests’ chairs, or pass out to your guests when you’re ready. Ask the question “WHO’S GOT THE GROOM?!” Encourage everyone to open their envelope, and whoever has the groom’s picture in their envelope wins the prize!
19. Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Challenge
Divide guests into teams and give them rolls of toilet paper to create a wedding dress for one member of their team. The bride gets to vote on which team made the best dress.
20. Bridal Shower Pictionary
Similar to traditional Pictionary, but with wedding-themed words or phrases that guests have to draw and guess. This is a great way to get guests up and moving. You’ll want a sturdy easel, markers, and large flip board for this game.
21. The Apron Memory Game
Have your bride decked out in an apron loaded with items you’d find in the kitchen. Guests have a few minutes to memorize all the items before the bride leaves the room. Guests have to jot down as many items as they can remember. Whoever gets the most right wins. What’s even more fun about this game is all of the items you use for the apron can double as a gift for the bride-to-be!
Easy Bridal Shower Games
The following games require incredibly low effort to execute. If you’re in a pinch, or if you’re just looking for something that isn’t so involved, these easy bridal shower games are for YOU.
22. Name That Love Song
Name That Love Song is a bridal shower game that’s super fun, highly competitive, and incredibly easy to execute. All you need is a rockin’ bridal shower playlist and a printable game board, or just some cute stickers to award your guests when they guess the song correctly. You can find everything you’ll need to play this game at the link below.
23. Two Truths and a Lie
Have each guest introduce themselves by sharing two truths and one lie, and let the group guess which one is the lie. This is an easy bridal shower games that’s also great for getting everyone to get to know each other better.
24. Don’t Say Bride
Give each guest a clothespin to wear on their shirt. These mini clothespins are perfect! If a guest hears someone say “bride,” they can take their clothespin. The guest with the most clothespins at the end of the shower wins a prize.
25. Love Story
Ask guests to share their love stories, and have the bride-to-be guess who the story belongs to. If the bride guesses incorrectly, the guest wins!
26. Memory Lane
Have guests share their favorite memories with the bride-to-be. The bride has to read each one out loud and guess which one of her guests the memory is from. If she doesn’t guess it right, the guest wins!
27. “Who Am I?” Game
Have guests write down famous couples on slips of paper and tape them to each other’s backs. Guests have to ask yes or no questions to figure out who they are. If they guess right, they win!
Free Printable Bridal Shower Games
This next section is all about the printables – free bridal shower game printables to be exact. We’ve had a few sprinkled in here and there already, but if you’re looking for something low maintence you can just print and hand-out to guests, these ideas are for you!
28. Wedding Emoji Pictionary
This game involves creating a list of wedding-related words and having guests guess the word based on a series of emojis. At modernmoh.com, you’ll find a free wedding emoji Pictionary printable bridal shower game board.
29. Would She Rather Bridal Shower Game
Guests have to guess which one of two opposing items the bride is more likely to do or prefer that are related to her hobbies, interests, etc. Whoever guesses the most right wins. At modernmoh.com, you’ll find a free would she rather printable game board.
30. He Said She Said Game
He Said She Said Bridal Shower Game, also known as, “Guess Who?!” is incredibly popular because it’s super easy to execute and incredibly fun for your guests to learn a bit more about the soon to be newlyweds and their unique dynamic. Find game-play instructions and the downloadable He Said She Said Printable Game Template at the link below.
31. The Price Is Right
Have guests guess the prices of common wedding items, and whoever is closest without going over wins a prize. At Games-for-Bridal-Shower.com find a free printable price is right bridal shower game.
32. Match the Love Songs
This game involves creating a list of popular love songs and their corresponding artists. Guests have to match the songs with the correct artist. Find a free printable match the love songs game here.
33. Celebrity Couples Match
This game involves creating a list of famous celebrity couples and having guests match them up correctly. Find a free printable celebrity couples match bridal shower game card here.
34. Bridal Shower Scattergories
This game involves creating a list of categories and having guests come up with words that fit each category. The person with the most unique answers wins a prize. Find a free printable bridal shower scattergories game board at modernmoh.com.
35. What’s in Your Purse?
This game involves creating a list of items and having guests search through their purses to see who has the most items on the list. The person with the most items wins a prize. At modernmoh.com, find a free printable what’s in your purse bridal shower game card.
That’s it, friends! 35 unique bridal shower games and activities, that are NOT Bingo. As you can see, there are plenty of ideas to create a memorable event for the bride-to-be and her guests. Whether you opt for printable bridal shower games or interactive bridal shower activities the most important thing is to have fun and celebrate the upcoming wedding with love and laughter.