Bridal Shower Games: How to Have Fun and Make Lasting Memories 

A bridal shower is a common event among soon-to-be brides, marking a special day in their lives. It’s a great opportunity for family and friends to come together to celebrate the bride-to-be on her journey to the altar. With that said, it is understandable why bridal showers are almost as important as the wedding itself.

To make sure your bridal shower is extra special, it is important to come up with creative ways to get everyone involved in the fun. Luckily, there are many exciting bridal shower games that are sure to make lasting memories. Here is a comprehensive guide to classic, modern and alternative bridal shower games that are sure to keep your guests entertained and having a blast.

Classic Bridal Shower Games

  1. Bridal Bingo – Fill up an empty Bingo card with words that are related to the bride such as ‘engagement ring’, ‘honeymoon’ or ‘bridal gown’. You can have the guests mark off or cross-off each item when the host reads it out and the first person to get a horizontal, vertical or diagonal win!

  2. How Well Do You Know the Bride? – Prepare 15 to 20 questions that are all focused on the bride. These questions can range from her favorite TV show to her favorite color and more. Then, the guests will use a true and false card to answer the questions, and the person with the most questions right wins the game.

  3. Toilet Paper Wedding Dress – Divide your guests into two groups. Designate a model and a designer for each group. The designers will use toilet paper to create a wedding dress for the model. Every team will get 10 minutes to complete the challenge, and the team with the most creative and best looking wedding dress wins.

  4. Who Has the Groom? – Buy or make several small teddy-bears and hide one with a ring tied around it among them. Distribute an equal number of teddy-bears among the guests and have them exchange them without looking. When everyone has exchanged, guests can begin to open the teddy-bears to find the one with the ring. The guest who finds the ring with the groom wins.

  5. Name That Love Song – Create a play list of some classic love songs and divide the guests into two teams. Both teams will be required to guess the name of each love song and the points are awarded to each team. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.

Modern Bridal Shower Games

  1. Cocktail Making Competition – Buy or rent out pre-mixed drinks or tapas and designate two teams to mix two signature cocktails each. Both teams get 10 minutes to prepare the drinks while guests vote on the colors and taste. At the end of the game, the team with more votes wins.

  2. Giant Jenga – Get a giant Jenga set made with long plywood planks. Divide the guests into teams and have each team take turns to remove one block at a time without knocking the entire stack. The team that knocks the entire stack over loses the game.

  3. Guess the Groom’s Love Language – Ask the bride-to-be what her fiance’s love languages are and have the teams guess them by using yes/no questions. The first team to guess all of the love languages wins the game.

  4. Take-Away Memory – Before the game starts, provide each player with five cards that contain the names of the bride-to-be’s closest family and friends. The players must remember those five names and put them in a hat or bowl. After a few minutes, all names will be revealed and the player who can remember the most names wins.

  5. Cupcake Decorating Challenge – Everyone loves cupcakes, especially at a bridal shower. Get creative invite your guest to get creative with cupcakes! Divide the guests into teams and give each team cupcakes to decorate. After a specific time, the judges will come around and rate the cupcakes based on creativity and decorations. The team with the best-decorated cupcake wins.

Alternative Bridal Shower Games

  1. Bridal Shower Trivia – Prepare some trivia questions related to the bride’s life and the wedding. Questions can range from bridal shower trivia to questions about the bride’s past. At the end of the game, the guest with the most points wins a prize.

  2. Bride and Groom Scavenger Hunt – Write down a list of items related to the bride and groom. Ask two teams to race to find them in the shortest amount of time. The first team to find all the items on the list wins the game.

  3. Blindfolded Drawing Challenge – Provide every guest with a blindfold and some paper. Give them a certain amount of time to draw a portrait of the bride and groom from memory. At the end of the game, the guest with the best portrait wins.

  4. Wedding Advice Cards – Create advice cards for the bride with questions related to wedding planning and married life. Ask your guests to fill out the cards and give them to the bride as a special gift.

  5. The Kissing Game – This version of the classic kissing game will require you to hold a couple of pictures of the bride and groom. Ask the guests to take turns and talk about the couple’s relationship and compliment them on their love. If a guest makes a sudden stop while praising the couple, the remaining guests will place their hands together and kiss each other!

These are just some of the bridal shower games which you can try to make your bridal shower extra special. Games encourage guests to get involved in the fun and they also help break the ice. They will also help you make some lasting memories with your bride-to-be and her closest friends and family. So make sure to pick the perfect bridal shower game that your guests will love!

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