5 Fantastic Bridal Shower Games
Wedding showers packed with fun bridal shower games and activities are always a good time! If you’re planning a bridal shower, make sure at least one of these 5 bridal shower games are on your list. Adding even one or two games to the mix are all you need to ensure your guests some laughs and a good time! Whether you’re looking for free, easy, unique or hilarious bridal shower games, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re watching your bridal shower budget, there’s some great free printable bridal shower games online that you can incorporate into your bridal shower. Here are some of our favorite free bridal shower games:
1. Purse Raid
The Gist: It’s like a scavenger hunt using each guest’s purse or bag.
What to Prep: Before the shower, create a list of standard items you might have in your purse—start with the basics (lip gloss, credit cards, keys) and work your way up to more random or risqué objects (condoms, dog treats). You’ll also need to buy a few little gifts to be given out as prizes to the guests that win. Prizes could be anything from candy to coffee shop gift cards.
How to Play: The host calls out the items on the list and the first guest to pull the object from their purse wins a prize!
2. Newlyweds Game
The Gist: Just like the famous game show, put the to-be-wed in the hot seat to answer questions about their fiancé to see how their answers compare.
What to Prep: Before the bridal shower, interview the fiancé with questions about each other and their relationship: “Where was your first kiss?” “What is his most annoying habit?”
How to Play: At the shower, ask the bride the same questions and see if she can answer correctly. To get the full effect, record a video of the answers and play back the responses to each question for everyone to see and hear (allow a pause between each question or record each question and answer as separate videos).
3. Pass the Love Story
The Gist: Each guest gets their chance to exaggerate the “story” of how the couple met and fell in love.
What to Prep: All you need is pen and paper for this one.
How to Play: The host starts it off by writing a line at the top of the piece of paper about how the couple met. For example, “Tess and Toby met at the office.” She then passes the piece of paper to the next player, who writes a line to follow that one. Once that player writes their line, their job is to fold the paper over so only their sentence is revealed to the next player. After everyone has contributed, the guest of honor should read the final piece aloud to the group.
4. Who Said It
The Gist: This is like the reverse version of The Newlywed Game—the guests are put to the test.
What to Prep: Before the shower, ask the couple to answer questions about their love story (how they met, their first date, the vacations they’ve taken together). Make a list of their answers, and mix up the responses so there’s no way to know who said what. Take out any names or pronouns that would make it obvious who said what, like “The first thing that attracted me was (his/her) smile.” Finally, print out copies of the list of quotes for all the guests.
How to Play: Pass out the list of quotes to each guest and have them draw a circle around the ones they think the guest of honor said. Whoever pairs the most statements correctly wins the game.
5. Vow Collaboration
The Gist: Similar to the Pass the Love Story game above, except for this one, the group creates a silly set of wedding vows.
What to Prep: You’ll need two clipboards, pens and paper.
How to play: Tell the group they’re going to help write the couple’s wedding vows. Circulate two clipboards: one with the header “I [insert name] take you [insert name] and promise to” and the other with the reverse. Give each clipboard to one guest and instruct them to write a vow phrase under the header. For example, “I promise to…not hog the shower in the morning.” Once one guest has written their vow, they should fold it over so that it’s hidden, and then pass it to the second player. Once everyone has contributed to both clipboards, read the vows aloud for all to hear.