14 Easy and super fun Bridal Shower Games + FREE Printables

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14 Easy and super fun Bridal Shower Games + FREE Printables

 

We all know about this little tradition at bridal showers where the guests play games, along with the bride-to-be.

 

But it can be such a hassle to come up with new and interesting game ideas. Pile this onto the stressful task of organizing an unforgettable shower, and you might feel overwhelmed in an instant!

 

Don’t worry, we are here to help! We have compiled a great list of easy and super fun bridal shower games that will make your event the best one of the year! Also, if you’re just starting out with your bridal shower planning, check out the Bridal Shower Checklist that we have made for you, and a complete bridal shower planner!

 



14 Easy and super fun Bridal Shower Games + FREE Printables

 

 

Ice Breakers

 

These games are known as “ice breakers”, because they are a great way for guests to get to know each other. Start off with these games, as they will also help guests to relax and get involved.

 

1  |  The Toilet Paper Game

 

This is simply our most favorite go-to game for bridal showers. It helps your guests to get to know each other and have some laughs and fun along the way.

 

What you need

  • A roll of toilet paper

 

How it works

 

  1. The most important thing here is that NO ONE SHOULD KNOW WHAT THE TOILET PAPER IS FOR!

 

  1. Let all of your guests sit in a large circle or around a big table. Then, simply pass the roll around and tell your guests to take some toilet paper. (You will notice that some take a little bit of it, and others take massive wads of paper)

 

  1. Here comes the fun part: For each square of toilet paper, your guests should tell something about themselves to the others. For instance, if you took 10 squares, you need to say 10 things about yourself.

 

Tips for the toilet paper game

  • Guide the guests with questions if they don’t know what to say about themselves
  • This game can be time consuming if played with a lot of guests – you can make guests nominate each other after their turn, or give further instructions such as “tear three blocks away from your piece of toilet paper” and so on.

 

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2  |  The Prompt and Hat Game + Free Printable

 

This is a more well-known game for some. It is a great way to make the bride-to-be the center of attention, since the day really is all about her.

 

What you need

  • A hat, non-visible bag, or large bowl
  • Paper strips (or use our printable)

 

How it works

 

  1. Write a prompt or action on each piece of paper strip, and fold it up as small as possible. Toss it all into the hat or bag that you will use during the game.

 

  1. The bride pulls a piece of paper from the hat, and then performs whatever is written on it. For example, water a plant – then she should actually water a plant.

 

Tips for the Prompt and Hat Game

  • Keep the actions/instructions short and simple
  • Take photos of each action the bride carries out for a bridal shower album on Facebook

 

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Also Read: The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Bride before her wedding day

 

3  |  Coming Prepared

 

This is a new twist on the old “dressing up” of the bride-to-be. In stead of buying a few things for the bride to put on, i.e. a veil, gloves, wings and a huge sash… Ask the guests to each bring something that the bride should wear at the bridal shower. It will be so much fun to dress her up! 😀

 

What you need

Guests each bring an item for the bride to wear on her bridal shower

 

How it works

 

  1. Ask each guest to bring an item to dress the bride up with. It can be something for her hair, a sash, or maybe some chunky jewellery.

 

  1. As each guest greets her when she arrives, they put the item they brought with on her.

 

Tips for this game

  • Organize guests by giving them guidelines on what to bring for the bride – chunky jewelry such as cheap, beaded necklaces work well.
  • You can turn this into another game by letting the bride take off each item from a guest at the end of the day, after she has asked them a question, or by answering a question correctly from each guest

 

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Guessing Games

 

These games are a great way for the bride to keep busy – which is what you want at any bridal shower.

 

4  |  Guess Who

 

In this game, the bride simply guesses which gift is from who. Remember to instruct your guests to not add their names or a card to each gift – you can provide a card box for those who want to give cards, vouchers or cash.

 

5  |  Guess the Gift

The bride guesses what each wrapped gift contains – she gets 3 guesses, and has to put it back unopened if she can’t guess the gift. Then move on to the next one.

 

(You can also make the game more interesting by adding “lifelines” for the bride to use, i.e. “Phone a friend” – someone she nominates to help her guess the gift, etc.)

 

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Answer Questions + Nominate

 

6  |  Questions about the Bride + Free Printable

 

Help the bridal shower guests get to know the bride even better by letting them fill in a questionnaire about her. You can make this game even more fun by personalizing it with her favorite things. Guests can fill in questions, or you can let them circle correct answers, too! Afterwards, go through the questions and let the bride answer them, to see who got it right.

 

 

7  |  Questions about the Guests

 

Let the bride have some fun by answering questions about her guests. She can pull a statement from a hat, and then guess who the guest is. For example, “I recently got a job promotion at xxx” – then the bride guesses who this person is. Guests can each write something about themselves on a piece of paper (without their name) and throw it into the hat or bag, when they arrive at the bridal shower.

 

8  |  Nomination Game

 

Write a few questions for the bride on pieces of paper, and put it in a hat. When the bride pulls a question and answers it, she should nominate a guest to answer the same question, too.

 

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Personalized Games

 

The main thing that makes these games so great is that they are completely personalized. Your guests can give their most precious advice or they can provide their favorite recipe. Remember to ask guests to bring these pieces of advice/wisdom or recipes along by adding it to the invitation.

 

9  |  Words of Wisdom

Let your guests each write words of wisdom, or their favorite quote, on a piece of paper, or on a rock and place it in a jar or vase. Writing it on a rock is perfect for a garden bridal shower.

 

10  |  Recipe Cards

Let your guests bring their favorite recipes along, and write them on recipe cards. You can provide a recipe box for the bride to put these in – a great idea is to personalize the box with her initials or name, or the wedding date, initials etc.

 

 

11  |  Female Advice

 

A little female advice from the sisterhood goes a long way, especially if these wise words are aimed at marriage and being a wife. Let your guests write their wifey wisdom on a piece of paper and place it in a very special box for her to keep.

 

 

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Blindfolded Games

 

These games are always so much fun! Blindfold the bride with a tie or something she can’t see through, and remember to take a lot of photos!

 

12  |  Groom’s Mustache + free printable mustaches

 

Enlarge a portrait photo of the groom and stick it against the wall. Print and cut the mustaches and let the bride stick them to the photo where she thinks the groom’s mustache should be.

 

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13  |  Kiss the Groom

 

Use the same (or another) enlarged photo for this game and let guests take turns to put red lipstick on the bride. The bride (still blindfolded) should guess where the groom’s lips are and kiss it.

 

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Games for Everyone

 

14  |  Ring Game

This game is awesome because it runs throughout the entire bridal shower, until the end.

 

What you need

  • A few cheap, plastic rings
  • A bowl for the rings
  • A sign with how the game works (free printable)
  • And a prize for someone to take home

 

How it works

  1. Each guest takes a plastic ring when they arrive at the bridal shower. They should read the sign for instructions…
  2. Guests are not allowed to say certain words, i.e. bride, wedding or the bride’s new surname, for example. When they hear someone say it, the guest who heard it should take the other guest’s ring.
  3. The guest who has the most rings at the end of the bridal shower, wins the prize.

 

Note: If you hear someone use a forbidden word, and they have more than one ring, you should take all of their rings! You can also replace the rings with beaded necklaces, pendants, brooches etc.

 

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Free printable Ring Game sign – click to download!

 

 

Tips for planning a bridal shower

 

We have some helpful tips for when you’re planning a bridal shower. If you’re just starting out, have a look at the Bridal Shower Checklist, to help you plan everything from the food, to the budget and decor. Simply print and use!

 

  • Don’t have too many games to play – bridal showers are normally short, with a few snacks or a lunch. Guests also want to mingle.
  • When playing any of the question games, keep the questions simple – don’t ask too personal questions.
  • Have a theme – if you plan the bridal shower around a central theme, you already have an idea for decor, food and games.
  • Make sure there is a bridal registry in place and provide that info to the guests on the invitation.
  • Provide an envelope box for guests who rather want to give cash or a card
  • Limit the alcohol – a bridal shower is calm and a classic way to celebrate the bride. Keep the alcohol factor and drinking games for the bachelorette’s.
  • Keep it clean – don’t go overboard with sharing intimate details of the bride or letting guests do the same. You shouldn’t embarras the bride at all, because this is her special day.

 

Now Read: The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Bride before her wedding day

 

FULL Bridal Shower Planner in a cute confetti design - 42 printable sheets for your bridal shower binder! Plan the perfect bridal shower from A-Z with this complete printable bridal shower planner. Add it to your wedding binder, or hand it to your maid of honor and bridesmaids to help them plan ahead!

 

Get our Complete Bridal Shower Planner, with 42 pages, over here! (Or click on the image)

 

Purple Bridal Shower Games Bundle - Over 40 printable games, signs and activities for your epic bridal shower! These printables are designed in gorgeous purple and blue watercolors.