A Complete Guide to Bridal Shower Games

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The ultimate guide to learn how to play the popular bridal shower games at a bridal party. This list is updated from time to time with more information so bookmark it to check back later.

How to play Bridal Shower Games

Related: A Complete Guide to Baby Shower Games (how to play)

1. Bridal Shower Bingo

A fun game, Bridal Bingo makes the tedious process of gift opening a bit more fun. Just like traditional bingo, it is played bridal shower style, with the words related to bride or gifts the bride may receive. Or simply by using the popular registry items.

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What You Need: To play the bingo game, you need the printed bridal bingo sheets and Pens or pencils to mark off the squares.

How to Play:

With Prefilled Bingo Cards: Give out the bridal bingo cards and a pen or marker to each guest. When the bride starts to open the gifts, she will call out the name of the gift as she opens each of the gifts. The guests have to mark the square if the name matches with any of the squares in their respective sheets. The first guest who marks off all the squares horizontally, vertically or diagonally wins the prize. In other way, instead of opening the gifts, they call a name of the gift from a calling sheet.

With Blank Bingo Cards: If you have blank or empty bingo cards (with all blank squares except the center one), distribute the bingo cards to the guests and ask them to fill each blank square with the possible gift the bride may receive. When the guests are done filling out the blank boxes, the bride to be calls out the gifts she received. The guests mark off the squares as the bride opens her gifts. The winner will be the one who first completes a row of five. horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

2. Bridal Emoji Pictionary

A game having the bridal related icons or emojis to form the sentence.

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What You Need: You need the printed copies of the bridal related pictionary cards and a pen / pencil to write the answers.

How to Play:

Method #1: Give each of the guests the pictionary game card and a pen or pencil to write the answers. The first one who completes the sheet with correct answers wins a prize.

Method #2: For this game, you need the standard pictionary items like a white board with markers or an easel with paper, pens or pencils, a piece of paper with wedding related phrases or sentences and a blow or container. Fold and put the paper pieces with sentences written in the bowl.

Divide the group into two teams. Assign a person from each group to pull a phrase from the bowl in turns. Set the timer for them to draw the icons based on the phrase. If the first team can’t draw it in a specified time the other team gets a chance to guess. The team with first 10 guesses correct will be the winner.

Method #3: Or in other way, let a person pull out a phrase and the both teams will guess at the same time. The first one who guessed correctly will be the winner. The game can continue until a team reaches 10 correct guesses or until the paper runs out (if using easel with paper), whichever comes first.

3. Purse Raid – What’s In Your Purse?

What You Need: Printed copies of the game cards having numbers allotted for each category of items.

How to Play:

Method #1: Distribute the cards among guests and they will check off the items they have in their purse. The first one to collect and complete all the items will be the winner.

Method #2: This game can also be played as a group. Divide the guests in a group of 4-5. Give the teams 5 minutes to search their purse for the listed items. The team with the most points, wins!

Method #3: The participants can have a seat and hold their purses. A host calls out each item that is on the list and the first one to hold up the item receives the number of points allotted. After all the list items are called out, the one with the most points wins!

4. What’s In Your Phone?

What You Need: Printed copies of the game cards having numbers allotted for each category of items and the pens or markers to check off the items.

How to Play:
This is a similar game to Purse Raid. Instead of searching the purse for physical items, here you can ask the participants to show the listed things on their mobile phones. The thing can be Apps, Photos, Videos, Messages, Battery Charge Remaining, Phone Brand or Type of Phone, Color or anything that can be related to the cell phones. You can have your own items listed on a game card or get a pre-filled ones from the internet. The game participant that have the highest points wins!

5. Pass the Love Story

A creative an fun game the will end up in lots of laughter.

What You Need: You need a pen or pencil and a piece of paper to write.

How to Play:

Method #1: Ask each of the participants to write a line about the bride or groom like their love affair and then pass it to the next person. Each guest can add her own one line story or comment about hoe they think about the couples love story or they met. At the end read the piece aloud to the group.

Method #2: The first person or host starts off by writing a line about the bride & grooms love story or where they first meet. She then passes the paper to the next player to add her own line follow the first one. Once the player write their line, they have to folder the paper to conceal the message from the previous players and only their line should be visible. After everyone has contributed, the guest of honor should read the final piece aloud to the group.

Method #3: Set some 10-15 wedding related words like: ‘flowers, bride, cake, wedding,..’ and the non wedding related like: ‘sand, trees, nails, wood,..’. Ask the participants to create a story using these words with in the set time frame like 10 mins. After the time is over, every guest will read there funny story and the bride-to-be will choose the winner.

6. Pass the Prize Rhyme Game

It is one of those ice breaker games where anyone and everybody can participate.

What You Need: You need a printed rhyme sheet and a wrapped gift of your choice.

How to Play:
Have your guests stand or sit in a circle and give the gift to someone to start. Read out all the rhymes one by one. As your guests listen to the instructions, they will pass the parcel to someone who fits the description on the rhyme game sheet. Whoever has the gift at the end of the poem wins the game and gets to keep the gift.

7. How Old Were They

A simple age guessing game.

What You Need: Collect several pictures of the couple from different time (e.g. from childhood to present time including birthdays, events etc and you may also search the internet for these). Take a note of the ages from each picture and put the pictures on a board or sign and assign a number to each one. Print the guess cards with numbers for the participant.

As a variation, instead of the couple’s picture, you also also use famous celebrities pictures to guess their age in those pictures.

How to Play:
Have your guests to guess the age from each picture and write down on the cards corresponding to each picture number. The one with the highest score wins.

8. How Old Was The Bride-to-Be

A simple age guessing game of the bride to be.

What You Need: Collect several pictures of the bride from different time (e.g. the one you know personally and the others that you can find from the internet). Take a note of the ages for each picture and put the pictures on a board or sign and assign a number to each one. Print the guess cards with numbers for the participant to write down their answers.

How to Play:
Have your guests to guess the age from each picture and write down on the cards corresponding to each picture number. The one with the highest score wins.

9. How Old Was The Groom-to-Be

A simple age guessing game of the groom to be similar to the bride to be. The participants has to guess the age of groom instead of bride.

What You Need: Collect several pictures of the groom from different time (e.g. the one you know personally and the others that you can find from the internet). Take a note of the ages for each picture and put the pictures on a board or sign and assign a number to each one. Print the guess cards with numbers for the participant to write down their answers.

How to Play:
Have your guests to guess the age from each picture and write down on the cards corresponding to each picture number. The one with the highest score wins.

10. The Apron Game

A fun shower game that requires the guests to observe and remember the kitchen utensils attached to an apron worn by the bride-to-be.

What You Need: An apron for the bride-to-be to wear and some light weight kitchen items to hang on to the apron. You also need the apron game sheets and pens or pencils for the participants to write the answers.

How to Play:
Get a large apron for the bride to wear and hang or attach as many light weight kitchen items as the apron can handle using the help of a pin or tape. The items can be utensils like fork, knife, spoon, spatula, grater, peeler, tongs, mittens, can openers, measuring cups and any other light weight items. Once all the items are attached to the bride’s apron, let her walk in the room for a minute or two so that the participants can have a better look at the items.

When the bride has left the room, give each participant a sheet to write down all the items they can remember attached to the apron. Once everyone is done with their sheets (or after a specified time) call the bride back and check which participant has the most correct items and declare her the winner.

11. How Well Do You Know the Bride?

A quiz to figure out how well the guests know the bride-to-be. This is also know as ‘Who Knows the Bride Best?‘.

What You Need: Printed copies of  ‘How Well do you Know the Bride?‘ game quiz sheet along with pens or pencils to write.

How to Play:
Before starting the game, give the copy of the quiz sheet to the bride to write her answers for each question. You can also interview the bride and write what she answers for each question.

When the game starts, give each guest a sheet of quiz and ask them to fill out within a certain time limit. Finally, once everyone has completed their questionnaire, stand in front of the room and read each question one by one, asking the group to call out the answers. The person with the most correct answers wins a prize.

12. Wedding Traditions / Why Do We Do That?

A quiz about the common traditions followed in a wedding ceremony.

What You Need: Printed copies of ‘Wedding Traditions‘ game quiz sheet for each guest and pens or pencils to write.
Where to Get: You can research the most common practices and superstitions related to wedding like ‘why bride tosses her bouquet’ etc. and create a list of 8-10 of them.

How to Play:
Give you guests a copy of the quiz sheet and ask them to write or match for the answer. This game is to test your guests’ knowledge about the logical or accepted reason why each practice or superstition is observed. The participant with the most correct answers wins!

13. Wedding Jeopardy

Participants have to answers a wedding related question to win the points.

What You Need: Create a chart by labeling pieces of paper across the top margin. The papers may have numbers or bride-to-be’s name written on it. Now create several wedding related categories down the left side. The category names can be anything like flowers, colors, bars, restaurants, places, movies, actors etc. Create questions ranging from simple to difficult and assign points to each of them. Assign high points to the difficult question and lower values to simple ones. Also arrange pens or pencils and note cards for the guests to write their answers.

How to Play:

Method #1: Start by randomly pick a person to start with. Give each person a turn or chance to pick a category. From the picked category, read out the question aloud. Each guest then have 2 minutes to come up with an answer and note down on a piece of paper provided. Once the time is up, the participants has to show their answers. Provide points for each correct answer and you may decide to deduct or not for the wrong entries. The person at the end with highest points wins.

Method #2: Divide the group into two teams or individuals for a small group. Toss a coin to decide which team goes first. The first team will pick a category and the points value to go with. Read a question aloud and wait for the teams to buzz or raise their hands. If the answers is right, the points will be awarded and if they didn’t get it right, you may decide to deduct points or not.

14. What is the Bride Wearing

A game to test your guest’s attention to what the bride-to-be is wearing.

What You Need: Printed copies of the game sheets for the guests to answer. Or you can prepare the questions yourself like how many rings is she wearing or what color is her lipstick and similar.

How to Play:
The guests have to answer the questions related to what the bride is wearing. The person with the most correct answers is the winner.

15. Over or Under

Judge if the numbers given in the statement is correct, over or under the real number provided by bride-to be.

What You Need: The printed sheets of the game cards and pens or pencils to write the answers.

How to Play:
Distribute the game cards among participants. Give one game card to the bride as well. The cards will have several statements written with numbers. The players have to guess if the number given is equal, under or over the real number or amounts. They can write their answers in the space provided or mark of the check boxes as per the game sheet. Match the answers given by the guests with those that are given by the bride-to-be. The guest with most correct answers will be the winner.

16. The Newlywed Game

What You Need: Before bridal shower, interview the groom with questions related to bride and their relationship like: ‘where they first met?’, ‘what is her favorite color?’ You can note down the answers or record a video to playback later.

How to Play:
During the shower, ask the bride same questions and she has to guess what the Groom said about her. Then compare the answers to see who well they know each other.

17. How Well Do You Know the Bride-to-Be

A fun quiz game is to figure out who among the party guests knows the bride best.

What You Need: The printed copies of the questionnaire and the pens or pencils for guests to write their answers. If you don’t have prepared cards, you can create a list of 15-20 questions about the bride-to-be for this bridal shower game.

How to Play:
Give the quiz sheet to each of the guest and ask them to write the answers. At the end of the game have the bride-to-be answer the questions and the guest with the highest scores wins.

18. Who Knows the Groom Best

This is a similar game as ‘How Well Do You Know the Bride’ to find out who among the party guests knows the groom-to-be best.

What You Need: The printed copies of the questionnaire and the pens or pencils for guests to write their answers. If you don’t have prepared cards, you can create a list of 15-20 questions about the groom-to-be for this bridal shower game. Before the shower, interview the groom to get the answers for the quiz.

How to Play:
Give the quiz sheet to each of the guest and ask them to write the answers. At the end of the game the guest with the most correct answers wins.

19. Meaning of Roses

To test the knowledge of you guests how they know the meaning and symbolism of the number of rose flowers.

What You Need: Prepare the sheet with different number of roses and the space for guests to write their meanings. Use the common rose numbers like 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10 etc.

How to Play:
Distribute the game sheets among each participant and have them to answers about what they think about the number of roses mean. e.g. three roses means ‘I Love You’ and six roses means ‘I Want to be Yours’ etc. The person with the highest score wins.

20. How to Be a Good Wife

A super funny and interesting 1950’s style bridal shower game.

What You Need: Printed copies of the game sheet and pencils to write.

How to Play:
Distribute the game sheets to each participant. The players have to fill in the blanks and the one with the most number of matching answers wins.

21. Who Said It / He Said She Said

Ask your guest to figure out who might have said the given phrase.

What You Need: The printed sheets of the phrases or quotes said by bride or groom and the answer sheet. To prepare the sheet, compile a list of questions like ‘how they met’, ‘their first date’, who said ‘I Love You First?’ etc. to ask the bride and groom for the answers of that. Randomly shuffle the questions and print on sheets for all the guests.

How to Play:
Pass the sheets with quotes to each guest and have them tick or draw a circle around the choices given. The one with the most statements correct will be the winner.

22. The Price is Right

A fun party game to guess the price of the items.

What You Need: Create a list of some common household items and purchase them to know the price and for later use. If you don’t want the items, you can do a little market survey to know the price of the listed items. Print the cards with the list of items for the guest and the pens and pencils for them to write the answers.

How to Play:
Distribute the printed game cards among your bridal shower guests and let them guess the price for each item. The guest whose total is closest to the actual total amount wins.

23. Two Truths and a Lie

To judge is the statement is a fact or fiction. A fun party game to play among small group of people.

What You Need: The printed sheets and pens or pencils for the guests to write.

How to Play:

Method #1: Distribute the game cards among your guests and ask then to write three statements about themselves out of which two should be true and one lie. After all the guests have finished writing, each of the guests will stand up and read their statements one by one. The others have to guess if is true or a lie. They can raise their hands if it is true. For each correct guess, they will be awarded one point and they can keep track of the points on a page. At the end the guest with most points wins!

Method #2: The rules are same as the above but the guests have to write three statements they know about the bride-to-be (instead of themselves) and two should be true and one a lie.

A complete guide to bridal shower games

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