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Game Time!

10 Apr

While there are 100’s of Bridal Shower games out there, we have selected a few that should not only break the ice at the party but really entertain!

What’s In the Bag
Before hand, have the host of the bridal shower make up a list of items that any women would have in her purse. Such as lip stick, cell phone, pens, pictures of family, etc. Assign each item a point value. The person with the most points wins the game. For larger parties, break everyone up into groups, and the group with the most points wins the game.

Hanging Out to Dry
Each visitor is given a clothespin upon arrival to shower. They are told of two
words they can not mention (i.e. “wedding”, and the groom’s name). If
they do, they lose their clothespin(s) to the one who caught them mentioning
the forbidden words. The one who has the most clothespins at the end of the
day, wins the prize!

How Well Do You Know The Bride and Groom?
Ask the bride and groom 20 or so facts about them before the shower.  Print the questions out on a sheet of paper and pass them out to the guests. The guests will have to read the questions and facts and determine if they are about the bride or the groom.  Example “they graduated highschool in 1995” “the bride or the groom has had 4 speeding tickets” “the bride or the groom is allergic to cats” etc. Make the facts funny but also facts that friends and family would know about them, chances are even the parents will get some of them wrong.  Who ever guesses the most right wins.

Bridal Bingo
Make “Bingo Cards” with 25 empty spaces (5 across, 5 down).  Have the guests write in the gifts that they think the bride-to-be will receive. As she opens her presents, mark off any of the presents written down.  Or instead you can use household items that the guests think the bride will need.  As soon as someone has “5 in a row,” shout “BINGO!

Scrambled Words
Make a list of several words associated with weddings (i.e. marriage, husband, wife,
bridesmaid, groom, bride, honeymoon) and then scramble them. Give the guests
2-3 minutes to try to figure them out. The guest that figures out the most
correctly win the prize.

The Apron Game
Buy an apron and have the bridal party buy lots of utensils to pin on the apron. Make
them practical and a couple of things they would never think of buying until
they need them. Pin all of the items on the apron. Have the bride wear the
apron in front of all of the guests. Have her walk around the room for about 2 minutes.
Then have the bride go into another room and have the guests try to list as
many things as they can remember seeing pinned to the brides apron. The person
with the most wins! Then tell the bride she gets to keep the apron!!

Make the Bouquet
Take paper plates and simple things like tissue paper-toilet paper-construction
paper – anything that you can “simply” decorate with and tell the
guest to make her bouquet for her wedding by sticking everthing on the plate
together (which is usually a mess). They only have one minute to complete their
masterpieces. It’s funny.
Then, have the bouquets “judged” and the one that wins is thrown by
the bride, and the one that catches it is the “next one to be
married” and wins the prize. It is a lot of fun to see what people can
create in one minute.

The Bridal Shower… Let the Games Begin!!

9 Apr

As a bride-to-be, the Bridal Shower is pretty exciting because it means you are getting pretty close to the big day and your friends and family want to help you prepare for your new life with your hubby-to-be.   There are endless ways to celebrate this fun day, and chances are your Bridesmaids or Maid of Honor are pretty excited to get to plan this for you so let them make all of the plans!

Bridesmaids/Maids of Honor – if you are here because you are getting the ball rolling in planning this event you are in the right place.  Lets get some pointers out there to make sure you have your bases covered.

♥ Set the Date (which means you have to make sure the bride and her family members can make it) so give yourself a lot of time for planning and for collecting all of the addresses for the invitations. Shoot for having the invitations out at least 4 weeks in advance.
♥ Choose a location – do you have a large family room or outdoor area at your home? If not try to network with other friends or family members of the bride to find a spot that works for you and the number of guests you think will be attending.  See our list of venues both big and small to find a location that can accommodate you.
♥ Delegate! We all have a life outside of being an awesome bridesmaid or maid of honor so don’t try to take it all on by yourself.  Ask the other girls in the bridal party or family members to pitch in to ensure everything goes smoothly.
♥ Decor – Consider a theme, colors & patterns, flowers or other decorations.  Although you do not have to stick to the brides wedding colors, it is nice for everyone to get a sneek peek before her big day.  Incorporate interactive decor something that will create chatter to break the ice, such as large feathers, a wishing tree, a scrapbook with supplies for guests, a candy buffet etc.
♥ Food – Depending on how many guests are expected to attend you should consider selecting snacks and foods that will appease the entire group, so try to give options.  Veggie, Fruit, or Meat/cheese platters go over pretty well.   If the event is near the lunch or dinner hour make sure to provide a sufficient amount of food because your guests will come hungry! For a large group, catering is often your best bet because they can make sure that all of the food is prepared accordingly and kept at the right temperatures.  The last thing you want to do is slave away in the kitchen and miss all of the kodak moments.  Don’t forget the sweets, it wouldn’t be a party without cake, cupcakes or candy.
♥ Entertainment/Games – Keep your guests entertained and keep your bride happy! If the games and entertainment flows smoothly the entire event will be a hit. Offer game prizes to get people into the games, they dont have to be expensive but anything from a candle, perfume, picture frame, gift certificate etc. Now before you start planning anything too spicy just make sure everything is age appropriate so that no one is offended or feels uncomfortable (save that for the bachelorette party!)
♥ Gifts – help your bride keep track of all of the gifts that she recieves to ensure that she has no problems writing thank-you cards to all of her guests.
♥ Have Fun and know that all of your hardwork means the world to the bride, so enjoy the party!

*For some Bridal Shower game ideas check out this post with a list of fun games!

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