Post # 1
My dear mother is throwing a bridal shower for me a week before the wedding and as I don’t really like being the center of attention, i will grin and enjoy myself, but i don’t like games…they seem so…juvenile i guess, most of my guests will be parents/aunts, a few friends, but i dunno…are games necessary? how do we fill the time, with a group of women who dont really know each other. It’s being held at my parents house, which isn’t really big, so it will be a confined space…any ideas? I want it to be fun though for sure, and i want to make sure people have a good time and dont leave saying what a waste of a drive lol. also, if games are involved, what kind of prizes? Ive never been to a bridal shower, so im totally clueless!
Post # 3
We’re doing games at mine, just so there’s something to occupy us! We’re doing one where guests decorate a template of a wedding cake and I pick the winner, a round of trivia about the fella and I, pass the parcel, the peg game (where everyone starts out with 5 or so pegs and there are 3 words you’re not allowed to say – for us it’s the fellas name, the words “wedding” and “love” and when you hear someone say the words you steal their peg. Winner has the most pegs) and my friend made a “Pin the bouqet on Belle” (Belle from Beauty and the Beast) that we’re using too.
We also did one at my bestie’s shower where you make the bride an outfit out of toilet paper… it was fun! LOL
Post # 4
I would love to have a BS where there are no games. But I feel that there would just be a lot of awkward pauses and the such. My sister’s BS only had one “game” and that was her having to break open a piniata (sp?). The rest was just socializing and eating and drinking margaritas. It was a really great time with just the ladies of the family.
Post # 5
I think the ‘right’ game(s) are great for helping people interact and give the group a common purpose (other than mingling).
Post # 6
A good game is to have everyone write down advice for the bride, then everything gets read out loud and the bride picks the best advice – fun but not with forced interaction
Post # 7
NO games. They are juvenile, and grown women do not like to have them at showers. Rather than be rude about it or refuse to participate, they just go along with it and don’t speak up. Silence doesn’t mean they’re enjoying it,tho. If the guests are over 30, skip the games and just enjoy the food, drinks, and mingling.
Post # 8
I recently went to a bridal shower and didn’t do any of the traditional shower games (i.e. toilet paper dress). One game I did enjoy was the “Guess what’s in the bride’s purse” game! Lots of fun!
For my shower, I would like to do something like a Pampered Chef show and minimal games,
Post # 9
the only game at my shower is going to be the toilet paper dress…we did it at my sisters shower and everyone had a blast. but there will be no other games. i hate most of the other games. i’ve been to showers where there were no games and it flowed a lot better than the ones that did have games.
Post # 10
It really depends on the crowd – if it’s all family and close friends and everyone knows eachother, then games really won’t be necessary. When it’s a large group of people who don’t know eachother (as was the case with my bridal shower) the games helped break the ice and got people to talk and socialize. For prizes, my BMs gave out coffee mugs (which had fortune cookie sayings on them) and chocolate. I gave everyone a favor from Lush (they have mini-bath bombs, which were a big hit). Either way, it’s really sweet of your mom to do this for you and I hope you have a wonderful time!
Post # 11
The game where you have pins and you lose one everytime you say bride,wedding etc is the worst. Theres always one person who is way too into it and interrupts conversations to steal your pins. I give mine away immediately so I don’t have to deal with it.
Post # 12
We didn’t have any games at my shower. It was brunch, so people ate and talked, and I opened presents. It actually took up a ton of time just to do that!
Post # 13
The girls planning my shower asked all who were attending to bring a photo of them on their wedding day. Then they copied the photo and hid the faces. We then had to guess which photo belonged to which person. They also had people write down, what they remembered thinking before they walked down the aisle, and what their advice today would be.
Good Luck and Enjoy!
Post # 14
I think one or two games are fun. At my friend’s wedding the hostesses organized a trivia game about the bride and groom. And depending on the guests – the maid of honor wrote down the bride’s comments opening presents and at the end the comments were re-read as things the bride will say the first evening of her honeymoon. It was hilarious and everyone loved it (except for the bride’s mother-in-law)
Post # 15
My Bridesmaid or Best Man did bridal bingo, but that was the only game she was able to run. Everyone enjoyed it though!