Ideas for a mostly older group of guests at the shower

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Don’t worry about keeping energy up.  Sit around, have a glass of wine, chat, open gifts, and let them get out of there within a few hours. They’ll all appreciate the time with you young ones more than a bunch of silly games, and everyone appreciates a short’n’sweet bridal shower.

Post # 4
3649 posts
Sugar bee

I’m actually 57.5 and I’ve been to my fair share of bridal showers. I honestly can’t remember participating – by choice – in any games, at those showers. I’d rather have adequate food (based on the time of day) and good conversation.

Post # 5
357 posts
Helper bee

emilythehutt:  my experience is different. It really depends how they usually interact normally, i found that older ladies like to play cheesy game which they could laugh really hard. I mean how do they normally react? Do they always laugh and goof around during gatherings?

Post # 6
795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Good food and conversation is your best bet. 

Post # 7
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could get a Karaoke machine with songs from their era.

Play Bingo with cards you make yourself using movies, songs, famous people or events etc from past decades instead of numbers.

As the guests are older, they are also likely more experienced cooks. You can ask each woman to bring a recipe for the bride. To go along with that, you can play a game where they have to identify the spice. Place various spices and herbs in little bowls, blindfold the guest, and they have to guess the spice by smell alone.

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