bridal shower prizes?

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

bowling16 :  No, the prizes do not usually match any theme. I usually see scented candles, small Bath & Body Works type items, mini stationary sets, coffee mugs with chocolates or tiny bag of coffee in it, dishtowels or tea towels, small picture frames, purse mirrors…. Pretty much any cute and/or useful small item that’s 5 bucks or less. Most showers I’ve been to have wrapped the prizes but when I hosted a shower, I left them unwrapped and let the winners choose whatever they wanted. We had a lot of prizes and made sure everyone got something because it sucks to be the only one (or the sad few) who didn’t win anything. 

The games you listed sound fun. I’m not familiar with the Price is Right one so will wait to see what others think about how to do prizes for that one. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I had a tea party and it was amazing! We had lots of teas, a coffee bar station, a mimosa bar station, little cookie type snacks, gourmet tea sandwiches that my grandma and aunt made, and mini bundt cakes. Who knows the bride best quiz, toilet paper wedding dress (hilarious ) and a couple of other things. My aunt hosted it at her house and it was the most incredible thing ever! Plus, people got to dress up if they wanted. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

As for the prizes, just little things are fine. Nail polish, chocolates, lotions, etc.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

We had a lot of extra wine left over from our engagement party so we’ll be giving those away in little baskets with wine glasses (most of my guests are wine drinkers). My sister in law is a scentsy rep so there will be some scentsy prizes as well. You definitely don’t have to pick a theme, maybe choose the prizes based on things that you like?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

bowling16 :  I always do gift cards. Depending on how many games, I do between $10 or $20 (so if there’s 3-4 games I do lesser amounts since I’m buying more cards, or if it’s just one game I might do $25).

I get Starbucks, VS, Amazon, etc. Stuff that most women would enjoy in some capacity. I’ve done this at 4 showers that I’ve hosted and it’s always been a hit. Everyone says they enjoyed getting a prize they can use to pick out what they personally want/use, vs a knick knack that may or may not end up in a drawer (even if they used it once or twice).

A Kate Spade shower sounds sooo cute! Love her color scheme.

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