Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m Maid/Matron of Honor in my best friend’s wedding and her shower is July 15th. It’s really informal, just being held at her grandmother’s house because it’s got the most available space!
I’ve been put in charge of all the activities and games, I was wondering if anyone had fun suggestions? I’ve only been to a few showers, and that’s when I was way younger (I didn’t have one myself).
Any advice is appreciated! Thank you!
Post # 3
A game we did at my bridal shower (which my Maid/Matron of Honor copied from her baby shower):
Everyone takes a paper plate and writes there name somewhere on it. Then everyone puts the plate on their head and they are supposed to draw what the bride will look like in her wedding dress (baby shower- draw what the baby will look like). Bride looks at all the plates and determines the winner! This game gets a lot of laughs and is fun… as all the pictures are pretty horrendous
Post # 4
We also did a quiz of who knows the bride/groom the best. Had questions such as:
-where did bride/groom meet
-where did groom propose
-what was bride’s first car
-where did bride/groom go to high school
-where did bride/groom go on first date
Winner has the most right answers
Post # 5
We played a game where they asked my husband questions beforehand and then asked me to like test our knowledge of each other. There’s so many variations of the way you can play something like this and you can make it really funny and silly. It’s usually a hit.
Post # 6
I always love the who knows the bride best or how well does the bride know the groom (where you as the FH questions for the bride to answer at the shower), but the last shower I went to we did a new game that was pretty cute and I’d never seen done before.
Everyone got a brown paper bag with something random in it (like a candy bar or tylenol or a spices) and then they gave out notecards for people to write a piece of marriage advice that related to the thing they got in their bag. Then when it’s all done, you put all the notecards in a scrapbook for the couple to have. They had stickers and colored markers to make the notecards look really cute too.
Just for example, if someone got the spices, the advice could say “Keep your marriage spicy!” or something like that. People can be pretty creative though and it was pretty fun to read everyone’s advice at the end!
Post # 7
we played a game where the bride read three statements, one of which were false. they were about the bride and groom’s past, funny things they did as a couple, college, etc. then there was a prize (per table) for the most right answers.
Post # 8
at my shower we did — whats in ur purse… u can find a template online print it out and give it to all the ladies. ladies fill out the chart/game piece with whats in their purse winner is the one with the most stuff…i won technically but because i was bride i was not allowed to get a prize bag. second game was how well do u knbow the bride. they had questions like what shoe size is bride, what she likes to eat ,favorite store, where she was born full name ect. next game was how well does bride know her furture husband… every wrong answered i had to stuff a marshmellow in my mouth… i got 9 wrong. ( u need to ask future hubby questions before hand with out bride knowing… i was in the same room as my fiance when he was answering the questions and i still got them wrong..(probably cause it was a phone copnversation and i didnt hear the right questions …
Post # 9
My mom planned 3 games for my shower. One was the “how well do you know the bride?’ quiz others have mentioned. For the second one, my mom played clips of love songs from a variety of genres and you had to write down the title and artist if you knew it. Last, she had wedding-related limericks, including a number she wrote about us, with the last line blank. Each person made up an ending for one limerick & I picked my favorite. We had a lot of fun with all the games!
Post # 10
We played who knows the groom best at mine. Everyone was given a sheet with questions like “what is the groom’s nickname for the bride” and “what is the groom’s favorite dessert” and told to write their answers down.
Then my Maid/Matron of Honor asked me the questions out loud in front of everyone. If anyone got more right than me, they won, but they didnt!
everyone also played a game when they got there. There were pictures of me from age 1-10. People wrote down on a piece of paper what age I was for each one and the person with the most correct won a prize!
Post # 11
For my sister’s bridal shower, we played 3 games:
The frist, while everyone was munching on some food, I had asked her hubby to be a few questions (like what’s your favorite thing about her? What are you most looking forward to about marriage? and She’s most annyoing when she______) then had her answer what she thought he said.
Second, we played The Price is Right with a bunch of household items that she and her husband use, like their kind of laundry soap, favorite cereal, etc. Everyone was divided into like 4 or 5 teams and then they would guess the prices of each item. Whoever got closest without going over would “win” that item. The team with the most items at the end won and the bride and groom got to take home a nice basket of cleaning products and some groceries at the end!
The last one was making a toilet paper bridal gown. Everyone got divided into teams of 3 and they got like 4 rolls of toilet paper and had to use it to make a bridal gown on one of the team members. The bride judged and the best dress won!
Post # 12
Ooooh oooh- I know a GOOD one. I would use it at mine, but don’t want to bite my cousins shower since thats where I played it. There is a game- you can google it I’m sure..But it’s the 1950’s Good housekeeping “how to be a good wife” article that has been turned into a really fun fill in the blanks game. You would print them out and hand them to your guests, read the questions and whoever gets most right wins. It is SO entertaining because the way the blanks are inserted on this SO outdated article makes it questionably dirty/funny. For instance “when your husband arrives home you should greet hime with a _____, and a _____” etc =) the answer is something like a kiss and a drink but you can see where this could go.
Post # 13
I like activities that aren’t “STARE AT ME!!”-type activities. One I loved:
Sit in a circle with your purses. A leader calls out items to find in your purse, and the first person to grab it and hold it up gets a point. For instance: lip gloss, safety pin, bug spray, etc – you can make it racier (condoms, luba, handcuffs) if it’s just the girls, or keep it more tame if it’s at grandma’s house like my shower was!
Post # 14
Oh gosh. These are all awesome, but something I didn’t think mattered for games but apparently does, is that my BFF is marrying a woman, and both of them will be at the shower.
Do you think that instead of questions about the “bride,” it could be about them as a couple? I want to include her Fiance too. But they are having 2 showers, one in Ohio with BFF’s family, and one in Illinois with her FI’s family. So her FI’s family won’t be at this one, so no one really knows her well enough to answer questions about her. Does that make sense? Any advice for how to modify some of these? Thank you so much for all of your suggestions ladies, keep em coming!