(Closed) How do you feel about shower games?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My favorite is that as each guest enters, they fill out a heart that was cut out of contruction paper with their best piece of marriage advice.  During the shower, the bride reads them all and picks her favorite. She then gets to keep all of them.  It wasn’t instrusive, inappropriate, and was also a lovely keepsake for me.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i recently helped plan a baby shower. i heard so many complaints beforehand about people dreading having to play shower games, so we skipped all but one. it was basically a scavenger hunt around the house…each clue had a onesie or accessory attached, so once you found them all you had to dress a stuffed animal. it was actually a lot of fun!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

“I think my favorite wedding shower game is the one where you ask the groom a whole bunch of questions beforehand and the bride has to guess the right answer.  Although, this game is more fun at the bachelorette party since you can make them take a shot for every wrong answer. . .   Oh, just my group of friends?”

 

Love this idea for a bachelorette party!!! I’m stealing this!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think my family and friends are super competitive. I plan most events and everyone expects a game of some sort and if I don’t do it, it’s mayhem. However, I do give really nice prices, so that’s probably part of it. LOL

One of the most talked about was I printed a bunch of famous couples through out time. I then glued them onto cards and people had to name the couples. The cards were passed around to about 75 women or so. I used 25 cards. They had lists and then had to fill them out. It’s best to use a varying of generations so it’s good for all ages because different generations will get stuck on different one’s

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I hate them!  One they did at my sister’s (because she had a southern Pig Picken outdoor wedding, and her and hubby are campers out door people) was also used as an ice breaker.  And it was the only game we played.  Each table played “I’m going camping and I’m going to bring…” (like I’m going on a picnic).  Did anyone else play that as a child.  You are supposed to take turn going through the abc’s and remember all the items said before your.

Example: I’m going camping and I’m going to bring apples, then the next person say I’m going camping and I’m going to bring apples and a boat, and so on.

Then who ever at the table had the letter of the new last name won the centerpiece.  But no one knew until the end. It was fun, got people talking to each other and same ole boring thing.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I hate them. ALL of them. Thank God we’ve eliminated them from all showers these past few years. I’d much rather have something to eat,look at the gifts and socialize than play games.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I guess they can be fuun with the right group of people…

all the shower [baby/wedding] or b’ette games I have played were really awkward and sucky.

could’ve been the people, could have been the execution, could have been the games, I’m nnot too sure what it was exactly but it was lame :/

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I actually love them. LOL. I think its important to know your crowd though and I’ve noticed if one person is up for them and acts really excited it usually gets more people excited.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i dont mind them in the right situation – they did a Mad Libs type thing at my shower – i honestly was so embarrassed! mostly because my friends got dirty with it and my Future Mother-In-Law was there with her 13 and 16 year old. had they not been there i would have had a ball with it.

Post # 12
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Honey bee

I have requested no games at mine. I dont really like them, but if there is going to be a game make sure it involves everyone. I hate games that focus only on the bride/momand everyone else is just sitting there staring. Awkward. 

The one that was mentioned above about asking the bride questions that were asked the groom was so boring to watch as the guest.  And it puts the bride on the spot.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I dislike games at any shower. My bridesmaids know that so they didn’t have any at my wedding shower, and I’m having a coed baby shower so there’s no way boys will want to join in on games.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They are either really fun or really bad. It all depends on who is attending and what kind of games they are. I have had a blast playing “how well do you know the bride and groom” but hated playing “guess the baby food”. It really is situational.

The single WORST game I have ever experienced was at a baby shower. I don’t think it is possible to salvage this ‘game’ in ANY context… When we got to the shower location, at each seat at the table was a clear plastic shotglass filled with water and frozen, basically a big ice cube. Inside the ice cube was a tiny plastic baby. The person whose baby ‘was born’, i.e., melted, first, won a prize. It was sooooo disturbing to see the little old grandmothers and great aunts shoving an ice cube ensconced baby between their legs to ‘get it to melt faster’. It was also disturbing to see people sucking on the ice cube and just…wow. It was wrong in every way possible.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I like the one where you make wedding dresses out of toilet paper.  I think they can be fun, it just depends on the location and people.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know my Maid/Matron of Honor is only going to do two games for mine.  Thank goodness I hate the shower games also. 

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