(Closed) Recipe box and games ideas for bridal shower pleasee

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Could you have each of the guests bring her favorite recipe for you? I’ve also seen guests write down their best “first year of marriage” advice to make a little book. There’s always bridal shower bingo for when you open your gifts, too. 🙂

Post # 4
433 posts
Helper bee

My grandmother organized a recipe collection for me. She sent a blank recipe card out along with the invite that way people had time to write it out. I got mostly cash for my shower so it was really comforting to be able to openly discuss each recipe instead of just thanking the guest and not having anything to show the others.

I loved it because my grandmother included my favorite recipes from my relatives who have passed away.

There are also tons of game ideas online- some food/cooking related , just google.

Post # 5
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

for my sisters bridal shower I made a jeopardy game about the bride and groom. It was a big hit.

Post # 6
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@PaperCrane: My cousin did the same thing for mine!  She sent out recipe cards with the invitations and had people fill them out and mail them back to her.  Then she put them all together in a book that was gifted to me at my shower.  So fun!

Post # 7
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Love the idea of collecting family recipes. I asked for old family photos (I wanted to display some at the reception). I only got a couple, so don’t get your hopes up!

The most fun game we played was a co-ed newlywed type game. My shower was girls-only for the first couple hours, then opened up for the boys. All the couples participated in the game. My cousin just passed around a page with questions to all the girls and another for the boys. Then we all gathered round while she went through the questions. The girls were asked to guess their guys’ answers and then the guys had to guess the girls’. The couple who guessed the most answers correctly won a door prize. It was a blast. Lots of laughter.

Just remembered another hit: during the girls-only part, each guest was given a strand of mardi gras beads. No one was allowed to say my name, if they did, they had to give their beads to the person who caught them. Of course, I ended up with most of the beads, so I would suggest not having the bride playing this one!

Other games that were played:

  • Wedding scramble
  • Quiz about my and my fi’s life (this was preprinted, so check michael’s)
  • The purse game, where she called out items, and we all searched our purses for the item. Different items were scored differently.
  • I left the room and each guess had to write down everything I was wearing.

They had a basket of door prizes guests could choose from.

Post # 8
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

We had a fun game at my shower that I’ve used for others. Everyone gets a clothes pin, and if you say the groom’s name, and someone else heard you, they could take your clothespin. If you had multiple clothespins, then they could take them all if you said his name. The person with the most at the end of the shower got a prize. It’s really difficult not to say the groom’s name!

Post # 9
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I had a recipe box at my shower too! I bought it at michaels and I painted & decorated it myself. My aunts sent index cards out with the invitations and instructed everyone to use them for recipes and to bring them to the shower. I have to admit, I haven’t used any of the recipes yet! oops! Embarassed

Post # 10
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ask the guests to bring a snapshot of them with the bride.  One from youth, a current one, whatever they can provide.  At the shower, give them a 3×5 card and have them write a message to the bride on it.  Some wedding advice, well wishes, whatever.  Pass out some pretty paper and stickers and photo splits or other adhesive and have guests create/decorate a page with their sentiment and their photo to put into a scrapbook for the bride. 

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