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25 Fun Bridal Shower Games & Activities

Throwing a bridal shower for someone you love? Select a few games or activities to help guests break the ice, pass the time during the gift-opening portion, and have an all-around blast. Here, 25 editors' picks that'll suit any bash.

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • Kitchen Memory Game

    Kitchen Memory Game

    Pin kitchen tools to an apron that the bride-to-be must wear for one quick walk around the room. Afterward, have the guest of honor take the apron off, and ask partygoers to jot down all of the items that were on it.

    Photo Credit: Weddings by Scott and Dana

  • Ring Pop Game

    Ring Pop Game

    You may already be familiar with the classic shower game where guests receive one clothespin each, and they're instructed not to say the word "bride". If someone hears them break this rule, then they need to forfeit their pin. (Whoever has the most clothespins at the end of the party is the winner). For a fun twist, distribute candy ring pops instead!

    See more photos from this "Favorite Things"-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Caroline Tran

  • Toilet Paper Design Contest

    Toilet Paper Design Contest

    The toilet paper game never fails to make guests crack up. How it works: Divide everyone up into a few different teams, and ask a "model" from each group to come forward. The rest of the team members have to create a wedding gown to dress her up in using rolls of paper towel (no scissors or tape allowed). The bride awards her pick for best-dressed!

    See more photos from this Alice in Wonderland-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Chrystal Cienfuegos Photography

  • "Guess The Dress" Contest

    "Guess The Dress" Contest

    The number-one question on guests' minds when it comes to the wedding is, "What will the bride be wearing?" Challenge them to design what they envision for the bride's gown! Distribute art supplies and these outline "guides" by Etsy seller Blushed Design. Award a prize to the artist whose rendering is closest to the actual dress.

  • Scratch-Off Game

    Scratch-Off Game

    For a fun way to get the party started, you can't beat scratch-off cards. Etsy seller Janet Morrin offers a set of 24 cards with two winners in each batch. Come up with a grab bag for the scratch winners to reach in and claim their prizes.

    Photo Credit: Janet Morrin on Etsy

  • Professional Lesson

    Professional Lesson

    If traditional shower games aren't really your speed, consider treating guests to a learning experience they'll never forget. For example, guests at this shower took a professional makeup class, where they learned how to create the perfect smoky eye.

  • "Who Has The Groom?" Game

    "Who Has The Groom?" Game

    Lots of laughter will ensue after you play the "Who Has The Groom?" game. Print these celebrity cutouts from Etsy seller Works Of Heart Shoppe on cardstock, as well as one of the groom. Tape them under guests' chairs at the shower before they arrive. Whoever finds the groom under their chair is the lucky winner!

  • "Find The Guest" Challenge

    "Find The Guest" Challenge

    "Find The Guest" is an easy way to encourage guests to mingle. Etsy seller Pretty Collected offers cards with fun prompts that require partygoers to conversate with their neighbors to discover fun facts about them. For example, find someone who was born the same month as you, and another who drives the same car as you. The winner is the guest who has the most answers.

  • Bridal Jeopardy

    Bridal Jeopardy

    Build a custom Jeopardy board with categories that relate to the bride and groom's interests. Award a prize to the top winner — Alex Trebek impression optional.

    See more photos from this Tuscany-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Christine Haws Photography

  • Trivia Challenge

    Trivia Challenge

    Have the bride and groom face-off in a trivia challenge! Or, if the shower is girls-only, record his responses or questions ahead of time on video, and then play it for all of the guests.

    See more photos from this Mexican-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Joyeuse Photography

  • "Who Said It?" Game

    "Who Said It?" Game

    Create a top ten list of quotes, and have attendees guess whether the bride or groom said each one. Bonus points if you include silhouette illustrations for them to circle.

    Photo Credit: Alyssa Renee Photography

  • "Guess How Old?" Game

    "Guess How Old?" Game

    Display a collage board with photos of the bride throughout the years, and have guests guess how old she was in each of the snapshots.

    See more photos from this Southern-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Brandi Welles Photography

  • A Crafting Station

    A Crafting Station

    If the bride loves all things crafty, plan a DIY activity for guests to enjoy. At "Bachelorette" Desiree Hartsock's bridal shower, guests designed their own flower crowns and mixed signature scents at the perfume bar.

    See more photos from this boho-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Valorie Darling Photography / Hosted and Produced By: Be Inspired PR / Event Design: Jesi Haack Design

  • Collect Recipes

    Collect Recipes

    Every guest has their own signature dish — have them pass on their favorite recipes to the newlyweds-to-be. Create preprinted cards with different sections laid out (e.g. ingredients, directions, special tips) so that they're easier to read.

    Photo Credit: Alyssa Renee Photography

  • Interactive Guest Book

    Interactive Guest Book

    Brides are getting ultra-creative with their wedding guest book, and the bridal shower is no exception. One popular choice: Ask loved ones to sign a decorative plate that the bride can use in her new home.

    Photo Credit: Weddings by Scott and Dana

  • Treasured Memories

    Treasured Memories

    At this shower, guests were asked to jot down their favorite memory with the bride — how sweet is that?

    See more photos from this purple-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Laura Laing

  • Crowd-Source Marriage Advice

    Crowd-Source Marriage Advice

    Create DIY drink coasters where guests can fill out their marriage advice for the bride and groom. 

    See more photos from this blue-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Ashley Therese Photography

  • Date Night Recommendations

    Date Night Recommendations

    Sushi or pizza? Carnival or baseball game? Karaoke or matinee show? Help out the happy newlyweds by crowd-sourcing date suggestions, which will certainly come in handy after their big day. 

    Photo Credit: Laura Hernandez Photography

  • Bridal Bingo

    Bridal Bingo

    Gems and engagement ring props put the "bridal" in bingo. This classic game is a fun way to engage guests during the gift-opening portion of the shower.

    Photo Credit: Blueberry Photography

  • Mad Libs

    Mad Libs

    Display a Mad Libs printout at each guest's place setting instructing guests to write personalized vows for the newlyweds. Read a few of the funniest responses out loud before or after opening the gifts.

    Photo Credit: Invitations by Tiffany on Etsy

  • Bridal Scattergories

    Bridal Scattergories

    Even the most game-averse bride will get a kick out of this Bridal Scattergories card from The Flair Exchange. With cute wedding-related prompts like "honeymoon locations" and "something blue," it's a clever way to entertain guests during party gaps. There are four lettered rounds ("L," "O," "V," and "E") — the winner has to earn the most points!

    Download the free printable here ►

  • Emoji Pictionary

    Emoji Pictionary

    For a 2016 twist on traditional Pictionary, guests must correctly decipher the wedding words and phrases using emojis! Etsy seller Clink Paper offers a print-ready digital download that's set up to print two games per standard sheet (it also includes an answer key).

    Photo Credit: Clink Paper on Etsy

  • Disney Trivia

    Disney Trivia

    If you're a Disney fanatic, then this game created by Designs by Miss Mandee is a must-have at your bridal shower. Guests have to match up the love songs from iconic films like Aladdin and The Lion King; just don't blame us if they start belting out "A Whole New World."

    Download the free printable here ►

    Related: Disney-Inspired Real Weddings

  • Bow Hat

    Bow Hat

    The "bow" hat is a time-honored bridal shower tradition, to the chagrin of bashful brides everywhere. It's a great activity to keep little ones occupied or include someone who isn't in the bridal party.

    See more photos from this blue-themed bridal shower ►

    Photo Credit: Ashley Therese Photography

  • "What

    "What's in Your Purse?" Game

    Play "What's in Your Purse?" to see who carries the most random things in their bag! Create or purchase game cards, awarding points to different categories. Whoever has the most points wins.

25 Fun Bridal Shower Games & Activities

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