Let’s face it, we all have been to a bland shower of sorts. A great way way to spice up the event is by having it be interactive and including games. This is a fantastic way to include all guests and have people walk away remembering a good time. Here are a few favorites:
Aside from the bride, it’s doubtful that everyone else knows all of the guests at the shower. A brilliant icebreaker out there involves nothing more than a ball of ribbon, yarn or jute…whatever your preference. As people start arriving, hand them the ball of yarn and scissors with the instruction to cut off as much as they think they will need. Do not explain what it is for, rather, to cut as much or as little as they want for themselves. Once everyone has a length of the material, each person is to introduce themselves and speak for as long as it takes to wrap their yarn around a finger. The longer the string, the more they have to talk! This is one of the best ways to set the mood for a fun shower.
This is a really popular game. Before the shower, the hostess should have the groom fill out a questionnaire about the bride, himself and their relationship. During the shower, the bride is to fill out the same questionnaire and guess his answers. A great way to increase the fun in this is by having a Skype call, Facetime, or Google Hangout with the groom so everyone can see his reaction to the bride’s answers!
Sample questions: Name one thing he/she would save (apart from you) in a fire. What is your favorite body part of the other? Where do you see yourself in five years?
Yes, this is just like it sounds! Participants are divided into groups with a person from each team chosen as a ‘bride’. The rest of the group must then design a dress and accessories for said bride made out entirely from toilet paper. The group with the best outfit wins a prize! This can also be changed where each person designs a dress for the other so essentially, everyone is a bride creating a dress for another. Additionally, there is another version of this but with newspaper which can be utilized as well. Just be sure to include scissors, tape and staplers!
Who says scavenger hunts are just for kids? This can be as Rated-X as you want, depending on the personality of the bride. Guests are to be split into teams with a time limit, and showcase their findings back at the party once time is up. The items to look for can be based on a theme as well- from a relationship theme i.e. a love letter, a certain color of lipstick, something blue, to a random list of items ranging from a stranger’s business card, a cute guy’s phone number, to a lemon. May the best team win!
If you find yourself stuck for ideas or stressed out about planning, feel free to reach out to us at Keestone Events. We’ll help brainstorm ideas with you and make sure your bridal shower is one to remember.