Looking for bridal shower game ideas? We’ve got tons, including games from our favorite wedding experts who’ve played them all. Here are some bridal shower game ideas that are sure to provide creative, quirky diversions that attendees can get excited about. See which bridal shower games you and your guests might want to play!
Bridal Shower Game Ideas
1 . He Said, She Said
How to Play: Hand out “He Said She Said” cards and guests can guess fun facts about the couple, like who said “I love you” first, who is more forgetful and who is the better dancer. You can make your own cards, or you can find some beautiful options on Etsy. —Anna Kesten of My Chic Nest
2. Find the Guest
Chances are some guests will be meeting each other for the first time at the bridal shower. “Find the Guest” is one of the bridal shower game ideas that also serves as an awesome icebreaker that will get the girls to start interacting!
Every guest gets a checklist where they have to find someone who has a certain characteristic. Circulate the room to find another guest who…
- Has been married ten years or longer
- Speaks a foreign language
- Has won $50 or more in the last 12 months
- Has more than three kids
- Is wearing blue shoes
- Has more than three pets
- Vacationed within the last three month.
Here’s an actual game card you can get ready-made on Etsy. Everyone will have a ball chatting up the room to find out who wears contact lenses, who traveled over 50 miles to attend the shower and if anyone doesn’t have a Facebook account. —Kim Forrest of WeddingWire
3. Where Were We?
Hang up 10 or so numbered pictures of the bride and her fiancé on various trips or in different locations. Guests can write down where they think each picture was taken, and the person with the most correct guesses wins a small prize. —Lauren Yang of GoodWorld
4. Musical Matching
Play a music matching game that pulls wedding songs from the couple’s extended families. At the shower, display wedding photos from the bride and groom’s parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings. Then have guests try to match the photo of each couple with their first-dance song. If you can pull it off, play a slideshow with the correct songs (shortened, for time). The guest with the most matches gets an iTunes gift card. —Trish Simitakos of Trish Star Events
5. Interactive Scavenger Hunt
An interactive scavenger hunt will get guests up and on their feet while getting to know one another better in a relaxed yet competitive setting. It’s an especially good idea if you’re hosting a co-ed shower. If the event is in the couple’s hometown or clues like, “This is where the couple had their first date” or “This is where the bride and groom shared their first kiss” are usually a fun place to start. Up the fun factor by booking limousines to take everyone around town and having a cocktail waiting at each stop. —Kim Sayatovic of Belladeux Event Design
7. Who Can Make the Best Cocktail?
Set up a full bar, label all ingredients with cards, and have teams compete to concoct the best wedding cocktail. The bride can then choose her favorite drink and the team chosen gets bragging rights at the bar. —Brianne Noonan of Pretty Polite Print Boutique
8. The Nearly-Wed Game
The bride answers questions about her relationship (“Who paid on the first date?”), which the groom has responded to on video earlier. After the bride responds, someone plays the clip with the groom’s answer. Nosy guests and oversharers will love this one, but remember, there is such a thing as too much information—keep it (relatively) clean.
9. Paper Bride
Guests divide into teams of three or four. One member of each team is the model; the others construct a wedding dress using toilet paper. The models strut; the bride picks her favorite look. Fans of Project Runway will be especially entertained. Pro tip? Use triple-ply.
10. Wedding Word Scramble
List off scrambled words associated with the couple, the bride and the wedding. Whichever guest can untangle the words the fastest wins!
11. Vow Mad Libs
Print out traditional vows, leaving blanks for nouns, verbs, and adjectives. A bridesmaid asks each guest for a word. At the end of the party, the bride reads “her” wedding vows. Nerds, literary types, and anyone with an online Scrabble addiction will eagerly play this game. For an added bonus, you can ask the groom to arrive at the end of the party and hold a mock ceremony with the funniest vows. Tee-hee.
12. Who’s That Couple?
Make color printouts of celebrity couples and leave one at each place setting. Ask guests to identify both people in the photo. Don’t make it too easy—the less obvious the better. Think Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, and Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.
13. Charades: Wedding Movies Edition
Write names of wedding movies on cards. Divide the party into two teams. Players act out titles to their own team members, who must guess the answer in three minutes or less. To really make this work, go heavy on the cocktails. Here are some movies to get you started:
- 27 Dresses
- Mamma Mia!
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- Wedding Crashers
- The Wedding Singer
14. Why Do We Do That?
There are so many wedding traditions that we just do, without really knowing why. This is one of those unique bridal shower games that’s fun and teaches you a thing or to. Make a list of wedding traditions like having a designated ring finger.
Then have the players choose an answer from a corresponding answer and see who can guess the most correctly. (If you’re wondering, prior to modern science, people believed there was a vein on our ring fingers that led straight to our heart. Awww.)
15. Purse Scavenger Hunt
Make a list of common items women might carry in their favorite bags, as well as less common—and racier!—things one might stash, such as birth control. Give a prize to whomever keeps the most items in her purse and reward her with something else she can stick in it, such as a gift card. Include items like:
- hair tie
- red lipstick
- fast food receipt
- phone charger
- kid’s toy
- business card
- pepper spray