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bridal shower games

There’s a discussion thread on the HWTM Facebook discussion board that I’m hoping some of you might be able to help with if you have any bright ideas… it’s something that comes up often actually – the topic of what types of games (if any) should be played at bridal showers & bachelorette parties (or baby showers)…and I have to say it most often seems to be discussed with a hint of dread.

bridal shower games

Here are the exact questions:

I’m responsible for two games for a bridal/bachelorette shower, and I would like to opt not to do all of the games that have been done before, i.e. birdal bingo, what’s in the bride’s purse, toliet paper bride. The shower is lingerie themed and in a hotel room. thanks for any ideas…”
– Amanda (click here to reply)

I need help with this also!! I am throwing a “stay-at-home” bachelorette party and I can’t find ANY games that aren’t super boring or stupid. Please help!!
– Jordan (click here to reply)

bridal shower games

When it comes to baby & bridal showers, I usually prefer to go the “activity” route instead of the game route, but the “Bridal Shower Games”  book pictured above actually has some cute ideas… like the TV twosomes idea where you match the TV wife with her co-star mate (also something that you could do with real-life celebrity couples). The pics above and below are from a bridal shower I co-hosted last year, where each guest created a scrapbook page for the bride using a polaroid shot taken at the shower and a variety of markers & scrapbook stickers/embellishments that were made available to them.

bridal shower games

If you have any ideas for Amanda and Jordan, please post them under this topic at the Facebook page! Thanks!

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8 responses to “Facebook Question: Bridal Shower Games”

  1. OMG, I LOVE the scrapbook idea! I had heard of everyone making a page beforehand (which wouldn’t work for the bachelorette party I’m throwing) but never AT the party. Thanks for the fantastic idea!

  2. nyc says:

    oh the do your own scrapbook page is perfect! I wanted to put together something like that for each guest to write her a note, but I have to be honest I have NO TIME. this solves that, and its cute :)

  3. stacey says:

    I’m having trouble with this, too….so far, this is all i got:
    1. Name Scramble
    Give each of your guests a sheet of paper and a pen. At the top of the paper, you will have already printed out the bride’s and the groom’s given names. Position the names so they are one on top of the other, such as this example:
    Next, give your guests three or four timed minutes to make as many words as they can out of the two names. The guest who writes down the most number of words wins a small prize.

    For a BABY shower – take baby bottles, fill them w beer, and have the people that want to participate try to drink the beer. whoever can chug the beer from the bottle the fastest wins.

  4. Sherry says:

    I am planning a couples baby shower with my daughter’s bff. I came up with the idea of an adult version of pinata. We are having the party at the local Holiday Inn pool side room. The theme is Bubbles n Bath. I am going to get a yellow duck and convert to the string style pinata with lottery tickets attached to the end of the strings. The pinata will be stuffed with adult items like condoms, chocolate liquor shots, trial size personal care items and some small ‘adult’ items from Spensors. Each person will pick a string and at the spelling of b-a-b-y pull. I looked for another twist on opening the pinata other than smashing it but this was the only one I found, Anyone have ideas?

  5. Jen says:

    For a baby shower we had bought a bunch of cloth bibs and fabric paint and had everyone design their own. It was really fun and we got some very interesting bibs which of course we gave to the mother.

    For a bachelorette we did a version of monopoly where we created a board on a canvas and had 2 squares for each color. We also had chance and community chest. We had a different challenge for each square and she had to get one square for each color to win. This was only with the bridesmaids though and in the afternoon. We did this in a mall but could be done all over the city. We had fun challenges like go and try on the most hideous thing in this particular store or go buy the biggest box of condoms you can find. She did not have to pay however.

    We also had little loot bags with fun stuff in them such as big gum balls with naughty sayings, flavored condoms, trail size lube and message oils, stickers to ‘rate the guys’ (best pecs, best hair etc…) and of course we had leis so everyone could get laid!!! We also did a typical scavenger hunt which was fun.

    I was also at a bachelorette for a lesbian where they had pin the nipple on the boobs, that was fun too.

    A shower I went to was a spa party and they had a mobile spa come in and do all the girls nails. It was fun and girly everyone had a great time.

    I hope these ideas help.

  6. Cynthia says:

    So, what to do for a bridal shower that’s original, and what to do for a bachelorette that’s not stupid. Here are my ideas: check out this game — — it’ll work as a unique sentimental game that doubles as a keepsake. And my by-far favorite, non-lame game is this original Ho or No game — It’s in the dirty bachelorette category, but it’s a little more high-brow that some games you’ll see — less dirty than simply loaded with innuendo that will make you think dirty.

  7. Can you tell me where to find the Baby Bingo printable? Or is there a place to purchase it?