Looking for some great bridal shower games? We’ve played our share—whether we were the bride-to-be, the hostess or a guest. No two ways around it, bridal showers are a time to eat, drink, celebrate, and be a little silly!
So if you're planning a bridal shower and looking for some fun games, you came to the right spot.
Before putting together this page we asked our family and friends to share their favorite games. Here are their top picks... (Drum roll -- Please!)
Skip the whole tying ribbons-on-a-plate and making it a hat. That's boring!
Go for two paper plates, decorated with all the bows etc. and attach with a ribbon to make a bikini top. Use a napkin folded in half along the diagonal, decorated with all the bows and attached with a ribbon to make a thong bikini bottom!
This is a "true classic" in bridal shower games. It's played in teams of three, four or more. Doesn't really matter how many per team as long as one girl is the mannequin/model while the others design and create a wedding dress by draping, taping, and pinning toilet paper on her. The best dress wins!
This game is just soooo much fun, especially if you match it up with some Chardonnay...
Bingo has been around a long time and everyone knows how to play and how much fun it can be.
Our Bling-O! game is just like regular Bingo but uses images and phrases related to the couple and their upcoming nuptials, instead of numbers.
Think of how much fun you'll have when the Caller announces "Double Date" or "First Kiss" instead of numbers. It's suitable for all ages and is a real conversation starter!
It takes regular Bingo fun to a whole new level.
The game is perfect for large or small gatherings and is designed in a Tiffany Blue color scheme. It comes as a PDF so you can download and print it in minutes. The game does come with printable markers but we prefer to use Hershey Kisses--they go perfectly with the theme of the game and make a great party favor for your guest to take home.
Get Bling-O! and get your party started!
Everyone at the party gets a clothespin that they attach somewhere on themselves. If they see someone crossing their legs they get that girls pin. The girl with the most pins wins the prize.
Instead of leg crossing you can announce a word that can not be said during the party, such as WEDDING. Who ever says it loses their pin. Again, silly but fun!
One of the naughtier bridal shower games...
Familiar with the children's game pin the tail on the donkey? Well in this case it's a hunky man and the participants pin something else onto him... Blindfold your guests, spin them around with their "tail" in hand and you'll have a riot!
How well does the bride know her prince in shining armor? Meet with the groom prior to the bridal shower and ask him questions about himself. At the shower, let everyone guess how many questions they think the bride will get correctly. The winner is the girl closest to the actual answer.
Here are some sample questions to get you started...
The groom's favorite movie? The groom's favorite dish (meal) that the bride prepares for him? Travel destination? When did they first meet? Where did they have their first kiss? Groom's favorite band? Groom's favorite sports team? His first job? Name of his first pet? Name of his first crush? Favorite actor/actress? Who did he take to prom? If he could meet one person dead or alive who would it be? Favorite TV show? Favorite curse word?
This is totally old school and works well if you have older guests in the crowd. It's simply an ironing competition and demonstration!
All you need are two ironing boards and a couple of wrinkly men's dress shirts. The bride-to-be and one guest get into position in front of the ironing boards and the first one to finish ironing their shirt properly wins.
Make a list of common and uncommon items a girl might carry in her purse. As each item is called out from the list, each participant must place the items from their purse onto the table for all to see. Start with the easy ones and work up to the funnier ones. The girl with the most items from the list wins. Below are a few items to get you started...
Lipstick | Mirror | Keys | Cell Phone | Corkscrew | Swiss Army Knife | Earrings | Lottery ticket | Pictures of loved ones | Tampons | Tylenol | Calculator | Condoms | Sewing kits | Pen | Notepaper | Panties | Stockings | Breath Mints ...
This is one of those bridal shower games that can cause some hard feelings so be aware. You never know where Bridezilla is lurking.
The game is played the same way as the groom's game above except now the tables have turned and the questions are all about the bride and are asked to the guests. The guest with the most correct answers wins the title of BEST FRIEND FOREVER.
This game is great for getting a young couple started on kitchen staples and cooking. Each guest brings to the party multiple copies of their favorite classic recipe (the number of copies should be equal to the number of guests) along with one item of food (preferably a pantry staple) that the recipe requires (non perishables).
Each guest at the party receives a copy of everyone's recipes and the bride-to-be also gets the one item that each guest brought to start off her pantry.
Blindfold the bride-to-be, give her some latex gloves, and place cake assembly ingredients in front of her. Make sure the ingredients look wedding-ish or even better, match her wedding colors if she's already picked them out. With guidance from the guests, the bride will then attempt to make a wedding cake blindfolded.
Keep everything properly clean and refrigerated (before and after the game is played) because the bride will actually be making the dessert that will be served at the bridal shower.
Ingredients: (Being creative is the idea here)
2 or 3 round sponge cakes
Jar of jam
Bowl of sprinkles (silver or gold)
Box of cookies (make sure they are white)
Candies (that match the wedding colors)
Candied or sugar flowers
As crazy as it sounds, it really is fun—and you don't have to think about planning a dessert for the shower!
Looking for even more? We love these Easy Printable Bridal Shower Games
! Just download and print as many copies as you need...
We had so much fun playing Bridal Bingo and What's in the Bride's Purse (a variation on our purse game above.)
We bought the whole collection (we have lots of showers to attend and we can use these games over and over again) but you can buy each game individually. Some of them can even be personalized...Check it out!
We know that all these games are a little silly, but bridal shower games are supposed to be silly. And besides, when you add a bottle of wine or two, silly is the best way to go!Be sure to check out our page on engagement party games for more fun ideas.