December 4th, 2009
When you want to have some fun with your friends and family you can always make a party. There are so many occasions that can need a party. For example when it's someone's birthday or anniversary, for holidays like Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter, Thanksgiving day. Or when the employees had a good month the company can throw a party and also for special occasions of someone's life (the wedding, the birth of a new child and so on). The party held before a wedding for the bride-to-be is called the bridal shower. This kind of party is popular in countries like United States, Canada and also Australia. But of course it can take place in any other country too. They are usually organized by the bridesmaids who will invite guests to bring presents for the future bride. The groom is usually not invited, and there will be mostly women at this party.
<-300x250 Medium Rectangle - center->
The guests won't have just to bring the gifts and then sit down and talk and eat, they can also have a lot of fun by dancing or playing funny bridal shower games. If the guests know each other for a long time they will probably prefer to sit and talk, but if not the games will really help them to know each other and to start interacting and relaxing. It will be better to avoid written games, because calling out answers can be more fun and social. Be careful to choose games that will not make some of the guests feel embarrassed.
Now let's begin to present some funny bridal shower games. One of them is the "What comes next" game. In this one the host will read the first words of a sentence, and the others will have to complete it. For example: "A stitch in time....saves nine" or "Variety is...the spice of life". The first person who will give the correct answer will get a point. Whoever will have the most points will win the game, and probably a prize too. You may also give a prize for the funniest answer.
Another one is the "What the bride says". In this game someone will have to write down what the bride is saying when she is opening the gifts (without her to know this). After she opened all the gifts that person should read her comments. And these will be the bride's words to describe her wedding night. You can also try the "Mom's advice" game. In this one the guests will have to write down the best and the worst advice that they received from their mother or grandmother. The person with the best advice will win a prize, and also add a booby prize for the worst advice.
A different game is the "Clothespin game". Give each guest a clothespin for her cloths as they arrive at the party. If someone hears another person saying the word "bride", the she will get that person's clothespin. The guest who will have the most of the "pins" is the winner and gets a prize. You can also try a memory game: place 15 to 20 small items that are related to a wedding on a tray, and cover them with a napkin. Place the tray in the center of the guests without the napkin for two minutes and then cover it again. Ask the guests to write down as many items as they can remember. The person who remembers the most is the winner.
Another memory game is the "What is the bride wearing". After some time, the bride must go in a place where she can't be seen by anyone, but she can be still heard by them. (you may use microphones for this game). The she will begin to ask questions to the guests about what she is wearing, how her hair looks, the color of the shoes and other things like that. She can even ask questions about what she likes (her favorite food, color, movie etc.) Ask a question for each of the guests and whoever will give the correct answer will receive a price.
A game involving celebrities is this one: stick a note on each person's back, with the name of a celebrity written on. The other people will have to talk to that person just like they are talking to the real celebrity. Each person will have 5 minutes to figure out which celebrity they are. Of course this game will involve a lot of movement, because they will need to go from one person to another, and to look at each others' back. So this will make them stand up from the chairs or couch, and have some fun.
You can also try the "happy wishes" game. It's not actually a game, but it can be fun for the bride. Have the guests write on an envelope an event from the couple's life together. Then on a index card they should write a happy though or an advice for that special occasion. Then place the index card into the envelope, and give all of them to the bride. She will have to open them only at that specific event, for example wedding night, first anniversary, first fight, first child and so on.
The "Word scramble" game is like this: give a list of scrambled words to each of the guests. Use words that are common to a wedding, for example : bride, groom, cake, flowers, gifts and so on. The first person to get all the words right is the winner.
You can also try a trivia game. Make a list of questions about the bride or the couple, and divide the guests in two teams. Ask a question and the group to answer first gets a point. The team with most of the good answers is the winner. You can also try a trivia game with questions about famous people (actors, singers, politicians) and their weddings or marriages. For example "How many times has Elizabeth Taylor been married?" or " Who was the first wife of Brad Pitt?".