While watching the biggest game of the year, (Go Seahawks!), I’m also researching other types of games.
I am hosting my first ever bridal shower in two weeks and I need ideas for non-traditional games. The bride has requested nothing too cheesy….
Here are the games I’ve thought of so far, from my internet perusal.
Give each guest two small slips of paper and ask them to write down the slow song and dance song they most want to hear played at the wedding. Announce after they’ve been turned in that these song titles you’re about to read all describe the bride and groom’s life together. You can either read them all on the fly or review them before you read them aloud while the guests are distracted with another activity. If you review them ahead of time you can choose only the best songs to read aloud or break them into categories, such as “In The Bedroom” or “Things the Groom Will Say to the Bride.” The bride can choose the song titles she found funniest or most relevant and the guests who submitted them would win the game.
Assemble a dozen or so photographs of the bride, showing her at different ages. Mix them up so they’re not in order. Give pencils and paper to everyone, pass the photos around or display them someplace where everyone can see, and have guests write down their guess as to how old the bride was in the picture (she has braces, so that must have been in junior high). A prize goes to the person who gets the most ages right.
Guess the cake: guests are blindfolded and try a variety of cakes/cupcakes. The person to guess the most correct flavors wins.
What are some of your favorite bridal shower games?
I’m also really looking forward to the bachelor/bachelorette party! We have a private room for the evening, at Portalis, a wine bar in Ballard with amazing food! We’ll also go dancing down the street after dinner!