30 Unique And Fun Bridal Shower Games

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A bridal shower is a gathering of the bride’s close friends and family to celebrate the bride-to-be and the upcoming big event. A bridal shower is typically held on a weekend and consists of daytime events followed by brunch. The bride receives gifts from guests that she can use to decorate her home.

Games are an indispensable component of a bridal shower. These games must be amusing and serve as an icebreaker for the bride’s various guests.

We’ve compiled a list of the unique bridal showers games that will put everyone in a good mood.

30 Bridal Shower Games

Whether you’re the bride’s mother or the maid of honor, your search for bridal shower games ends here. These games will ensure that the bride, her friends, and you have a fantastic afternoon.

Fun games for bridal shower

1. The ring game

This game is a bridal shower staple.It is an excellent icebreaker game, and by the end of it, your guests will be easily mingling with one another.

You will need:

  • Plastic rings

How to play:

  • Hand each guest a plastic ring when they walk in.
  • When someone says “wedding,” or “bride,” the person who hears them can take their rings away.
  • The guest with the most rings at the end of the afternoon gets a prize.

2. Who am I?

This game is a popular choice because it helps establish a closer bond with the bride-to-be while also letting everyone know how she is related to others.

You will need:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Pens
  • A tissue box

How to play:

  • When the guests have settled down, give them each a sheet of paper and a pen.
  • Ask them to write a specific memory related to the bride-to-be and drop it in the box.
  • Read them aloud to the bride.
  • The bride has to guess who the person is from what they have written.
  • Next, the bride can make three guesses. If she doesn’t manage to guess the correct person, that guest is the winner.

3. What’s in your purse?

Women are known to carry the most unusual items in their purses. So prepare to show off the contents in your wallet in front of the guests.

You will need:

  • Gamecards
  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

  • Give each player a game card and a pen or pencil.
  • Each card will have five random items on them with points for each item.
  • The players have to search their purses for the items and give themselves points.
  • The one with the most points wins.

4. Fruit rings

This is an excellent game to play at bridal showers, not least because it is guaranteed to make everyone laugh. Whether your guests know each other or not, they will be fast friends by the end of this game.

You will need:

  • Candy fruit rings
  • Chopstick

How to play:

  • Place the candy fruit rings on a table.
  • The player has to hold one end of the chopstick in their mouth.
  • Then, they have to pick up at least ten candy rings with the other end. They cannot use their hands.
  • The first player who manages this feat wins.

5. He said, she said

This is one of the best games to play at a bridal shower or a bachelorette party. Your guests will be in stitches in no time.

You will need:

  • Gamecards
  • Pencils

How to play:

  • For this game, you must ask questions to or record some statements from the bride and groom.
  • With their answers, you can make an answer key. For example, if the bride and groom agree to an answer, mark the answer as bride/groom. You can mark the answer as both if they disagree on who said/did what/when.
  • At the bridal shower, pass the game cards with the questions and a pencil among the guests.
  • Read out the statements or questions in the order you asked the couple.
  • They will circle either bride/groom or both.
  • After all the questions and statements are over, start with the first one and answer each question correctly.
  • The guest who gave the correct answer for a particular question gets the point.
  • The person with the most points wins.

6. Emoji game

Emojis convey far more than words ever could. This game is sure to be a big hit with your guests.

You will need:

  • Gamecards with emojis printed on them
  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

  • Give each guest a card and a pen or pencil.
  • The guests should guess the word the emojis make. For example, an emoji of a child and sleeping make the word kidnap.
  • Keep some easy clues and a few hard ones.
  • The guest who solves the most clues is the winner.

7. How old were they?

This is a bridal shower game that will undoubtedly bring back memories for the bride and groom.

You will need:

  • A notice board
  • Pushpins

How to play:

  • Before the bridal shower, you need to visit the mothers of the bride and the groom. Ask them to give you some childhood and early pictures of the couple.
  • Make a note of the ages of the couple in each picture.
  • Tack these photographs on the notice board.
  • Then, ask the guests to guess the ages of the couple in the pictures.
  • The guest who guesses the closest or the correct ages is the winner.

8. Guess how many?

This is an estimation and observation game. Have a good time as your guests make wild guesses.

You will need:

  • Mason jars with lids
  • Coins, buttons, candy, etc.

How to play:

  • Fill multiple mason jars with the items of your choice.
  • Then, the guests must take a look at them and decide how many items are inside the jar.
  • The guest who makes the closest guesses wins.

9. Disney love songs

No matter their age, the guests must have quite a few Disney favorites. If your guests are initially awkward around each other, this is the perfect icebreaker game for them to begin interacting with each other.

You will need:

  • Gamecards
  • Pens or pencils
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Get a list of Disney love songs and movie names printed on the gamecards.
  • Give a card and a pen or pencil to each guest.
  • Start the timer and set it to three minutes.
  • Each guest must match the song with the movie name.
  • The person who makes the correct guesses before the timer goes is the winner. After that, you can give them a Disney movie DVD.

10. What’s on your phone?

With this game, you will encourage your guests to share exciting and amusing apps and games. It’s also a good excuse for the guests to pull out their phones legitimately.

You will need:

  • Gamecards
  • Pens or pencils
  • Cell phone

How to play:

  • Print out the names of different apps on the game cards. You can also add photo requests.
  • Hand a game card and a pen or pencil to each guest.
  • The players have to mark the apps or photos they have on their phones.
  • The guests with the most points win. Don’t forget to switch off the Wi-Fi.

Virtual bridal shower games

11. Bridal Bingo

One of the most famous bridal shower games is probably Bingo. You can now play it online from the comfort of your home.

You will need:

  • A set of bingo statements

How to play:

  • Design a bingo card with the statements printed on it. These statements can be fun and quirky. Be as creative as you like.
  • Mail them to the guests and ask them to get them printed out.
  • While the bride is opening her presents, the guests read out the cards in turn.
  • If a guest knows someone who matches the criteria in the statement, they have to write the person’s name in the box.
  • They cannot use the name of the same person twice.
  • The guest who manages to find the most answers wins.
  • For example, you can include statements such as “Has known the bride since school days,” “Has a dog at home,” “Is the same age as the bride,” “Is a bridesmaid,” etc.

12. Scavenger hunt

If you’re throwing a virtual bridal shower, this game will inspire your guests to be detectives. Arrange a scavenger hunt right from the comfort of your home.

You will need:

  • A sheet of paper with a list of random items

How to play:

  • While the bride opens her presents, you can call out the names of the items.
  • The players have to run through their homes, look for the item, and bring it back.
  • The player who comes back to the screen first is the winner.

13. Couple’s trivia

What is your level of familiarity with the couple? This game is a great way to learn some interesting facts about the couple.

You will need:

  • Gamecards
  • A list of questions about the couple

How to play:

  • Before the game, mail the questions to the couple and get the answers. For example, ask questions such as “When is the birthday of the groom?” “How old is the bride?” “Who is the better cook?” and so on.
  • Design gamecards and send them to your guests.
  • They must answer the questions on the cards.
  • The guest who gives the correct answers wins.
  • If there are multiple winners, you could have an online tiebreaker round as well.

14. Would she rather

The bride is and should be the center of attention. After all, it’s her special day. This game puts her in the spotlight and makes her feel special.

You will need:

  • A gamecard
  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

  • Before the bridal shower, sit with the bride and ask her to choose between different options. For example, you can ask them to choose between “Beaches or mountains?”, “Mexican food or Italian food?”, “Books or movies?” and so on.
  • Make an answer key based on her answers.
  • Then, on the day, ask these questions to the guests.
  • The guest who makes the correct guesses is the winner.

15. Friendly feud

Test your guests’ intelligence by challenging them to a friendly feud. You can also ask some naughty questions.

You will need:

  • PowerPoint

How to play:

  • Design 20-25 slides in PowerPoint, each asking a question and multiple answers for each question. The answers should not be visible to the players. Instead, assign points to each answer.
  • When the players answer a question, click on the corresponding answer on the screen to turn over and reveal the points.
  • The guest who gets the most points wins.
  • You can include questions such as “Which things are necessary on a wedding day?”, “What are the different expressions you can use for intercourse?” and so on.

16. Guess the memory

This is yet another virtual game that will lift the bride’s spirits. It’s a great way to reflect on past friendships and relationships before embarking on a new journey.

You will need:

  • Mobile phones

How to play:

  • All the guests will text their favorite memory with the bride to the host of the bridal shower.
  • You will read them out one by one.
  • The bride has to guess who sent the message.

17. Truth or dare

This is a classic game that is ideal for a bridal shower. You can choose your statements or use an online generator for the game.

You will need:

  • A bowl
  • Slips of paper

How to play:

  • Write the names of the guests on the slips of paper and put them in the bowl.
  • The host picks two slips for each round.
  • The first name you choose will take up the truth part, and the second will take up the dare part.
  • Ask the person who has to tell the truth a question. They must answer.
  • Tell the person who has to dare to do something. They must do it.
  • If either of them refuses to do their assigned tasks/answer the question, you can give them some “punishment.”
  • Some questions for truth could be, “When was the last time you cried?”, “Have you ever stolen something?” and so on. Some statements for dare can be, “Show the last picture on your phone,” or “Click a selfie without makeup.”

18. Why do we do that?

We follow many weddings traditions, but do we know where they came from? Everyone can benefit from this game by learning something new about weddings.

You will need:

  • A gamecard
  • Pens and pencils

How to play:

  • Write down some questions regarding different traditions in a wedding on the gamecard and look for the answers online.
  • Then, mail the card to each guest.
  • The players must match the traditions with their origins.
  • The player who gets most of the correct answers wins.

19. The price is right

If you’ve been purchasing household items for any length of time, you’ll be familiar with the average cost of each item. This is what you must put to the test in this game.

You will need:

  • A gamecard
  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

  • Make a list of random items on the game card. They may or may not be related to the wedding.
  • Make a separate list of the prices of the items.
  • Then, the guests have to look at the items and guess what the price could be.
  • The guest who makes the closest guess wins the round.
  • You could even arrange an alternative version of the game to ask the prices that went into celebrity weddings.

20. How well do you know the bride?

Perhaps your guests do not know each other. However, they are all familiar with the bride, and this game can serve as an excellent icebreaker.

You will need:

  • A gamecard
  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

  • Print out several questions on the gamecard. Then, before the bridal shower, ask the bride all these questions and get her answers.
  • The guests should answer these questions.
  • The guest who gets the correct answers is the winner.
  • You can include questions such as “When is the bride’s birthday?” “What color are her eyes?” “Who was her first celebrity crush?” and so on.

Bridal shower games for large groups

21. Garter toss

This is a fun game bridal shower game that you can play in large groups. You can make it a drinking game if you’re with a group of your close friends.

You will need:

  • Cheap garters
  • Sparkling cider bottles or wine bottles

How to play:

  • Put the bottles on the floor and mark a place some distance away.
  • The players have to throw the garters from behind this place and try to ring the bottles.
  • Every time a player rings one, they have to take a shot.
  • The winner gets a prize and all the bottles they managed to ring.

22. Toilet paper wedding dress

This game will amplify the party’s goofiness quotient. If you want to give a creative outlet to your guests, this is the perfect game.

You will need:

  • 6-10 rolls of toilet paper
  • Timer

How to play:

  • Divide the players into groups of four or five.
  • Each team gets a toilet paper roll.
  • They have to designate one player as the model.
  • The others have to design a wedding dress out of toilet paper the model can wear. They should do it within 20 minutes.
  • Let a pair of impartial judges decide the winner. You can even give each team a prize for participation.

23. Name the cake

Everyone loves cake. This game is a sweet addition to a happy event.

You will need:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

  • Print out questions related to cakes on the sheets of paper. For example, you can include questions such as “Which is the most sinful cake?” (the answer is chocolate cake).
  • Distribute these sheets among the guests.
  • The guests should write the answers to the questions.
  • The guest with the correct answers wins a cake.
  • If there are too many guests, you could even create teams.

24. Movie quotes

This is a great game to play with a large group.  If your guests are movie buffs, they will enjoy this game a lot.

You will need:

  • A list of movie quotes

How to play:

  • Divide the players into teams.
  • Say out each movie quote.
  • The teams have to tell which movie it is.
  • The team that gets the correct answers wins free tickets to a movie.
  • Include romantic and funny movie quotes. Do not include rude or vulgar ones to avoid putting people off.

25. Over or under

This is another great game for large groups. The more people who make wild guesses, the more fun it is.

You will need:

  • A gamecard

How to play:

  • Divide the players into teams.
  • Before the bridal shower, ask the couple several questions and make an answer key. For example, you can include questions such as “The age difference between the bride and the groom is four years,” “The couple has been together for two years,” and so on.
  • Read out the questions one by one to the guests.
  • The guests have to answer “over” or “under.” For example, if they think the age difference between the couple is more than four years, they will say “over.” If they think the age difference is less than four years, they will say “under.”
  • The team which gives the correct answers wins.

26. Pass the poem

This is a traditional bridal shower game that only takes a few minutes to play. Nevertheless, it’s a lot of fun.

You will need:

  • A gamecard

How to play:

  • Print out a poem on the gamecard. You will get quite a few templates on the internet, or you can make your own.
  • Each line of the poem should have instructions about a guest. They can be general instructions.
  • You read the first line of the poem aloud.
  • Then, check for the person who matches the description and pass the card to that guest.
  • They read the next line and pass it on to the guest described in the line.
  • The guest who holds the card, in the end, is the winner.
  • For example, the descriptions should include things such as “the person with the biggest feet” or “the person wearing a single-string pearl necklace.”

27. Recipes for a good marriage

The couple is embarking on a new journey. They’ll need all the tips and blessings so that they can get to get to the other side safely.

You will need:

  • Wooden spoons
  • Mason jar
  • Sharpie

How to play:

  • Place some wooden spoons and a Sharpie on a table near the guests.
  • Each guest has to take a spoon, write a message on it, and put it in the mason jar.
  • You can read out the messages while the bride is opening her presents. This is optional.
  • These spoons will make a beautiful addition to the new home.

28. Ring hunt

This is a type of scavenger hunt will work well for large groups. This is a quick and active game that will help your guests get to know one another.

You will need:

  • 20 plastic rings

How to play:

  • Hide the rings in different places around the room.
  • Then, divide the guests into teams and ask them to look for the rings.
  • The team that finds the most rings within the time the bride opens her presents is the winner.

29. Wedding mad-libs

This is a hilarious game that will have your guests laugh out loud. This will keep everyone in good spirits, no matter how many guests you have.

You will need:

  • A4-sized cardstock
  • Pens or pencils

How to play:

  • On one side of the cardstock, write several descriptive words you want the guests to write. For example, write verb, adjective, noun, adverb, year, place, time, and so on, followed by a space for the guests to fill in.
  • On the other side, write a story with blanks. Then, beneath each blank, write verb, noun, adjective, year, etc.
  • The guests must first fill the words in the spaces.
  • Then they must turn over the sheet and read the story aloud using the words they have written.
  • For example, if they have written verb = walk, adjective = pretty, noun = bride, year = 2001, they must now read the story using these words in the appropriate places. It might go something like, “The bride was walking (verb) along the pretty (adjective) road in 2001 (year) when the bride (noun) met her. It makes absolutely no sense and makes for much laughter.

30. Receiving line

When you have an extensive guest list, this game is a must-have. It’s a great game for keeping all the guests entertained for a while.

You will need:

  • Bowls
  • Rice
  • Mason jars

How to play:

  • Divide the players into teams of 4-8.
  • Place the bowls on one side of the room and mason jars on the other side of the room.
  • Pour some rice into each bowl.
  • Have the teams standing between the bowls and the mason jars, each bowl and mason jar to a team.
  • The first player must pick some rice from the bowl and pass it on to the next player, who in turn passes it on to the next player, and so on.
  • The last player should put the rice in the mason jar.
  • You can use a timer or use the time the bride takes to open her presents.
  • The team which has the most rice in their mason jar wins.

Bridal showers are generally fun events. With these games, you can make the wedding more memorable for the bride and the guests. Bridal shower games are a great option if you are comfortable with playing games and want your guests to mingle more freely with one another.