15 Fun Bridal Shower Games

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Beyond the flowers, tasty bites, and thoughtful decor, what really makes a bridal shower special are the memories created among guests. And there’s no better way to ensure that than by incorporating some fun bridal shower games and activities.

Yes, there are the classics (think: the toilet paper dress competition and bride trivia), but if you’re looking for even more entertaining ideas to implement into your celebration, the options are endless. Whether you’re planning the event for the soon-to-be bride or you’re the bride yourself, we’ve put together a list of 15 bridal shower games that the whole party will enjoy, guaranteed.

15 Bridal Shower Games

1. Toilet Paper Dress Competition

It’s a classic bridal shower game — and for good reason. Let your guests’ creativity shine by dividing them up into teams armed with rolls of toilet paper. Their assignment: to create a stylish wedding dress made out of toilet paper within a set time limit. Once the time is up, each toilet paper-dressed team member will strut their stuff in a runway show for the bride — aka the judge — who gets to pick the winner.

2. Guess How Many Kisses

For a game that everyone can join in on (including grandma and younger guests alike), this one fits the bill. Plus, it’s a game that requires the least amount of effort to set up. Simply fill a clear jar with Hershey’s Kisses and display it at the entrance area of your shower so that as guests arrive, they can write down their predictions of how many chocolates are in the jar. Later, reveal the actual number of Kisses and award a prize to the guest with the closest guess. Easy peasy!

3. The Newlywed Game

Who doesn’t love a good Newlywed Game? Based on the classic television game show of the same name, this beloved bridal shower activity puts both partner’s knowledge of each other to the test. Have both parties answer a set of pre-written questions about themselves and their relationship, and then read the answers aloud at the shower. (Fair warning: there may be a few surprises.)

4. Bride Trivia

Spotlight’s all on the bride in this interactive trivia game, which will have everyone from childhood besties to coworkers answering a set of questions about the soon-to-be-wed. Who can answer the most questions correctly? All you’ll need are printables for everyone participating, like these Who Knows the Bride Best? Prints ($15) from Amazon.

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5. Mad Libs

Fill in the blank: wedding-themed Mad Libs are an instant _____ (we’d say crowd pleaser). Use a themed template, like these Ring-Shaped Mad Libs Cards ($16) on Etsy, or come up with your own. In any case, the silly sentences your guests will come up with will have the whole room roaring.

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6. Cake Tasting

Add a sweet twist to your bridal shower with a little cake tasting. Assemble an assortment of various flavored cupcakes for guests to sample and guess which one is the winning wedding cake flavor.

6. Advice For the Newlyweds

Bridal showers are a time for the bride to feel warmth and affection from loved ones. Advice cards (or an advice book) are a nice way for guests to share their heartfelt sentiments, wisdom, and advice for the bride and soon-to-be partner. Best part: they’ll get to save the advice as a forever keepsake.

7. Over-Under

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This game is all about the numbers. Over-Under ($12) is a classic that asks light-hearted, number-related questions that guests will enjoy pondering (think: the bride’s shoe size, how many kids the couple wants, and the number of wedding guest attendees).

8. Who Has the Bride?

This Scratch-Off Card Game ($10) is a great bridal shower ice breaker and brings plenty of fun. Print the bride’s picture on one card and place all covered cards under each guest’s seat. Everyone will look forward to scratching off the cards to reveal which lucky guest got the bride.

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9. Wedding Charades

Hosting a joint shower? A game of charades is sure to add an element of competitiveness to the party. Divide everyone up into teams and have each one act out wedding-themed words, like “cake,” “rings,” and “bouquet toss.”

10. Pass the Bouquet

Think musical chairs, but with a wedding bouquet. This game, which is perfect for smaller groups, has guests standing in a circle and passing around a bouquet of flowers while music is playing. Once the music stops, whoever is holding the bouquet is eliminated.

11. “Who/What Am I?” Memory Game

If your bridal shower consists of a close knit group of friends or family, try this fun, interactive game. Guests will take turns putting a Post-it note with a written memory of them and the bride on their forehead, and they’ll have to go around asking “yes” or “no” questions to guess what it is. It’s a nice trip down memory lane for all.

12. Wedding Jeopardy

For an activity that all guests can participate in, turn to a good old-fashioned game of “Jeopardy!” with a twist. Put a wedding spin on it with the categories you choose — famous weddings, love songs, and romance movies.

13. Telephone Wedding Toast

What’s better than a game of telephone? A wedding-themed game of telephone, of course. In this edition, the first guest will whisper a small toast speech to the bride, who will then pass the message along to the next guest, and the next, and so on. All the fun comes in when the message reaches the last guest — we promise everyone will get a kick out of the hilarious differences to the original message.

14. Wedding Pictionary

Get your artistic skills on by inviting guests to a game of Pictionary. Play it safe with easy words like “bouquet” and “black tie,” or kick things up a notch and go for some tricky wedding-themed phrases like “walking down the aisle” or “tying the knot.”

15. Guess the Age

Get ready for loads of awws from the crowd. The idea for this game is to have photos (or a slideshow) of the couple at various ages of their lives, to which the guests are tasked with guessing each partner’s age at the time of each photo.

Michelle Rostamian is a Los Angeles-based beauty and wellness contributor with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She began her career as a publicist, content writer, and social media manager, representing beauty brands and industry professionals. Currently, she is a writer and editor on all things makeup, beauty, skincare, and lifestyle.

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