Bridal Shower Games that are Worth Your Time

Like you I have been invited to plenty of dreadfully boring showers. And while the the cliché of girls sitting around passing the time talking, may or may not be founded in fact. Let’s hope that you’re not one of those hostesses who wants to put it to the test. There is nothing more boring than a bridal showers we want more than a dry afternoon sitting around a cup of tea, we want to have fun. And that means we want bridal shower games.

As a hostess it is your job to keep your guests entertained. And here are some great games that will do just that:

  1. Say the Words: This is a fun little game that you play throughout the shower. When each of your shower guests arrive at the party give them a name tag with a common wedding themed word on it. Throughout the day whenever somebody hears the somebody say the word on their name tag that person gets to claim the name tag. At the end of the party the person with the most name tags wins. Here is a quick example of how the game works. Aunt May sees that her rival Aunt June has the word “flower girl” on her name tag. And guess what? Aunt June just said “flower girl”. Keeping with the rules, Aunt May now has the opportunity to claim the name tag.
  2. Honeymoon Ramblings: Want to add a little risqué to the bridal shower? Then you will love this game. And it starts out all so harmless. You’ll see. When a guest arrives give them a piece of paper and a pencil. Now ask them to place the paper on the floor, bend over without bending their knees, and trace their hand. You or another party organizer will need to take notes of what they say. Here are a couple of examples to get your imagination going: “This Hurts!”, “No way, I’m not going down there!”, or “Are you crazy, I’ll never reach that.”. You get the idea. At the end of the day give the note book with the funny expressions to the bride-to-be with the instructions that they should be said to the groom on the wedding night.
  3. Bridal Dress: For this game you will want to divide your guests up into groups of equal numbers preferably. Give each group a roll or two of toilet paper and instruct them to build the prettiest wedding dress they cane. When each group is finished allow the other groups, and bride-to-be to vote on them. The group that collects the most points win.

These are just a couple of the amazing (free) games you can organize for your bridal shower.

What to Include on Bridal Shower Invitations

There are a couple of very important pieces of information that you will need to include on your invitations.

Here are the items all bridal shower invitations must contain:

  • If you will be hosting the bridal shower make sure to include your name, email, and phone number. If you are only responsible for picking out the invitations make sure to include the name of the hostess and a number of ways to get in contact with her.
  • The guest of honor’s name. How else will the guest know who to address their card to.
  • The complete address of the venue. On a side note, if the location where the bridal shower is going to be held is difficult to find you can include more complete directions on a secondary piece of paper. It isn’t uncommon for the invitation to include a map in this case.
  • The date for the bridal shower as well as when the shower will be held.
  • Are you going to be hosting a surprise shower? Then make sure that you state this very prominently on the shower invitation. There is nothing more frustrating that having your surprise ruined by a talkative shower guest.
  • If you aren’t responsible for the RSVPs make sure that you include the name and means to contact the person who will be handling them If you are responsible for the RSVP make sure you include that with your name.
  • The date when the RSVP is required.

There are also a couple of pieces of information that are optional, yet a good idea if they relate to your bridal shower plans.

  • Registry information so that the guest have the opportunity to get the right gifts.
  • Color scheme for the future love nest. This may seem abstract but it can make a big difference.
  • Are you hosting a themed bridal shower? Then include a hint on the invitation.

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How Many Guest Attend a Bridal Shower?

Here is a super simple calculation for you to use when it comes to estimating how many guest will be attending the bridal shower.

First, take the number of guests that are invited to the wedding.

Divide the list in half if you will only be hosting a ladies only shower, else use the whole list.

Next since most parties, not excluding bridal showers receive only about 80% of the planned guests multiple 0.8 × total guests.

Here are a couple of examples for you to give you an idea.

Example 1:

Say you are hosting a ladies only bridal shower, i.e. a traditional shower. The wedding guest list has 100 people on it.

0.8 × (100/2) = 40 guests

Example 2:

You will be hosting a coed bridal shower for the bride and groom. There are 150 guests invited to the wedding, which means you will be inviting the same number of people to your bridal shower.

0.8 × 150 = 120 guests

Give it a try for your shower and see how many potential guests will be attending your bridal shower.

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