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    Games for bridal shower ??

    Does anyone know any fun games appropriate for a bridal shower . . . other than making a dress with toilet paper ?


    Thanks!

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    Back when I was (much) younger and my friends were getting married, we'd usually have a game of Bridal Bingo.

    Another game, for various occasions, was "What's in The Bag?" You put assorted objects into a paper bag and pass it around. Each person has a certain amount of time, to feel the objects (without looking). AFTER the bag is passed, the person starts making his/her list of what was in the bag. Some of the objects should be easy to identify and at least a few should be hard to identify. Examples - bobby pin, rubber band, spoon, bottle cap, piece of plastic, piece of fabric, twist-tie, cotton ball, piece of yarn, straw, etc. The winner is whomever remembers and identifies the most items, correctly. The more items you include, the better.
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    Make a corsage of silk roses, put in a paper bag, a large grocery bag is just right; roll the top of bag down a couple times, so it won't come open, staple shut. Tell guests there's a pair of old time bloomers in the bag and whoever is left holding the bag when the music stops has to put them on and and let everyone see how they fit. When you finish laughing give the corsage to the honoree. Just play music long enough to pass the bag around 2 or 3 times.


    Also have a small notebook, wirebound, ask each person to write their favorite tip for baby on a page and any other notes they would like to share with the new mother. You can decorate the front of the book in like manner suitable for mother to enjoy reading.


    Cut white paper in triangles, enough for everyone to get at least one, perhaps 2 of them. In one of them mark with brown marker. Fold as a diaper, pull over each side to the middle(on the long side) then fold the bottom up, it will look like an old fashioned diaper then pin with a gold safety pin in the middle. Who ever gets the poopy diaper wins a prize. All the prizes should be baby themed so they can be given to expectant mother.

    Hope this works out for you and you have a great shower.

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    OOPS!!!! Thought I read baby shower.....you can use the first 2 anyways. On the second one decorate for a
    bride and ask attendees to write their best homemaker tips inside.

    Save the last one above for when someone does have a baby.

    On the paper bag the old fashioned bloomers are in you can draw underpanties on it or perhaps the long legged old fashioned bloomers on it.

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    Well I heard that there were quite a few games at my bridal shower, unfortunately I wasn't there . It was supposed to be a surprise and SURPRISE I decided to go shopping instead!!

    one of the games I heard about the next day at work was to name objects usually - and not usually - found in a purse and whoever had the most items won. I do know the one that won had a pair of channel locks and a cork screw in her purse. I don't want to know why.

    Also want to pass along a neat table favor idea - this was at a wedding but can be used anywhere. The name plates for seating were little bottles, each had a tag that said "Drink Me" and the persons name. These had various Schnapps flavors but you could use anything.
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    I never have understood the rationale behind giving the winner a prize . . . then telling that person to give it to the honoree.
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    If it's a multi-generation bridal shower, I always enjoy the "What is it" game. You go through the kitchen junk drawer and get some of the gadgets that you've purchased over the years and attach numbers to them. I also went into a kitchen shop and picked up a few brand new gadgets. You see how many of the young ladies know what a hand beater, lemon zester, strawberry huller, string bean maker, orange peeler, ice tongs/sugar tongs etc are. Most of the older generation always get those but are stumped on the new ones like mandolin, salad clams, cup cake holder, pie crust edge guards etc. The person who gets the most correct answers gets a prize and the gadgets I purchased to add to their junk drawer.
    Kitchen Bingo is always fun too. You give them a sheet with spaces to fill in with a list of kitchen objects listed at the top of the page. You have more objects listed then there are spaces and so each Bingo board is different. Then you call out the ones from your master Bingo card and depending on where they put their objects and which ones they choose, determines who gets Bingo first.

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    How many words can you make out of the bride's new name. Hopefully its a long name. If you Google bridal show games you get tons.

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    When all else fails, there is the dice game. There are several wrapped items in the center. A pair of dice are shaken into a pie plate and then passed on to the next person. Whoever gets a double can claim a prize.

    I prefer that the game winners get to keep their prizes, too --

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    This one is challenging. Gather every white food item you can and put about 1/4 cup in little baggies. Number the bags and pass around the circle...pass out paper with the items listed and everyone has to put the right number by the item. Sugar, salt, powdered sugar, flour, pancake mix, white cake mix, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, Bisquick, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup View Post
    This one is challenging. Gather every white food item you can and put about 1/4 cup in little baggies. Number the bags and pass around the circle...pass out paper with the items listed and everyone has to put the right number by the item. Sugar, salt, powdered sugar, flour, pancake mix, white cake mix, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, Bisquick, etc.
    Could also do that with spices and herbs in a little nut cup - have them numbered - and the guests write down what they think is in each one.

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    This is one I remember from my "youth" (hehe). Take a regular quart mason jar (not wide mouth), plus x number of clothespins (I think it was 5 but you can decide depending on how many want to play) and see who can, from standing height, drop the most clothespins in the jar. The winner gets a prize. This is harder to do than it sounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    This is one I remember from my "youth" (hehe). Take a regular quart mason jar (not wide mouth), plus x number of clothespins (I think it was 5 but you can decide depending on how many want to play) and see who can, from standing height, drop the most clothespins in the jar. The winner gets a prize. This is harder to do than it sounds!
    The one works better with younger people - but similar to the above game -

    Maybe use a wide mouth jar (!) - have people put cotton balls, tennis balls. clothespins - one at a time (I really don't remember what exactly) between their knees and carry them three or four feet between their knees - and then (try to) drop them in the jar. I think people were given about five tries. The person that got the most in the jar won a prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    This is one I remember from my "youth" (hehe). Take a regular quart mason jar (not wide mouth), plus x number of clothespins (I think it was 5 but you can decide depending on how many want to play) and see who can, from standing height, drop the most clothespins in the jar. The winner gets a prize. This is harder to do than it sounds!
    I remember this game too. You'd hold the clothespin at your nose level, and try to drop it in the jar.

    Another game my mother loved to play at showers was for each lady to take a regular spring clothespin, reach between her legs, and try to clip the clothespin as high up on her backside as she could. This worked better back when ladies wore dresses or skirts more often, but it could still be fun. It was hilarious to watch adult women, sometimes OLD women, twisting and contorting to try and get that clothespin higher than anyone else's. Of course, the winner got a nice prize.
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    pick out 4 or 5 candy bars. then put 1 only in a diaper and slightly melt it in microwave. then pass it around and see if the guest can name what kind of candy has melted in the diaper.

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    a cute game that was at my nieces, was they first interview the groom and asked about 15 questions, just silly things, like his favorite foods, then they had a small white board at the shower with his answers, and asked the bride the same questions, just to see how well they knew each other. You might get some of the other shower planners tho brainstorm some of the questions, it was a really fun game and we had lots of laughs, I am sorry but I cannot remember any of the other questions,

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    I forgot to add that the groom wasn't there, they interviewed him prior to the shower.

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    At my daughter's hen party (bridal shower) we played a game called pass the parcel. It takes a bit of pre organizing but is very good fun. You need to buy about 20 - 30 gifts (from dollar store can be useful or silly) and wrap them all up. Place on the floor in the middle of the room. you then share out a pack of playing cards between your guests every one should get 2 or 3. Using a fresh pack of cards you call out the numbers and the holder of the cards can choose a gift. They are not allowed to open them and must keep them in view. When the presents have all gone you carry on calling out the pack of cards but this time the holder can take a gift from someone else. It is especially fun if some of the presents look interesting and a bit of competition is set up to get those packages. The game ends when the deck of cards has been called out twice (shuffle after the first time) everyone usually ends up with a least one present.

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    Using mens dark socks put individual items in each and tie up. pen, credit card, tooth brush, items the couple may use on thier honeymoon. Then only using your bare foot can you feel the d=sock to figure out what is in them. This was done at a co-ed shower and the men loved doing it.
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    I'm not a fan of shower games but this one I went to in the late 70's literally took the cake. Each person was given a toothpick, a small piece of cardboard and a stick of gum. You had to chew the gum, spit and/or place it on the cardboard and with the toothpick, try to sculpt something of it. Everyone's "sculpture" was then placed on a table and judged. Whoever won got a prize. No I can't remember just what the prize was but it was probably in keeping with the game itself. No one I've ever described this to has ever heard of such a thing and I swear, I couldn't make this up even if I wanted to. Maybe it was some sort of bizarre, central New York kind of thing.

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    My friend and I are on the "shower committee" at church, neither one of like games at showers and over the years it seems to be how the majority feels if you must play games keep it short and sweet. That's MHO and I'm stickin' to it.

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    Write the letters A - Z down the side of a piece of paper. Think up a word for each letter that goes with the bride and grooms wedding day. A-aisle, B-bride, C-cake, D-dad, E-earrings, etc. The guest need to match the bride.
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    Went to a guy and gals baby shower,one of the best ive been to.One of the games was to bob for baby nipples blind folded.There was a tub of water with baby bottle nipples in it floating around and the men had to get blind folded and get the nipples.It was so funny.My hubby won by picking up 13 nipples. Another on was getting real sm baby diapers and putting different kind of chocolate bars in them that had melted.You had to open each one and smell it to guess which candy bar it was.It was sooo grose to look at but sure was funny to see the group putting their noses on the middle of the groose looking diapers.
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    Just a few (!) years ago at my bridal shower a game was to see who could hold the most wooden clothes pins in one hand.

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    If I had my druthers for showers - it would be -

    have the honoree open his/her gifts - everyone ohs and ahs -

    eat

    chat with other guests if one wants to

    go home

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