Did you know that over 2 million people get married every year?

If one of those 2 million people is your best friend, or sister, or daughter, then you may have recently come upon the daunting task of throwing a bridal shower. On top of wondering where to throw it, whether to make it a surprise, and who to invite, you’ve also discovered another pressing question: what do you do at a bridal shower anyway?

Not to fear! Check out these 5 bridal shower games for inspiration to make your bride’s shower a success.

1. Recipe Contest

This game is not only fun, but can also be a big help to the bride!

Every guest brings their favorite dish to the party for the bride and other guests to sample. You can then either have the bride choose a favorite dish, or have guests vote on their favorite. The winner gets a prize, and the bride gets a fantastic recipe!

Of course, this activity requires a bit of advanced planning. You’ll want to include instructions on the bridal showers’ invitations so guests are prepared. You can even include a recipe card with the invitation for guests to write their recipe on.

2. Pin the Veil on the Bride

Think of it as the wedding version of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” This is a particularly good game if multiple guests will be bringing children with them. 

All you need is a few lacey pieces of fabric that look like a veil, and a picture of the bride. To prevent any nicked fingers, you can use some velcro pieces or double-sided tape instead of a pin.

3. Cocktail Competition

If you’re looking for an activity that’s a little more “grown up,” a cocktail competition can be the perfect solution.

For this activity, gather a variety of ingredients that would go into a cocktail. You can stick to classic ones like fruits and bitters, or get more adventurous with candies or hot peppers.

Then, have each guest take a shot at being a mixologist! The bride can then sample the drinks, and decide who has made the best concoction.

4. Who Am I?

This is a twist on a game you might know as “Celebrity.” Write items on index cards related to the bride. It can be details like her favorite music or food, where she met her partner, or what her wedding colors are.

Then, have guests tape the card to their foreheards, and walk around and talk to other guests. They will then have to ask the other guests questions that help them determine what their card says.

5. Wedding Pictionary

This is a good option if you want to have an activity at the party, but want something simple and easy to explain. It’s just like regular Pictionary, but all of the clues will be wedding themed!

Have a Blast With These Bridal Shower Games

With these bridal shower games, you’ll be sure to throw a party that both the bride and all her guests will enjoy.

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