Planning a bridal shower can be stressful. The ultimate goal is to make sure the bride-to-be has a great time, but you also need to entertain a wide variety of guests from every circle of her life: friends, family, co-workers and more. If you’re a maid or matron of honor looking for some fun and unique bridal shower games, we’ve put together this quick collection to take that to-do off your list.
This Jeopardy-style bridal trivia set is a fun and unique way to find out how much everyone—including the bride’s best friends—really knows about her. It comes with a foldable game board, category cards and question cards. You get to have all the fun setting up the questions under each category, so make it interesting.
This is a simplified bridal shower version of the newlywed game. The goal is to see if bridal shower guests can guess what the betrothed partners would say about themselves. For instance: Who is the better cook? This set also comes with three additional games, so you get four for the price of one.
Mad libs are fun on their own, but this game puts a bridal shower twist on the childhood favorite. Each guest gets a game card shaped like a ring with spots to write the couple-to-be’s vows. The goal: Add whatever crazy thing comes to mind. The real fun begins when your guests read their creations aloud.
This alternative to bridal trivia cuts to the chase with 12 questions about the bride. The goal is to figure out which guest truly knows her best. Think of it as a quick party starter to get everyone ready for the rest of the games you have planned.
Remember the old game telephone, in which you tell someone a phrase and they translate it to the next person and so on? Telephone toast works the same way, except the phrase becomes a mini toast to the bride.
This unique bridal shower game is deceptively simple and tons of fun. Each guest wears a costume jewelry ring as they mingle. If someone says “bride” or “dress” in front of you, you can steal their ring. The goal is to collect the most rings by the end of the game. It’s part bridal shower game, part Machiavellianism.
Every bride is different and every circle of friends and relatives is different, so I wanted to include something non-traditional on this list. If the bride isn’t into bridal-themed games, how about a card game like Cards Against Humanity? It’s just pure fun and can get really interesting when you learn just how wild your friends and relatives are.
Those are just a few ideas for unique bridal shower games to get you started. And most of the supplies can be purchased through Rakuten partners, so you’ll earn Cash Back on your purchases. If you’re not a member, it’s easy and free to sign up.