Choosing Bridal Shower Games
Bridal shower games are a fun part of most parties. They can help"break the ice" with guests who don’t know each other well, and get them talking. There are several things to keep in mind when choosing a bridal shower game. Let’s take a look.
Type of wedding shower: If your are having a very formal setting, then quiet, reserved games would be appropriate.
A lively theme would allow for more active games.
Age of guests: Sometimes the guests are all within age range of the bride-to-be. Choose games that would appeal to her. Often, however, guests may range from young nieces to grandmothers. Select games, such as bridal shower bingo, that would allow all to play.
Types of games: Most games played at bridal showers are pen and paper games. It just makes it easier for the guests, especially if there is a large number, to stay seated and relax. Bridal Shower Bingo, "Who knows the bride best?", and a word scramble, are examples of this type of activity.
When there is a theme party, the ideas are unlimited. For example, a beach party would allow for outdoor games.
Again, keep ages in mind. Make sure there is something for everyone.
Where can I find bridal shower games? There are many online stores that sell these. Some are even instantly downloadable. You can also check your local retail party shop.
How many games should be played? Two or three is usally a good amount. They are supposed to add to the party, not take up an excessive amount of time. Of course, if you are having a theme party that lasts all afternoon, you can spread as many as you feel would work.
Any other suggestions? Have some prizes ready. These don’t have to be expensive. A small token for the winner is always a fun idea.
Remember the true purpose of the bridal shower is to celebrate the upcoming wedding, so make the bridal shower games an enjoyable part of the event.