Hello! My name is Katy Mary, and I blog over at TangerineHearts. I’m not only a blogger but also a future bride! After gushing about the lovely bridal shower my Mom & sister threw me, Jaime invited me to come and guest post here on 27 and 1 Dresses. I decided to share my favorite part of my bridal shower, and any bridal shower: the shower games!
No bridal shower is complete without some silly, maybe slightly embarrassing games. Shower games provide entertainment while also getting all of the party guests interacting with each other. It’s a great way to get everyone to mingle and laugh, a lot. The first game at my shower was played at my expense when I was quizzed on how well I know my fiance with 15 trivia questions! I got 10 out of the 15 questions, not bad.
But my absolute favorite shower game? the Wedding Dress Game! The game works by breaking your party up into teams- we did teams of 6- give everyone a few rolls of toilet paper, (yes toilet paper!) and then have them create wedding dresses using only the TP. Sounds ridiculous right? Well it kind of is, but it’s also really fun. The winner is whomever comes closest to what your actual wedding dress looks like.
We gave each team 10 minutes to complete their designs. Check out what they came up with!
Didn’t they do a great job? It’s amazing that you can do all that with a roll of toilet paper. Since some of my party guests already know what my dress looks like, we decided to award each lovely lady who allowed herself to be wrapped in toilet paper with a gift. We had a blast playing this game, and I’m sure you will too.
Do you have any favorite shower games? I’d love to hear about them!
Thanks, Katy! I love the TP game… I may need to do that at one of the showers I have this summer.
Thank you, Melissa, for sharing this beautiful New Jersey bridal shower. Melissa and the bride to be, Erica, are sorority sisters of mine, so I love seeing all these pictures!
A few weeks ago, I went to my friend Erica’s bridal shower in New Jersey. Erica is my first friend to get married and has given me the opportunity to be a bridesmaid for the first time! I was so excited when she handed me that cookie two summers ago with a rhyming poem asking me to be a bridesmaid. Two years later, it’s finally happening.
Her mom organized the bridal shower and asked us bridesmaids to plan a few games. One bridesmaid volunteered to make a video with the fiancée based on the game show The Newlywed Game. She asked the fiancée a series of questions about Erica and recorded his answers. At the shower, we asked Erica the same questions and she had to answer how she thought her fiancée would answer. For every wrong answer, we planned to give her a piece of gum to chew. The idea was that by the end she’d have a giant wad of gum in her mouth. However; Erica got one out of 10 questions wrong! The game was a lot of fun anyways!
The second game we coordinated was a Bingo game. The Bingo cards I made had answers to Erica trivia questions. Guests had to know the answers to the questions and get five right in a row to win. We had a few prizes for the first few guests to win. Erica and the guests also loved this game and it was a fun way to share some fun and embarrassing trivia about the bride-to-be.
Start with floral inspiration.
Invite with these rosy invitation from Minted.com.
Serve something sweet, like these cake pops.
Gift attendees with a small pot and seeds for growing their own.