A bridal shower is a party for ushering the bride into married life. It is during this party that the two families and their friends get to know each other. Typically, bridal showers feature activities such as placing a gift bow on a paper plate. Modern bridal showers, however, are bending the traditional rules, and they feature parties with unique activities. It can sometimes be awkward as the people involved do not know each other. Bridal shower activities come in handy to act as the ice breaker, and to help people get to know each other. It is a hallmark of the bridal party.
If you want a unique event, you will not ask your friends to sit around drinking tea and telling stories. Instead, you would go for artistic and fun ideas. With that said, here are some activities to get you started on your bridal shower.
1. Who am I?
You might have heard or played this game before, but there is a reason why this is so popular. In fact, it is one of the top-picked games of these bridal shower games lists as it's a perfect game to get a group of people who don't know each other to mingle. Before the party, create a list of the famous and romantic couples your guests are likely to know. The couples can be contemporary like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, or real like Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. As the guests arrive, write each name separately on name tags, putting a name tag on their backs without showing them.
The task of each guest is to go around the party and ask questions, (yes or no questions), about their secret identities. For instance, “Am I a lady?” “Am I real?” Then, the guests have to find their better half. This game will end when everyone has found their better half. The prize goes to the first couple who find each other.
2. Two Truths and a Lie
Here, everyone at the party introduces themselves by telling the group three things about themselves: two should be true, and one is a lie. Other people at the party shout or write down what they think is a lie.
3. Door Prize
Bridal games can turn awkward for two parties that don’t know each other. However, this isn’t the only option to turn your bridal shower fun. You can try bridal shower gifts for your guests. The question is, how do you go about it? It’s simple, as your guests come in, request them to write down their birthdays and wedding anniversaries. The guests whose dates are close to your wedding date get a gift.
4. Spa Day
Most people are now hosting their bridal parties at the spa. The organizer or the maid of honor finds a spa and books a private room. The bride-to-be may be generous enough to pay for the spa or cater for small treatments for everyone.
These tips will help the grooms-to-be, brides-to-be, family, and friends tasked with planning a memorable bridal shower. Incorporate these icebreakers and competitions to get everyone at your bridal shower involved.