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Games to play at a Bridal Shower – 10 Bridal Shower games we love

There are a few wedding traditions that are a must. And a bridal shower makes the bride-to-be feel super special. What’s more, bridal shower games are a fun way to introduce friends to family before the big day. So if you’re looking for some games to play at a bridal shower, we’ve got heaps for you to try.

Of course you’ll want to tailor your games to suit your shower guest list. If your crew are the bride’s bffs then some cheeky games might be fun. But if your bride is modest or her granny is invited then you’ll want to keep it clean. Either way we’ve got some great games that will suit a sassy or a blushing bride.

So let’s take a look at those games and you can get the party started.

Best Games To Play At A Bridal Shower

Wedding Word Scramble

If you’re hosting a bridal shower, you’ll want a low-key game as an icebreaker. Some guests may need a warm-up to get in the party spirit and Wedding Word Scramble is a perfect fit. There are loads of versions of this game but they’re all based around the same idea:

  • Give the guests some scrambled words
  • Set your timer
  • The person or team that unscrambles the most words wins

This is straightforward to set up and gets your party-goers interacting. There’s a touch of competition, too, to bring a little excitement to your group.

Who am I?

An oldie but a goodie. If you want bridal shower games that get your guests moving this one will be great. You’re probably already familiar with how this one works but if not, it’s simple.

  • Take a post it note
  • Write the name of a celebrity or movie character onto the note
  • Stick the notes onto the forehead/back of your guests – make sure they don’t peek!
  • Guests have to give hints to each other about ‘who’ they are
  • The game ends when everyone figures it out

It’s an easy game to personalize, too. If the guests know each other well, simply swap celebrity names for the names of your guests.

Telephone Toast

bridal shower toast games
hands of woman holding colorful glasses and toasting champagne at joyful party in summer park, bridal shower or wedding reception

Some games are not just for kids! This can be a down-right hilarious game to play at a bridal shower. And laughter is another great way to break the ice. If you didn’t play this as a kid, here’s how it goes:

Get your guests to stand or sit in a circle

Choose a person to start the ‘toast’ to the bride-to-be

They whisper the toast to the person on their left

This person whispers it to the guest on their left and so on

When the it reaches the last person in the circle they say the toast out loud

You’ll hear the wackiest ‘toast’ to a bride you’ve ever heard. It’s a simple fun game that will make everyone smile.

Paper Bride

Games to play at bridal showers can sometimes be a bit, well . . . dull. This isn’t one of them. It’s creative game and can be so funny, too. It’s super simple. Get your guests to team up and select a team ‘bride’. Give the team a pack of toilet rolls and some sticky tape. The aim is to create a wedding dress out of toilet paper. Set a timer and let them loose on their ‘bride’. The real bride-to-be gets to pick the winning wedding dress. Of course, the craziest style always wins!


fun bridal shower games

Get your guests to channel their inner Tom Cruise with some bar-related fun. This one goes down really well with a younger crowd and one cocktail is expected at a shower, right? You can either play individually or in groups.

It’s as easy as this:

  • Print some cocktail recipe cards
  • Arrange the ingredients according to the card
  • Get your party crew to get mixing
  • Do a taste test and vote on the winner

If you’re the adventurous type, take away the cards and let your shower guests create their own cocktails.

If the weather is warm, it’s a great bridal shower game to play outside – spillages won’t matter. And if you’d prefer a ‘dry’ party or have pregnant or tea-total guests, simply swap-out the cocktail for a mocktail.

Cake tasting

bridal shower cake game

Who doesn’t like cake? This might be one of the best games to play at a bridal shower. It’s also one of the easiest and most delicious. You simple make or buy different flavored cakes. Place them on serving dishes and get guests to team up. Give them a cake fork each and let them get tasting. They write what flavor they think the cake is on a card. The team or guest who correctly guesses wins. Super simple, super delicious.

Dirty Minds

Not your granny’s game. Some like their bridal shower games to add a touch of naughtiness to the mix. Because this game’s a bit risqué, it’s best suited to a bride with ‘tude. You give each party-goer a list of riddles that they have to work out. The riddles have double meanings that can bring a blush or a giggle to the room. You can create your own or check out a pre-made example here.

Location, Location

A cute party game that focused on the happy couple is ‘location, location’. Set up a range of photos of the wedding couple taken in different locations. Guests have to identify where the couple were. This works informally as a talking-point if your guests are starting to tire.

The price is right

It’s time to give back to your guests and this bridal shower game is a great one for gift-giving. Line up some gifts for your guests. They don’t have to be expensive if you’re on a budget. Simple bathroom gifts are always welcome – hair-ties, bubble bath, you know the sort of thing. Guests then guess the price of the item. The closest to the price right gets the gift. Simple and sweet.

Love letters

love letter bridal shower game

A lovely way to round-off your bridal shower games is with a ‘Love Letter’ activity. It’s really not a game but an activity that can still be great fun.

  • Give the party crew a marriage topic. Think: honeymoon, date night, first anniversary etc.
  • Have pretty paper and pens at the ready
  • Ask guests to write the couple a letter with some words of wisdom, tips, or ideas
  • Pack the letters in a pretty box to gift to the bride at the end of the shower.
  • She can take this home for her and her spouse to open when they’re married.

It’s such a cute thing to do and will end your party with a room full of love.

Best Bridal Shower Games Final Note

We’ve covered the best games to play at a bridal shower to make your party giggle. But whatever you choose to do, we hope your shower leaves wonderful memories for all!

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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