Free Bridal Shower Games and Ideas

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Who Knows the Bride?

A fun shower game that allows your guests to become familiar with the groom, as well as the bride, is the “How Well Do You Know The Bride” game. This will require some work on your part but it is worth the time! Here’s how you play: Before the shower, ask the groom several questions about the bride. For example, “What is her favorite flower?” or “What is her dream date?” Videotape his answers to each of the questions. At the shower, ask the same series of questions to the guests and have them write down their answers. After all the questions have been answered, ask each one to the bride and have her give her answer. Next play the videotape of her fiancée’s answers – just for fun. The one that gets the most answers right wins! Not only is this a fun way to include the groom, you learn more about the guest of honor!

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Bridal Shower “Hearts” – A Fun Card Game!

Are you planning a bridal shower?  Bridal shower games are often difficult to find or come up with, especially on a tight budget.   Simple card games for bridal showers are ideal – something that everyone, from kids to great-grandmothers can play together, and preferably have some kind of wedding theme.  Well, we have a great card game for you!

Bridal Shower “Hearts” – you need an ordinary set of playing cards and two dice for every 4-6 guests (or 4-6 teams, if guests wish to double up).  The object of the game is to acquire the King and Queen of Hearts, the Ace of Diamonds, and Hearts in general, while also getting rid of Spades.

  • Roll the dice to see who goes first.  Highest number goes first.  Or, the first person could be the one at the table who has been married the longest.  If the bride is sitting at the table, then of course she gets to go first!
  • The first person rolls the dice.  The highest die is the number of cards the person draws from the shuffled deck, and the lowest die is the number of cards that player must give to the person on the right.  (For example – if someone rolls 5 and 3, that person draws 5 cards and discards 3.)  During the first round, if a player rolls double numbers (two 2s, two 3s, etc) since the player does not yet have cards, that player must roll again until they have two different numbers.
  • If a player rolls two (two 1s), they do not need to discard, unless they want to (in order to get rid of Spades) in which case they may discard one or two cards, AND they get another roll of the dice.  If they roll a two during the first round when they don’t yet have cards, they simply get to roll again.
  • The next person to the left of the first player rolls the dice, and all the above rules apply.
  • If someone acquires both the King and Queen of Hearts, that player shouts “I do!” and wins the game!
  • If no one gets both the King and Queen of Hearts, then when the entire deck has been drawn, the players count up their points gained – one point for every Heart, and one point for the Ace of Diamonds.  They also need to subtract one point for every Spade.   Diamonds (except the Ace), Clubs, and Jokers don’t count.  Whoever has the most points remaining wins.
  • In the event of a tie, the person with the highest ranking Heart wins, with the Queen being the highest card, the King second, the Two of Hearts third, the Ace of Diamonds fourth, and the rest of the Hearts in descending order down to the Ace.

If you’ve got plenty of card sets but just can’t find enough dice to go around, here’s a variant of the game without dice:

  • Draw cards from the deck to see who goes first – highest card wins.  Or, the first person could be the one at the table who has been married the longest.  If the bride is sitting at the table, then of course she gets to go first!
  • The first person draws four cards, and discards two cards to the player to the right.
  • The person to the left goes next, and does the same.
  • If someone draws the Two of Hearts or the Ace of Diamonds, that player may discard up to three cards, if she desires (again to the player to the right), AND she gets another turn (drawing four cards and discarding two).
  • If someone acquires both the King and Queen of Hearts, that player shouts “I do!” and wins the game!
  • If no one gets both the King and Queen of Hearts, then when the entire deck has been drawn, the players count up their points gained – one point for every Heart, and one point for the Ace of Diamonds.  They also need to subtract one point for every Spade.   Diamonds (except the Ace), Clubs, and Jokers don’t count.  Whoever has the most points remaining wins.
  • In the event of a tie, the person with the highest ranking Heart wins, with the Queen being the highest card, the King second, the Two of Hearts third, the Ace of Diamonds fourth, and the rest of the Hearts in descending order down to the Ace.

There you go!  A simple bridal shower game that anyone can play, that uses just cards and dice (or just cards) – things that just about everyone already has around their house somewhere.  You can use the money you save on games to buy great prizes for the winners!  You may want to print out several copies of these game instructions – one copy to go along with every deck of cards, to help your guests learn the game quickly and save you from needing to explain the game a million times.  Good luck, and have fun!

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  1. donna

    Here is another popular game to play at a bridal shower. It’s called the clothespin game. To play, choose a “buzz word” related to weddings like groom, bridal, aisle, veil – you get the drift. Then, upon each guests’ arrival they will be handed a clothespin. During the shower, if a buzz word is mentioned, that guest must give their clothespin to the guest who hears them say the word. The person with the most clothespins at the end of the shower wins. Prizes or bridal shower favors can be awarded if you like.

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  3. wedding photography boston

    These are great ideas, thanks for sharing. We don’t usually play games during bridal showers, what we do is go to spas and have a girl bonding, relaxing massages and manicure and pedicure.

  4. Jenny@Katie Beyer Photography

    Funny idea for bridal showers too. During my sister’s bridal shower, we played a truth or dare game. However the bride is in the hot seat. The truth is a revelation all about the bride and the bride will give command for dare. it was also very fun.

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    At my daughter-in-law’s bridal shower, the bridesmaids gave the guests cards with questions about the bride or groom and as the gift was opened by the bride, the gift giver read her question and gave her answer. It was a fun way to learn about the couple and the guests too.

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    Another great game to play during a bridal shower is the best wishes game. Here, guests will be given a piece of paper with an envelope to write their wish in, and they should also write on the envelope when their wish should be read.

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    Awesome blog! Thanks for the innovative ideas. The games are really fun to play and entertaining. These game ideas will make the bridal shower a great event.

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