This time "locking lips" has nothing to do with kissing and everything to do with watching your words. Hand each of the girls a plastic ring as they arrive and inform them that if they want to keep it, they will have to refrain from using the chosen words. "Wedding" or "bride" are popular choices, especially on a night like this! Shop It: Plastic Gem Ring Party Favors, Assorted 24ct, $7.53; amazon.com; Spritz 6ct LED Ring, $6; target.com
Time to see who is quick on their feet and who has weddings on the brain. Create a stack of cards with wedding categories on them like flowers, dress, gift, party, veil, décor, music, etc. and have them facedown. Now while in a circle, let the first player hold the stack and draw the top card. She has 5 seconds to come up with a word that fits in the category and then pass the deck to her right. If she can't handle that, she has to leave the circle. Afterwards, the next player pulls the top card and answers that category, and so on. Shop It: Learning Advantage Blank Playing Cards, $5.29; amazon.com; Oxford Unruled Index Cards, $5.59; target.com
Mad Libs is always a hilarious way to pass time, so what better way to pick up that natural lull at the party than with a round of Bachelorette Libs? Let the ridiculousness ensue!
You probably never thought of this term literally, but it is an idea for a great game. Fill a big bowl or bucket with ice water and drop in some grabbable items like big rings or wedding-related figurines. Now each guest has a chance to dip her feet in and pull out the items as quickly as possible. Time the ladies and see who can handle cold feet best—we hope it's the bride! Shop It: U.S. Toy Group Jumbo Diamond Rings, $27.09; walmart.com; Naturalstar Plastic Bride And Groom (pack of 4), $6; amazon.com; American Classic White Doves 2" 12/Pkg, $8.07; jet.com
Guess the Kisses
While the bride is otherwise distracted, ask all the ladies present to kiss a prepared canvas or card (be sure to have a few inexpensive lipsticks available in case guests aren't already wearing it). Now, with a sheet full of lipstick marks, get the bride to try to match the kiss to the pal! Afterward, give the girls a chance to sign their names under their kisses and voila! You have a memorable guest book! Shop It: Hand Made Modern Wood Frame Canvas, 10" x10", $6.99; target.com; Shany Lipstick Set, 12 pc; $17.95; jet.com; Winky Lux Mini Lip Pill Set, $16; urbanoutfitters.com
Never Have I Ever
Adjust this game to your personal preferences: Play it with buttons or coins instead of drinking if you like. Everyone starts with the same number of buttons (let's say 20) and then go around the circle saying, "Never have I ever..." and completing the phrase with something you have never done before. Whoever has done that particular thing throws one of their buttons into the middle of the circle. The last lady with buttons is the winner! Shop It: Favorite Findings Buttons, Pink Assortment, $2.99; michaels.com
Put a Ring on it!
Challenge your best girls to a bridal version of horseshoes ("Single Ladies" as background music is optional). Set up some decorated bottles (wine bottles look nice) and start throwing some large rings, hoping to "ring" as many bottles as possible. The lady with the best aim wins! Shop It: Cosmos 10 pcs Medium Size Plastic Toss Rings, $4.909; amazon.com;
Yes, this is the same old Pictionary you know and love, except this time the terms are wedding themed and instead of a pencil, you're using a lipstick (be sure to give each girl her own lipstick). Oh, and another flip on the original: No using your hands. Shop It: Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, $1.48; walmart.com
Charades time! But instead of movies or animals, you're choosing male celebrities. But it's not that easy- you need to impersonate that celebrity's wife. Up the challenge even more by setting a time limit, then come prepared with a cute egg timer the bride can keep afterward. Shop It: Enjoy Best Time Cute Kitchen Mechanical Egg Timer For Cooking, $9.98; amazon.com; Kikkerland Red Vintage Streamline Kitchen Timer, $24.99; bloomingdales.com