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The Best Bridal Shower Games

The Best Bridal Shower Games
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The bridal shower is a buffet for the senses: The clinking of champagne glasses by well-dressed women amid balloon arches and a mimosa bar. It’s glamorous and girly and fun ⁠— until it gets awkward, which it will do with lighting speed if the bridal shower games are lame. You don’t want to play the make-a-wedding-dress-out-of-toilet-paper game. Trust us. And you don’t want the bride’s great aunt, whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower, visibly cringing over a game filled with sexual innuendo. So we’ve curated a list of awesome games that reviewers have rated highly. Found at your favorite retailers, including Amazon, Etsy and Zazzle, these games will have guests giggling into their champagne flutes all bridal shower long.

 

 

Best Bridal Shower Games

 

 

Finding the Best Bridal Shower Games

 

Tips:

We’d love to see a scientific poll around how many bridal showers include the evergreen game of bingo. It’s a no-brainer to include it, so we have, but there are many fresh entries into the category, as well. We love the hilarious ones, such as those based on a Mad Libs format. Other games allow guests to geek out on trivia, such as those based around love song lyrics. Still others put the bride’s likes and idiosyncrasies front and center. Choose games that will get guests mingling without experiencing any undue discomfort. This is not the time to make these ladies, who have donned stilettos and finery, cue up for some odious relay race or a game of Twister.

 

 

How to Choose Bridal Shower Games

 

Cost:

Even though there are games that are virtually free, it’s much easier on the bridal shower hostess to buy games. A bridal shower has enough moving parts; let the games be on autopilot. Fortunately, most shower games on our list cost under $10.

 

 

Style:

It’s all about the fun of the game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the games blend in aesthetically with the shower theme. You can choose games festooned with flowers, polka dots or other motifs to make the games as spiffy as the shower’s overall style. In fact, we encourage it.

 

 

Material & Other Features:

Many games can be downloaded at a low price, between $3 and $6, then printed on a home printer. If you want even more ease, a multitude of games come pre-printed for a reasonable price. We also love games that feature a 3-D aspect, such as the glitzy faux rings in the game “Put a Ring on It.”

  

 

1 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Photo Game

Where Were We

Price: $3.00

This is one of many guessing games designed to enliven a bridal shower. To play, the shower hostess displays 10 photos of the soon-to-be-married couple that were taken in various locations. Guests write down their guesses on these cute Etsy worksheets and the guest with the most correct answers wins. The design is modern, yet rustic, as it’s designed with black icons on a Kraft paper background.

Specifications:
This digital download is a PDF that prints two forms per 8.5-inch by 11-inch page.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s beautiful work and easy to print. Everyone loved the game.”

2 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Funny Game

Put a Ring on It

Price: $19.00See Reviews

We love the three-dimensional nature of this game. It includes a sign explaining the game, along with 72 faux jewel rings. This game keeps guests’ attention: When they hear someone say “bride” or “dress” in a sentence, they can snatch that guest’s ring. Whoever ends with the most bling is the winner.

Specifications:
Game comes with one sign and 72 toy rings.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was perfect for my sister's bridal shower. It added a funny element. It was easy to set up since I didn't have to create anything.”

3 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Pictionary Game

25 Rustic Emojis

Price: $15.00See Reviews

Description: The impersonal nature of digital communication has been much improved with the warm and fuzzy presence of emojis. They certainly light up this game with colorful designs against a Kraft cardstock background, spelling out wedding-related phrases. The guest who guesses the most phrases wins. Since these are printed on non-glossy cardstock, writing on them is a breeze.

Specifications:
Made of thick, high-quality cardstock

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These were such a hit! So cute! They come on nice, thick, quality construction board. Everyone loved them at both bridal showers I purchased them for. I highly recommend these.”

4 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Mad Libs

Kate Aspen Ring-Shaped Game

Price: $15.00See Reviews

The ring-shaped design of these cards makes them stand out above other games. But there’s more: Guests fill in the words and have the fun of lifting the top of the ring to reveal what “wedding vows” they’re created. It’s a great game for giggles. Plus, these games have a light look, with white ink on Kraft paper.

Specifications:
Set of 50 cards measure 4.6 inches wide and 6 inches tall.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are a good activity to do while waiting for everyone to arrive. I used them for two showers and it was pretty fun. I had the bride pick her favorite one and they got a prize.”

5 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Musical Game

Marie Thomas Paperie Match the Love Songs

Price: $4.95

With songs chosen from movies ranging from “Grease” to “Titanic”, this game is great for guests of various ages and tastes. It includes 15 loves songs that match to movies. We think the existing songs are super cute. But since this digital download is editable, the shower hostess can tweak the content.

Specifications:
When printed, the cards are 5 by 7 inches. An answer key is included.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was easy to edit. My bridal shower games turned out great.”

6 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Card Game

The Pretty Paper Studio Price is Right

Price: $4.39

This game’s retro design features a well-coiffed lady, a starburst background and atomic stars. Themed around The Price is Right TV game show, it takes guests to the year 1950 and asks them to guess the cost of various grocery items at that time. The guest nearest to the actual total wins. This game is tailor-made for the bride who adores all things vintage.

Specifications:
When printed, the cards are 5 by 7 inches. An answer key is included.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this item. It will be a perfect table game for my 1950s-themed bridal shower! It was easy to download and print out, and I loved having the answer key included as well.”

7 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Celebrity Game

Mint Print Studio Who Has The Groom

Price: $5.95

This game will have them howling with laughter. Each guest gets one of these cards concealed in an envelope. Whoever has the groom wins a prize. Hilarity ensues when the guests who don’t have the groom show their card, each featuring a male celebrity. Among the stars: Rod Stewart, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, Vin Diesel and Johnny Depp.

Specifications:
This digital download creates cards that measure 3 1/4 inch by 6 1/8 inch.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The game is great quality, and the owner was easy to work with. I would purchase again if needed. I highly recommend it.”

8 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Bride and Groom Game

Printed Party He Said She Said

Price: $11.49See Reviews

The phrase “He Said, She Said” is spelled out on a pink banner at the top of each card. Underneath is a cute bough of flowers for a darling design. Guests get to guess aspects of the couple’s history, as in who “initiated the first kiss?” Other questions delve into their personalities, as with who’s “the better driver?”

Specifications:
The game includes 50 sheets of heavyweight, satin finish paper.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We had a lot of laughs at the shower! Before the shower I got the groom's answers, and the bride played along with the rest of us. It was fun to compare their answers.”

9 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Guessing Game

Crown Bee Printworks How Many Kisses for the Soon to be Mrs.

Price: $10.97See Reviews

This is an easy game that lends itself to players of a variety of ages. The hostess simply fills a jar with Hershey’s Kisses. The winner is whichever guest guesses a number closest to the count of Hershey’s Kisses. We like the visible nature of this game, which comes with a sign asking the question and cute cards which guests use to fill out their number.

Specifications:
The game includes one 5-by-7-inch sign printed on thick, premium 115-pound cardstock and 30 guess cards.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this for a friend’s bridal shower. It is super cute and worked out perfectly for a fun game. It’s made of quality card stock.”

10 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Printable Game

Oh Baby Baby What's On Your Phone

Price: $13.00See Reviews

This game is cleverly designed to quiz guests about the wealth of info on their phones. Some questions are specific enough to make for tie breakers. Despite the modernity of the game itself, the design has a romantic look. The cards are festooned with flowers in colorful jewel tones.

Specifications:
The 50 game sheets are sized at 8.5 inches high by 5.5 inches wide.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love that it's a more modern and relevant game to today's times than some of the more traditional games you always see at showers. It's beautifully printed on high quality card-stock with very beautiful colors.”

11 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Classic Game

How Well Do You Know The Bride

Price: $13.00See Reviews

What is her biggest pet peeve? What was her first job? These cute cards will draw out information about the bride from each guest. Whoever knows the most fun facts about the bride is the winner. This game is designed in a rustic fashion, with a Mason jar on Kraft cardstock, making it perfect for a more casual bridal shower.

Specifications:
These 25 cards are 5 by 7 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love the questions! They are good quality as well. I can’t wait to play these cards during my daughter’s bridal shower.”

12 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Easy Game

Pink Sugar Party Shop Bridal Shower Scratch

Price: $6.00

This game’s winner is whoever finds the diamond. Among the more cleverly designed games, this one features colorful designs with sparkly diamond ring motifs. Guests simply scratch off the center to reveal a “sorry” or a diamond ring. There’s something universally enticing about scratching off a substance to reveal an answer underneath (see: lottery), so this game is a winner.

Specifications:
This includes a set of 10 scratch off cards printed on 100-pound white cardstock.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was such a fun, unique game! Everyone at the bridal shower loved it.”

13 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Themed Game

Name That Cake by Georgette

Price: $2.40

This game takes the cake for cuteness, plus it features thought-provoking questions: What kind of cake should be eaten in bed? What kind of cake does a pirate like best? These lighthearted questions will keep guests guessing and giggling. Plus, we love the charming cake motifs designed at the top.

Specifications:
When printed, the cards are 5 by 7 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I didn't have time to type out my games for a bridal shower, so this was a quick, easy purchase that was easy to print. I gave cake mixes and whisks as prizes to match the cake game.”

14 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Friends Game

Would She Rather

Price: $12.95See Reviews

This is another game that puts the bride on the spot, but in a good way. Printed on thick white paper, the design features gold polka dots that are contemporary and chic. The questions will unveil details of the bride’s personality. Beyond simply answering, guests will no doubt engage the bride about her answers, making this game a win-win as a conversation starter.

Specifications:
Includes 50 sheets that are 8.4 inches high by 5.4 inches wide

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was a fun, easy game to play since there were so many girls at the bridal party. It’s printed on nice, thick paper.”

15 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best His and Hers Game

Hello Bride Paperie Honey Do, Bridal Chore Game

Price: $4.00

Who will clean toilets? Feed the pets? Mow the grass? Guests will find out with this game that focuses on how the post-wedding chores will be divvied up. One caveat: The bride may learn more than she wants to learn once the groom sees these cards, and vice versa.

Specifications:
When printed, the cards are 5 by 7 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I did two custom orders for bridal shower games and signs. Not only did I love the products, the service was great. I got exactly what I needed even with adjustments, and quick communication helped when I needed something at the last minute, of course.”

16 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Most Unique Game

Violin Events Love Around The World

Price: $3.50

This game is perfect for the jetsetting guest, because whoever can speak the most foreign languages will prevail. To play, shower attendees match each language with the correct translation of “I love you.” The design of this game is positively charming, as its retro style is modeled after air-mail designs of days gone by. It’s perfect for a destination-themed shower.

Specifications:
When printed, the cards are 5 by 7 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are very nicely created. Plus, they’re easy to download and print.”

17 of 20 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Trivia Game

Printable Moment Boho Bridal Shower Game Movie Love Quotes

Price: $6.00

Calling all movie buffs and trivia lovers! This game is designed with a whimsical bough of flowers at the top. The quotes are chosen from a range of films, from Dracula to The Notebook. This game will set tongues wagging about films, which is always a fun topic of conversation.

Specifications:
When printed, the cards are 5 by 7 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It was an easy transaction and easy to print. I loved the way they turned out!”

18 of 20 Image Credits: Amazon

Cutest Bingo Game

Printed Party Bridal Shower Bingo, Set of 50 Cards

Price: $14.95See Reviews

Bingo is a classic bridal shower game and it never gets old. This one is designed for a girly shower, as it features pale pink and hot pink tones and a romantic rose motif. Before the bride opens her gifts, each guest fills in the squares with what gifts she thinks will be received. The premise encourages interaction in addition to “oohs” and “ahhs” while the gifts are unwrapped.

Specifications:
Each of the 50 game cards is 5 by 7 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This game is so cute! It is a nice card stock and very elegant looking.”

19 of 20 Image Credits: Zazzle

All-Time Best Game

Date Night Jar

Price: $13.00

This game is where country meets soul. While any bridal showers solicit “date night ideas” from guests, this one injects more creativity into the game. The jar holds all those ideas, plus it can be customized with the couple’s name and date of their wedding. In the end, it’s not just a game but a keepsake.

Specifications:
This mason jar has a capacity of 12 ounces.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This product is for my sister’s bridal shower and bought as a keepsake for her. It came out just as previewed.”

20 of 20 Image Credits: Zazzle

Best Guess the Dress Game

Blushed Design Curvy Bride Game

Price: $6.00

There are many “guess the dress” games out there, but this one is unique. First, the line drawing includes the bride’s full body and a bouquet, rather than just a suggestion of a bride. Second, it is a curvy bride, so it’s perfect for a woman who isn’t pin thin. Plus, for the retro-minded bride, it has a vintage quality to it. This game encourages guests to use their creativity in drawing a gown they think the bride will wear on her big day. The prize goes to the artist whose sketch is closest to the bride's dress.

Specifications:
This is a digital download PDF that prints out on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great activity! It was a hit at the shower I hosted.”