Welcome friends! We are only days away from April and with spring usually comes wedding showers followed by weddings. Northern Michigan is such a beautiful area year round and with that a gorgeous place to host your wedding shower and have your actual wedding. A few weeks ago we thought outside the box and gave some suggestions for unique wedding locales here in Northern Michigan that were not only gorgeous but also a little off the beaten path.
Today on the blog I’m bringing you a fun round up of wedding shower games and activities to incorporate into your next wedding shower. I know, I know, some people think games are cheesy. I happen to enjoy most of them and tried to find ones that seemed fun and not so lame. You decide.
#1. Wordless Game – I’ve seen a similar version of this game done at multiple baby showers over the years. As each guest arrives, hand them a fake plastic ring (check Amazon or party supply stores) and a forbidden word or two such as ‘groom’, ‘wedding’ and ‘bride’ that they cannot repeat. If they do, whoever catches them gets their ring. The shower guest who has the most rings collected at the end of the shower wins a prize.
(Photo Credit: Craftivitydesigns)
#2. Purse Scavenger Hunt – Always a fun classic and can be used at other functions as well. Give each guest the printable above which can be found at Craftivitydesigns. Each guest gets a checklist and must dig through their purse to find the items listed. Feeling creative? You could easily design your own list using PicMonkey.
(Photo Credit: Squash Blossom Babies)
#3. Jenga Advice – Confession: I love Jenga. I saw this and wish I would have thought of it for our wedding but heck, Pinterest was nowhere to be found when I got married. Yes, I’m dating myself. Nonetheless, this is so cute and easy! Buy a Jenga game and have a jar with Sharpies on hand and a note asking shower guests to offer marriage advice, or even fun date night ideas on each Jenga piece.
#4. Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game – Cheesy? Kind of. Fun? Heck yeah! This game is definitely a must have. It’s fun, simple and it gets your shower guests up, moving around and mingling with one another. Group the guests into teams and see who can come up with the best toilet paper wedding dress.
(Photo Credit: The Things Hannah Loves)
#5. Bridal Bingo – This game is great for when the bride to be is opening her gifts. I don’t know about you, but about halfway through gift openings I start to lose focus and start eyeing up the buffet. With bridal bingo, your guests are occupied during the gift opening. Simply ask the guests to fill in the squares with gifts they think the bride received (towels, pots & pans, etc.) and then cross off the gift as the bride is opening her gifts. Whoever gets a bingo wins! Go here for the free printable shown above.
Now, that the bridal shower is taken care of, why not start shopping for the wedding? Grandpa Shorter’s has unique gifts perfect for the happy couple! Read more about unique wedding gifts here and here on the Grandpa Shorter’s blog!