50 Funny Bridal Shower Games that Aren’t Cheesy!
Bridal shower games are a fun, informal way to encourage all of the guests to mix and mingle during the party (get a full rundown of who should be invited here). Since the bridal shower is likely to be one of the first times that the bride’s friends and relatives are meeting—especially if they’re from opposite sides of the family—playing a few games will help break the ice and create memories among the group. We’re sharing some of our favorite bridal shower game ideas that your guests won’t mind playing, and the best part is that they’re all under $30. When you’re planning the bridal shower, be sure to block off an hour or two for everyone to get together and play one of these games. You might be surprised by how fast your guests start to bond with each other!
1. Guess The Members Of The Bridal Party
Baby pictures are adorable, but it’s usually hard to identify which is which. In this game, place pictures of the bridal party, bride and groom included, and have your guests place their bets in guessing each photo. Each one will have their own papers with their names on it to write their answers on. The one that gets the most correct matches, wins! This game is not only fun but also a wonderful way to reminisce through old memories.
2. Over or Under
Before the bridal shower, ask the couple to answer the 15 questions that are on the game cards. Guests will be given a card with those same questions and will try to guess whether the answer is over, under, or an exact match. The person who gets the most correct wins a prize.
3. The Ring Game (Put A Ring On It)
As guests arrive they take one of the plastic rings from the box. Each time they use a forbidden word at the shower (“bride” or “wedding”), any guest who hears them say one of those words, can take their ring and put it in their bag. The guest with the most rings at the end of the bridal shower wins a prize. Silly but simple.
4. What’s on Your Phone?
Each player gets a game card that includes random apps and photo requests. Players get points for each item that they have on their phones. The player with the most points wins a prize.
5. Why Do We Do That?
At the start of the game, players are given a Why do we do that game card and a pen/pencil. Players must match the wedding tradition to the original origin. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
6. Wedding Word Search
Give each player a game card and something to write with. Set a timer. The guest who can find the most wedding-related words wins the prize.
7. Wedding Word Scramble
Each player gets a game card with scrambled words related to weddings or the bridal shower. Guests try to unscramble as many of the words as they can. The person who gets the most correct wins.
8. Bridal Shower Jeopardy
There are 4-5 different categories (wedding-related). Each category has 5 questions (worth $100, $200, $300, $400, and $500).
As questions are asked, each team buzzes in and tries to answer correctly. If they are correct, they get the points for that question. If they answer incorrectly, they lose the points for that question.
The team with the most points at the end of Final Jeopardy wins.
You can also use a pre-printed game card that has categories and questions on it. Each player fills the card out. The player who gets the most correct wins the prize.
9. Pass the Poem Game
Gather all of the guests together and have the bridal shower host read the first line of the poem. Each line of the poem will have instructions on who to pass to next. That player then reads the next line of the poem and passes it to the correct person. The player holding the poem at the end of the game wins the prize.
10. How Well Do Your Guests Know You?
How well do your guests really know the bride? Find out in this unique and personal game. Give each table 10-15 minutes to put their heads together and see how well they really know the bride by filling out this card. The table with the most correct answers wins! Personal games are always more fun and make the bride-to-be feel extra special.
11. Ring Hunt
Get your guests on their feet with this fun game. Set a time to get your guests hunting for the hidden rings, or make an announcement at the start of the party so they can look for the ring throughout the course of the bridal shower. Whoever or whatever table has the most rings by the end wins!
12. Bridal Bucket List
Tell the guests to add creative ideas to a bin to build a bucket list for the newlyweds! Allow them to take part in the couple’s future by leaving behind ideas to check off the list for years to come.
13. Guess How Many Kisses
A little twist on a classic game! Get your guests to guess how many chocolates are in the jar. Winner gets to win the entire jar of goodies.
14. Guess The Cake
The saying goes, “life’s too short to say no to cake.” And we definitely agree! Print out this questionnaire and let the guests answer the questions by following the clues on this sheet. The person or table with the most correct answers wins!
15. Who Has The Groom/Bride Scratch Off Game
This is a quick win, scratch off game that all the guests can play. Great for a transition time for the guests, when something is in a lull. Have your guests scratch off their card, and whoever has the bride or groom is the winner. The rest will be celebrities that they can say what type of date or girls day activity they would take that celebrity on.
16. Bridal Emoji Game
Everyone loves emojis, so turn this into a fun bridal shower game. Print out cards that have emojis describing something related to weddings. Give everyone a set amount of time, and see who can guess the most correctly before the timer runs out.
17. What’s In My Purse?
What’s in my purse is a fun game to get all your guests interacting. Hand out a list of items that people may have in their purses, and each item gets a certain number of points. (Higher points for more difficult items). At the end of the game, the guest who has the most points, wins.
18. Match The Disney Love Songs
This game is a bridal shower favorite! Each guest gets a card with movies on one side, and love songs on the other. See how many your guests can match the love song to their movie.
19. Match The Movie Love Quotes
20. Disney Couples Game
Or try a Disney couples matching game! Guests will have to match up the couples that belong together and see who can guess the most correctly.
21. Bridal Scattegories
Played like regular scattegories, but with a wedding theme. Each guest will get a card, and try to write down a word that starts with each letter above. Example: LOVE. Or, you can do the first letter of the bride’s soon to be last name.
22. Advice and Wishes
Another idea to have the guests fill out, is advice and wishes for both the bride and the groom. Gather these together and give to the bride for a gift during the wedding shower.
23. Bridal Ball Toss
Players take turns tossing the ball to each other. Whoever catches the ball draws a card and answers the question on the back.
24. Date Night Ideas
Ask each guest to share their best date night suggestion for the newlyweds-to-be.
25. Bridal Mad Libs
Mad libs are a classic bridal shower game idea, but we especially love how these fill-in-the-blank cards are shaped like engagement rings.
Some additional games:
- Bridesmaids, The Game
- The Apron Game
- Where Were We?
- Left Right Game
- Save the Date
- Famous Couples
- Find the Guest
- Wedding Movie Charades
- How Old Were They?
- Date Jar
- The Newlywed Game
- Who Said It?
- Crossword Puzzle
- Wedding Trivia
- Bridal Shower Pictionary
- Pass the Presents
- Candy Bar Game
- Newlywed Tip Jar
- Candy Match
- Toilet Paper Game
- Drop Your Panties! (Panty-Underwear Game) – This game might be considered a little Naughty/Risqué so know your audience. If the bride-to-be has a grandma coming who might not appreciate this game, maybe save it for the bachelorette party.