I will be co-hosting a bridal shower in April. It has been a while since I attended a bridal shower. I am looking for ideas for food, decorations, and non-embarrassing games or activities.
Mary from St. Paul, MN
One of the things we did for my bridal shower was buy some pretty flowering houseplants, and my mom added ribbons around the pots to "dress" them up. Those were used as the centerpieces for the tables. I didn't want to play a lot of embarrassing games either, so I made up a "quiz" for the guests that had multiple choice questions about my husband and I (kind of a how well do you know the engaged couple quiz). The ladies with the highest scores got to choose a centerpiece plant as their prize to take home.
I believe we had small gifts for all the guests to take home, but I can't quite remember what they were! If the bride to be has a particular interest, hobby, etc., maybe you could build on that and get creative with themed decorations and prizes. Good luck, and I hope it's a great party! (01/16/2008)
I just helped with a Kitchen Themed bridal shower. We had a similar game of questions, and a matching game of famous couples (some real, current and historical, and some from Disney). Also, to keep with the theme we had a guessing game with 6 different spices and herbs. I got all of the games on-line by typing Bridal Shower into Google.
When the bride was opening her gifts, we attached the bows and ribbons to an upside down paper plate for her to use as a bouquet at her rehearsal. (01/17/2008)
If the shower is in the morning you can do bacon, eggs, fruit salad, muffins, etc. If it is an afternoon shower you can do a cold cut platter with rolls, macaroni salad, potato salad, chicken, etc. Make it easy so once you set up a buffet table you just have to check to replenish as needed.
When my daughter had her shower they played BINGO. Made up bingo cards of items typically given at showers, (toaster, glasses, etc) then there were several prizes. The first person who won got to pick, next one picked next, etc. Kept people watching as she opened gifts, made the time pass quickly. (01/17/2008)
When I got married my church threw me a bridal shower. They had a word scramble thing with words of things in kitchens and such. It was fun to do. There are so many ideas online for bridal showers. Hope the bridal shower turns out great. (01/18/2008)
A really great "new" game is made up of the guests guessing several different white food items that we use all the time in the kitchen. These items were placed in a Ziploc bag and the guest had to guess by sight and feel only. Items included, flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, powder sugar, alum, etc. It's amazing how difficult it is when you can't smell or taste. (01/22/2008)
By Sherry H.
I am not sure if this is embarrassing or not, but there is a site that will help you to organize and plan a lingerie party, but much of the stuff can be used even for other types of parties. Everything there is free. There are ideas for games and even free downloads you can use to make your own games. There are free invitations and free name badges, etc. There are puzzles to download and cut out. There is even a party budget calculator you can use. Have a look, maybe some of it will be useful for you:
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