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shower games?

I know, I know, we all "hate" them... but does anyone have any ideas for non-lame shower games?

NO bridal gown out of toilet paper
NO wedding bingo



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Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
i was at one where the was a "quiz" about the bride. it had alllll kinds of information from throughout her life...i was in the wedding party so i didn't get to play, but i still learned all kinds of interesting stuff about her from when she was younger! (what award did she win in high school? how did she get that scar? etc.)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
I am just odd because frankly I love all those stupid games. I also love the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance...it might be an illness!

I once attended a shower where the bride did not want any games played but her Mom wanted to involve the guests somehow so they compromised and had a kitchen timer game. When the bride started to unwrap gifts, one of the BMs would randomly set the timer. When the timer went off, whoever's gift the bride was opening at the time won a door prize. It was actually comical because people would get up to see how much time was left on the clock and they would start making a fuss at the bride and joke around to get her to open up their gift next because they wanted to win the door prize.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Actually that does sound like fun!!!

(But I also love the chicken dance...)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
Ha! Glad to hear it!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Your not alone ;)

I love silly cheesey games.

I am hoping to play a Karaoke game with highest score and best performance wins a prize.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
We did this at my sister-in-law's shower. It was a *huge* hit!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
I actually think they are fun :/
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Haha me too...I'm REALLY looking forward to getting to play them at my shower.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
I was at a baby shower last weekend and I had a blast playing those silly games. I was so close to winning one too but someone beat me out by 1 question :(
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yeahhhh! Glad there are others like me!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh definitely, it's great to act silly and try to win little prizes. It makes them so much fun ^.^

At the baby shower we did this Cotton Ball Game where we where blindfolded and had to scoop up cotton balls into a bowl but we couldn't touch the bowl. Everyone thought they where getting huge amounts in and they didn't even get them in. It was so much fun to participate in and watch.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh that is a fun game! Love it!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
we haven't found any none 'lame' ones so we just aren't doing any. The only game I did kind of like was a form or bingo, where the guests filled out their bingo cards with items they thought the bride might get and it was played while the bride was opening her gifts -- so it kind of made the guests pay more attention to the gift opening part of the shower :)

Edited at 2009-04-03 02:41 pm (UTC)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Um. I don't hate them. I think they are fun. The one thing I was dying to do was the toilet paper brides. At my shower, they also did a "nearly wed" game. They asked us questions, we had to match answers. The guests guessed on how many we'd get correctly (we did horribly) and the one closest or correct got a prize. And if we got 5 correct out of 10 we got a prize ourselves. We only got 4, but they gave it to us anyway :)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
My MOH recently went to a baby shower where they had prepared cut outs of celebrities (from magazines) and cut outs of babies, and the girls had to get into groups and match the babies with the mums. They had a certain time frame and whoever got the most right won. My MOH buys all the gossip mags so of course they won! Maybe you could do things like match celebs to their e-rings, or husbands, or wedding gowns etc...
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh that sounds like it would be fun.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
this is a great idea!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Great idea!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
I thought the games were really fun. At my shower we did the veil out of toilet paper-which was freaking hilarious. Oh and my mom made a board with pictures of me through the years and the guests had to guess how old I was. And we did one that was like a quiz about my husband and I. No one did very well on that one but it was really funny.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
My solution is that I think I've managed to avoid having a shower. *laugh*

My friend's willing to throw me one -- she asked for a guest list, unprompted -- but I live 400 miles away from everyone and don't have the time and money to travel up there much, so ah, well. I'll make do without the goodies. ;)

Anyway, I think what flies really depends on who's there. If it's all family over 50, I'd have a different mood than if it were my old college friends.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
I mostly enjoy silly shower games, but I'm also not a fan of the toilet paper dress game. Too much mess... *shudder*

I threw my best friend a shower last weekend. We played an ice breaker game where you have to find people that match the statements on the sheet (born in May, favorite color is green, etc). We also matched famous couples together, did a word scramble, and played 20 questions. :-D This is my favorite game, I wish we'd played it at my shower. You make up 20 questions about the groom and ask him to answer them. Then you ask the same questions of the bride and see how many match. There are many ways to give prizes for this game: we had everyone guess how many would match and the closest won a prize.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
My sister is borrowing my Bridal Cranium (i made wedding themed cards for the game) that I made for her bridal shower 2 years ago for mine.

There's the - give everyone a bridal themed word and they're out if they say it. You write it on their nametag and people try to trick them into saying it over the course of the shower.


The purse game- have a list of things that women keep in their purses, then have people go through their purse, whoever has the most items on the list wins.

How well do you know the couple game.

The - have her carry in a tray of 13 items and have people look at the tray items. Then have them write down what She Was Wearing!

I had a pad of paper and people passed it around and wrote down their version of the vows for the couple, one pad for her vows and one for his.

I had the pad of paper again and people passed it around and wrote down their favorite memory of spending time with the bride.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
At my shower that my sister threw me, she asked my fiance questions about me, and then asked everyone who came to write what they thought that NOAH wrote about me. And then gave out little candy prizes to anyone who read their answers. It turned out to be really cute and fun.

Edited at 2009-04-03 04:16 pm (UTC)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
We only did one at my shower, and it wasn't even a game really. On the way in, we asked everyone to fill out an index card with their favorite memory of me or marriage advice (for those who don't know me, like my FMIL's friends). Some people chose to do both. Then one of my bridesmaids read them as we opened gifts. Some were sweet and serious, and some were funny and embarrassing. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
I hate shower games. If I were forced to have a shower, I'd play Apples to Apples and Guillotine.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Guillotine is what we play at all our other parties, haha.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
Because it's AWESOME.

I'm glad someone else knows it; ity seems it has been forgotten!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oh! there's always the one where my MoH wrote down everything I said when I opened the gifts- and then read them back to me as what I'd say on the wedding night.

"What's that over there!"
"It's so cute"
"Awww, a kitty!"
"That's awesome"
"That's so thoughtful."
Apr. 3rd, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
lol XD
Apr. 3rd, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
There were three games at my two showers.

One was where I was asked a bunch of questions about my FH. For every one I got wrong, I had to eat a giant marshmallow. For every one I got right, I got a Hershey's kiss. It was actually a pretty fun game. The problem was that they played it right after lunch and I had eaten entirely too much during lunch. My stomach was hurting, I was uncomfortable, and I was burping during the entire gift-unwrapping. I would suggest doing this BEFORE the food or an hour or so after you've eaten.

Another game was where the guests had to ask questions about me and FH and then give us some marriage advice. It was kind of, eh, but it was nice to read all the marriage advice from all of these women, most of which have been in very, very long-lasting relationships.

The last game was dorky, but interesting. As the guests came in, my FMIL told them to take some toilet paper because she was running out. Whatever they pulled was what they could use that day. Later on, she had everyone hold up their toilet paper. Whichever one came closest to my bra size won.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
*Another game was where the guests had to *answer questions about me and FH
Apr. 3rd, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
They asked my FH a series of questions before the shower and took down his answers. Then, during the shower, they asked me the questions and I had to figure out was his answer was - it was all stuff about him. Before I started, everyone there wrote down how many they thought I would get right - whoever was closest won.

At the last shower we went to, they had a "name that tune" kind of game where they played snippets of 10 different love songs and we had to write down the title and artist of each song (you got one point for each, so you still got credit if you just knew the title or just the artist for a maximum of 20 points).

At a shower at my work, we played Wedding Family Feud! They split us into two groups and had categories like "places people get married" and "flowers used in weddings." They got the lists of answers from a wedding magazine I think.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)

At my shower we played "Here GUMS the Bride".

A friend asked my FH 18 questions. I had to answer the same questions. If I got one wrong I had to put a piece of double bubble in my mouth. (She also gave me a piece if I hesitated too long!) It was HILARIOUS! (And my mouth was so full!)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
I had a friend who doesn't like those kinds of games, either, so I just hired a massage therapist to come to the shower and give ten minute chair massages to everyone there. Everyone seemed to like it and it wasn't even that expensive.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
I love those lame shower games, lol.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
We didn't do any real games, not because I don't like them, but because no one would have participated. Instead, my amazing MOH sent a little card with the invitation to the shower that was for them to write down advice, quotes, recipes, or snide remarks (for which my family does NOT lack), and when I opened their present, they read the advice aloud. It was pretty cool.
Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I, too, like shower games.

When my MoH got married last year, we played the "panty" game at her shower. In each invitation, we requested each guest bring a pair of panties. We hung them all up prior to the bride arriving so she didn't know who brought which pair, and then she had to guess! It was actually funny, because a lot of the lacy, fancy panties were actually brought from the moms!
Apr. 4th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
oh jeez that would never fly in my family! hehe
but it sounds kind of funny :P
Apr. 4th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
It's not really a "shower" game, but one that I used to play in college that's always fun in groups.

Guests sit in a circle (or something close), and each person gets a blank piece of paper and a writing utensil. Each person writes a sentence across the very top of the paper. The papers get passed to the right. The next person draws a picture of the sentence they receive, then fold the paper so the sentence is no longer visible (just the picture). The papers get passed to the right. The next person writes a sentence describing the picture they see. It's fun to see what the original sentence (which can be wedding-related) gets morphed into by the end.
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