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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...)
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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.
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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 :)

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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
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