36 Bridal Shower Games That’ll Keep Guests Entertained & Mingling

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Bridal Shower Game Ideas
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diane hall senior editor and wedding expert the knot worldwide
Diane Hall
diane hall senior editor and wedding expert the knot worldwide
Diane Hall
Contributing Senior Editor & Wedding Expert
  • Diane writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in weddings, party planning and couple lifestyle.
  • She produces editorial content for The Knot, The Bash and WeddingWire Canada.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, she was the publisher of 2life Magazine and WeddingBells Magazine.
Updated Jan 31, 2024
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If you're on party planning duty, you'll need to find decorations, snacks and, most importantly, bridal shower games to keep guests engaged. (Psst. Don't forget you need the perfect bridal shower venue, which you can find using The Knot Vendor Marketplace.) Wedding shower games are great icebreakers to get your guests acquainted and socializing—not to mention an opportunity to create fun memories for the to-be-wed(s). From funny bridal shower games to ones that take little setup, we've organized our favorite ideas to help make your party a big hit.

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Fun Bridal Shower Games

Encourage your guests to get out of their seats and move around the party with some of the best bridal shower games. From candy jar guesses to charades, we have it all.

1. The Lingerie Bridal Shower Game

    Soft lingerie hangers for your bridal shower games
    Photo: Amazon

    On your lingerie bridal shower invites, ask each guest to bring an item that matches their personality and style. Blindfold the bride (or briefly send her to another room) while you hang the items on a makeshift clothesline using cute decorative hangers. Once everything is set up, have the bride go around the room and guess who each gift is from. At the end of the day, she goes home with a new lingerie wardrobe (perfect to bring on the honeymoon).

    2. "Where in the World is the Couple?" Cute Bridal Shower Game

      Where in the World is the Couple clothes peg game
      Photo: Amazon

      Dig up a handful of pictures of the couple at different locations. Print them out and hang them up using clothespins and twine. Number each picture and print out a sheet of paper. Have guests write down their guesses for the location of each photo and then score their answers against the master list from the bride. Whoever gets the most correct guesses wins.

      3. Wedding Movie Charades Bridal Shower Game

        Label note cards with wedding movies (include classics, chick flicks and obscure picks for a good challenge). Divvy the group up into two teams. Players pick a card from the pile and act out a scene from that film without speaking a word while their team members try to guess the answers within a three-minute time limit.

        4. Boho "Guess How Many Candies" Bridal Shower Game

          Guess How Many Candies jar game for your bridal shower
          Photo: Target

          This fun bridal shower game is something for your guests to do in the background between mingling and snacking. Fill a jar or vase with pieces of the bride's favorite candy and ask everyone to write down their guesses on the notecards. Reward the winner with the jar of candy as a take-home prize.

          5. Pass the Bouquet Bridal Shower Game Idea

            Pass the bouquet bridal shower game
            Photo: Amazon

            This bridal shower game for large groups is a fun twist on musical chairs, using a floral bouquet instead of seats. You'll need a bouquet, a playlist and speakers. Ask your guests to sit or stand in a circle. Start the music and have them pass the bouquet around. When the music stops, the person holding the bouquet is eliminated. The last person standing wins.

            6. Wedding Trivia Bridal Shower Game

              It's exactly what it sounds like—a test of each guest's wedding knowledge. Look up interesting wedding facts and figures and write them on pieces of paper. (Hint: You can find all sorts of statistics and data in The Knot Real Weddings Study, like the average cost of a wedding.) Split guests into teams or keep it simple and give points to each individual who yells the answer. The host asks all the questions, and the team or person who gets the most answers correct is the winner.

              7. Ring Collection

                Ring collection bridal shower game
                Photo: Amazon

                For this fun bridal shower game, present each guest with a plastic ring to wear at the start of the party. Pick one wedding-related word guests can't speak, like "bride," "love" or "wedding." If a guest overhears someone else saying the forbidden word, they can take that guest's ring. The winner is the guest with the most rings at the end of the party.

                8. Engagement Ring Scratch-Off Bridal Shower Game

                  Scratch-Off Game for your bridal shower activities
                  Photo: Target

                  Who doesn't love a scratch-off card? It's one of the best bridal shower game ideas for guests of all ages. Hand each guest a card as they arrive at the party, or pass them out before eating or opening gifts. The card that reveals a golden ring is the winner.

                  Funny Bridal Shower Games

                  If your goal is to show the guests a good time, try one of these hilarious bridal shower activities to laugh until you cry. It's time to fill this prewedding event with laughter.

                  9. Couple Roast Interactive Bridal Shower Game

                    Couple roast interactive bridal shower game
                    Photo: Amazon

                    If you're hosting a couples shower, this is one of the most hilarious wedding shower games that'll have everyone in a laughing mood. The couple judges their guests as to how well they're able to act like them. Cut paper into strips and write descriptions of scenarios from the couple's past or future on each one––for example, "John and Jane get lost in Ikea." Guests break into two teams, draw from the strips of paper and designate two people to be the actors. Each group gets five minutes to act out the scenario in front of the couple. Once the five minutes are up, the couple uses their scorecards to judge the act from one to 10 based on acting chops and accuracy.

                    10. Hot Gossip Bridal Shower Game Idea

                      Think of this activity as a live game of Clue. For each guest attending the shower, write a juicy question revealing how they know the couple on index cards. (Example: Who did Tim bring to the prom?) When everyone arrives, hand them a card—but not the card about themselves—and start the clock (30 minutes to an hour). This gives guests plenty of time to come up with the answer to the question on their given card. After swapping info and mingling, each person reveals their relationship to the to-be-weds.

                      11. "Who Has the Groom Or Bride?" Bridal Shower Game

                        "Who has the groom or bride" bridal shower game
                        Photo: HollyGrapeDesigns

                        The guest of honor and partygoers will crack up when they scratch off these cards to reveal famous grooms and brides. The cards are customizable so you can add a picture of the real groom or bride on one lucky guest's card.

                        12. Bridal Shower Pictionary

                          Wedding-themed Pictionary for your bridal shower
                          Photo: Amazon

                          In a bowl, place slips of paper with different wedding-related phrases written on them––like, "tossing the bouquet," "going to the chapel" or "cutting the cake"). Divide the group into two teams and nominate a starting artist for the first team. Have them pull a phrase from the bowl and set a timer for 60 seconds. If their team can't guess the answer before time is up, the other team gets a chance. The winning team is the first to correctly guess 10 phrases. This convenient bundle of whiteboards and markers comes with supplies for 12 people.

                          13. Wedding Shoe Game

                            Fun wedding shoe game from Zazzle for your bridal shower
                            Photo: Zazzle

                            This popular wedding reception game can also be played at a couple's wedding shower. Unlike the other games for a bridal shower ideas on this list, the wedding shoe game puts the spotlight on the couple, so the guests can sit back and watch (and get to know the to-be-weds a little better). Brainstorm 15 or 20 funny questions starting with "Who," such as "Who's more likely to steal all the covers on a cold night?" You'll also need two chairs for the couple to sit in. Instead of holding each other's shoes, give them two paddles—one with their face and one with their partner's face. The host asks the questions, and the to-be-weds answer by raising their chosen paddle.

                            14. "Who Am I?" Wedding Shower Game

                              Who am I? Amazon game for your bridal shower
                              Photo: Amazon

                              The premise of this funny bridal shower game is to put the name of a famous person on each guest's forehead or back—actor, musician, politician, sports personality or historical figure. Guests circulate the room for about 15 minutes asking "yes" or "no" questions to each other, slowly trying to guess the name that's written on their sticky note.

                              15. The Newlywed Game

                                Newlywed Game from effveeCreations on Etsy for your bridal shower
                                Photo: effveeCreations

                                Just like the famous game show, put the to-be-wed in the hot seat to answer questions about their relationship and see how their answers compare. Interview the bride's partner ahead of time to get answers to questions, like "Where was your first kiss?" or "What's her go-to coffee order?" At the bridal shower, ask the bride the same questions and see if she can answer correctly. To get the full effect, record a video of her partner's answers and play back the responses to each question for everyone to see and hear.

                                Unique Bridal Shower Games

                                These out-of-the-ordinary bridal shower games are perfect for the creative, chatty bunch. These are playful activities your guests probably haven't seen before.

                                16. Taste the Cake Wedding Shower Game Idea

                                  Taste the Cake Amazon game for your bridal shower
                                  Photo: Amazon

                                  Feed your bridal shower guests in a fun way. Set up a cake bar (or individual plates) with bite-size cakes, cupcakes or cookies in various flavors. Each player is blindfolded and samples one flavor at a time, sharing their guess for each. Whoever guesses the most flavors correctly wins. Swap basic blindfolds with stylish satin sleep masks that double as bridal shower favors.

                                  17. Make a Wedding Dress Bridal Shower Game

                                    You won't stop laughing while playing this bridal shower game. To start, you'll need lots of rolls of toilet paper. Spice it up by purchasing markers, stickers or glitter. Divide groups into teams of at least three people. One team member will be the model. The other team members will make a wedding dress from toilet paper and other decorating supplies. Set a timer for 15 minutes—when time's up, the bride-to-be chooses her winner.

                                    18. Memory Lane Game for a Bridal Shower

                                      Memory Lane game for the best bridal shower activities
                                      Photo: Amazon

                                      Hand out index cards and have each guest write a description of their favorite memory with the bride—the more adventurous and unique, the better, but depending on the crowd, you may want to keep things PG-friendly. After collecting the cards, the host reads each memory out loud and guests guess who did what with the bride.

                                      19. Wedding Jeopardy

                                        Dry erase markers and cards from Amazon for your bridal shower games
                                        Photo: Amazon

                                        Guests choose from wedding-related categories and answer questions to win points. Recreate a Jeopardy screen with categories across the top (like wedding knowledge or the bride's favorite things) and value points going down each column. Come up with easy, medium and challenging questions for each category, like "Where did the couple go on their first date?" Each person gets a turn to pick a category and points level. After the question is read aloud, guests have one minute to write their answers on their game cards (we suggest dry-erase boards or cards you can reuse). When the timer rings, everyone must put their pens down and show their answers. Award points for each correct answer and tally them up at the end.

                                        20. Etiquette 911 Bridal Shower Game Idea

                                          For this interactive bridal shower game, have guests answer extreme (read: humorous) wedding etiquette questions. Write out a few wedding etiquette questions—the more outrageous, the better. Think of some nuptial nightmares, like what do you do if the best man sprays champagne all over the guests? Or what happens if you accidentally knock into the wedding cake? Give a scenario to each guest and have them write down their response to the situation. Then, have the bridal party gather all the cards and read the questions and answers aloud.

                                          21. Pass the Love Story Wedding Shower Game

                                            Pass the Love Story game for your bridal shower
                                            Photo: Amazon

                                            Each guest gets a chance to exaggerate the story of how the couple met and fell in love. The host starts by writing a line at the top of the paper about how the couple met. For example, "Tess and Toby met at the office." She then passes the paper to the next player, who writes a line to follow that one. Once that player writes their line, their job is to fold the paper over so only their sentence is revealed to the next player. After everyone has contributed, the guest of honor should read the final piece aloud to the group. We like the idea of writing everything in a cute journal the bride can take home as a party keepsake (and a funny reminder).

                                            22. Celebrity Name Game

                                              Celebrity Name Game from xo, Fetti for your bridal shower
                                              Photo: xo, Fetti

                                              For this unique bridal shower game, ask guests to write a celebrity's name on a small piece of paper and place it in a bowl (in this case, we suggest you use a cute sun hat that doubles as a gift for the bride). Aim for at least 10 or 20 slips of paper and split guests into two teams. The first player from Team A draws a name, stands up and tries to explain the celebrity to her teammates without actually saying their name. If teammates guess correctly, the second player draws a new name. Each team has one minute to get through as many names as possible until all the names are out of the hat.

                                              Easy Bridal Shower Games

                                              Play these straightforward, easy bridal shower games if you have a mix of young and old guests. There's no need to worry about explaining complicated rules of the game or wondering if something's age-appropriate.

                                              23. Couples Trivia Wedding Shower Game

                                                Fun couples trivia for your bridal shower game ideas
                                                Photo: Amazon

                                                How well do your guests know the to-be-weds? Before the party, ask the couple to answer questions about their relationship. Give a game card to each guest with the same questions you asked the couple, and have guests try to guess the correct answers. Whoever pairs the most statements correctly wins the game.

                                                24. "What's on Your Phone?" Bridal Shower Game

                                                  "What's on your phone?" bridal shower game
                                                  Photo: Zazzle

                                                  This easy bridal shower game doesn't require extra supplies or planning. All you need to do is print out the game cards or make your own list of items. Guests earn points by tallying up the number of items they have on their phone, from basics like the Instagram app to rare things like 500+ unread emails.

                                                  25. Custom Couples Crossword

                                                    Personalized couples crossword for your bridal shower
                                                    Photo: CreativeMonsoonParty

                                                    Print custom crossword puzzles as an easy bridal shower game idea that's personalized. Give guests five or 10 minutes to complete the puzzles and award a prize to whoever completes it the fastest or gets the most answers correct.

                                                    26. Words of Wisdom Game for a Bridal Shower

                                                      Words of Wisdom game for your bridal shower ideas
                                                      Photo: Amazon

                                                      Guests "shower" the bride with marriage and love advice for this bridal shower activity. Include a blank card with each invitation so guests can fill them out before the party, or pass them out with pens during the affair. Advice can range from marriage tips to family recipes, a favorite love poem or funny story, and so on. At the party, guests take turns reading their words of wisdom to the group. At the end of the party, compile the words of wisdom in a scrapbook as a keepsake for the bride.

                                                      27. Wedding Vows Collaboration

                                                        Wedding Vows collaboration game for your bridal shower
                                                        Photo: Amazon

                                                        For this wedding shower game, you'll need two clipboards, pens and paper. Tell the group they're going to help write the couple's wedding vows. Circulate two clipboards: one with the header "I [insert name] take you [insert name] and promise to" and the other with the reverse. Give each clipboard to one guest and instruct them to write a sentence under the header. For example, "I promise to…not hog the shower in the morning." Once one guest has written their vow, they must fold over the paper so it's hidden, and then pass it to the second player. Once everyone has contributed to both clipboards, read the vows out loud for the group.

                                                        28. Wedding Mad Libs

                                                          Wedding Mad Libs from Himeneo on Etsy
                                                          Photo: Himeneo

                                                          Looking for a quick bridal shower game? Wedding Mad Libs can be played as a group, in teams or individually. Once filled in, have the to-be-wed(s) read the story to the crowd.

                                                          29. "How Old Was the Bride-To-Be?" Wedding Shower Game

                                                            "How old was the bride-to-be" bridal shower game
                                                            Photo: Zazzle

                                                            Add a bit of nostalgia to the affair with this cute and easy bridal shower game. Simply find six photos of the bride-to-be so you add them to this custom activity. Ask guests to guess how old the bride was in each photo, and whoever gets the most correct wins.

                                                            Simple Bridal Shower Games

                                                            Don't have time to deal with complicated activities and group challenges? These simple bridal shower games are interesting enough to keep guests entertained without putting to much on your plate.

                                                            30. Bridal Shower Bingo

                                                              Bridal shower bingo from StudioSwainCo
                                                              Photo: StudioSwainCo

                                                              It's bingo, bridal shower style. This printable bingo card is trendy and includes blank squares for you to fill in answers inspired by your guests. Follow traditional bingo rules: The first guest to mark off a line horizontally, vertically or diagonally wins a prize.

                                                              31. Two Truths and a Lie

                                                                When playing this game, guests try to decide what's fact or fiction while practicing their poker faces. Each guest introduces themself and dishes out three experiences they've had with the honoree—one of which isn't true. The person who correctly picks out the lie gets a point. The best part? The truths often turn out to be wackier than the lies (cue the hilarious story-swapping).

                                                                32. Name That Tune Bridal Shower Game

                                                                  Name That Tune game from Whitedesiredigital
                                                                  Photo: Whitedesiredigital

                                                                  You'll need a playlist of 15 to 20 love songs and a playing card for each guest. Play a short snippet of each song and have guests write down the song name and artist. Once they've completed their guess, you can reveal the answer before moving on to the next song. The person with the most correct answers wins.

                                                                  33. Would She Rather Wedding Shower Game

                                                                    How well do you know the bride? Zazzle game for your bridal shower
                                                                    Photo: Zazzle

                                                                    This game of "Would she rather…" will reveal who really knows the bride best. The bride can fill out answers at the same time guests are completing their cards. When everyone's finished, the bride will reveal their picks for each scenario to the group, and guests get one point for each correct answer.

                                                                    34. "What's In Your Purse?" Bridal Shower Game

                                                                      What's in your purse? bridal shower game
                                                                      Photo: Whitedesiredigital

                                                                      This simple bridal shower game is like a mini scavenger hunt for your guests. The playing cards include standard—and some not-so-standard—items you'd expect to find in a purse or tote, like sunglasses, credit cards and receipts. After tallying up the points, have the winning guest do a show-and-tell of all the items in their bag that brought them to victory.

                                                                      35. "How Well Do You Know the Bride?" Bridal Shower Game

                                                                        "How well do you know the bride" bridal shower game
                                                                        Photo: PoppyLanePrintables

                                                                        Test guests' knowledge about the bride-to-be by having this game at the bridal shower. Customize this downloadable game card with 15 easy and hard questions so you can finally settle the argument of who knows the bride the best.

                                                                        36. Over or Under Bridal Shower Game Idea

                                                                          "Over or under" bridal shower game
                                                                          Photo: Zazzle

                                                                          Purchase this over or under game as printed cards or a downloadable item. Guests have to guess if the numbers in the statements are over or under the correct number. You can write fun facts about the guest of honor or information about each guest if it's an intimate and small group. Just ensure you speak with the bride or everyone before the party so you can create an answer sheet for the game.

                                                                          Where to Buy Bridal Shower Games

                                                                          Save yourself time deciding where to shop and head straight to these retailers we trust. You'll find the best bridal shower games guaranteed.

                                                                          • Etsy: Etsy bridal shower games include some of the cutest designs we've found, so we recommend making the site your first stop if you're looking for ideas to match a specific theme or color palette. You'll also find plenty of customizable game options, which is always a plus if you want to create a bespoke party for the bride-to-be. And if you're short on time, you can shop Etsy's range of instant downloads and printable templates to have bridal shower games ready in just a few minutes.
                                                                          • Amazon: If you're planning for a larger group or need bulk items, Amazon's bridal shower games are great options. You'll find everything from printable cards to unique game supplies, plus budget-friendly prices and quick shipping options.
                                                                          • Zazzle: Because Zazzle specializes in personalized paper products, you can purchase a good chunk of your bridal shower decorations in one place. Choose signs, invitations, favor tags, backdrops and more to match the same design featured on your Zazzle bridal shower games.

                                                                          Chapelle Johnson contributed to the reporting of this piece.

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