Who's Who Signature Sheet
Make a signature sheet with a dozen or so
wedding-related things. Each person can sign once or twice. Examples
might be "Someone who married in September," "Someone who has been a
bridesmaid," "Someone who eloped," "Someone related to the bride,"
etc. Be sure to include some things that could apply to single people.
This is a good get-to-know-you activity that forces a little mingling
The Alphabet Game
I went to this one bachelorette party where we
played a game that had us all in stitches. The way it is played is
that you have several pieces of paper. Each with a letter of the
alphabet on it. You may have several of each letter. The hostess holds
up one letter at a time and the participants have to think of a word
associated to love or marriage or sex, etc. that start with that
letter. The first response gets that letter. The person with the most
letters at the end of the game wins. Our winner was the shyest person
of us all. It was great fun. Good times.
Design a Veil
Have your guests organize themselves into small
groups and give them 3 sheets of white tissue paper and 5 pins. They
must design a veil and one person in the group will model during a
"fashion show" after everyone is done making them. The bride picks her
favorite and they win a prize!
Where's My Underwear?
Each guest is asked to bring a brown paper bag
containing their favorite sleepwear. The bride gets to guess who it
belongs to. It's fun because someone will just have a crummy old
T-shirt and socks, someone will have a frilly nightgown, someone will
have a muumuu. It's really a hoot. The guests will get an idea of the
other guest's personality (fun, crazy, sexy whatever).
This game works best if the guests already know each other. When
each guest arrives, she is given a nametag with her new "pet name"
(e.g. pookie, snookums, sugar, sweetie pie, honey buns, etc. - be
creative) with 5 stickers on it. Guests are then supposed to call each
other by their "pet names" throughout the shower. If they mess up and
call someone by their real name, the person who catches them first
gets one of their stickers. Whoever has the most stickers on their
nametag at the end wins a prize!
Shower Name Game
This game works especially well at
showers/parties where the guests don't know each other very well. I
have used it several times and find it a real hit.
Ahead of time, write names of famous people on name tags. The names
can be real people, cartoon characters, etc. Some of the famous people
I have used are Miss Piggy, Vanna White, Queen Elizabeth, Bill
As each guest arrives, attach the name tag to their back and explain
the rules, which are each person is to try to figure out the name of
the person on their back by asking the other guests questions.
However, the only questions allowed must be able to be answered with a
"yes" or a "no". For instance, they can ask, "Am I a female?", but
they cannot ask, "What movie was I in?" This game gets people mingling
and talking to each other. A prize is given to the first person to
Who Am I
Purchase a supply of index cards and write the
name of a famous person on each of them. Attach one of these cards to
each players back. Each person can see the names on the backs of the
other guests, but can't see his or her own.
The idea of the games is for a player to determine whose name is
pinned on his or her back by asking questions about that person. As
the game begins, each player is allowed to ask only three yes/no
questions per round, such as "Am I living"? or "Am I an American"? The
first player to guess the name on his or her back wins a prize.
The Toilet Paper Game
Here is an idea for
a game......you may have already heard it, but it is a great
ice-breaker among people who do not always know each other.
Pass the roll of toilet paper around the circle
of people. Tell each person to rip off however many pieces they want
(this is what will determine the "length" of the game. Don't tell
anyone what they are doing, don't even let on that it is a game if you
can help it, this makes it even more funny.
Once everyone is finished, you can explain the
game. For every square they are holding, they have to tell the group
something about themselves. The more sheets, the more facts needed.
You just make your way around the circle getting to each person in
I know it isn't that funny of a game, but it
certainly breaks the ice well, not to mention, some people will act
like they really "hate" you. All in good fun though!!! You can also
have a prize for the person who pulls the most squares and is able to
put a fact to each one!!!
What a Load
The best shower game we played at a shower
required a scale. The scale was placed in the center of the floor and
everyone had to weigh their purses. It was great!!!
I can not believe how heavy some of those purses were. Who needs to