Hosting a bridal shower is a great way to show the bride how much you love her, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. Planning the party comes with lots of moving parts, from catering to venue selection, invitations and more. Once you’ve on a place and time, it’s time to start thinking about how to entertain your guests when they arrive!
Traditionally, bridal showers are hosted during the daytime. Guests are invited to enjoy food, cocktails, and games and unless otherwise noted, are expected to bring a gift from the bride and groom’s registry.
The bridal shower is a great time for family and friends of the bride and groom to mix and mingle! This may be the first and last time many guests are meeting before the big day. Having games and activities to break the ice gives guests the chance to get to know each other better while having some fun with the bride.
Planning out some bridal shower games and activities for guests will have guests bonding before the gift opening begins! There are so many games to choose from, and the most important part of selecting what to play is to focus on activities the bride will enjoy. An extroverted bride may love a game of bridal charades whereas a more relaxed bride would prefer a flower crown station so she can make and play with guests in the backyard.
Hosting a bridal shower doesn’t have to break the bank. Utilizing free resources, such as these free bridal shower printables, can help you save big! For example, this bridal shower charades printable will have guests acting out wedding related scenes and phrases. It’s the perfect activity for a group that likes to be active and get loud!
In order to play, all you have to do is print out one of the charades sheets that feature wedding themed scenes. Then, cut out each card and place it in a hat for guests to draw! We’ve also included a blank charades template so you can “make your own!”
For more bridal shower games and activities, head over to our list of 57 free bridal shower printables to celebrate the bride.