Ready, set, party games! Icebreakers are a great way for party guests to mix, mingle and get to know one another at the shower — especially since the guest list is sure to include family and friends of the bride whom may not have met yet. To help the host prepare for the event, we’ve collected four party games that promise to be a hit! Keep reading and get ready to have some fun:
1. Recipe Books
Before the shower, instruct all the guests to bring a favorite recipe to the shower. Guests can also include a little story about the significance of that recipe, giving the bride-to-be ideas for starting her own traditions around meals shared with her future husband. It’s helpful to have everyone use the same format, so all the recipes work together in booklet. As guests arrive collect the recipes and place them in a recipe book you’ve prepared in advance. Present the completed book, to the bride as she’s opening gifts during the shower.
2. Words from the Wise
Tuck a pretty blank card into the shower invitations with a note asking guests to pen their advice for a successful marriage. Encourage guests to be creative, suggesting that advice be written in any form – a haiku, a recipe, a fortune or a letter. After guests have read their cards to the group, the maid of honor can compile them in a scrapbook prepared in advance as a gift for the bride.
3. Famous Couples
Before the party, make a list of famous romantic couples, choosing couples that your guests are likely to know. Write each name down separately on name tags and as each guest arrives, put a name tag (without showing them) on their back. Their task is to go around the party and ask yes or no questions about their “secret identity.” Then, they have to find their “better half.” The prize goes to the first couple to find each other, and the game ends when everyone has found their partner.
4. Newlywed Trivia
Before the shower, ask the groom 20 questions about the bride and their relationship: Where was your first kiss? What’s her most annoying habit? Which of these are you most likely to fight about: messiness, social plans or wedding stress? At the shower, ask the bride the same questions and see how many answers they have in common.