Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shower Games: Part I

Hey, you know what sucks and isn’t fun at all? Showers. Not the personal hygiene showers, those are awesome. (And don’t worry Boyfriend, I partake in them on a fairly regularly basis.) I’m talking about the You’re-Getting-Married-or-are-Preggo-So-Here’s-Some-Present Showers. Ugh.

I’ve sat through a few of these bad boys, and I know that since I’m in my mid-twenties, even more are coming up. So I’ve designed some FUN games to make them more interesting. (God, I hope someone lets me plan one of these someday…) Today, we’re going over Bridal Showers.

Game 1: Pin the Veil on the Bride
Supplies: One reluctant bride, a crap ton of veils, duct tape.
Directions: Blindfold guest. Spin her in circles. Hand her a duct tape veil. Shove her in the general direction of the bride. Watch the magic.
Yeah, that's me in the pink dress. Obvi.
If I’m playing, she should probably wear goggles.

Game 2: Guess the Bride’s Weight
Supplies: One super reluctant bride, one scale, lots of bloodthirsty women.
Directions: Everybody yells out what they think the bride’s weight is. Bride is forced gets on scale. Winner gets a cupcake. Everyone else gets to speculate whether or not she will fit in wedding dress.
Everyone knows women's shoes weigh 5-10 lbs. Each.

Game 3: Marriage Length Pool
Supplies: Paper, Pencils, Honesty.
Directions: Guess how long the marriage will last.

Game 4: Sex advice from Mother of the Groom
Supplies: Mother of the Groom (the older and more Christian, the better), sex advice, garbage cans.
Directions: Invite mother of groom. Invite her to share sex advice. Make sure garbage can is near bride.

So, what do you guys think? Am I onto something? Stay tuned tomorrow for baby shower games – I have even better ideas for those!!

[Update: Part II is here]


  1. Your games are RUTHLESS! How about "Guess the insecurity" as long as you're at it. Or "potpourri" where everyone gets to write down one character flaw of the bride or something they resent about her and put it in a bowl, then the bride picks one out and has to act it out like charades.
    The mom sex advice is by far my favorite.
    I'm looking forward to the horrors you design for baby showers.

  2. Those are pure evil...I mean, GENIUS! Showers need a makeover and I think you need to patent and market these, quick!

  3. Let's circle the bride to be's problem areas!

  4. Ohhh you guys have GREAT ideas. Together, we could take over the world. Or put an end to the misery that it bridal showers. Whichever.

  5. I am volunteering to be in charge of games at the next shower! These are golden.

  6. Bwahaha, I have never attended a shower. Now that I know what goes on, I couldn't be happier about it.