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A bridal shower can be one of the most fun and interesting times when someone is preparing for a wedding. In addition to the gifts and the food, it offers a time to play a variety of bridal shower games, some perhaps not played at any other time. Often, these games provide a very entertaining, and often very cheap, form of entertainment for the attending guests.
Among one of the most intriguing, interesting and potentially embarrassing bridal shower games is one titled, "What the Bride says." In this game, someone writes down what the bride says as she opens each gift, without the bride's knowledge. Then, these words are put into context of her wedding night. Phrases such as "It's just what I need," and "I'd could use two of those," take on a whole new meaning.
If the groom-to-be is in attendance, and sometimes they are, perhaps engaging the two in a mock version of "The Newlywed Game" could be very entertaining. It may be the the happy couple doesn't know each other quite as well as they thought they did. It also offers the chance for a few sweet and romantic moments in an otherwise hectic and frenzied time. Though perhaps not one of the more traditional bridal shower games, it can keep the mood very light and festive.
Given the occasion, one of the more popular bridal shower games may be just to go around and tell a romantic story. The person with the most romantic story could win a prize. However, a game such as this should be presented with caution. It could be that one or more in attendance may not have a good story to share and therefore would feel somewhat left out or inadequate.
Another bridal shower game could be to use the bride's name or the groom's name, or both, and use each letter in the name to suggest a honeymoon destination. For example, using the name Ann, one may choose Arizona, Netherlands, or Nantucket. Prizes could be given for the most inventive, funniest, and most exotic locations, as voted by the guests.
Planning a great bridal shower takes a substantial amount of time and creative thinking. There are numerous Web sites that can help with every aspect of the event, including the game choices. These sites offer some excellent resources for those planning the shower, whether they have done it dozens of times or are doing it for the first time.
No matter which are chosen, bridal shower games should be fun and entertaining for everyone. The hostess, or whoever is in charge of choosing the games, should take into account who is coming to make the most appropriate choices possible. A bridal shower is a very important event and one that will be remembered. Ruining it by choosing bridal shower games in poor taste could lead to a very uncomfortable event.