I LOVE shower games. Love them. And I have actually done or seen these activities done at lingerie shower/bachelorette nights, so I can attest to how fun they are! (Very.) Don’t be afraid to try one!
1. Gift Tags
This is a game to be played while the bachelorette is opening her lingerie gifts at a lingerie shower
Supplies: Gift Tags or even Post-its, Pens/Markers, Small prizes for bachelorette (optional)
Preparation: Inform guests ahead of time to not bring a card with their gift, or bring it on the side to give to the bachelorette separately. Before opening gifts, ask the bachelorette to leave the room (or be sneaky and have the girls do it secretly ahead of time) and each gift giver is to write a cute phrase on a gift tag that describes their lingerie gift.
For example, say the lingerie you’re giving is red and lacy, you could put “Crimson Flirt” or “Red Hot!” If your lingerie is more conservative and floral, you could write “As Pretty as a Rose” or “Sunflower Sweetheart.”
Game Instructions: The bachelorette opens gifts as normal, but tries to guess who gave the gift based on the name, which is always fun! We let our bachelorette guess again once she had opened the gift and then told her if she was correct. If you like, you can have small prizes that the bachelorette gets each time she is correct, or if she is incorrect, she has to drink!
*Hint: The tags become cute scrapbook material for a wedding scrapbook! Don’t forget to keep them! You could even take a picture with each girl and their tag.
2. High Tech Newlywed Game
This is a really fun take on the classic game, and it gets the groom involved!
Supplies: Photos from groom either in a Powerpoint presentation, as photo files on a laptop or iPad, or photo prints; List of questions for the bride
Preparation: Write a list of your own questions (or you can use mine below!) to ask the bride and the groom about each other, like the Newlywed Game! I wrote ten specifically about the bride and ten specifically about the groom. (See example below) The bride won’t see them until the party, but send the list to the groom instructing him to give his answer to each question by writing it down on its own sheet of paper and taking a picture of himself with it. Tell him to be as creative as he can! Also remind him to keep it a secret from the bachelorette!
Once you have his photos, you need to find out what technology will be available at the party. Obviously, the larger you can show the photos to the group, the better. I ended up showing a Photoshop Image with each question in a cute font and then the corresponding picture of the groom by making a folder in the “Photos” app on my iPad, and then streaming that to the Apple TV. You can also connect a laptop to a TV monitor using just one or two cords, or show the photos on a large desktop computer by clicking from a folder one by one or making a Powerpoint presentation. If technology isn’t your thing, make prints of the photos and you can pass them around!
Don’t forget to prepare the same questions to ask the bride as you asked the groom, but switch the wording. “What is the bride’s favorite color?” changes to “What is your favorite color?” (because you’re now talking to her) and “What is your messiest habit?” changes to “What is the groom’s messiest habit?”. Or just use their names! (See a few of my questions below)
Game Instructions: Have the bachelorette sit near where the photos will be displayed and ask the questions one by one. I started with the questions about the groom, but you can do either! Ask her a question, let her answer (you can have her write her answer down and then show the group, but we quickly figured out it took too much time for our game), and then bring up the photo of the groom to see if she got the same answer as her groom. If you like, you can have small prizes that the bachelorette gets each time she is correct, or if she is incorrect, she has to drink!
Look at this creative groom! We died laughing at the “boobs” photo.
3. Bachelorette Trivia
This is a great way for all of the guests to interact while learning more about the bride!
Supplies: Game sheets (1 per guest), pens/pencils (1 per guest), a prize for the winner
Preparation: Create a list of trivia questions about the bachelorette (see my example below!). Write the questions so that you know at least one of the guests can answer each. Try to include all ranges of her life so every guest is included (questions about growing up for her childhood friends to be able to answer, questions about her apartment for roommates to be able to answer, etc.) Put the trivia questions into a grid (5×3 for 15 questions, 5×4 for 20 questions, etc.)- one question per box. Leave room at the bottom of each box for an answer and a signature. We did ours in a spreadsheet on Microsoft Excel. When it prints, the grid should fill up an entire sheet of paper.
*Hint- Print your grid on brightly colored paper for a fun pop.
Game Instructions: Pass a pen and a game sheet out to each guest. Instruct them that they are to go around to each girl and have her fill in one box with an answer to the question and a signature. If you have more questions than guests, have each fill out two boxes. The first girl to fill up her entire grid is the winner! Give her her prize and then go through each of the questions out loud and have the bride give the correct answers.
4. Gift Newlywed Game
This game is a great way to include the groom and guests and give cute prizes!
Supplies: Enough gifts/prizes so that there is one for each guest (it’s up to you if you would like to wrap them), a gift tag or post-it to attach to each prize
Preparation: Create a list of Newlywed Game questions about the groom or the couple- one question for each prize. (See my list below for suggestions!) Send the list to the groom and have him send you back his answers. Write each question on the front of the gift tag/post-it and write the groom’s answer on the back.
Game Instructions: Have everyone sit in a circle. Pass out a prize to each girl, but instruct them that they may or may not get to keep it. The bachelorette does not start with a prize. Go around the circle and have each guest read the question on the front of the tag on her prize. If the bachelorette gives the same answer as her groom, then she gets to keep the prize. If she is incorrect, the guest gets to keep it!
*Hint: Get items from the bride’s registry for prizes!
5. Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt + FREE Printable!
This is a fun activity for when you’re out at the bars!
Supplies: Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt sheets- one per team (teams should be 3-4 guests), Pens/Pencils- one per team, Cameras (can easily be phone cameras)- one per team, Prizes for the winning team
Preparation: Print out the Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt sheets. Scope out an area of bars, not just one, so that the teams can split up.
Get the printable here!: Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt
Game Instructions: At the first bar, divide the guests into teams of three or four. Give each team a Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt sheet and a pen or pencil. Give everyone a time and a meeting place (45 minutes is a good amount of time) and have them write it in the designated box on their sheets. Instruct everyone to stay within the block (or whatever your restrictions are), be safe, and be creative with their photos! And GO! When the groups reconvene, share photos and give the prizes to the group who got the most photos from the list!
*Hint: Create an Instagram #hashtag to share the team photos!
What are your favorite Bachelorette party games? Feel free to share links!