Bridal showers are pre-wedding gatherings where close friends and family shower the bride-to-be with advice, support, and love. Traditionally guests also bring a gift from the bride’s wedding registry to the shower to help the bride establish her new married life.
Since some of the attendees at these events are meeting for the first time, bridal shower activities are the perfect way to break the ice and keep the conversation moving. Like any other party, you want your bridal shower to be well organized and entertaining so everyone in attendance has a good time. If you’re hosting, make sure to also check out our guide on how to plan a bridal shower.
If you've receieved a fun bridesmaid proposal and are officially in the wedding party, it's your job to help plan and pay for the bridal shower. Dress up your bridal shower celebration with these 57 free bridal shower printables that make hosting an affordable breeze. We’ve designed eight unique bridal shower printables that you can download for free. These designs include both bridal shower games and other bridal shower activities. At the bottom of the article, you’ll also find a list of more free bridal shower printables to help you celebrate your bride!
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Games are great ice-breakers at pre-wedding events such as bridal showers. Whether guests are meeting for the first time or simply getting to know each other better, playing games helps cultivate camaraderie and can create lasting memories.
Bridal shower games help guests learn about the bride and grooms personality. Whether you're taking a trivia quiz about the bride or sampling wine from regions across the world, we have printable games for every type of event.
Toast to your future bride with a wine tasting themed bridal shower. See, swirl, sniff, repeat as you bond with other guests over a sophisticated bridal shower game. To really stay on theme, you can even add in a wine and food pairing station so guests can snack as they sip.
Guests will sample five different wines and rate them in five categories: appearance, aroma, body, taste, and finish. The wine with the highest average among all the guests wins. Try a blind tasting and see if guests can guess which wine variety they're sampling, then reveal the winner and the wine varieties at the end! For help on setting up your wine pouring station, check out these wine pro tips from Zola’s resident sommelier and then stock up on all the essentials!
In addition to wine scoring cards, you’ll need wine glasses, and at least five bottles of different wine brands.
It’s time to find out who knows the bride best. Hand out this trivia card to bridal shower guests and challenge them to answer questions about the bride-to-be. Some of these questions also focus on the groom and wedding, letting attendees learn more about the celebrations leading up to the big day.
All you need is a color printer and some pens to pull off this trivia game! Make sure to have your bride answer these questions ahead of time to make scoring straightforward and easy.
A ring hunt is a fun and interactive game that will send your guests on a scavenger hunt throughout the shower. The plastic engagement rings keep it on theme and a prize for the winner will keep everyone hunting.
After downloading this printable, all you’ll need is 24 plastic rings, some great hiding spots, and a prize for the winner.
Play a game of classic charades with a bridal twist. This game will break the ice and get guests laughing together as someone on their team acts out a wedding-themed clue.
Split your shower into two teams and have one player from each team draw a card. Give each team two minutes to guess the clue before the other group gets an opportunity for one guess. Then, it moves onto the next round. All you’ll need after printing these charades cards is a bowl to place the clues in and a timer.
Games aren’t the only way to have fun at a bridal shower. These printable bridal shower activities will keep the party going long after the bride has opened up her shower gifts.
You can pair these activities with one of the bridal shower games above or use them in place of more traditional games. From a DIY station to a date night jar, these activities are a fun way to celebrate your bride-to-be.
Wedding advice cards give guests the opportunity to pass along advice and best wishes to the bride and groom as they start the next chapter of their lives together. Older guests, in particular, will enjoy passing along wisdom to the future bride and groom given their wealth of knowledge and experience.
This activity is also easy to set up. Just print the advice cards, lay out some pens, and then collect and arrange the advice cards in a photo album for the bride.
You can help prevent the bride and groom from ever running out of date night ideas with this DIY date night jar. This jar will come in handy when the couple needs date night inspiration. It is also a sweet and simple way to remind them to always put their relationship first.
Encourage guests to brainstorm at least one date night for the happy couple. You can provide examples to help guests think of ideas such as watch the sunrise, have a picnic, and go to a concert. Set up a jar next to the date night sign and cards for guests to place their date ideas in.
Entertain guests during a shower by setting up a dreamy flower crown bar. This fun activity lets guests accessorize their hairstyles with lovely floral arrangements.
Flower crown bars are perfect for people of all ages and any size group. This trendy addition to your shower will have guests feeling stylish and ready to pose for pictures. Consider setting up a DIY photo booth nearby for a photoshoot opportunity.
In addition to fresh flowers, you’ll need greenery, wire, scissors, and floral tape. Check out this guide on how to make a flower crown for simple instructions!
Recipe cards are an easy and useful bridal shower activity that has the potential to become heirlooms for the bride and groom. You never know what delicious recipe will get put in the pile and possibly be passed down for generations to come.
After downloading these recipe cards, all you need to do is set up a station with pens and a place to display the completed cards such as a recipe box. That way, the bride can easily keep track of her new recipes.
Make sure to let guests know on the invitation to come prepared with a recipe so they don’t have to think of one on the fly.
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Here are 49 more free bridal shower printables to dress up your event!
Have you found the perfect bridal shower game or activity? If so, get to printing! You’re well on your way to hosting a successful bridal shower with these free printables. For more bridal shower inspiration, check out these five bridal shower ideas we love.