According to folklore, the first wedding shower games may have been played in Holland over three centuries ago. A young Dutch girl was in love with a boy who was so poor, the girl's father refused to give his blessing and provide a dowry for the wedding. The townspeople, who were in favor of the marriage, gathered together and showered the girl with treasured possessions from their own households. The girl's father was won over and a tradition was born.
Today, wedding shower games are as much as part of the tradition as gift-giving. While wedding shower games are typically a little crazy, they shouldn't make anyone feel embarrassed or out of place. A great wedding shower game stimulates conversation, laughter and, most of all, a sense of excitement for the upcoming nuptials.
If you are planning a wedding shower for someone special, consider one of our favorite wedding shower games.
Toilet Paper Wedding Dress: One of the most beloved wedding shower games of all time, this one involves two teams trying to outdo each other in designing and creating a wedding dress made entirely of toilet paper. Set a timer and let each team go to town, judging the final results on creativity and construction. Keep a camera handy to record the ridiculous results!
Two Truths and a Lie: A wonderful getting-to-know-you game, Two Truths and a Lie is just what it sounds like. Each guest takes turns stating three facts about herself. Two are true, one is a lie. The other guests are then challenged to determine which statements are true and which one is not.
Cinderella Bride: This one is great wedding shower game for co-ed gatherings. Pair everyone one up into guy/girl couples and then blindfold the guys. Have the girls remove both shoes, placing one in the center of the room and hiding the other away. Unmask the guys and see if they can find the correct shoe for their partner's foot.
Wedding Shower Family Feud: Just like the game show, contestants divide into teams and try to guess the top answer to survey questions. Have one guest play host and ask questions from this list of wedding-related survey questions. At the end of the round, the team with the most overall points, wins!
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