Monday, June 23, 2008

Shower Game


I am not a fan of shower games. I don't know why - I just don't really like them. To me, they feel like forced fun, which is never fun. However, the other night I was lying in bed and my mind started to wander. I love to look at people's wedding pictures was my first thought. Then I thought of all the people I know and how I have never seen their wedding pictures.


So my idea is - what if the host of the bridal shower asked everyone to bring their wedding album and they were displayed at the shower? Or perhaps, everyone could bring their favorite wedding picture to the host, the host could display those and then the guests could guess whose wedding it was? It wouldn't necessarily have to be a picture of the bride or couple. It could be their flowers, their favorite wedding detail, their bridesmaid's dresses . . . If a guest isn't married, they could bring a favorite wedding thing that they have seen recently.


I think it would be a fun way to break the ice and hopefully not weird. The other idea I had (as I was writing this post) is what if each guest wrote on a small card their favorite memory of their own wedding day? Or their favorite memory of their child's wedding? (or a sibling or friend's wedding if they aren't married)


I don't know if people already do these kinds of things but I think it would be fun. Especially for the bride ;)

15 comments:

Virginia Living said...

you spoiler! I am so mad. I was already going to do that! Good minds thing alike?

Some Like it Southern said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I may borrow this idea for a shower I am hosting! I think it would work well for baby showers too- with baby pictures! Thanks for such a great idea! :)

Sarah said...

Those are great ideas!!! I'm like you, I'm not crazy about some of the games you have to play but those sound great!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

The Mrs. said...

That is just plain brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tickledpink said...

I have been to a shower where you are to bring your wedding album. For the girls who were not married brought a friend's album or some pictures from their parents wedding. It was really fun seeing all the different types of weddings, the dresses and decorations. It was nicer than some of those games we have all played at showers over and over.

Miss Lili NC said...

I think that idea is fabulous! And I love the wedding pic you posted, whose was it?

3gand1b said...

Great idea...can't wait to see what happens at your shower!!!

Kappa Prep said...

What a fun idea! I am going to write this one down so I do not forget! ANother fun idea (if you are not having alot of married friends) might be to bring a movie wedding freeze.

Kelly B said...

I love this idea! I think I will pass this on to my MOH :)

Lauren said...

I am not a big fan of shower games either, but this sounds like fun! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Muffy said...

OOH, too smart! What a lovely idea!

Jenna said...

It's kind of hard to believe that EVERYONE doesn't do it because this is so brilliant. You'll be up on my blog in two days, love love love!

Brittany said...

for mine we did scrapbook pages with marriage advice for us, and some ladies brought a copied wedding photo, which was great! i wish i had everyone's. i do love looking at the album, it's very sweet.

Cas said...

Great idea. I am sure it will catch on. Wish I thought of something like that for the last shower I threw.

Paula said...

That is a fabulous idea for a wedding shower! I hate playing games, but I'd love to look through albums.