Bridal Shower Games for the Office

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Bridal shower games should be easy, fun and workplace appropriate.
Bridal shower games should be easy, fun and workplace appropriate. (Image: Kim Carson/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Many offices have a more relaxed and social atmosphere making it more common to have a bridal shower at work. Coworkers may not be attending the wedding, but often want to celebrate the upcoming nuptials. Provide food or just cake along with simple decorations. Showers are usually done during work hours or on lunch break, so keep it simple and play some fun, workplace appropriate shower games.

Lose Your Clothespin

There are two versions of this game that you can play. One option is selecting buzz words that relate to a wedding and informing everyone that these words, like "wedding," "honeymoon," "bride" and "married," are not allowed to be used throughout the duration of the shower. Upon arrival, each guest is given a clothespin and if they hear someone else use one of those words, they take their clothespin. In another version you can choose a body movement like crossing arms or legs. The same rules apply and there will be plenty of opportunities to gain back clothespins. At the end of the shower the person with the most clothespins wins a prize.

Guess Who

Write down the names of famous couples, past or present, fictional or not, like Romeo and Juliet, Superman and Lois Lane, Oprah and Stedman, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Put a nametag with a famous couple's names on the back of each person when they arrive. The nametag should only be visible to the other guests and not seen by the person wearing it. Everyone must mingle about and ask others questions that have a yes or no answer in order to try and figure out which famous couple they are. If there are a large number of people at the office party, you can put individual names on the nametags and guests will have to figure out who they are and find their other half.

What's in the Bag?

Using a large paper or cloth bag, place a dozen small objects inside the bag, like a toothbrush, pencil, lipstick, paperclip, CD, clothespin or a remote. Pass the bag around and have guests take turns putting their hand inside the bag. Give them about a minute to feel what's inside the bag and then provide a pen and paper for them to write down their guesses. The person with the most correct answers wins.

Word Scramble

This is a simple, worksheet type game. Make a long list of scrambled wedding related words, like "bouquet," "bride," "cake," "bridesmaids," "husband" and "honeymoon." Give everyone only a minute or two to unscramble the words and the person with the most correct answers wins.

Bridal Shower Bingo

Create and provide everyone with blank bingo cards. Ask them to fill in each square with the name of a gift they think the bride-to-be will receive. This game keeps people interested during gift opening time. As presents are opened, guests will mark off their spaces if the bride receives the gift they have written in that square. The first person to get Bingo wins a prize.

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