Almost everyone who's attended a bridal shower has experienced them: those cheesy yet somehow fun bridal shower games that keep the party moving and the guests socializing. Give guests an additional motivation for playing the games with bridal shower game prizes.
Present the winners of bridal shower games with spa items to take home and enjoy. For an especially challenging game, consider making a gift basket with multiple spa items. Items in the basket could include hand-made soaps, facial masks, loofah sponges, bath salts, massage oil, body lotion or perfume.
A tea basket is not only a useful prize, but it can also look quite lovely when sitting on a prize table. Fill a basket or hat box with items such as a single serving tea pot, tea cup and saucer, exotic teas, a bottle of spring water or some custom-designed sugar cubes. For an added decorative touch, consider adding a coffee table book with pictures of tea pots or tea parties. This idea can also be modified for creating a coffee or wine basket.
Cute and sometimes collectible, few women can resist a stuffed animal. Popular stuffed animals for bridal shower prizes might be a bridal bear, kissing bride and groom animals, stuffed animals with hugging arms, talking stuffed animals or even stuffed animals with the wedding date and couple's monograms embroidered onto them. Attach a piece of jewelry or a bag of chocolates to the stuffed animal's arm for an added touch.
Send a lucky winner home with a memory from the shower. Ask the guests to sign a picture frame on their way into the party and, early on into the party, take a group picture. Assign someone to take the picture to a one-hour photo shop and have it printed, or print a digital image yourself with a printer and photo paper. At the end of the party, award the picture and signature frame to one of the game winners.
For those planning a party with a theme such as housewares or kitchenware, consider prizes that match the theme. For a kitchen-themed party, offer prizes such as an espresso machine, a blender or a salad spinner. For a housewares party, reward the winners with wall decorations, soft throw blankets or potted plants.
- Holly Whirtley; Professional Party Planner; Phoenix, AZ