Coming up with a theme for a bridal shower can make the ideas really flow. Once you have the theme you can come up with all sorts of games and favors that go along with it. Following is a theme and some ideas to go along with it. If something in this article doesn’t really fit the bride, feel free to change it up a bit or come up with ideas of your own. Remember, this should be a time for everyone to have fun, especially the bride!
Invitations: Clock Invite
1. Parchment colored Cardstock
2. Number stickers (depending on how many invites you plan on sending you may need multiple packages or just one. If you already have a number stamp set that would work even better)
3. Black Cardstock
4. Glue stick
5. Gold Brads
1. Fold a piece of parchment cardstock in half.
2. Using a sour cream container sized lid trace two circles onto the parchment, make sure that you trace it so that you will end up with four separate circles.
3. Cut out your circles.
4. Place the number stickers on the circle like a clock.
5. Cut the black paper into Ã?Â¼” strips, and to make the clock hands simply cut one end of the strip so that it has a point. Put it up to your clock and see how long you need cut the strip for the minute hand. Repeat this process for the hour hand.
6. Before attaching the hands make duplicates for as many invites as you need.
7. Attach the hands to the center of the clock with a brad.
8. On the back side you can put all the invitation information (be sure to include the theme)
Before you send out the invites, make up a list of “time” gifts. Some examples may be; bedtime, bath time, cooking time, date time, dinner time, vacation time and so on. If the bride knows about the shower you may want to ask her what she really needs and have a couple people assigned to that time. Then at the bottom of the invite so those attending know what to bring write something like, “For our bride’s Timeless bridal shower please bring a gift for ________ time” inserting whatever time you would like to assign to that person.
These are just two examples you can add other common bridal shower games to your party, or come up with a few of your own.
1. For this game you will need a two poster boards, different colored construction paper, markers, and tape.
2. Talk to either the bride or the groom and find out some important things that happened while they were dating, like their first date, first time holding hands, and first kiss.
3. Cut a poster board in half long way, and tape it together so that you get one really long and skinny piece. On here draw up a timeline for the time the couple dated. Depending on the couple it could be years or months long. Create a duplicate timeline out of the other poster board.
4. With construction paper cut out pictures that correspond with the items that are to go on the timeline. For example, for their first kiss cut out a pair of lips, and write, “first kiss” on it. Make two of each kind.
5. At the shower divide the group in two (for this game the bride is going to be the judge so she should not be on a team). Give each group a timeline, and a set of the construction paper pictures with the important events on them.
6. Have a race to see who can place them on the timeline and get the most correct.
Timed Relay Race
1. For this game you will need fake flowers (you can get a lot for really cheap at the dollar store) ribbon in different colors, tissue paper, floral wire, large beads and string.
2. The object of the game is to get the “bride” ready the fastest.
3. Divide the group into teams, you will probably want only 4-5 on a team so make as many groups as you need.
4. Have each team appoint one person in the group as the bride (the team that the real bride is on should appoint her).
5. Explain to them that they need to create a bouquet, jewelry, and a veil with the resources you give them in the fastest time. When everyone is done give prizes to each person of the winning group and before you pick up take a picture of everyone’s creations.
Scour your local dollar store for cute little clocks and egg timers. Create prize bags with goodies and a clock.
On your refreshment table use egg timers and clocks as decoration, for each dish put a clock or egg timer next to it with a tag that says what it is. Come up with your own recipes to go along with these suggestions.
Five-Minute Ice Cream
– 1 (10 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries or any other frozen fruit
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2/3 cup heavy cream
Combine the frozen strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender. Process until the fruit is roughly chopped. With the processor running, slowly pour in the heavy cream until fully incorporated. Serve immediately, or freeze for up to one week.
Two-Minute Peanut Brittle
– 24 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
– 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
Coat a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Place the caramels in a bowl, and heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, or until melted and bubbly. Some microwaves may take longer. Stir in the peanuts, and pour out onto the prepared baking sheet. Press as thinly as you can. Cool completely, and then break into pieces.