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What games do you like at bridal showers and bachelorettes?

What games do you like at bridal showers and bachelorettes?

Jun 13th, 2006, 08:17 PM
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What games do you like at bridal showers and bachelorettes?

Well, nearly everyone travels now and again for bridal showers and bachelorette parties, so here goes my post:

What games do you find to be the most fun at either of those two? I've been to a number of showers and bach. parties, and inevitably we always end up playing the same old games.

What games have you seen that are irresistably fun? I personally like the smelling game (where you sit blindfolded and smell things that go along with marriage and stuff). I'm very olfactory-driven. I also liked this rice game where there was a big bowl of rice with little paper clips scattered in the rice and two-by-two ladies had to blind fold and try to find as many paper clips in the bowl as they could. It was absurdly fun.

Please help, as I'm planning my SIL's celebrations in Chicago later this summer!
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Jun 13th, 2006, 08:32 PM
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Personally, I hate those games and whenever I host a shower, I just make sure there is plenty of wine or margaritas, great food and we all end up having a wonderful time. I think you might have better luck checking in on the www.party411.com board for ideas. Go to the discussion boards section for bridal shower specifics.
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Jun 13th, 2006, 08:37 PM
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ditto
hate the games
enjoy spending time with friends
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Jun 13th, 2006, 08:37 PM
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Well normally I have to admit that most games are kind of lame. I just went to one where I was asked to buy a pair or underwear (in the bide's size of medium) that would reflect my personality and then the bride had to go through the back and guess as to who each pair belonged to. It was pretty funny. We also had margaritas which are always fun.
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Jun 13th, 2006, 08:38 PM
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Yikes, meant to say she had to go through the bag (not the back).
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Jun 13th, 2006, 09:05 PM
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Yes! I've played that panty game before -- at my own bachelorette party-- and it was, indeed, a lot of fun. When I guessed wrong, I had to put another stick of gum in my mouth

But, when I was 10, I stuffed the most marshmallows in my mouth at a county fair contest, my mom said "like the grand canyon."

Please, keep the game suggestions coming- the in-laws don't drink and are traditional! Gotta fill the time w/ something other than booze. And besides, it's a rite of passage to put the bride-to-be through all that stuff. BTW, I hate the games, too
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Jun 13th, 2006, 09:13 PM
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If you hate them and everyone else hates them, why do them? Have nice food, good conversation, open some gifts, and let everyone go home. I'm always wary of "rites of passage" since they are invariably humiliating bordering on cruel.

Adults don't play games, unless it is golf. Everyone dreads them.
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Jun 13th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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The best showers-bridal and baby-I've been to have been without games. That always feels like enforced "fun" and no one seems to like it. Good food and drinks and interesting people are all you need.
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Jun 13th, 2006, 09:55 PM
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The best bachelorette/shower game is:

www.pervartistry.com

Because it combines the best elements of well-known charades & pictionary, it's perfect.

Enjoy!
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Jun 14th, 2006, 02:35 AM
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I would rather attend an enjoyable but shorter party without games than one artificially lengthened with lame games that no one wants to play anyway and whose primary goal is to embarass or humiliate someone.
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Jun 14th, 2006, 03:54 AM
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NONE, NONE, NONE!! Inane, sophomoric.
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Jun 14th, 2006, 03:58 AM
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Play a TRAVEL-related game!!!!
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Jun 14th, 2006, 04:52 AM
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None. Even after margaritas they just seemed too forced. The people are what make it fun, especially for a bachelor/ette party. I can't imagine a bunch of guys playing anything but golf!
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Jun 14th, 2006, 05:03 AM
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I don't like forced fun, which is what some of the games seem like to me. Maybe you could offer each guest (the ones who want to) the opportunity to tell a story about her relationship with the bride.
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Jun 14th, 2006, 05:22 AM
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No games. Please. No one likes them. Don't do it. Stop the trend.
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Jun 14th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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None.
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Jun 14th, 2006, 06:10 AM
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Okay. 10 "no" votes. It's a landslide. Take our advice and you will be the most popular shower thrower around!
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Jun 14th, 2006, 06:21 AM
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Let me add to the No votes! I just cringe when I'm at a shower and games are involved. If necessary, I'll find a way to remove myself from the room--that's how much I hate those things!

When my friends were planning my shower the one and only thing I asked is that they not do games. Got no arguments and the shower was a good one. Good food and hostesses are key not those stupid @ss games. (Do you think I feel strongly about this, or what?!)
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Jun 14th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Please do everyone a favor - NO GAMES!
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Jun 14th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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At the last shower I attended - we played how many words can you make out of the bride and groom's first names. I thought they were kidding until they handed out paper and pens. It was AWFUL! I thought I was in 2nd grade.
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