There are many fun variations on this game. The most popular is this one: First, fill out bingo cards with things the bride likes. They can be things like places she has visited, her favorite color, etc.
Like traditional bingo, each card should be slightly different, but have some squares in common with each of the others. Next, write down each item on a separate slip of paper. Fold the papers, mix them up and put them in a bag or bowl. Then have the guest-of-honor select one piece of paper at a time, reading it aloud to the group. When a guest has a square that matches what is said, she gets to mark off that square. You could also fill a bag with small gifts of things that make her happy, like a bottle of nail polish, or a favorite magazine. Every so often, tell the bride to choose a gift rather than a slip of paper. Make sure these gifts also appear on the cards, so that guests get a chance to play. Be sure to also have door prizes for the first guest to get five in a row and shout out, "Bingo!" Variation two is that the guests fill the cards out themselves with presents they think the bride is likely to receive, putting their own present in the free square in the middle. When a guest has a matching square with what the bride has called (or opened), she can cross it off; five in a row, across or diagonally count as Bingo! Give a door prize to the first winner.
How Well Do You Know the Bride?
Start off this game by asking the guest-of-honor to leave the room, standing just out of sight but within hearing distance. Ask guests what she was wearing, (color of her shirt, hair up or down, etc.) then move on to harder questions such as how did the bride and groom meet, what is the bride's favorite color, etc. The first person to shout out the most correct answers is the winner.
How well does the bride know the groom?
Before the shower, ask the groom questions about himself and carefully write down his answers. At the shower, ask the bride to predict what he said. If the answers match, she gets a prize. If the answers don't match, the first guest to call out the correct answer gets the prize. Sample questions include, What is his favorite color? Favorite band? Favorite thing to do on the weekend? Dream vacation? Where was their first date?
How Old Was She?
Find pictures of the bride at a variety of ages. Pin them to a board, and hand out sheets of paper to each guest. As they mingle and eat, they can guess what age she was in each picture. Give a prize to the person with the most correct answers.
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