A Bridal Shower Game That Your Bride And Guests Will Love!
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Recently, I attended my cousin's tea party themed bridal shower. It has been a while since I have been to one of these fabulous events, and at this particular shower, my Mom and I turned a wedding gift into a fun game.
You know how every bridal registry is usually full of miscellaneous kitchen items and utensils? Well, scoop them all up, and create a memory game!
Back in the day, these memory games were very popular. Instead of attaching kitchen utensils to an apron, the items were sprawled out on a table or a tray with a towel over them. Well, let me tell you, folks, bringing this game back with a new twist was ever-so-popular at my cousin's shower. The crowd loved it, and I know your guests would too.
Apron Game At Wedding Shower
For starters, we needed an apron. My mom found this amazing Northwestern Wildcats apron on Etsy, which is where our bride attended college. Next up was determining how many different kitchen utensils would be needed for the game (and gift!).
The magic number of kitchen tools needed that we decided on was 20 items. We practiced seeing how many items could be remembered in a two minute period. We felt that this would be a great number for a shower that was going to have about 20 guests.
The way the game was structured was that each guest received a pen and piece of paper. Then, I came out in the apron and walked (errrr shimmied and danced) around the room for two minutes. I then disappeared and the guests were instructed to take the next three minutes to write down every kitchen utensil that they could remember (writing could not begin until I was gone).
Fabulous Prizes for The Apron Game
We decided in advance that in the event of a tie, guests would have needed to be very specific on certain items. As you can see above we have a PASTA spoon, and AVOCADO slicer, and a VEGETABLE scrub brush. We wanted to hear specifically what these tools were for. We would not accept simply "spoon", "slicer", or "brush".
In the end, the game did not come to a tie-breaking situation for one of the fab prize baskets. The most items that any person at the shower could remember was 13 items (which was more than the bride could even remember, and this was a room full of Northwestern grads!) When the names of the items were read off, I came back out from hiding to showcase the apron. Once the winner was announced, I went around back, packed up the apron and utensils into a box, and discreetly set it on top of the present pile for my cousin to open.
The game was a huge success! You can tailor this game to be geared more towards a specific bride's interest. For example, if your bride loves gardening, it could be a gardening themed memory game. No matter what theme you choose, the apron game will be one for the memory books. IF you can swing it, try to have the future spouse of the bride strut his stuff in the apron. The guests and bride would love it!