Did you recently get engaged? Or, do you know someone who recently said, "Yes" to a marriage proposal? The holiday season is the #1 most popular time for women to become engaged. The month of February (Valentine's Day) is a close second!
Not surprisingly, I know three people who've recently become engaged. That's right, I said three! So engagement parties, bridal showers, and even bachelorette parties are on my mind.
When I think of bridal showers, I think of having beautiful decorations, meeting all the ladies in the bride's family, and the food of course. But, the main thing I think about as a party host, is creating a warm and fun-filled environment.
It's always a wonderful gesture to create activities and games that make it easy for people who don't know each other to meet and strike up a conversation. The best part of a successful party is when a game you've chosen makes your guests smile and laugh; your unique activities are what creates memories.
For a bridal shower, a mix of sentimental games or activities and funny games is a great bet. It's important that the games appeal to a wide audience, because bridal showers will include people of all ages and backgrounds from aunts and grandmothers to friends' friends, sisters, and cousins. But just because your games need to appeal to different people doesn't mean they need to be dull! Quite the contrary!
Creating that balance can be a challenge, but it can be done. You'll find dozens of bridal shower games on our website. And, I want to introduce you to our newest bridal shower game, the LEFT-RIGHT bridal shower game.
Many of you have played the Left-Right game. It's a gift exchange game (also used for party favors) where each guest brings an inexpensive wrapped gift. When it's time to play the game, guests either sit or stand in a circle with their gift in hand. The host reads a prepared story aloud. The story (or poem in our case) has many instances of the words "Left" and "Right". Each time the guests hear these words they pass the gift in the indicated direction.
Another version of the game is for players to pass the gifts continuously in one direction until they hear the prompt to change the direction that gifts are passed.
We've taken great care to make our Printable Left Right Bridal Shower game fun & funny! It's a poem full of marital advice to make both friends and grandmothers chuckle! This game is also customizable with the bride's and groom's name, so it makes a sweet keepsake.
Here are a few lines from the beginning of the poem, to give you an idea of how it reads:
Martha’s getting married; few single days are LEFT,...and so the story continues with fun advice for a happy marriage.
And her marriage to Preston will leave all bachelors bereft!
So RIGHT-ly forgive us for preparing this marital advice,
As friends we’re LEFT with this duty, and we feel it’s only RIGHT.
Learn to cook the RIGHT kind of meal: not too tasty, slightly bland,
Lest he’ll never take you out the eat; you’ll be LEFT with the frying pan.
Should you decide to go with our version of the bridal shower Left Right game, you can just click on the button to purchase, download, and print and play!