bridal shower ... ideas on gifts and games

@ebsharer (5519)
United States
April 19, 2009 8:25am CST
I could really use some help on a bridal shower I am planning for a long time friend. The shower is May 16th 2009. The theme: "Little Italy" The food: Salad Breadsticks Pasta with a red sauce Meatballs Clam linguine Tables: Red and white checked table clothes Old spaghetti sauce cans, will hold the center pieces of pasta, red and white roses Red and white “plastic ware” will top off the red napkins Okay so now we have that all planned out I need some help with gifts and games. I was thinking it would be neat to put an Italian “twist” on traditional bridal games. The first game I was planning was the don’t say “wedding” or you lose your (usually a clothespin) game. What could I use instead of a clothes pin? I was also thinking about making the dress out of toilet paper but I don’t quite remember how that game works. Do you? What other games can you think of? What type of gifts could I give to go with this theme? I really appreciate any suggestions!!
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@pink_lady (361)
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
Hi, my bridal shower was set up by one of my godmother and friends. I dont know what they do, but I was surprised, really surprised on the shower that they have given me. It was a simple one. The gifts, they gave me everything from underwear, bra's nighties and everything. But we have no games, just everyone giving their wished and advises to me...And here is the climax of the bridal shower they have given me, there is this man who dances in the room...at first he has a brief then after a few minutes he dances all the way..all my friends are shouting and thrilled...i guess they really enjoyed the shower.
@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Well no dancing man at this bridal shower ... there will be grandmas and moms there. But thanks for telling me about your shower!
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Hey ebsharer! My bridal shower is actually next weekend. And I'm going to a friend of mine's this upcoming weekend. lol So I feel like I may be able to give you some advice. Now since you're going with the Italy theme, I'm not sure how much help I will be there, but let me tell you about an awesome game idea I found! I really like it anyways. lol You break everyone up into small groups and give each group a few rolls of toilet paper. Together then create a wedding dress. Once time is up, you have people vote on their favorite dress and then that group gets to re-create the dress on the bride. I think it sounds like a really fun game and we're actually playing it at my shower. Maybe you could somehow put a twist on it, with your theme? As for the clothespin game - use rings!! You can buy those cheap silver rings in the wedding section at stores. They're usually used for favors, but that would be perfect for this game! I actually really like that idea and may use it. Good luck and most importantly HAVE FUN!!
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@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I may go with the rings but I really wanted to use some thing to go with the theme. Can you think of anything? The toilet paper dress sounds fun. I will have to wait and see how many people are coming to deide if it will work.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
19 Apr 09
clothes pin...could be replaced with almost anything. A game i had for my sisters bridal shower was: you have a bowl of cotton balls a pair of oven mitts and a blindfold, a timer too. Everyone takes a turn. At your turn you are blindfolded put on the oven mitts spun around then you kneel on the floor and have to put all the cotton balls back in the bowl. Whoever does it the fastest wins. A twist on it is using a big spoon or other utensil to scoop the items while blind folded. Prizes we did were cool little sticky notepads, candles and holders, pretty decorations, the inspirational magnets and little rocks or plaques...my other sister had a blast at dollar rama for all sorts of prizes.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
20 Apr 09
Those are good ones...other ones are get some alfredo mixes...a pasta sauce recipe book, umm you could go and get the fancy dip packs where you add the powder and make your own dips, a dip chiller. (I know the dip chillers are under 10 dollars here cause we did a gift exchange at christmas and several people brought them and our gifts were under the 10 dollar limit)
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@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Pasta recipe book!?!?!?! Thats PERFECT!!! Thank you SOO much!
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Apr 09
You're welcome (and thank you!)
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• India
20 Apr 09
I think your plan is great and complete as well. You don't require any suggestion at all. You already design good work out plan.
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@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Actually I do still need some suggestions but thanks anyway.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
19 Apr 09
My sister is getting married soon, she has had five bridal showers and Thank GOD she has had ZERO bridal shower games, they are lame and no one really likes doing them anyway. Especially the bride. Skip the games, sit around chat, talk about the wedding and relax. Games are for kids parties, not adults.
@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I don't think bridal shower games are lame - they are a tradition and I look forward to embarissing her like she did me.
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