Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Shower game 1: Pictionary

I was down in NoVA a couple of weekends ago for my best friend's shower and bachelorette party. She's going to be my BM and I'm her MOH. The next few posts will be all about the weekend.

We played 3 games at her shower. I decided we wouldn't go with the usual games of toilet paper dresses or versions of the newlywed game, so instead I picked Pictionary, BRIDE (a customized BINGO) and a "How well do you know the bride?" quiz.

We borrowed the easel and newsprint of one of the flower girls (daughter of our other best friend) and used her markers too. She was very nice in lending us supplies.
Here's one of the guests trying to draw "27 dresses".

Some examples of our artwork... The top is "Flower girl".

For Pictionary, I kept a google docs spreadsheet open everyday for the two weeks leading up to the shower and kept track of every bride-related word I could think of.

I started with the usual wedding and bridal terms, then expanded to include the things I learned as I've started wedding planning, and finally adding wedding-themed tv shows and movies.

Here's the list:

27 Dresses
anniversary
bachelor party
bachelorette party
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Best Man
bridal chamber
bridal shower
bridesmaid dress
Bridesmaids
bubbles
Buff Brides
centerpieces
ceremony
champagne
changing your name
chi-pao
Chinese banquet
chuppah
cocktail hour
Crate & Barrel
cutting the cake
destination wedding
double happiness
doves
Father of the Bride
father-daughter dance
firecrackers
first dance
Flower girl
flowers
fondant
garter
Getting hitched
gift cards
gloves
Groomsman
guest book
hair and makeup
head table
honeymoon
hong bao
invitations
limousine
Made of Honor
Maid of Honor
marriage license
mother-son dance
My Best Friend's Wedding
name cards
officiant
open bar
Platinum Brides
processional
registry
rehearsal dinner
Ring bearer
ring pillow
roast pig
rose petals
RSVPs
Runaway Bride
Save-the-dates
seating chart
Shotgun Wedding
Something borrowed, something blue
Something old, something new
string quartet
Table centerpieces
table settings
tea ceremony
thank-you cards
The Bachelor
The Wedding Banquet
The Wedding Planner
throwing rice
Tossing the bouquet
tuxedo
unity candles
vellum
Vera Wang
Victoria's Secret
wedding bells
wedding cake
wedding coordinator
Wedding Crashers
wedding favors
Wedding March
wedding party
wedding photographer
wedding programs
wedding shower
wedding toasts
wedding veil
wine

I kind of went overboard, as we only ended up using 10 or 15 of them. But always useful for the next shower!

3 comments:

vivasuzi said...

Thanks for sharing your list! I was looking to do the same game and it's funny how it can seem so hard to think of wedding related words when you are brain storming :)

Emily said...

Thank you for all of your great ideas. You saved me a bunch of time. I was just gearing up to brain storm, and now I can simply go to bed! Thanks again.

derevolushun said...

Thank you. This was incredibly helpful. :)