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:
Bed, Bath & Beyond
changing your name
Crate & Barrel
cutting the cake
Father of the Bride
hair and makeup
Made of Honor
Maid of Honor
My Best Friend's Wedding
Something borrowed, something blue
Something old, something new
The Wedding Banquet
The Wedding Planner
Tossing the bouquet
I kind of went overboard, as we only ended up using 10 or 15 of them. But always useful for the next shower!