When it comes to bridal showers, there is no set way to do it. The best ideas usually work with the budget available, planning ahead of time and making sure lots of consultation is done with the bride on the event direction and guest list. You can also decide on whether the event will be a girl's only ceremony or not. Make sure that the invitations go out on time and that you have a fair idea of the number of people attending.
Another thing about bridal showers is that if not properly planned, they can turn out to be boring, fake or a general snooze fest. So here’s a list of unconventional things that you can do to make your bridal shower fun and unforgettable.
First, before we proceed, make sure you choose fun games. Games that keep everyone laughing and busy are a good idea and then you could include any or all of the following:
Arts and Crafts Time
Make a variety of things from flower crowns to mixing perfumes. You can even practice beading and create fun items like bags, bracelets, necklaces and more. Involving your guests in a creative activity like this is bound to turn up some pretty useful results.
Have a Lesson
You could either invite a makeup professional, a chef or a baker to teach the bride and the guest some great tips when it comes to makeup, cooking or baking. The makeup class can include full bridal makeup training or a good skincare routine. For cooking, let everyone try their hands at some parts of the food preparation to make a more practical, interactive, hands-on experience.
Direct and Act a Play
This activity depends on the number of guests you have coming and can be quite entertaining. Just pick a topic and separate the guests into teams and then let each team come up with a play that they feel would best represent the topic picked. They can choose actors for the play and then everyone can watch the plays one after the other. The bride can be selected to pick the play she loves best or everyone can vote on the play that they enjoyed the most afterward.
A different but still fun way to engage the bridal shower guests, karaoke night is always fun so rent a machine and have everyone belt out their favorite lyrics or split them into teams for a faceoff. Karaoke is a great way to have the guest laughing and smiling at the bridal shower.
An Educative Tour
Who says that bridal showers have to always be indoors and not educative? Depending on your budget, take the girls out to a trip to either a museum, a winemaking factory, a farm or even a bakery. Find an educative but also a fun place that you can go around your bridal shower location that is within your budget and take along things for a picnic if possible.
A different way to spend your bridal shower that could still be rewarding is to find a charity that is dear to everyone’s heart and do activities on that day that will go towards helping the charity. You could visit an orphanage and spend some time with the kids or join a charity walk that might be happening on the same day.
Whichever of these you choose to do, just be sure to chronicle them and takes loads of pictures so that everyone has keepsakes to remind them of your special time together.
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