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Shower: Games or no games?

Since the topic is showers today. I hate cheesy games (sorry for those who like them) and that was the one thing I told my bm's...no games.

Re: Shower: Games or no games?

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    edited December 2011
    The only game we had at mine was bridal bingo and that was fine.  The guests needed to make a list of things they thought I would receive and if I got it they crossed it off.  Thats it.
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    dianenjnjdianenjnj member
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    edited December 2011
    i gotta agree with you there.
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    edited December 2011
    there was a sort of trivia game at mine, i thought it was fun and it was also hysterical. what would you do without games?
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    edited December 2011
    At my friend's shower we played a mad lib type game and I didn't think that was bad. It actually turned out really funny. Other than that I haven't played any other shower games.
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    tvlirenetvlirene member
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    edited December 2011
    I guess those kind of games are okay but I hate the ones where they make the bride do stuff with everyone watching. We drank! LOL j/k
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    I hate games personally, but I understand their purpose.  At my shower the only game we played was a "How well do you know Victoria?" where after every few gifts one of my bridesmaids would ask me a question about myself or me and my (then) fiance, and then after I answered they would tell everyone the answer that my fiance gave.  I find that game mildly entertaining.
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    edited December 2011
    I find baby shower games more offensive LOL
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    Amerz20Amerz20 member
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    edited December 2011
    Games are fun! We had bingo. There needs to be good prizes.
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    edited December 2011
    Not a single game at my shower, per my request.  There were like 60 women there, and that is just too large of a group for any games (and I personally hate the present bingo).  Everyone ate, drank, and socialized.  That group went through alot of booze! 
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    dmoney79dmoney79 member
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    edited December 2011
    i didn't want shower games, like, toilet paper gowns or things like that....but my sis did bingo, actually, 2 types of bingo...the normal one where they fill in the squares, and another one my bff found somehwere...our names were listed down the side (either danielle lou, or mr and mrs hislastname) and they had to come up with a possible item that started with each letter (which is hard b/c there's a z in his last name) and they also did famous tv couples...and the first table that could come up with what shows they were from won.... i was at one where there was a list of wedding supersitions and we had to match up what the meanings behind them were.. things like that i don't mind so much...i'm not much into group activities
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    MyeMye
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    edited December 2011
    we had some games, i think they were fine, but showers are so boring...i just made sure everyone had lots of sangria
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    Slento15Slento15 member
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    edited December 2011
    that was actually one of the stipulations I had for my shower too--no games.  the only "game" (if you could even call it that) was with the timer that went off every few minutes and whoever's gift i was opening got a nice, themed basked that the BMs made.
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    edited December 2011
    We had bridal bingo, and then another game which I enjoyed actually.  It was funny.  They asked DH a bunch of questions about us (first time we said I love you, where it was, first date, etc etc.).  I had to answer the questions correctly.  each one I answered wrong I had to stick an entire piece of bubbalicious in my mouth.  I got like 11 wrong...it made for good pictures! me with a big wad of gum in my classy mouth.  I also wasn't dressed up because it was a surprise, so i was in old jeans and a northface!
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    edited December 2011
    They actually did the "no wrapping" thing at my shower, which was awesome cause I didn't have to awkwardly open presents in front of everyone. But... they still had to embarrass me, so they did the "panty-line", which is some little poem that has people pull out panties from little gift bags and hang on a line that represent parts of your life....weird I know. We also did the trivia game, where they asked fi questions and I had to answer them
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    edited December 2011
    We had some games.  Bingo-it was pictures of our favorite things or things that others wouldn't know about us timer game-so if we opened your gift when it went off, you got a prize which was a plant My mom asked Mike the questions for the How Well Do You Know Each Other game and forgot the answers at home.  Just to see how we'd do, we did it later at home and we much knew all of each other's answers--good to know :)
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    acablitasacablitas member
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    edited December 2011
    Games are fine, but not too much.  Definitely not a fan of the toilet paper bride.. Boring!
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    edited December 2011
    We did the tricky tray at my shower. My girls put together 5 baskets and guest bought a tickets for like a dollar... all the money went towards our honeymoon.I would call out a # in between opening gifts to break up the boring "gift opening"...Also, each place setting had a paper called "What's in your purse" and it listed a bunch of random things... if you had the most points at the table you got the centerpieces. Not really games, but I liked it a lot.
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    edited December 2011
    I really dislike most shower games, especially bingo. I understand, though, that some people like them. I was MOH in a friend's wedding, so I made optional games ... the party didn't stop for them, but the sheets were there if people wanted to fll them out. One was a word scramble, the other was a bunch of mushy quotes from movies the bride liked (people had to guess the movie). And we also did that timer thing when she was opening gifts.
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    edited December 2011
    i think games are important because it is a conversation starter especially for those guests who may not know many people.
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    Partymixx27Partymixx27 member
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    edited December 2011
    Dana, I had the same exact shower games at my shower - the bridal bingo, and the "how well do you know your FI game, after which I shamefully ended up with about 8 pieces of Bubblicous in my mouth!  I normally hate being the center of attention but it was a lot of fun.  Some of the women were socializing and didn't pay attention to the bridal bingo but everyone loved watching me make a fool of myself.  Hehe. 
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    edited December 2011
    are you going to do the really cheesy, giant chair and tiara?  My aunt in law and I were laughing so hard when my sister did this
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    laurenlaceylaurenlacey member
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    edited December 2011
    At my sister's shower we played "Whats in your purse" and I planted a rubber chicken in my friend's bag so I was like, "Who has a rubber chicken?" and she did and it was pretty funny.But I like lame games.
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