Scientists have spent years of study trying to determine why the connection between bridal showers and the game Bingo is so strong. While their results are inconclusive, it is clear that bridal shower guests LOVE to play Bingo. Who are we to disagree?
Bride Bingo has becomes perhaps the signature game to play at wedding showers. While it does require more preparation time than most games, chances are that it will also be one of the most memorable events at your shower.
The Setup: Make Bingo cards with the word “BRIDE” across the top instead of Bingo. Then create a list of around 30 short phrases or names related to the wedding. For example, traditional wedding elements like the wedding cake, wedding dress, bouquet, garter belt, or wedding rings. Also names of people in the wedding itself like the name of the bride, groom, their parents, best man, maid of honor, members of the wedding party, and the officiant.
Once you have a list of around 30 short phrases and names fill up the empty squares on the bridal bingo cards by randomly adding from your list. Make sure you make at least one bridal bingo card per guest. Then write each entry from your list on a slip of paper, fold it and place it in a bowl. Give one bridal bingo card to each guest and make sure there are plenty of Hershey’s Kisses available(to mark the squares).
The Rules: Start the game by drawing one of the slips of paper from the bowl and reading it to the bridal shower. For example, it might be “wedding dress”. The guests check their card to see if one of their squares contains “wedding dress”, if so they cover that square with a Hershey’s Kiss. Continue drawing from the bowl until one player wins the game by getting five spaces covered in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. You can of course play as many times as you like, just put all of the slips of paper back in the bowl and start a new game.
Tip: If you are tech savvy, you can save some time by using a website like Print-Bingo.com to help fill in the squares. If you type in the entries on your list, the website will randomly fill up the bride bingo cards and allow up to download the finished cards to print.