Scrapbook

For this activity, every guest has the opportunity to help create a beautiful scrapbook for the bride-to-be. Ask each guest to bring photos or other items reflecting experiences they've had with the bride.

At the party allow them to put together a scrapbook for the for the bride-to-be that she'll cherish in the years to come.

Be sure to set out plenty of materials that guests will need to create beautiful pages. Include a variety of scrapbook pages (shown at right), stickers, stick-on gems, scissors, glue, and other materials. When guests are finished with their pages, put them together and complete the book during the shower.

 

How well do you know the bride-to-be?

Just like the "Advice Book" idea, above, this activity works best with groups who have a long history together; it probably wouldn't be much fun for newcomers.

Before the party, compile a number of questions about the bride-to-be, some of which could generate funny answers. Be sure to stay away from subjects that could embarass her in front of her mother or her future mother-in-law.

Here are some topics that might work: Her family history; experiences in childhood; in high school; in college; during summer or other vacations; and at work. Or her favorite foods, colors, movies, celebrities, types of clothing, shoes.

When the activity starts, one person reads the questions. Each guest writes down their answers and reads them aloud after a couple of minutes. The guest to answer the most questions correctly wins a prize.

For all bridal showers, buy an assortment of cute and useful gifts for prizes and as favors to give each guest. Here's a good example: an adorable, heart-shaped cheesboard and spreading knife for only $3.