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You’ve put in all effort in planning a fun and memorable bridal shower, you’ve got the venue, decor, theme and food put in place, the only thing left to put in place are fun and interactive bridal shower activities. But you aren’t just ready to have people play another set of bridal shower games at the party or you just want to mix things up and add some other fun bridal shower activities to the bridal shower games.
Whatever the case may be we are here to help you achieve your aim with this list of 15 interactive bridal shower activities that are not games.
DIY Bridal Shower Activities that are not Games
DIY activities are a popular choice for bridal showers as they allow guests to get creative and take home a unique memento from the event. Here are a few DIY activity ideas to consider:
1. Flower Crown Workshop
A flower crown workshop is a fun and creative activity that doubles as a beautiful accessory for guests to wear during the shower.
Set up a station with an assortment of fresh flowers, floral wire, and floral tape.
You can bring an expert in to teach guests how to arrange flowers or you can go the DIY way and let guests arrange the flowers themselves. To cut down on costs you can let guests pick from the flowers you used in decorating the venue and arrange the flowers themselves. Send guests home with flowers they have arranged as favors.
This way you get to save money on favors and save the flowers you used for decorations.
This activity is perfect for a bohemian or garden-themed bridal shower.
2. Bath Bomb Making Station
A bath bomb making station is a great activity for guests who love to pamper themselves.
Set up a station with ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, essential oils, and dried flowers.
Provide guests with instructions on how to create their own bath bombs and let them mix and match ingredients to create their perfect scent and color combination.
This activity is perfect for a spa-themed bridal shower.
3. Custom Perfume Bar
A custom perfume bar is a unique and personalized activity that guests will love. Set up a station with an assortment of essential oils, carrier oils, and perfume bottles.
Provide guests with instructions on how to create their own signature scent and let them mix and match oils to create a fragrance that is uniquely theirs.
This activity is perfect for a modern or sophisticated bridal shower.
Food and Drink Bridal Shower Activities that are not Games
4. Wine Tasting Party
Do the bridal shower guests and bride have an exotic palate? Have a wine tasting party.
You can set up a DIY wine tasting station with different types of wine and cheese pairings. You can also hire a sommelier to guide the group through the wine tasting experience.
Make sure to have non-alcoholic options for those who don’t drink alcohol.
Whichever route you choose to go just make sure guests have fun.
5. Cocktail Making Class
A cocktail making class is a fun and interactive activity for a bridal shower. You can hire a mixologist to teach the group how to make different types of cocktails.
You can also set up a DIY cocktail/mocktail bar for guests to get creative and make their own drinks. Provide a variety of ingredients and garnishes for guests to choose from.
6. Cake Decorating Workshop
A cake decorating workshop is a great activity for a group of guests who love to bake.
You can hire a professional baker to teach the group how to decorate cakes. You can also set up a cupcake decorating station with a variety of un-frosted cupcakes, white icing, food coloring, sprinkles, and sugar pearls.
Guests can get creative and decorate their own cupcakes.
Other food and drink activities you can consider include a DIY cocktail/mocktail bar, a tea party with a variety of teas and finger foods, or a dessert bar with a variety of sweets and treats.
Make sure to have options for guests with dietary restrictions or allergies.
7. Recipe Cards
We love this bridal shower activity because it allows the couple have a collection of handwritten, tried-and-true recipes. When sending out invitations, include one recipe card for each guest to fill out with her favorite recipe and bring to the shower. You can also hand out the cards during the shower so guests can fill.
Pampering Bridal Shower Activities that are Alternative to Games
What better way to celebrate the bride-to-be than with some pampering activities? Here are some ideas:
8. Group Yoga Class
Yoga is a great way to relax and unwind, and it’s even better when you do it with friends. Hire a yoga instructor to lead a group class for the bridal party.
You can choose a class that focuses on relaxation and stress relief, or you can opt for a more challenging class to get your blood pumping.
Either way, it’s a great way to bond with your friends and get some exercise at the same time.
9. Spa Day at Home
You don’t need to spend a lot of money at a fancy spa to get the full spa experience. Have a DIY spa day at home instead. Set up a station for manicures and pedicures, and have a variety of face masks and scrubs for guests to choose from.
You can even hire a massage therapist to come to the house and give everyone a relaxing massage.
With this alternative bridal shower game guests will get to learn something new and get to take home whatever they have made as favors.
10. Tarot Card Reading
If the bride-to-be is into spirituality and mysticism, consider hiring a tarot card reader to give readings to the guests.
It’s a fun and unique activity that will give everyone something to talk about. Plus, it’s a great way to get some insight into the future and what’s in store for the bride-to-be.
Craft Wedding Shower Activities that are not Games
For the bride who loves to DIY, consider hosting a craft activity at the bridal shower. These activities will allow guests to create something unique and special for the bride to cherish for years to come.
11. Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop
Macrame is a popular craft that has made a comeback in recent years. Host a macrame wall hanging workshop at the bridal shower where guests can create their own wall hanging to take home.
Provide materials such as macrame cord, wooden dowels, and beads. You can even hire a local macrame artist to lead the workshop and provide guidance.
12. Calligraphy Class
A calligraphy class is a great activity for the bride who loves stationery and all things handwritten.
Hire a calligraphy instructor to lead the class and provide guests with pens, ink, and paper.
Guests will learn the basics of calligraphy and create their own beautiful handwritten notes.
13. Paint and Sip Party
A paint and sip party is a fun and creative activity that will get guests mingling and having fun.
You can either have a picture of something easy for guests to paint or let guests have a free hand and paint whatever they like. Guests can sip on cocktails while they create their own masterpiece to take home.
When people are done with the activity you can compile the paintings and send the bride home with the sweet and beautiful mementos or you can have guests take their paintings home as a shower favor.
14. Advice for the Bride
This is a very thoughtful gift the bride will cherish and a perfect alternative bridal shower game.
Hand out blank index cards or if you would like to add a more personal touch to the advice cards, hand out pre made advice cards to guests. Ask each guest to share their advice for a happy marriage.
Guests’ advice can range from a poem to a story, and so on. Whatever the guests’ advice may be, you the host should encourage the guests to give thoughtful and helpful advice.
At the party, guests take turns reading their advice to the group. When the cards have all been read, the host can gather and compile the cards in a scrapbook as a keepsake for the couple.
15. Date Night Jar
Hand out blank index card or date night idea cards to guests. Ask everyone to write down their favorite date night suggestion for the couple. At the party, guests take turns reading their date night advice to the group.
When the cards have all been read, the host can put the cards in a big jar for the couple to draw from when looking for fun ideas. The cards can also be compiled and put in a scrapbook for the couple.
Looking for fun and unique games to add to these wedding shower activities? Check out our 23 fun and unique bridal shower games.