As the maid of honour for my bestie I wanted to do something different than all the “standard” games for her bridal shower. Though we still did the “guess what’s in her purse” and the very popular clothespin games, I came up with something completely new that (as far as I know) no one else had done before to replace the toilet-paper wedding dress game.
Introducing… The tissue paper bouquet game!
After hosting and co-hosting two bridal showers that included this game, it’s safe to say that this is something many maid of honour’s and bride-to-be’s will thoroughly appreciate as an activity option.
But how do you do it? It’s actually quite easy!
Supplies you need:
- A variety of tissue paper colours
- A handful of pipe cleaners
How do you play?
- Split everyone into even teams of any amount (3-4 is best)
- Provide an equal amount of tissue paper and pipe cleaners to each team
- Explain what they’re about to do, and (ideally) show them a quick example of a tissue paper flower (I showed how to make “baby’s breath” by tearing little pieces and stabbing them through the pipe cleaner with space in between each one, and a dual-layered flower with two different-coloured tissue papers together simply made by twisting them together at the middle of the square/rectangle causing the corners to become “petals”)
- Time it for 5-10 minutes
- When time’s up, have a representative of each team present the bouquet to the bride-to-be.
- The bride-to-be will choose the winner.
This game is surprisingly fun and really brings out the creative side of people. It also truly includes everyone in the team and anything goes. Even kids can easily participate with the flowers they design, and it’s always fascinating to see what each group comes up with in the end.
You can even set a theme for the bouquets: the first bridal shower was a Nightmare Before Christmas-themed one so the pipe cleaners were either green or two colours (red/white, yellow/burgundy, etc) that were pre-twisted together to make one stem, and the tissue paper colours were varied but most of the colours were ones used in the movie.
I’m super happy that this idea turned out so well. I think it would be fun if others adopted this idea to try at their own events as I’m positive many will have just as much fun as we did. It really brings out the kid in you and is a really great way to celebrate with everyone. 🙂