As the host of a bridal shower, incorporating games to keep the guests entertained is a wonderful way to thank them for honoring the bride-to-be with their gifts and love. Modern bridal showers don't have to be racy and raunchy. There are plenty of exciting activities based on Biblical teachings that the bride and her guests can enjoy.
Bible Verse Race
Print out a series of Bible verses based on love. Some favorite passages are 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Song of Solomon 2:10-13 and 1 John 4:7-19. Leave blanks throughout the verses and create a word bank of the missing words. At the shower, have the guests form small teams to fill in the blanks. Whoever finishes first with the correct verses wins. In the end, each guest will be reminded of an inspiring passage about God's love and our love for one another.
List the names of men in the Bible and the book and chapter of the Bible in which they are found. In a word bank, list their corresponding wives in random order. Direct the guests to form teams or work alone to match the wives to their husbands. Whoever gets the most correct matches wins. A variation on this game is to print a list of people or things that are half of a well-known pair, such as the Burning Bush or Goliath. Include a word bank with their matches or have the guests pair the names without help. This game reminds guests that God made perfect pairs like the bride and her future husband.
The Spice of Life
The Bible makes mention of all sorts of spices: coriander in Exodus 16:31, cinnamon in Exodus 30:23, cumin, dill and mint in Matthew 23:23, garlic in Numbers 11:5, mustard seed in Matthew 13:31 and salt in Ezra 6:9. Search your cupboard for some of these spices and sprinkle a bit of each on individual dishes. Have the bride guess the spices by tasting or smelling them. Guests can also join the fun. Be sure to have punch handy to wash the food down.
Words of Wisdom
Hand out blank cards to guests and instruct them to write their word of wisdom for a happy marriage. This can include favorite Bible verses, recipes, poems or stories about the guests' own marriages. After the shower, the host can compile them all into a scrapbook as a cherished keepsake for the bride.
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