So, you’re in charge of getting some kitchen tea games together for the bride to be! What now?! If you’ve never planned a kitchen tea before, then here are some fun games for the guests to plan to keep them entertained throughout the party:
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Firstly, it’s important to note that most of these little games have a “winner”, so it’s a good idea to have some chocolates, lollies or small gifts to give out to the winners of each game, or maybe, you could tally up points and have one bigger prize!
Here’s our list of the 20 best kitchen tea games for the bride to be and her bride squad:
Two truths and a lie:
TLDR: Great game to get to know your guests.
How to: Ask every guest to write down two truths about themselves and one lie. Then they read them aloud and the group tries to guess which one is the lie. This is an awesome icebreaker at the start of the kitchen tea!
Who said it:
TLDR: Like the wedding game, but the guests have to figure it out!
How to: Before the day, ask the couple to answer a bunch of questions about how they met, what they think of their first date or any holidays they’ve taken and anything else they share. Maybe some ideas of how their future will go, if they want kids then how many, and anything else that’s relevant. Then, print the quotes out on a sheet of paper and ask guests to circle a name to attribute the quote to the person who said it. The person with the most right wins!
Think like the bride:
TLDR: find out who knows the bride best!
How to: Get a whiteboard and marker and ask the group yes or no or either/or questions. The bride secretly writes down her answer on the board. All guests are required to answer each question, and whoever gets the most answers right wins!
TLDR: Use guests handbags to do a scavenger hunt!
How to: Prepare a list of items commonly found in handbags, slowly working your way up to uncommon things. When you call out an item name, the first to pull that item out of the bag wins a prize! A lot of people use the actual item as the prize, IE, if they were the quickest to pull out a lip balm, they would get a free lip balm. Otherwise, you can use chocolate bars, lollies or little token gifts.
TLDR: It’s bingo but with a wedding theme.
How to: Create cards but replace the word BINGO with the word BRIDE instead. Skip the numbers and instead use relevant words to the wedding couple or bride to be.
Toilet paper brides:
TLDR: You make wedding dresses out of TP!
How to: This is one of the most popular kitchen tea games! Sort the guests into smaller groups of 2-4. Each group will have a “model” who has to wear the TP dress. The others have a set time to make a dress out of their allocated materials- rolls of toilet paper! The facilitator chooses the winner and they get a prize.
TLDR: Get your guests thinking! Each group writes a poem for the bride to be.
How to: Pair up your guests and give them a word that they need to use in their poem. Then, once they’re all done (give them a time limit to put the pressure on), one of team members needs to read their poem. The bride can select a winner! All of the poems could also be kept and put into a book for the bride to be!
TLDR: Madlibs but wedding related.
How to: The host will need to prepare printable story templates, and then print them for guests. In groups, the host prompts guests to fill in the blanks of the story. Then each group is required to read their story out loud, and the one that gets the most laughs wins!
Walk down memory lane:
TLDR: Each guest tests the bride-to-be’s memory!
How to: Give each guest a piece of paper and have them write a memory of them with the bride to be, then have her read each aloud and guess who wrote each one down.
Gift giving game:
TLDR: You need to pay attention to everyone!
How to: Get your guest list and print one for everyone with space next to each name. When the bride to be finally opens all of her kitchen tea gifts, afterward, ask the guests to write down what each person gave! The person who gets the most right WINS! You can play a similar game without the print outs, by getting the bride to be to guess who bought each, and get her to open the gift before the card! This adds a little bit of extra fun during the gift opening time.
TLDR: a great way to get guests working together in teams.
How to: Print out a list of challenges guests will have to complete in order to win a prize. The host will have to think about what is possible for teams to achieve during the celebrations. For instance, if the kitchen-tea after party kicks on at a licensed venue, challenges could include buying a drink for the bride, finding something blue to collect and bring home, or taking a selfie with another bachelor/bachelorette party. For kitchen teas remaining at home, challenges could include finding out the bride’s best childhood story from an older relative.
Scavenger hunts are a fantastic way to get guests working together in teams with people they may not have met prior to the kitchen tea.
Wishes for the couple:
TLDR: a super adorable keep-sake for the bride
How to: While this isn’t necessarily a game, this kitchen tea activity gets guests to write down any wishes or pieces of advice they want to give to the marrying couple. Popular twists on this activity involve guests writing weekend date suggestions/dares for the newlyweds once they’re settled after the wedding. Or, guests can write pieces of funny marriage advice to entertain the newlyweds at a later date.
This idea is great because it gives couples a reason to look back on their kitchen tea/bachelor party and reminisce about their special celebration with their friends.
Play doh moulding:
TLDR: the perfect excuse to play with play doh as an adult.
How to: For this game, you’ll need a good amount of different coloured play doh. Give each guest a mound of play doh, and give instructions on what they have to mould. A popular instruction is ‘what is the bride’s dress shape?’
How risque you want the moulds to be is up to you. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
TLDR: like celebrity heads, only with couples.
How to: print out names of celebrity couples and get each guest to wear the name on their head. Give them a time limit to ask questions and attempt to find their celebrity pair. The first to find their celebrity couple wins!
Walk down memory lane:
TLDR: a great way to test the bride’s memory and her friendship with her guests.
How to: When guests arrive, get them to anonymously write down where they first met the bride on a slip of paper and collect the memories in a box. Once all the memories have been collected, the bride is asked to pick out the memories and try to guess who wrote them. If she gets the answer wrong, she either has to do something silly or the guest who wrote the memory wins a prize. For more risque bridal showers, the bride may have to do take a sip of her drink for any wrong answer, and guests will have to do the same if the bride gets it right.
Guess the number:
TLDR: a simple game that ends with a guest going home with a jar of lollies
How to: Most will recognise this simple game from raffles or cake stalls from childhood. As a kitchen tea game, guests are asked to write down their guess of how many jelly beans/lollies/macarons are displayed in a jar or on the dessert table. The correct answer, or the guess closest to the correct answer wins!
TLDR: a great way to get guests discussing their answers.
How to: This game involves the host printing out baby photos of the bride and groom. Guests are then asked to guess who’s who, and how old the child is in the photo. This game is a great icebreaker as it allows guests to discuss their thoughts with one another.
Where were they?
TLDR: an awesome way to get the bride reminiscing on her holidays spent with her betrothed.
How to: The host will have to collect and hang up 10 photos of the couple on various holidays spent together. Guests are then asked to write down where they think each photo was taken. The guest with the most correct answers wins.
Who can make the best cocktail?
TLDR: a fun challenge that gets guests involved.
How to: Set up a station with a number of cocktail ingredients, alcoholic drinks and garnishes. Guests take turns in creating the bride a special cocktail, and the one she likes the best wins a prize.
Pin the trunks on the hunk:
TLDR: pin the tail on the donkey with a naughty twist.
How to: The host will have to acquire a life-size image of a naked man. Like the children’s game, guests are blindfolded and told to pin the trunks on the hunt. The guest closest to the mark, wins.
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