Inside: Everything you need to know about the pass the prize bridal shower game.

I will be the first to admit that I am a hopeless romantic. That’s right; I own it! This means that whenever any occasion that remotely has to do with love arises, I jump up to bat. I recently had the honor of hosting a Bridal Shower, and let me tell you…it was SO MUCH FUN!

The best part about bridal showers is that you get to gather around with your favorite people and celebrate love. That and the games of course! For this shower, I included a game that I seriously think should be a non-negotiable when it comes to party planning…because it’s the best. 

Ultimate Guide: Pass the prize game. Photo of someone holding pink gift.

I am talking about the Pass the Prize Bridal Shower game of course! This game is super simple, gets everyone involved, and you are guaranteed an awesome prize at the end of it. Interested? Of course, you are! I explain everything you need to know below, so jump in.

What Is the Pass the Prize Bridal Shower Game?

The pass the prize bridal shower game is essentially a game in which you pass around a present for an expected amount of time that is measured in a few different ways(depending on what you like, typically, you will read a funny poem). At the end of the allotted time, the person who is holding the present is the winner!

It’s super simple, which is why it’s one of my favorites. Sometimes it can be really hard to get people up and mingling, especially when the game you are playing has a lot of complex rules. This game takes away all stress; it’s just pure fun!

The adrenaline hits as soon as you have the present in hand. The whole room will be filled with laughter, screams, and a good time! So, with all of this said, you may be wondering…but how exactly do you play?

How To Play the Pass the Prize Bridal Shower Game?

So to start, you will need a sheet with a themed poem written on it. I have given you some options below. Those are my top three, so look through them and see which one you like. After you have this in hand, you can read the rules out loud. There aren’t many; you simply have to keep passing every time the poem says to. The last person standing with the prize gets to keep it. 

The prize starts out in the bride-to-be’s hands, and then the poem is read aloud. You listen to the prompts and pass them to whoever is described. By the end, you will know your winner! 

See? I told you it was simple. It really doesn’t get much simpler than this. Check out the printable sheets below! There are more out there, but these were my favorite.

Pass the prize game printable. Photo of printable game example.

Printable Options

Luckily, these are all very affordable. I know how expensive the wedding season can be. There are just so many different parties to throw…it’s good to save some pennies when you can. The ideas below are super cute and very classy. I think these will work perfectly for a bridal shower. The best part is that you don’t have to come up with the poem yourself!

How much do you spend on bridal shower prizes?

This is going to be up to the person paying for the bridal shower. If you already have your hands full with the wedding, don’t feel bad if you just get little gifts. After all, gifts aren’t the reason all of your friends have gathered together for the shower, you are! So even if you make a quick trip to the dollar store, it doesn’t matter.

But if you have a little bit of the budget for it, I would recommend putting together a little bundle prize for this game. Since this one is very focused on the prize, it should be better than the others. 

I have created a little list of some things that would make great pass the prize bridal shower game winnings. Check them out and see which ones you think would make the best gifts for the soon-to-be winner! Oh, and you are going to want to put it in a cute little package or bag that is easy to pass around.

If you end up going with a large gift, have everyone pass around something as a placeholder, like a flower or a little bride-themed prop. 

Pass the prize bridal shower game prize ideas: Photo of basket gift with champagne and flowers in it.

Pass the Prize Bridal Shower Game: Prize Ideas

I wanted to include some awesome prize ideas to help you save some time. There will be lots to plan, so check these out to buy some of it back! I love putting little gift bundles together, so I hope you enjoy these. I made sure to pick some things that can be bundled and some things that are already a kit by themselves. There are so many different fun prizes for games!

1. Body Lotion Bundle

2. Burts Bees Bundle

3. Wine Opener Set

4. Candles

5. Shower Steamer Pack Idea

6. Cool Olive Tray Set

7. Honeypot Idea

8. Succulent Candle Set

9. Head Scratcher/Back Scratcher Combo

10. Face Mask Idea

How many games are enough for a bridal shower?

I would say 2 or 3 would be best. That way, you have time in between just to hang out with the people you love. But at the end of the day, this is up to you. If you LOVE games, then add more. It won’t hurt! 

I just think that this is the perfect amount because you still feel like you are on a schedule, but it’s not so crammed that people don’t have time to relax and hang out. I have even more bridal shower games for you to look through if you have yet to decide. I suggest you start with the minute to win it bridal shower games, they are my favorite!

How many shower prizes should you have?

It’s common to have at least one prize per game. But if you have the budget for it, you can also have smaller prizes for the people that win 2nd or 3rd place, depending on the game. Just make sure that you have one for each! Otherwise, your guests may be a little disappointed when they win…nothing. 

pass the prize bridal shower game.

There you have it, the ultimate guide to the pass-the-prize bridal shower game. There are so many different poems and ways to play, but I think this is the simplest, and sometimes the simplest is best. It keeps people engaged, excited, and having fun! What more could you want from a bridal shower game?

If you are on the hunt for more ideas to include in your shower, you have to check out my guide to how to play the toilet paper bridal shower game. In my opinion, having good games at a party like this is one of the most important things that you can do!

So yes, I am a helpless romantic, but what is so wrong with that? It means that I get to celebrate love at every chance I get. Bridal showers are just one small part of the wedding season, I know I have many more parties to look forward to. And I could not be happier about it.