Your best friend is getting married and as her maid of honour, you’re expected to host her bridal shower. With the advent of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many brides have been forced to postpone—or even cancel—their wedding plans. While some have chosen to go ahead with a court ceremony, they can’t help but be disappointed. As a maid of honour, you’re determined to give the bride a night of fun by hosting her bridal shower.
Being a socially-distancing responsible person, your only option during lockdown is a virtual bridal shower. Going virtual allows for friends and family from all over the world to join in. But you’re unsure how you can turn the bride’s virtual bridal shower into a party to remember.
Sound familiar? Here are some fun ideas to help you host a lockdown bridal shower that will cheer up any disappointed bride!
Preparing for a Lockdown Bridal Shower
Like any party, the host sets the date and time. The bride-to-be is told to book the night. Invitations have been sent out and the guests prepare for a night of fun & laughter. Champagne has been delivered to everyone’s homes and you’re set to go.
Q & A: How Well do You Know the Bride?
This is a fun way to break the ice and ease everyone into the virtual experience. The host will ask a question about the bride. Each guest writes down their answer on a piece of paper. When the bride gives her answer, the guests can display their answers on the screen.
Play a Game of Roulette
Online casino games are growing in popularity and you can choose from the new online casinos Canada has to offer. With a live dealer hosting the game, guests can enjoy a night of roulette with an authentic feel. Without ruining any surprises, ask the guests and bride to dress in casino themed costumes.
Hunt the Sock
This is a fun game to keep the guests and bride active. Send them hunting for a white sock or a silver spoon in their house and see who comes back first with the item. Choose some crazy and hard-to-find items to add spice to the game.
Guess What You are Eating Tonight
Ask each guest and the bride to order a dinner dish & have it delivered to another guest’s home on the night of the bridal shower. Make sure the dish is delivered at the same time for everyone. When the doorbell rings, ask the guest and bride to guess the dish before opening the door to the delivery man.
Rhyme the Gift
Ask each guest to arrange for a gift to be delivered to the bride’s home. A rhyme on a card is attached to each gift. The bride must read out the rhyme and guess what the gift is. For every guess she gets wrong, she drinks a glass of champagne.
As the host of the bridal shower, your intention is to spread love and happiness for the bride. Going virtual should not stop you from doing this. Hosting a fun lockdown bridal shower will give the bride many happy memories to cherish.