Thursday, July 30, 2009

GIVEAWAY: $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card

Yeah for giveaways! It gets tough being a good friend-you end up spending so much money on gifts for everyone else-the weddings, the bridal showers, the graduation parties, the baby showers, the housewarmings. Sometimes, especially now that times are tough, it feels like the only person you're not spending money on is yourself.

Which is why we are proud to have our FIRST giveaway:

A $25 gift card to Restaurant.com!

Good at more than 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide-including some of the hottest names in dining as well as premium online partners like LobsterGram, Mrs. Field's, deLaFlowers, and many others.

How to Enter:
Tell us the following-what was the best bridal shower game that you've ever played at a shower or what was the most memorable bridal shower you've ever been to (and why?)

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80 comments:

Princess Christy said...

I love playing bridal shower present bingo. You ask people to make their own bingo board with different gifts that the bride might receive - they are all guaranteed the free space AND their own gift! Then they mark them off as the bride opens presents. It makes the present opening time SO much more interesting!

Stephanie said...

It was called name the bride - list of men (famous or not) with blanks. The person who guessed the most brides wins
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cstironkat said...

We played Purse power!
This is a great game! Have all the guests have their purses in front of them for this game. Make a list (beforehand) of common and uncommon things that can be found in a woman's purse. Assign each item a point value. (hairbrush might be worth 2 points, lipstick 3 points/5 if it is red, mirror...etc.) Uncommon items should have a higher point value (lotion, staple remover....you get the idea!) Liven things up a bit and put down a condom and value that at 20 points! The list is endless and is great fun! Keep the items simple and not too uncommon or you may wind up with an unhappy guest who doesn't have anything but a wallet in her purse!!

Lostinthemission said...

One time we played "chubby bunny" at a bridal shower but instead said the couple name. If you don't know what the game is you shove as many marshmallows in your mouth and have to say the word "chubby bunny" without spitting any out, and you have to be able to hear it too. My family is weird.

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Amber said...

I have actually never been to a bridal shower before :(
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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stOOpidgErL said...

My favorite game was making a dress out of toilet paper.
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Meredith said...

My bridal shower is in TWO days! I can't wait! My twin sister is my maid of honor and we have NO secrets so I know everything... the theme is "A Day At the Ballgame" (I'm a huge Red Sox fan). We're having a cookout outside with sausage, peppers and onions, Richies Italian Slush, Cupcakes, etc. I'm excited, thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to give back to my sister for all her work!

throuthehaze said...

The most memorable bridal shower was my sister's and that is the only one I have ever been to
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clc408 said...

The most memorable bridal shower was for my niece because I was one of the people who planned it for her.

cdziuba said...

Tell us the following-what was the best bridal shower game that you've ever played at a shower?

Best Bridal Shower Game was "How Well Do You Know The Bride?"

There were 20 questions, and it turns out, I didn't know anything at all about her....and I've known her for 29 years! None of my answers were right!

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buzzd said...

My friends bridal shower was memorable as we went to an old southern plantation house that had a fabulous restaurant. We played the standard games how many kids will you have, the bride gives words and they are put into funny statements etc. They were fun but the environment of the plantation is what made it extremely memorable.

deedleweedle said...

I've never been to a bridal shower.

Lynn H said...

I love when someone writes down some of the things that the bride to be says as she's opening her gifts. When she's done, you read some of the funny things she said...could get pretty dirty and is a lot of fun!

Nancy said...

My most memorable bridal shower was my own, and I suppose it was most memorable because it was for me! Since it was 33 years ago, I don't remember if we played any games! It was a lovely party!

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puye said...

I 'd love to win

Laura C said...

I like the timing game .A timer goes off at certain times while the bride is unwrapping her present.When it goes off the person whose present it is wins.
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mmentor said...

sign me up, please

Erica C. said...

I liked this game where the bride to be had to answer questions about her soon to be husband, and each wrong answer was a piece of bubble gum she had to add to her mouth...it becomes a big wad real quick!

iggysaysno said...

i liked the game where you wrap someone in toliet paper to make a 'wedding dress'

clynsg said...

It has been a long time since I have been to a bridal shower, and to be honest, I don't remember any particular game that was played. Guess my group of friends was a little dull! I do like a couple of the ones that others played, according to the posts listed though.

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TZel said...

I think it is interesting that in the culture of my friends from Mexico, they have instead of bridal or groom parties, they have a "goodbye to single people" shower, which is almost as big as a wedding, the families involved all bring something (like a potluck) and everyone dances and gives gifts. We have been to many of these throughout the years!

Anonymous said...

one of my favorite bridal shower games was getting into teams and dressing one of the players as a bride out of toilet paper. it was a real hoot!!!
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Ms. Autumn said...

at a shower i was at the hosts asked the groom questions before hand and then had everyone guess his answers (they were about the bride) it was so sweet to see how much the groom loved the bride!

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msrodeobrat said...

ive actually never been to a bridal shower

mogrill said...

Bridal bingo is my favorite game. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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Anonymous said...

toilet paper wedding gown construction (a roomful of gay men can do such wonders)!!!!!
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krosburn said...

It was a survey the bride game: How well do you know the bride. It had everyone at the shower laughing so hard. IT was lots of fun.

pattycake said...

Don't remember any really unusual games--did word search type puzzles

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Jessilyn82 said...

My favorite bridal shower game is dividing into teams and making a wedding dress out of toilet paper using one of the girls as the "model", it's really fun to make the accessories like the veil and bouquet and take pictures of everyones creations afterward!

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musiclady said...

Sorry, but I haven't been to a shower since the 70's so have absolutely NO recollection of any games! :-)

Anonymous said...

so much fun!
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ky2here said...

I appreciate a bridal shower where the bride was terminally ill and we knew this was a celebration of her life and a way for her to meet some of her goals during her limited time.

Lauren L said...

The most memorable bridal shower I remember was the first one I went to...I was about 12 and EVERY gift she was given was something dirty. I remember going home with a lot of questions for my mom, haha!

Claire said...

There was a game played throughout the shower where you had a clothespin, and every time you caught someone crossing their legs you got to take theirs (and if you crossed yours, yours were taken). The girl with the most at the end got a prize.

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tatertot374 said...

My favorite game was the diaper changing game. They had everyone playing - men included and inside some of the diapers were surprises - like chocolate pudding. It was hilarious when the men opened those
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jennem said...

I have never played any games at a bridal shower--they tend to be tea-party-ish.
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wigget said...

the best is how well do you know your fiance

Angela said...

My favorite game was bobby pins in rice and you have to close your eyes on find them.

My most memorable bridal shower was the one my family threw for me.

Sarah D. said...

I would have to say my own wedding shower was awesome (of course I'm divorced now). At one point I rec'd some really sexy underthings. I asked if everyone wanted to see how they looked? I got some strange looks, then threw the garments on the floor. Everyone laughed hysterically!

momznite said...

The bridal shower that stands out the most to me was on a boat. It was elegant and fun.

heaventrees said...

Hot Potato!
The host puts different items in boxes like a shower cap, panties, Groucho glasses, flower corsage, "old lady" style hat, clown shoes etc. Music is played and everyone passes a box at a time. When the music stops the person with the box has to wear what is in it for the rest of the party or at least until a picture is made of everyone in their "hot potato".

Anonymous said...

A fun bridal shower game I recently played was where we got into groups and were given a roll of toilet paper. One girl was chosen to be the bride. We took the toilet paper and made a bridal dress! Super fun!
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Heather said...

I thought that the guess the poop (candy bars melted in diapers) game at my sisters baby shower was so hilarious!

erma said...

I liked bridal shower present bingo.
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wendy said...

The best bridal shower game was a fill in list where you had to find things out about other people in the room, write it down, and then transfer the names into a bingo card which was empty. The hostess then put everyone's name in a hat and pulled out specific things related to specific people " Like Wendy is wearing a hat". If you had that phrase or answer from that person you would cross it off and the first person to make a BINGO was the winner.

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yyeres said...

a memorable one that my friends went to that they enjoyed was where they had an instructor teach them Strip Tease Aerobics. yyeres(at)gmail(Dot)com

Meet the Browns said...

One of my bridesmaids made a quiz about my husband's and my relationship, and the person who answered the most correctly won a prize :)

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Sonya said...

The bridal shower that my friends threw for me was fun! We played games and had tons of fun without it feeling too stuffy!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I'm not one for playing bridal games...I remember some real dumb ones...Like guess what food is in the can?(The paper labels had been removed) My favorite is finding the sticker on the paper plate!
Diane Baum
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Molly K said...

The one game that I really like is where you sit down the future groom and ask him questions about the bride and/or his past and videotape it. Then you can either play that you guess how many answers the bride will match or I've played to see who knows the groom best-the guests or future bride. It's fun because it's interactive and it's different.

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Kate said...

It's definitely the "make the wedding dress out of toilet paper" game. So much fun!

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Steph said...

The bride-to-be answers questions about her future husband, and for each wrong answer she has to put a big piece of gum in her mouth--very funny at the end!

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Molly C. said...

The funnest was a memory game. We had all kinds of fun stuff that the couple might use on their wedding night- handcuffs, condoms, vaseline, whip cream, etc. & everyone had just a second to look at it & write down what they remembered.

Chris said...

I love food and love bridal showers. Sometimes I show up even when I'm not invited.

amyd29 said...

I have not played any games,I was only in one wedding&she didnt have a shower I could go to,it was in another state:( Now if we were talking baby showers,I could write a book!

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pat jasmin said...

sure would like the gc. thank you

susan1215 said...

I played a form of Bingo at a recent bridal shower.

Lori said...

I don't know that there was a name, but it was a purse game where everybody got points for the things in their purse, the more unusual, the more points. Even when I didn't have kids, I won!
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K said...

Best game I have played is "How Well Do You Know The Bride?"

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purango said...

My most memorable bridal shower was mine. It wasn't a big deal, just good times with my friends. garrettsambo@aol.com

Betty C said...

The most enjoyable bridal shower I ever attended included all the men in the family. Husbands, fiances, brothers, whoever wanted to attend. It was a blast.

SweetMissa said...

The best bridal shower gave I've played was the toilet paper bride game at a co-ed shower. My boyfriend at the time (now my fiance!) was my partner and had to make me look like a beautiful bride. He did such a great job that we won first place!

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masonsgranny59 said...

making a dress out of toilet paper.

smithsheldon said...

The best game I have ever played that to find the bride shoe and another one is "How well you know your bride" its very nice...