1950s Bridal Shower Games

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Vintage loving brides can use aspects from 1950s era weddings today. For a retro-loving bride, a 1950s themed bridal shower is ideal. Bridal shower games create a festive atmosphere at the event. Use these 1950s bridal shower games in addition to a retro-themed event to create an unforgettable party.

Bridal Bingo

This classic bridal shower game, played decade after decade, is still as popular as ever. In this game, guests each receive a bridal bingo card. Guests can fill in the spots with gifts they think the bride will receive. As the bride opens a gift, each guest crosses off the gift on her card. The guest to first cross off five gifts in a row wins.

How to Be a Good Wife

The Bridal Shower Games A to Z website offers a printable bridal shower game that gives shower guests a humorous look into the 1950s woman. Women can learn the “How to be a Good Wife” text that past generations did in high school. Guests can read this 1950s textbook excerpt and then take a short quiz to see who remembers best “How to be a Good Wife.”


Hostesses used clothespins, a commonly used household items in the 1950s, to create an easy-to-play bridal shower game. Each person gets a clothespin when they arrive at the party. The guests cannot say the word “wedding,” or another chosen buzz word. If a guests says the selected word, the guest who hears it can take the first person's clothespin. The guest with the most clothespins at the end of the party wins.

Plant a Kiss on Elvis

This retro game is similar to “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” In this version, like the original game, someone blindfolds a guest. In "Plant a Kiss on Elvis," the blindfolded player, wearing bright red lipstick, spins around several times before trying to plant a kiss on a life-size cutout or poster of Elvis Presley. Since Elvis was such a heartthrob in the 1950s, this is an ideal game to play.