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In addition to our home projects, I always have a crafty project (or two) up my sleeve. A few months ago, I was asked to be a bridesmaid in my friend Meg’s wedding, and her sister reached out to me asking for help with shower games.
Thinking back to great bridal shower games, my sister PK planned an awesome game at my shower. She collected a dozen photos of me at different times in my life and projected them onto the wall. The bridal shower guests had to guess what year the photo was taken.
Even though I loved the game, putting a version together for Meg would have involved collecting and scanning a lot of photos, not to mention getting their dates correct.
Although fun to play, I probably wasn’t the best person to head up that game.
I thought a little more and remembered my friend Tiff’s bridal shower. Tiff and her closest friends always go all out and plan the most awesome parties.
And, you know that I love a good theme party (Check out our Beatles party, Sesame Street party, and Seinfeld party)!
Tiff’s bridal shower theme was Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and everything was so amazing - from the invitation to the party props. (See her awesome invitations)
At Tiff's shower, we played a really fun game called Mustaches and Tiaras. Her bridesmaids had tiara and mustache props (card stock cutouts glued to popsicle sticks) for each shower guest.
How to Play
Each player received one tiara, one mustache, and a list of questions that was previously asked to the bride and the groom.
These questions included anything from favorite ice cream topping to biggest fear to random questions, such as, “Why doesn’t the glue stick to the bottom of the bottle?”
From the bride and groom’s responses, the party planners chose one answer to be read aloud.
The guests needed to decide if the response was the bride’s answer or the groom’s answer.
If it was the bride’s answer, they wear their tiara, and if it was the groom’s answer, they wear their mustache.
Once in awhile, there’s an answer that both the bride and the groom gave, and then the party guests hold both the tiara and the mustache to their face.
When you see a sea of faces staring back at you with tiaras and mustaches held up, it’s pretty funny! (Check out some great pictures of this game being played at Tiff’s shower on her blog).
Remembering how entertaining this game was, I had to recreate it for Meg. Here are the mustaches and tiaras, along with the question cards that I made for her bridal shower.
The great thing about this shower game is that it's so low-pressure. Everyone can participate and have a good time. There aren’t any fill-in-the-blank parts about how well guests know the bride or questions about milestones in the bride’s life. It’s easy on the attendees, always gets a good laugh, and fun to create!
Ready to start making Mustaches and Tiaras?
Below I have included the files made for the version I used. It includes a tiara template, a mustache template, and the questions in a PDF as well as a Word file, so you can edit them if you'd like.
If you don't want to edit the questions, download the PDF version of the questions.
If you want to edit the questions, then you’ll want to download the Word file. If you do use the Word file, I used a couple of special fonts for the titles from Dafont that you’ll want to download to keep the style and formatting the same.
The mustache font is Sanchez Mustache and the tiara font is called Jenna Sue. I love finding the perfect fonts!
-Pink scrapbook paper
-Brown or black scrapbook paper
-Thick popsicle sticks
-Gem stickers (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
-And, the files listed above
I used this pink paper (lots of shades to choose from and use for later projects too), and I used the brown paper in this collection. I didn't need too many sheets of brown and liked the other paper colors this pack had.
Making the Tiaras and Mustaches
Print one copy of the tiara file on pink scrapbook paper and one copy of the mustache file on brown or black paper. (I used the above variety pack, which included brown paper because I knew I wouldn't need a whole pack of just brown paper.)
After I cut out the tiaras and mustaches from the pages I printed, I took one tiara and traced as many as could fit on a piece of pink paper, and then cut these out. I continued to do so until I had the number I needed.
You could also print as many sheets as you need directly to the printer, rather than tracing. I preferred to save some scrapbook paper and not burden myself too much with our testy printer.
Then, I simply hot glued the tiaras and the mustaches to the popsicle sticks. I made sure the traced version was face down, in case any pencil marks came through.
I also made sure I hot glued the popsicle stick to the back of the right-side of the tiara and to the back of the left-side of the mustache (vice versa would also work), so guests could hold both up to their faces simultaneously, without having one backward.
Last, I placed a few adhesive gems on each tiara, which made for a great final touch.
Getting the Questions Ready
Email your bride and groom with the list of questions well in advance, so you have time to read through them and decide which responses you will announce for each question. That’s part of the fun!
When choosing the responses, I tended to go for the funny ones because everyone loves a good laugh at a bridal shower.
I also tried to have an equal number of responses from the bride and groom - and had at least 3 “boths” thrown in there too for good measure (and more laughs).
Be sure to make yourself a good answer key, so you can easily refer to that when reading the correct responses at the end.
For the question cards, I simply printed these on regular blue paper (blue because that’s what I had). For efficiency, the questions are formatted to fit two on each sheet.
I was so busy running the game that I simply forgot to take pictures of the guests with their tiaras and staches. However, here's one of our favorite pooch, sporting the props with just a little bit of help. :)
Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoy the game as much as we all did :))
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