ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HAPPENING THIS MONTH HERE!
Bridal shower season is upon us! As some of you may know, I just recently planned a bridal shower for my sister and her soon-to-be husband. I scoured the internet for games that the bride and groom would love. I came across a few games but most of the games didn’t appeal to my sister. I finally found this game and wanted to share it with my readers! Bridal Jeopardy is a great game to play in a large group. Here are the rules – tweaked a little bit for involvement for everyone!
How to Play
- Divide groups into two teams (or individually for a small group). I split the group into two teams because I’d rather keep track of two scores rather than 20.
- Decide who goes first! A classic way to decide who goes first is to pick a number, 1-10, and have the two teams pick a number! Whoever is closest goes first!
- Have the first team pick their category and point value.
- After reading the question out loud, wait for the teams to “buzz” in. I used raising hands but you can use whatever noise or item you want.
- Have the bride and groom be involved by having them write the answer on a whiteboard or piece of paper!
- If they don’t get it right, you can decide if you want to play Jeopardy rules and deduct points or not.
- Winner gets a prize (or play just for fun!)
How to Make
So how do you make this game? It’s pretty easy! I think the hardest thing that I did was coming up with questions, but don’t worry, I found some for you so you don’t have to come up with any like I did. Of course, if you have any questions you want to substitute, feel free to replace any!
- Cardstock or Paper (In different colors if you want to color code everything)
- Markers and Writing Utensils
- Scissors (or a paper cutter for easier cutting)
Before You Start
Lay out the envelopes to see how many questions you’ll need and a basic layout of the game. I was able to make three rows of five with room for headers for the topics. Don’t glue anything down yet, just in case you need to make some adjustments.
The first thing I did when I was making this was make the headers for the topics. I decided on the topics “Bride”, “Groom” and “The Couple”. Of course, I customized it to my sister and her husband-to-be. After deciding these topics, I could start putting together the board.
- Cut out the paper for the topics. I made it the same length as the envelope.
- Write out the topics on your paper. If you want to make it fancy, I traced a fancy font from Dafont.
- Glue the topics onto border paper and cut the sides to the length you desire. I used a papercutter for this but if you don’t have one, scissors will work.
- Set the topics aside, we won’t glue anything on until later.
- Pick the colors you would like to use for the background. I matched the colors of the backgrounds to markers.
- Glue the envelope to the background paper, just like you did in step 3 of the topics. Glue the envelope so the flap is facing up.
- Cut out paper for the questions. I made the paper slightly smaller than the envelope so it would fit (almost) perfectly. I also had to trim some later.
- Write your point values on your envelopes. I did 200 up to 1,000 counting by 200. Feel free to use whatever value you want. Also, don’t forget to decorate the envelopes however you like.
- It’s time to think up questions! I wanted my questions to be randomly placed on the board so I shuffled my envelopes in each topic. I grabbed an envelope, grabbed the corresponding question card, and wrote the question only down. If you want to write the answer on the card, feel free. I didn’t because I wanted to include my sister and her fiance. If you need question suggestions, I made a printable that offers tons of suggestions free to download (LINK AT BOTTOM OF THE POST)!
- After your question is written down, stuff it into the corresponding envelope. I wrote the value on the back of the card just because, but you don’t have to. I used a little dab of a gluestick to keep the flaps of the envelopes closed. If you use a small amount, the envelopes will open easily.
- Repeat for all the envelopes.
- Lay out the topics the way you want them. Remember to make room at the top of the posterboard if you want to make a title.
- When you have the topics spaced the way you want, glue them down.
- Starting with the middle topic, space the envelopes how you want them.
- Glue the envelopes down.
- Line up the envelopes in the other topics to match the middle and glue them down.
- When all the envelopes are glued down, title your game. I simply named mine “Bridal Jeopardy” but you can name it whatever you want.
Download my suggested questions by clicking on the picture!