{DIY Bridal Shower Mad Libs}

April 29, 2013


I’ve been planning my best friend Jackie’s bridal shower for over a month now. One of my biggest concerns with bridal showers (and baby showers) is the games. Listen, I’ve been to my fair share of showers and most of the time the games are REALLY cheesy. So I wanted to be sure that I didn’t host a bridal shower with cheesy games. I’m so thoughtful aren’t I? :)

While perusing the internet machine in an attempt to find some “cool games”, I stumbled across the idea of Bridal Mad Libs. Ummm how fun?!?!? I haven’t done Mad Libs since I was a kid. This would definitely be fun!

Now, the key to Mad Libs is reminding folks of how nouns, verbs, and adjectives are used in the English language. If you aren’t a teacher or a communications professional you will need a little refresher (I PROMISE you). Remember: nouns = person, place, or thing, verbs = actions, adjectives = descriptors <-- you like my mini refresher course there?!?!

Also, you need to decide how you want to play the game. Do you want to have people interview other people like we did back in grade school? Do you want them to be funny? Do you want folks to answer them on their own? My choice: let them be fun if folks want to be fun, let them interview (one person, one time) if that will help a group of people who don’t know each other mingle, and let them answer on their own if they don’t want to do the interview thang. Just make it fun and give them options.

When everyone has completed their Mad Lib, take a moment to review them and pick out some of the funniest and sweetest to read in front of the entire group. Then be sure to give them all to the bride, as a memento, before she leaves the shower.

I, OF COURSE, put together a Mad Lib for you use and customize. I printed these out on white 5.5 x 7.5 card stock I picked up from Michaels (you know, my favorite craft store). I will tell you these print better when you PDF them. Otherwise Microsoft Office gets all weird and throws some of the lines off. Also, please note that I would probably change some of the spaces where I included adjectives and nouns. I did them late one night and once I started reading through them and tried to fill it out at the shower, it was harder than I thought! :)

Download the Word Doc to Customize – Please note this is STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM COMMERCIAL USE!

I used various, non-standard, fonts throughout the doc. Here are the fonts you’ll need to download if you want to use those that are pictured (they are all free):

  • Simplicity – DaFont.com
  • Return to Sender – DaFont.com
  • A Gentle Touch – DaFont.com
  • Geo Sans Light – DaFont.com

  • Let me know if you use them and if you do the funny ones, because honestly, that was the best part!! :)

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    { 15 comments… read them below or add one }

    Kelly June 26, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I just used your template for a shower I have on Saturday – it came out great! thank you doe sharing.

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    themcbaileys June 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Of course!! I’m so glad you were able to use it AND it turned out great. Thanks so much for letting me know and for stopping by!!

    xoxo,
    Megan

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    Katrena June 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have been trying to find a Bridal Mad Lib that I could customize and this one is perfect! I can’t wait to play it tomorrow. :D

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    themcbaileys June 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Yaaay! Hope you had as much fun as we did reading these out loud. It was fairly amusing!! :)

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    Ashley April 9, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this fun game!

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    themcbaileys April 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Yaaay so glad you like it Ashley!! :)

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    Erin October 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

    How do I make this into a pdf? It definitely changes all of the spacing opening it in any other program… help! I want to download this for a bridal shower this coming weekend!!

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    Erin October 6, 2013 at 11:15 am

    How do I make this into a pdf? It definitely changes all of the spacing opening it in any other program… help! I want to download this for a bridal shower this coming weekend!!

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    themcbaileys October 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    You can right-click and save it as word. Then, you can right click, save as PDF without opening it (or attempt to open it in Adobe). Best of luck and thanks for stopping by. Let me know if that works!!

    Hugs,
    Megan

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    Andrea August 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Saved me a ton of time (and money!) and these are adorable!! Thank you!!!

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    themcbaileys August 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Yaaaay, so glad I could help and glad you like them :)

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    Jocie@TheBetterHalf May 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    love it Megan! pinning now!!!

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    themcbaileys May 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks Jocie!! :)

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    Carrie @ My Favorite Finds May 3, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Fun! This is a cute and creative shower idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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    themcbaileys May 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks Carrie! And thanks for hosting!! :)

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