Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bridal Shower Game: Purse Raid

Last weekend, my mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and I threw a bridal shower for the soon-to-be wife of Mr. Handsome's youngest brother, Joseph. I led the guests in a game of Purse Raid, which was a blast. It's perfect for wedding showers, baby showers, or any other type of female get-together. Here's how you play:

Have guests take a seat holding their purses. As the host calls out each item on the list, the first lady to hold up that item receives the number of points allotted. Have guests keep track of their points, and hand out prizes to the first, second, and third place winners. (For prizes, I purchased three specialty Hershey's bars (symphony bar, cookies and cream bar, and special dark with almonds).

2 Points
Cell Phone
Credit Card
Keys
Lipstick, lip gloss, or chap stick
Writing Utensil
Driver’s License
Breath Mints, Gum, or Candy
$1 Bill

4 Points
Library Card
Receipt
Tissue
Comb or Brush
Sunglasses
Store Loyalty Card
Checkbook
Mirror
Gift Card
Dental Floss
Toothbrush
Picture of Your Mother or Mother-In-Law
Tape Measure
Penny or Nickel

6 Points
Nail File or Clippers
Business Card
Notebook or Notepad
Medicine
Hair Accessories
Piece of Mail
Datebook or Day Planner (not a cell phone)
Picture of the Bride
Coupon
Hand Sanitizer
Band-Aid
Deodorant
Perfume
Hand Lotion

8 Points
Child’s toy or book
$50 in cash
5 Credit Cards
Hairspray
mp3 player (not a cell phone)
Calculator (not a cell phone)
Needle and Thread
Playing Cards
Food Item
Reading Glasses
Water Bottle

10 Points
Mace or Pepper Spray
Passport
$100 in cash
Curling Iron
Postage Stamp
Umbrella

19 comments:

  1. Anonymous10/30/2016

    How many points did the winners have?

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    1. The first time I played this game, it was a lot more competitive, but this time, the ladies had much smaller purses. The two winners were my grandmother-in-law and my sister-in-law. They had about 150 points between the two of them.

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous10/30/2016

    How many points did you get?

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    1. I was the caller, so I didn't play, but I do have many of those items in my purse. :)

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous10/30/2016

    That is such a cool idea!! I love it!!
    Have you got any word on if Erin will make a hair tutorial besides the one of her curls? I absolutely love her style!
    Blessings!!!
    Alissa

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    1. Hi Alissa,

      We told her a few months ago that our readers would like some more tutorials, so she did some makeup videos. But she hasn't done any other hair videos. As a mom of two young children, it might be a while before she gets around to making more, but she is aware that people want them. :)

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous10/30/2016

    That's a great game!

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  5. Anonymous10/30/2016

    If I've calculated correctly, I would have racked up 218 points! I have most of those things with me at all times, and could have whipped them out pronto. My husband calls it my "Swiss Army Survival Purse." So send the chocolate, if my score qualifies! ;)

    P.S. - You forgot flashlight, tweezers, scissors, pocket knife, rubber band, paper clip, safety pin, eyeglass fixing screwdriver set, Scotch tape, St. Christopher medal, and grocery list, all of which I know I have in my purse right now, too.... What fun!

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    1. Wow! If you had been at the shower, you would have won for sure! How big is your purse? And what's a St. Christopher medal?

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/01/2016

      This is not the original poster..... but St. Christopher is the patron saint of traveling, so I think that's probably why she keeps the medal in her purse. So a St. Christopher medal is a small medal(probably on a chain) with an image of St. Christopher on it to honor him and ask him to intercede with God and allow us to have safe travels. ;)

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    3. It should be mentioned that st. stands for Saint.

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    4. Very interesting. Thanks for enlightening me. :)

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous10/30/2016

    Cute but you might have to provide sheets for the over fifty women in the crowd, because they will worry that they somehow left some important item behind when they participated in this game.

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    1. That's a good point. Didn't think of that. :)

      Ellie

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  7. Shela G10/30/2016

    Very fun game!! I am sure the ladies at the shower enjoyed playing it. I have played similar games and had a great time.

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  8. Anonymous11/01/2016

    Did someone actually have a curling iron in her purse? hahaha! It is not a common thing to carry around!

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    1. My oldest sister-in-law has a butane-powered portable curling iron that she keeps in her purse. But I would agree that it's definitely not a common thing to carry around! LOL

      Ellie

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