How to Play the Left Right Bridal Shower Game

pretty bride-to-be demonstrating how to play left right bridal shower game

Have you heard of the left right bridal shower game? If not, you absolutely MUST play it at your next shower! It’s so easy to learn, and even easier to play, but it’s SUPER fun! Just keep reading to learn how it works. I’ll even give you a story suggestion!

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How Do You Play Left Right Game

The best part of this bridal shower game is the gifts, so you’ll need to prep ahead of time. Generally, the number of gifts is 1/3rd (or less) of the number of guests playing. In other words, if you have 6 players, buy two gifts. For 9 players, buy 3, and so on. Wrap them up before the party.

Instructions for Game Play Time

When it’s time to play, arrange your guests in a circle and randomly hand out your gifts. Make sure you tell them NOT to open them, otherwise it’s game over before you’ve even started.

Let everyone know the rules. Every time you say the word “left,” the guests have to pass the gifts to their left and vice versa when you pronounce the word “right.” At the end of the game, the people left holding the gifts get to keep them.

That’s basically the gist of the rules. Easy, right? Sounds kind of boring though, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, here comes the FUN part: making up the story! See, you’re not just shouting out “left!” or “right!” all willy-nilly, you’re incorporating the words into a romantic tale worthy of a bridal shower.

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Story Suggestion for Left Right:

While there are a lot of stories that you can use for this game, I suggest a sweet wedding story like this one. FYI, you can customize it for two brides by changing a few simple words. For example, change “Mr. Right” to “Mrs. Right.”

“(Bride’s name) had stopped searching for Mr. RIGHT when she came across (groom’s name). It was RIGHT in the gut that she had the butterflies when she saw him. Mr. RIGHT often LEFT days on business. She felt LEFT out but she knew she shouldn’t. It didn’t feel RIGHT to ask Mr. RIGHT to switch his job. She knew the path of love was RIGHT and she stuck RIGHT to it.

Mr. RIGHT knew how she felt LEFT behind, so he LEFT his job and took one RIGHT near home. Now his office was RIGHT across hers. Every day, they LEFT for work together and then turned RIGHT and LEFT to their respective offices.

In the evenings they LEFT at different times but had lunch together RIGHT across the street. It wasn’t long before Mr. RIGHT popped the question, “You do love me, RIGHT?” She had the RIGHT answers and before long they were engaged.

When the time felt RIGHT, a date was set for the wedding. In the excitement, a lot of things had been LEFT undone. Finally, though, Mrs. RIGHT found just the RIGHT wedding dress and flowers. That only LEFT the rings and the venue!

She found the perfect wedding band staring her RIGHT in the face as she LEFT work one day. It was sitting there RIGHT in the front of the jewelry store on LEFT-RIGHT Avenue. She called the brand and found the RIGHT fit.

When she LEFT to pick up the rings, the RIGHT idea for her wedding day venue came into her mind. She wanted to get married RIGHT on the beach. Mr. RIGHT agreed and the invitations were dispatched.

The bridesmaids and the maid of honor LEFT to prepare everything to perfection. The RIGHT cake, the RIGHT decorations, everything had been LEFT to her good judgment by Mr. RIGHT. The decision, of course, proved RIGHT as everything went RIGHT and they LEFT the beach RIGHT at sunset, happily married.”

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First, to make things even easier for you, I’ve added our story to this handy free printable. Just download it and print it out! Or you can save it to your phone and read it if you want to save it on paper and printer ink.

If you don’t love our story, you can definitely make up your own. As you can see, the key is to include the words “left” and “right” within the context of the tale.

When I play with my friends, I try to really mix things up by leaving chunks of the story without either word. Then, just when they’re starting to think “Uh, she clearly doesn’t know how to play this game,” I go wild with them! It really makes things crazy and fun!

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bride-to-be pointing to the left and right


  • 1. Daniel. Left-Right Game Gift Exchange [+5 Free Printable Stories]» All Gifts Considered [Internet]. All Gifts Considered. 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 16]. Available from:

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