Number of Players: 4 or more
Age of Players: 10 and above
You will need: white garbage bags, tape and scissors
Prep: Make sure each group has enough garbage bags, tape and scissors.
How to Play:
Teams compete to dress up one of their players as a bride using white garbage bags. Teams must create a wedding dress and veil in whatever style they like in the given time using only the materials provided. The team voted the best designed bride is the winning team. Afterwards the players can all help to ‘trash the Bride’ by ripping all the garbage bags off the contestants and throw them away!
APPEARANCE and BEAUTY: Every bride looks beautiful on her wedding day! Sometimes our appearance seems to be so important, just like it becomes on someone’s wedding day. Yet God loves us no matter what we look like. To God, our appearance isn’t the most important thing, the most important thing is our heart. Psalm 139:14, 1 Samuel 16:7, Proverbs 31:30, 1 Peter 3:3-4, 1 Timothy 4:8
BRIDE OF CHRIST and GOD AS THE BRIDEGROOM: The ‘Trash the Bride’ game reminds us how the Church is called the ‘Bride of Christ’ and Jesus is spoken of as the ‘bridegroom’. That means we are all in a committed relationship with Christ and one day we will be reunited with Him in heaven for the marriage feast! Some of Jesus’ parables were all about this marriage feast and give clues to understanding our relationship with Christ in this way. Ephesians 5:25-27, Revelation 19:7-9, Revelation 21:2, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Isaiah 54:5
LOVE, ROMANCE, RELATIONSHIPS AND MARRIAGE: Whenever I see a bride I am reminded of love, romance, relationships and marriage. The brides in our ‘Trash the Bride’ game look great don’t they?! God has lots to say about love and romance, in fact there is a whole book about it in the bible – the Song of Songs! These things are all important in life, but they should never take first place in ur hearts – God should always be number one in our lives and hearts! Ephesians 5:25-27, Proverbs 31:10-11, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Ecclesiastes 4:12, 1 Peter 4:8
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: There were lots of women in the bible who got married to men they loved. Esther and Ruth are two of the most famous women in the bible. When we read about Jesus in the Old Testament we find that Jesus treated women much better than many other men in his day did. Jesus loved women and treated them with respect.