Bowling Birthday party: Best of the Web

The great thing about the bowling party is there is no mess to clean up. Bowling alley= leave the stress when you leave. But just because you are having a party the bowling alley doesn’t mean that you can’t add some original ideas and decorations to make it extra special! And if the bowling alley you choose is gross, then decorations can cover up the stains and make it like new :)

This cute inspiration board is a take on vintage bowling. This was planned for a guy's birthday party, not so much a kid, but I still think it has some great ideas for decorations and props! Just stop when you get to the big mug of beer. But maybe that is root beer :)

Now this party was planned for a child and has all the details a kid would love- treats, trophies, and cake!

Have you ever been to a bowling alley? If not, this is what one might look like*

 *I am making fun of myself right now.
Of course you know what a bowling alley looks like. Well, don't you? I am just saying I am not really sure why I included a photo of the pins other than it looks fun.

P is for party featured this adorable party and has lots more details, including where to buy some of these items, so be sure to check it out!

Another great reason to have a bowling party is because you can use really cute bowling wording. For instance, instead of an RSVP  you can put, "Hope you can spare the time!". And of course, you can incorporate having a "ball" in there somewhere.
"We are bowled over to invite you"

Here is an example of a bowling invitation I designed....

The next is an invitation with bowling details and harlequin background. These can be changed and personalized to match the party colors and details.

Now onto sweets...my favorite part....

Adorable Sugar Cookies from Bake at 350

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It would be really cute to do little bowling shirts for the kids....

When I searched I found  a ton of places you can buy matching bowling shirts online.  I am thinking of something retro kind of like this.....

However, Family Fun  has a free printable  you can use if you want to personalize a t-shirt!
 Here it is.

And how cute are the bowling cakes?!?

Bowling pins and bowling ball cake


All the girls received their personalized bowling t-shirt. Each girl had her initial on the front and a bowling ball with 3 rhinestone for the holes on the back of the t-shirts. The ball and the initial were made with black glitter felt.

They all looked so cute!

Each girl had her own Bowling nicknames. We choose an adjective that starts with the letter as their first name, than for the "middle name" a favorite animal or pet.

My daughter's bowling nickname was: Crazy Nibbles.

She had her favorite cake: Oreo ice cream cake

Award Winner Pins

We made silly award pins like Best Victory Dance, Most Strikes, Most Spares, Best Bowling Face, Most Competive Player(my husband won this one!) and best Warm Up. Once we arrived back home after bowling, each girl received her "award"!


And one search on Amazon brings all the cool junk a bowler could want as a favor...

Thanks for "sparing" the time to read this post! I hope you have a "ball" at your bowling party!
har har har....

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