The crack of the ball hitting the pins is enough to get anyone excited, but when you add a birthday celebration to the mix, then you are looking at one heck of a good time! Here are some ideas to get your Bowling Birthday Party rolling…
For simple homemade invitations, fold black cardstock in half. Cut out circles along the folded edge (this section allows the card to open). Decorate the front with 3 white “finger” circles and with a bright white colored pencil, write something catchy like, “_______’s Birthday Party will be a ball!” There are, of course, invitations already made up for you, along with a fabulous array of matching party supplies.
As the kids arrive, hand them their very own custom bowling shirt so they can look the part before the tournaments begin. If you are not hosting at an actual alley, here are some great games to keep the kids entertained:
- Crazy Lane: set up random objects as pins (everything from cereal boxes to baby bottles) and offer a big variety of balls (tennis balls, ping pong balls, etc). Let the kids try to make a strike with the crazy ball choices
- Pin the Strike: just like Pin the Tale on Something, except they have to get their ball on to the center of the pin image
- Test of Champions: see who can bowl the best frames while following very specific criteria, like bowling with their eyes closed, standing on one foot, or backwards
- Bocce: this fun Italian game will test their targeting skills as well as work their bowling arm
Be sure to send the kids home with a bowling-themed party favor kit.
To keep their tummies full and their energy up for the next frame, serve foods seen in the alley like pizza, nachos, and hot dogs. Add in healthy items like veggie platters, fruit trays, and granola bars and you have a feast fit for bowling kings.
With these tips, your Bowling Birthday Party will easily be a striking good time. Find all of these items on our Bowling Birthday Party Supplies page.