Visit your local bowling alley for a fun party. Ask for lanes with bumper rails for younger guests. This will avoid the frustration of numerous gutter balls and ensure that all guests achieve a score. Many bowling alleys have party rooms or allow groups to set-up cake and ice-cream at tables behind the lanes. If not, take guests to a nearby pizza or ice-cream parlor after the game.
Make invitations in the shape of a bowling ball, pin, or lane. Include bowling terms like strike, spare, and split. Remind guests to wear socks and to know their shoe size.
Bring balloons in black, white & red or your child’s favorite colors. Ask the lane for an old pin and have guests sign it with a permanent marker as a keepsake for your child.
Games & Activities
Bowl a couple games and play a bowling trivia quiz.
Arts & Crafts
Provide modeling clay and pipecleaners for some non-messy sculpting.
Serve pizza, baby carrots & dip, string cheese, goldfish crackers, seedless grapes and juice. Serve cupcakes for dessert.
Fill favor bags with fruit leathers, whistles, ball and jacks, yo-yos, and press-on tattoos.