Bowling Birthday Party Planning Guide
Are you looking for striking ideas for your kid’s upcoming bowling birthday party?
Then you are in the right place because there are many things to consider when planning a bowling birthday party!
To help you out, we’ve compiled all of the bowling party ideas and products you will need to think about in this guide!
Be sure to bookmark this page, as you’ll want to reference it often when looking for bowling party ideas!
Bowling Party Invitations
Since you are planning a bowling birthday party, one of the first things you will need to decide on are the bowling birthday invitations!
Once you know how many guest you want to invite for your bowling party, you can purchase that number of bowling party invitations!
Not sure what kind of information to put on the bowling invites?
Fortunately for you, there are a large selection of bowling party invitations to choose from online! You can have the details printed on many of the bowling invitations when ordering, or you can simply buy them blank and fill in the details yourself!
Like any other invitation, you will want to include the following details on your bowling invites:
- Time and date of the bowling party
- Address or popular location name (bowling alley)
- How many guests will be attending
- Date when the RSVP is due by
- Contact information for the RSVP, such as a phone number, email address or Facebook
Bowling Party Decorations and Supplies
Here’s where the bowling party planning gets really fun!
Decorating is extremely important because you want the bowling birthday theme to encompass every aspect of your event.
Check out this list of links for bowling party supplies you should be thinking about!
- Bowling party balloons
- Bowling party banners
- Bowling party centerpieces
- Bowling wall decorations
- Bowling yard signs
For more general kid party supplies, you should consider having these too!
Given the wide range of colors in a bowling themed party, you shouldn’t have any problems finding bowling birthday decorations and supplies that coordinate well together!
Bowling Party Tableware
Everyone loves to eat, so make sure you have plenty of bowling plates, napkins and cups for your guests!
Here’s a list of the different bowling tableware, sometimes called partyware, you should consider having for your bowling party!
- Bowling party napkins
- Bowling party plates
- Bowling party cups
- Bowling party tablecloths and table covers
- Cutlery (spoons, forks, knives)
Now it might not be possible to actually get bowling themed items for every type of tableware, so in that case you should simple get something that matches well with the bowling colors.
Miscellaneous bowling Party Supplies
You’re almost done gathering the supplies for your bowling birthday party, but it won’t go smoothly unless you remember to get these few miscellaneous items!
- Bowling birthday candles
- Matches or a lighter for the candles
- Cake platter and serving knife set for the bowling cake
- Ice bucket (with a bowling decal on it!)
- Garbage bags to collect all of the bowling plates and left-overs
Bowling Party Food
Boys and girls really work up an appetite while bowling!
Food is a very important aspect of any bowling party, so you’ll want to take your time and search out the best options that others have used at bowling parties before!
Here are the major food items you should have plenty of at your bowling birthday party!
- Snacks (chips, cookies, cheese, crackers, and lots of bowling ideas are available too)
- Drinks and ice
- Main meal (pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, mac and cheese)
- Bowling themed cake
- Ice cream to go along with the cake
Bowling Birthday Cake and Cupcakes
If you don’t know someone that makes custom bowling birthday cakes, then you’ll be glad to know you can simply buy a bowling cake topper, or bowling cupcake toppers, and have your local bakery put it on your cake and cupcakes for you!
These frosting sheets are printed with edible ink, and usually you can have them personalized with the name and age of the birthday bowler!
There are also a variety of bowling cake decorations you can buy to really make the cake stand out!
Bowling Party Games and Activities
Keep your guests entertained and busy from the time they arrive until they leave!
The sky is the limit for party games and activities for the kids, so be sure to have several activities planned for your bowling party!
Here’s a list of ideas to help you out!
- Bowling at the bowling alley
- Bowling pinatas
- Photo booth backdrop / selfie station with bowling props
- Mini bowling set
- Bounce house
- Balloon twister
Bowling Gift Ideas
If you’re guests are looking for bowling gift ideas for the special bowler, then there’s no shortage of bowling themed clothing, accessories, bedroom decor, books and games to choose from!
Here are some great bowling bedroom decor gift ideas!
- Bowling bedding
- Bowling pillows
- Bowling blankets
- Bowling wall decor
- Bowling window curtains
- Bowling lamps
- Bowling rugs
- Bowling bathroom accessories
Now, if you want to get the birthday gamer some bowling clothes and apparel, then this list will give you numerous ideas to pick from!
- Bowling shirts
- Bowling sweatshirts and hoodies
- Bowling pants
- Bowling socks
- Bowling pajamas
- Bowling jackets
- Bowling hats
- Bowling footwear
- Bowling accessories
- Bowling towels
There are plenty of bowling toys, games, books and school supplies that would make excellent bowling themed gifts, as well! Here are some ideas to help you out!
- Bowling toys
- Bowling games
- Bowling books
- Bowling calendars
- Bowling backpacks
- Bowling lunch boxes
- Bowling pencil cases
- Bowling notebooks and folders
And if for some reason you can’t find the perfect bowling birthday gift from those lists, then gift cards are always a great alternative to let them pick that striking bowling item they are looking for!
Bowling Party Favors and Bags
It’s always a great idea to show your appreciation for the guests coming to your bowling party by sending them home with a bowling party favor bag full of goodies!
Here’s a list of bowling favor ideas!
- Bowling balloons
- Bowling slap bracelets
- Bowling keychains
- Bowling stickers
- Bowling pencils
Bowling Thank You Cards
A week or so after the party, it’s common courtesy to send bowling thank you cards to all of the party guests as a final “thank you”!
These can be simple thank you cards that are sent in the mail, or you can find some bowling, or even better, personalized bowling, thank you cards!
If you’re made it this far in the bowling birthday planning process, then give yourself a pat on the back!
We really hope you found this bowling birthday party planning guide to be insightful and helpful for your birthday party planning!
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