If you are throwing a bowling party, you want to make sure you and all of your guests have a ball. You can make it a night to remember and have a great bowling theme party everyone can enjoy if you follow a few simple tips.
Bowling Ball Invitations
Start off the party in style. Throw a strike right into people’s mail boxes with bowling ball shaped invitations. They will know the type of party they have been invited to before they even read what is inside. Get them into the spirit with easy and fun invitations.
Food for the Party
Select appropriate food for the party. Finger foods are best for bowling parties. You do not want to give people a sit down meal. Instead, you want them to have food they can easily nibble on throughout the night.
Use fun bowling foods such as hamburgers and hotdogs. These are easy to prepare and are common bowling alley foods.
You can have bowling shirts made to make the party even more fun. This does not have to be an expensive process. You can simply buy the shirts and then put people’s names on them. Then, you can easily separate people into teams. It will make the event more fun and you will also be able to easily keep track of the people at the party.
You can send out the shirts with the invitations or give them to the guests as they arrive.
DJ the Party
Have a little something extra with your bowling party. Have a DJ at the party so people will have more fun. They will get a little spring in their step as they move to their favorite tunes on their way down the aisle.
Prizes for Winners
Winners like to be rewarded. Be sure to have some prizes on hand. People can receive a prize for bowling a strike, spare and for receiving the high score. Prizes also make the competition fierce and fun.
The prizes can be simple. They can be little toys, gift certificates or even a free drink. People will enjoy fighting for prizes, even if the prizes are not expensive.
Bowling Theme Party Tips
- Make sure the food you serve is not greasy. Greasy food makes it difficult for bowlers to hang onto the ball.
- Have wet wipes on hand so everyone can wipe their hands off before they go up to bowl. This will prevent accidents.
- Call the bowling alley ahead of time. You want to reserve lanes. Also, do not have a bowling party with children on bowling league night.
- Find out if the bowling alley does anything special for parties. If the party is for young kids, be sure to have the staff put bumpers on the lanes. If it is for older kids, ask if there is any additional entertainment they offer.
- Bring some change with you so the kids can play video games as well as bowl. Most bowling alleys have video games and the guests will likely want to play a game or two in between games.
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