Of course when it comes to activities for a bowling party, the main activity is right there in the name. BOWLING! Done and done! But you can always make the event more organized, festive and fun by incorporating team shirts for all of your guests:
We tracked down a variety of options for ya! You can buy t-shirts in bulk and use our iron-ons to customize, use this shirt pattern and sew your own authentic bowling shirt (if you’re just plain seamstress thug like that) or for a higher end option, use an etsy vendor that specializes in attire. Once your guests are properly outfitted, shoes are rented and the bowling is ready to begin, it’s competition time!
Rather than “every man for themselves” split your guests into teams that can cheer one another on. They can pick their own team name, get extra points for creativity and in the end win a trophy! Hint: Take team photos at the end of the match and send them with your thank you cards.
If you’re doing the bowling party at home and need some assistance with how to go about this, we found a couple awesome options we’re dying to try:
By the looks of things you’re a couple liters of Cola and a long-ish sidewalk away from your very own bowling lane! We’re definitely banking this for a fun summer time activity.
Whether you plan to do your bowling party at home or on location, you’re bound to run into down time. We all know that bowling involves a good amount of patiently waiting for your turn and we all know not all children are that awesome at the whole patiently waiting part! Keep kids busy with activities they can do while they wait:
Face painting, and coloring Party On Purpose custom coloring pages can be paired with eating and signing a vintage bowling pin for your child to take home as a keepsake:
Rumor has it many bowling alleys are now providing these pins as part of the party, so be sure to ask before you hop on etsy and buy your own vintage pin for signatures.
After the games are all done and the kids are officially walking around like zombies in junk food coma’s it’s party favor time which should definitely include a trophy for all their hard work:
If you’re throwing the bash at home you can even do a pinata (we found a couple cute bowling pinatas) and let the kids fill goodie bags with candy so their parents can really despise you once the party finally concludes.
We’ll be announcing the winner of our digital “you print” invite for this week tomorrow, so be sure to leave a comment on any post this week so you’re in the running!