- Theme Party Ideas
- Bowling Party Theme
Bowling Tableware & Supplies
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Our party planners have
gathered everything you’ll need to decorate, and
celebrate with flair to "spare", and to guarantee
all-star action for everyone! Decorating for a
can be fairly simple, because typically this party will be held at a
bowling alley and the focus will be on bowling. Try to greet guests
with a festive welcome, and create striking tables for eating, and for
food and gift display!
BOWLING PARTY IDEAS
Set the stage for an all-star PBA
Tour event complete with dazzling player introductions, pumped up
music, and play-by-play commentary. A karaoke machine is
the perfect tool for a sports commentator to call the play-by-play!
Recruit a sports nut for the job. Give the announcer the
guest’s names and some pre-scripted notes.
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
Choose a slogan to use in your invitations, and to use in tying in decorations and personalized favors to your
bowling theme. Try one of the following, or brainstorm with the guest of honor to come up with the perfect slogan for your party:
- ”Can you "Spare" the afternoon? We're celebrating Brad's birthday!”
- “Tessa's Bowling Bash!”
- “This party will be right up your "Alley"...Let's "Strike" up some fun for William's birthday"
Hang a Bowling Customized
Memories Banner to avoid gutter ball decorations.
Bowling Customized Memories Horizontal Vinyl Banners Each
Strike! Customized Memories Attach N Go Banners Each
TABLE TOP TIPS:
Remember the tops of the tables provide you with a very
large surface area and covering them with a themed
tablecover or a beautiful
solid colored tablecover is the
easiest way to change the look & feel of a room. You can use
several colors for tablecovers if desired, but we suggest no
more than three colors.
Setting a table with the
Bowling Party Ware, including the cups,
plates, napkins, and cutlery
is the fastest way to create a focal point in a room. To create
a designer look coordinate themed partyware with
solid colored tableware. For example: If you are using themed
plates, then chose a solid color for the tablecover. Place a
solid colored napkin down into a themed cup to add color to
the tabletop. Add forks, knives & spoons in a color that
coordinates with the color of the tablecover.
Bring color to the table via napkins. Give each person two
napkins slipped into one napkin ring. Use two different
colors, two coordinating patterns or one patterned and one
solid-colored napkin. A colorful setting can be achieved
with little effort this way.
Tie napkins with curling ribbon, gossamer steamers, or add
theme associated items (beads, bracelets, necklaces,
sunglasses, headbands, rings, ribbon, or flowers) to serve
as a napkin rings.
The napkins can be laid out on a serving table, or can be
displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center
of each place setting at an angle. The cutlery can be added
before the napkin is tied.
Unfold the napkins, pinch each in the center of the napkin,
and place the center point in the bottom of each glass or
cup. This adds a decorative touch while the glass or cup is
and have them imprinted with the design of your choice.
The napkins will serve several purposes…great decorating in
disguise and a treasured memento for the birthday person.
Curling ribbon can be made into curls and scattered over
tabletops for an inexpensive and easy decorative
Streamers can also be used to accent tabletops by making
rosettes that can be attached to the corners of table, they
can also be used to make bows for gifts.
Place one 12 X 12 “ linoleum
square (select one that looks like hardwood "alley") under
each plate as a placemat. Add red arrows with a red paint pen
if you wish.
Display your birthday cake in the
center of the table…the guests will love the close up view!
When decorating chose one large
items if possible, over a lot of small items. It will have a
greater impact. Bowl 'em over with this fun photo prop! This
can be used
for decor and also as a great photo prop.
Never underestimate the power of
balloons in decorating! Big impact and very cost effective.
Visit our balloon
decorating tips for instructions on making balloon decor.
Although this party will typically be held
at a bowling alley, and the bowling itself will be the headline activity,
a bowling birthday party just wouldn’t be complete without some additional
Recruit a couple of friends to dress up as
Bowling Pin , and take pictures of the guests goofing around with
this larger than life animated props. You'll treasure
the pictures and the ensuing silliness for years to come. As an
alternative, make each guest bowl a few frames dressed in a costume.
Who knows...scores may improve?
Purchase an inexpensive colored T-Shirt
for each guest from a discount store (such as Wal-Mart- approximately
$3.00-$4.50/top). On the back left corner of each shirt write each guest's
last name using fabric paint or even a permanent marker. On the
front of each shirt add a team name that involves the guest of honor's
name or slogan. "Steve's Strikers"; "George's
Gutter Guys"; "The Alley Cats"; ""Spare" me
the drama!!", etc. If you are dividing the group into
teams, purchase two different colors of bowling shirts. For
this purpose...the tackier the better.
At the conclusion of bowling, be
prepared to hand out some fun awards. Regardless of the age of your
guests, they'll get a kick out of the awards: Best Bowling Pose, Longest
Prep Routine, Most Ball Jams, The "Splitster", "Pick
up" Artist, High Score, Thought we were playing Golf (low score),
Gutter King, Alley Cat, Striker, etc. If children are involved, make
sure that you have one award for each, and that no feelings will be hurt.
Bowling Light Up Keychain Each
Bowling Stickers Pkg/4
Deluxe Printed Bowling Danglers Pkg/2
Bowling Deco Set Each
Mini Bowling Game Each
Bowling Game Each
Bowling Giant Wall Decals
Bowling Bag Purse
Bowling Coloring Posters (8)