Bowling is a fun-filled game that is loved by kids, teenagers and adults, which makes the local bowling alley a great place to host bowling parties for any occasions. Best of all, planning bowling parties is easy and only requires a few quick steps because the game of bowling provides hours of fun for people of all ages. It is recommended to start planning your bowling party about six to eight weeks before the date of the party. This helps to ensure that you get a great location and that you send the bowling invitations out in time.

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Set The Date

  • The first thing you need to do is set a date for your party and decide how many people you want to invite.
  • Next you should contact your local bowling alleys and find out what party options they offer. Most bowling alleys offer several different options for bowling parties that include a set price per person and includes shoes, one or two games, and sometimes a food option. When making your reservation, you should consider how many lanes you need to reserve, if you want to use bumper pads to avoid gutter balls, if you need to purchase food at the bowling alley and if you want to reserve the party room. 

Mail The Bowling Invitations

Once you know where and when your bowling party will take place, you can mail out your bowling invitations. The invitations should be sent out about four weeks prior to the party because this gives people plenty of time to RSVP. There are many different invitations for all age groups that are perfect for various types of bowling parties. Most invitations have pictures of a bowling alley, bowling ball or bowling pins. Be sure to include all the important information on the bowling invitations, such as the date and time of the party, where the party is at, who the party is for, and to how to RSVP.

Buy The Food And Decorations

Bowling parties would not be complete without the right food and decorations. If you have decided to purchase the food at the bowling alley, the only thing you need to bring is the cake and ice cream. Almost every bakery sells bowling-themed cakes, or you can make your own cake and purchase a bowling-themed cake topper. A great alternative to buying a cake is to buy or make cupcakes and add bowling-themed topper or pick on top. There are also various bowling party decorations including napkins, plates, cups, balloons, tablecloths, and streamers to decorate the party room.

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Have Fun

For younger children, you may want to hand our ribbons when the games are over so everyone feels like a winner. You can also distribute goodie bags at the end of the party that include things like a miniature bowling game, candy, and bowling stickers, pencils, or erasers. Do not forget to take along a camera and take lot of picture to remember the special day. A photo of each person with the birthday boy or girl is also a nice addition to any thank you card. Most importantly, remember that bowling parties can be a lot of fun for all ages, so on the day of the party be sure to relax and enjoy the day.