A destination birthday party is easier to plan than a party inside your home. A bowling party is a perfect destination birthday party for kids. The activity and entertainment is already provided...the bowling of course!
Visit your local bowling alley to reserve
lanes and party space. Typically you can have food provided by the bowling alley. All you'll need to bring is a few decorations and the cake. Be sure to discuss this with your local bowling alley as the terms vary. Some alley's may provide the cake others may not allow decorations so be sure you know the rules.
As a keepsake ask the bowling alley for an old bowling pin and have the guests sign it as a memento for the birthday child. Remember to bring a marker!
Goody Bag Idea - Since you can't put a bowling ball in a gift bag why not try a variety of different games that do fit in a gift bag such as paddle ball, jacks, marbles, go fish cards.
Of course, bowling is your main activity but we've put together a few more ideas to add to the fun.
Take action photos as the kids are bowling. Use a Polaroid so the kids can take the pictures home.
For fun have a bowling trivia contest.
Visit our party games page where we compiled over 30 kids party games for our readers.
Most likely the bowling alley is providing the food, but if not the typical party food such as pizza, sandwiches and chicken nuggets work. As well as some snacks such as fruit kabobs, veggies with dip or chips and dip.
As always get creative and incorporate your theme into your food.