Updated on: Aug 03, 2023
Looking for a way to include fun activities into your party plans? A bowling theme party is a great idea for birthdays, company team building events, holidays, and end-of-school celebrations. With our ideas for decorations, favors, food ideas, games and activities, supplies, and invitations, your bowling party will be a perfect strike!
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Bowling Theme Party: Decorations
Set up a miniature toy bowling set or pre-arranged vases at the center of the table for a fun bowling-themed centerpiece.
Big Dot of Happiness Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Birthday Party or Baby Shower Centerpiece Sticks - Table Toppers - Set of 15
Strike Up The Fun - Bowling Centerpiece Sticks INCLUDES 15 Strike Up The Fun - Bowling table toppers in three different shapes, 15 wooden dowel sticks and stickers for easy assembly. Bowling party table decorations are perfect for a baby shower or birthday party.
Strike Up The Fun - Bowling Party Centerpiece Sticks SIZE five strike up the fun table toppers, 10.75” wide x 8” tall; five pin table toppers, 2.75” wide x 8” tall; and five bowling ball table toppers, 6” wide x 6” tall. The unique design and variety of pieces makes this table decoration kit an impressive addition to any bowling theme party.
EASY PARTY DECOR: Strike Up The Fun - Bowling table decorations can be used as centerpieces when attached to the included dowels and inserted into vases or floral arrangements. They easily accent your baby shower or birthday party candy buffet when you add them to apothecary jars. Table toppers are also a great addition to any photo booth. The large shaped cut outs will make your party pics instantly shareable. Bowling centerpiece sticks are sure to make a statement however you use them!
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Create a bowling theme garland by cutting out bowling-related pictures, such as bowling balls, pins, shoes, and shirts, out of colored paper. Then, attach them to a length of string to add the perfect touch to your decorations.
Make some signs for your party with bowling theme phrases. Some options are “Let The Good Times Roll,” “Party at the Lanes,” or vintage-looking signs. Get creative with the bowling puns. You can also find customized bowling signs for the guest of honor!
Open Road Brands Good Times Roll Bowl Embossed Metal Sign - Fun Vintage Bowling Sign for Game Room or Man Cave
Open Road Brands official product: What ever happened to spending Friday night at the bowling alley?! This retro wall art is the perfect homage to that forgotten hobby. Featuring old-fashioned bowling alley inspiration, a pin, and a ball, this sign is the perfect way to remember the good old days.
Fun Vintage Sign: Reading, "OPEN - Let the GOOD TIMES Roll Bowl," this vintage sign is an instant classic.
Material: This sturdy but lightweight decor is made of embossed tin and features drilled holes for quick and straightforward wall display.
Places to Use: Use this sign to make a retro statement in your dining room, living room, man cave, or shop!
Size: 11" W X 20" H X 0.125"
Use a black sharpie to draw three holes onto marbleized balloons. They will look like bowling balls! You can buy a variety of these at many online vendors!
Create a banner for the guest of honor with a bowling theme design on it, such as a bowling ball about to knock over some pins. Customize a banner for an even memorable event! If the event is for a birthday party, search for themed birthday banners!
Nothing says retro bowling party like a neon bowling sign!
7. Wall Décor
Decorate the walls with bowling posters or hanging wall decals to really set the party vibe!
Dress up the dark bowling alley with strings of Christmas lights. These can be plain white or colored, whichever you prefer. Or use glow-in-the-dark bowling pins for a fun addition!
9. Yard Signs
Get some colorful streamers and hang them up in the venue or house. The best colors for bowling would be red and white!
Create your own bowling pins and balls to decorate your party area. Simply spray paint 16 oz soda bottles white and paint a red stripe around the necks once they are dry. For the balls, simply paint foam balls black and punch out three finger holes. You can use these as centerpieces or you can hang them from the ceiling. You can also use them to line the walkway to the party area.
Bowling Theme Party: Party Favors
Give a unique and funny gift of bowling pin-shaped pens.
Let everyone be a winner by giving your guests miniature bowling trophies.
Give your guests paper baskets full of treats that look like bowling items. For example, Nutter Butter cookies resemble bowling pins while gumballs resemble bowling balls.
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Strike Up the Fun - Bowling Candy Boxes INCLUDES 12 Bowling party baby shower or birthday party favor boxes. Strike Up the Fun - Bowling candy treat boxes are perfect for any event. The bowling theme is great for a baby shower or birthday party.
Strike Up the Fun - Bowling party favor candy boxes SIZE 2.75 inches tall x 3 inches square at the top. The unique design makes these 12 bowling favor boxes a must-have for any baby shower or birthday party.
CANDY BOX PARTY SUPPLIES: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling candy boxes will hold a variety of party food. Fill them with sweet treats or salty snacks. Candies and other goodies will look amazing on your candy buffet with these bowling favor boxes.
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Fill a treat bag with small bowling-related items such as temporary tattoos, charms, or keychains.
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Let your guests keep their scorecards along with a photo taken of them in a mid-bowling stance.
17. Stress Toys
Give your guests a bowling pin-shaped stress toy, a unique party favor that is, memorable and entertaining.
Purchase some bowling socks or t-shirts and guests can wear these right at the party and then take home as a memory!
Give your guests a bowling alley to take home with them! Buy some miniature bowling sets as a parting gift.
Bowling Theme Party: Food Ideas
20. Cupcake Topper
If you're choosing cupcakes over cake, you can find themed cupcake toppers or DIY them by cutting out related pictures and glueing them on wooden sticks.
Donoter 48 Pcs Glitter Bowling Cupcake Topper Picks for Bowling Alley Themed Birthday Party Cake Decorations
Package includes 48 pieces of bowling food picks, including 3 patterns and 16 pieces for each pattern. these food picks will look amazing in any food you want to put them in
No assembly required, these are a super cute easy way to decorate the desserts, cookies, fruit pieces, appetizers, muffins and so much more
These bowling cupcake picks will be great addition to an upcoming birthday
Made of single-sided cardboard and toothpicks. The toppers are available in 3 different sizes, separately 0.7 x 2.12 inches, 1.22 x 1.22 inches, 2 x 2.16 inches(W x H). The stick is about 2.52 inches(H)
Tips: the cake toppers are not edible and intended for decoration only, please DO NOT put these cake toppers in the microwave or oven
21. Cake Topper
Decorate your cake with a bowling theme topper or you can customize one for the guest of honor! Or print out pictures of bowling accessories such as bowling bags, shirts, and shoes and cut them out. Then, tie a piece of string between two popsicle sticks and attach the pictures to the string with miniature clothespins. Stick the popsicle sticks into your cake.
22. Edible Candy Decoration
Want a cake without as much pizzazz or want to add even more? Edible candy/fondant pieces can be added to any cake or cupcake!
24. Cupcake Holder
Add a little extra to your cupcakes by using a paper cupcake holder to cover up the wrapper.
Big Dot of Happiness Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Birthday Party or Baby Shower Decorations - Party Cupcake Wrappers - Set of 12
Strike Up the Fun - Bowling Cupcake Wrappers INCLUDES 12 decorative cupcake wraps. Strike Up the Fun - Bowling cupcake supplies are perfect for a baby shower or birthday party.
SIZE: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling cupcake wrappers are adjustable up to 2" wide in diameter. Decorative cupcake wrappers will fit standard and medium sized cupcakes, easily hiding the baking wrapper and creating a pretty party treat.
EASY PARTY DECORATIONS: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling birthday party cupcake wrappers make it easy to style a bowling themed event. Create impressive cupcake towers with decorated treats placed on a tiered stand at the buffet table, style adorable tables with individual cupcakes at each placesetting, or make creative centerpieces using decorated cupcakes and a coordinating treat stand.
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MADE IN THE USA: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Birthday Party or Baby Shower Decorations - Party Cupcake Wrappers are designed and manufactured at our Wisconsin facility using materials that are Made in America.
25. Cookie Cutters
Get cookie cutters in the shape of bowling pins or bowling balls. Not only can you make shaped cookies, but you can create finger sandwiches with these shapes as well!
26. Popcorn Holder
Make your serving sizes pop with a colorful popcorn holder that goes along with your theme. This will also make serving easier and mess-free!
Bowling Theme Party: Games & Activities
27. Photo Booth
Take your party to the next level and create a photo booth area to give your guests the chance to take home memories. Cut out bowling related pictures/phrases and glue them onto wooden sticks or find pre-made photo accessories.
Big Dot of Happiness Funny Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Birthday Party or Baby Shower Photo Booth Props Kit - 10 Piece
10-Piece Funny Strike Up the Fun - Bowling Photo Booth Props Kit INCLUDES 10 bowling arrow and speech bubble photo booth props, 10 wooden dowel sticks and clear Glue Dot stickers for assembly. EASY ASSEMBLY: Simply attach the printed DIY photo booth props to the wooden dowels with included adhesive and reinforcing stickers.
PERFECT FOR ANY CROWD! Photo booth props are fun baby shower or birthday party supplies for adults and kids - everyone will love the funny sayings on these Strike Up the Fun - Bowling photo booth props. Take entertaining and shareable party photos while making memories with these funny photo booth props!
BABY SHOWER OR BIRTHDAY DECORATIONS: Many fun ways to use these cute photo booth props! Use as intended and take party photos to share; Add them to vases and floral arrangements as a fun bowling theme baby shower or birthday centerpiece; Accent your bowling baby shower or birthday candy buffet by displaying them in apothecary candy jars; Adhere as direction arrows to walls and your guests to the bowling baby shower or birthday party!
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Have everyone predict the number of pins they’ll knock down before they bowl. You can have everyone predict only whether they’ll knock over an even or odd number of pins, or you can have them be specific about the number of pins they’ll hit to make it more difficult. Keep track of each time someone guesses correctly. Award the player who guessed correctly the most times.
29. Bowl Differently
For one of your bowling games, have everyone bowl backward or with their least dominant hand. Keep score on who does the best, or the worst! This will be as fun as it is challenging.
Piñatas are always a hit at parties. Use a bowling pin piñata and fill it with lollipops, chocolates, and bowling-themed key chains.
31. Scratch Off Game
One way to create excitement and anticipation is to have a scratch-off game where your guests can earn a prize if their scratch off reveals a certain picture.
Big Dot of Happiness Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Birthday Party or Baby Shower Party Game Scratch Off Cards - 22 Count
Strike Up the Fun - Bowling Scratch-Off Cards INCLUDES 22 birthday party or baby shower game cards: 20 "loser" cards and 2 "winner" cards.
FUN PARTY GAME: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling scratch-off cards will be enjoyed by birthday party or baby shower guests of all ages. Each game card measures 2.75” tall x 4.75” wide. Winner and loser game cards are packaged separately so it is easy to pre-select the game winners if you choose.
3 WAYS TO PLAY: Simple - Greet guests as they arrive and hand them a scratch-off card. Quick - Display one scratch-off card at each place setting and have guests play before eating. Favorite - Give scratch-off cards out as mini prizes during other party games. The winning scratch off card(s) gets a grand prize.
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MADE IN THE USA: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Birthday Party or Baby Shower Party Game Scratch Off Cards are designed and manufactured at our Wisconsin facility using materials that are Made in the USA.
Purchase bowling pins, get a wooden pin-shaped board, or ask the bowling alley for a spare pin they no longer need and have all of the guests sign it with colored sharpies. This makes a great memento for the guest of honor. These personalized bowling pins make for the perfect accent for your party.
Bowling Theme Party: Supplies
Themed plates are essential to any event. Find awesome plates that have bowling pins or fun sayings on them to pull your party together!
Whether you choose to use paper or plastic cups for your party, have fun with the options! Another option would be these plastic reusable bowling pin-shaped cups which also double as a party favor!
35. Ice Cubes
Order circle shaped ice cube trays and add fun bowling ball ice cubes to any guest's drink!
There are a number of options out there for themed napkins. If you are having a glow-in-the-dark or even retro themed bowling party, these napkins would fit the aesthetic nicely!
Tablecloths are another easy decoration that are visually pleasing and practical to your needs. Tablecloths can pull together nay party look and can be used on food, activity or gift tables. Mix and match different styles to get the look you are wanting!
Ambesonne Bowling Party Tablecloth, Pile of Vivid Bowling Pins and Skittles with Red Stripes 3D Style Print, Rectangular Table Cover for Dining Room Kitchen Decor, 60" X 90", White Red
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60 Inches wide x 90 Inches long - Highly unique. Versatile. Fun.
Machine washable - Cold cycle. Easy to clean. Durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use.
Made from - High quality 100% polyester woven silky satin fabric with hand-sewn finished edges
Creates - A wonderful and luxurious setting for your family and friends to enjoy together.
Perfect - For any occasion at home, party, hotel, restaurant, cafe, kitchen, dining room.
38. Table Runner
If you are selecting clear/solid colored tablecloths instead of a themed tablecloth like seen above, then you can get a themed table runner! This will still tie in a theme to your table while still being simple.
Big Dot of Happiness Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Petite Birthday Party or Baby Shower Paper Table Runner - 12 x 60 inches
Strike Up the Fun - Bowling paper table runner is a perfect baby shower or birthday party decoration for gift tables, candy buffets or dining tables.
SIZE: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling baby shower or birthday party petite table runner measures 1 foot by 5 feet.
EASY BOWLING PARTY DECORATIONS: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling Party Table Runner is an easy way to decorate for your baby shower or birthday party and bring the bowling party theme to life. Easily dress up any food or gift table with this cute paper table runner.
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MADE IN THE USA: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Petite Birthday Party or Baby Shower Table Runner is designed and manufactured at our Wisconsin facility using materials that are Made in the USA.
Bowling Theme Party: Invitation Ideas
Invitations set the tone for your party!is such a fun thing to do with friends and family but it will hold more memories during a party and how you invite them should be special. You will get people talking about the party no doubt about that.
40. Themed Invite
If your party theme is even more detailed (for example, a glow-in-the-dark bowling party) find or DIY invitations that will get that across to your guests!
41. 3D Invitations
Paint a black plastic craft ball and add three finger holes in a different color so that it looks like a bowling ball. Then, write your party details on a colorful tag and tie it to the craft ball. This creative idea is a great addition to bowling parties!
Cut the shape of a bowling pin out of white paper and add a strip of red paper to the neck. Write your party details onto the pin with a red pen.
Big Dot of Happiness Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Shaped Fill-in Invitations - Birthday Party or Baby Shower Invitation Cards with Envelopes - Set of 12
Strike Up the Fun - Bowling Fill-In the Blank Invitation Set INCLUDES 12 bowling party invitations and 12 premium white envelopes. Strike Up the Fun - Bowling fill-in invitations are perfect for any event. The bowling theme is great for a baby shower or birthday party.
Bowling party invitations SIZE 5 inches by 7 inches. The included envelopes measure 5 inches by 7 inches.
The back of each Strike Up the Fun - Bowling baby shower or birthday party invitation has space to add your party details: For: Date: Time: Place: Given By: RSVP:
PREMIUM PARTY INVITATIONS: Bowling party invitations are professionally printed on heavy-duty card stock paper with a photo-like shine. They are individually inspected, then carefully packaged with our exclusive squiggle flap envelopes, making this Strike Up the Fun - Bowling stationary set a must-have for any baby shower or birthday party.
MADE IN THE USA: Strike Up the Fun - Bowling - Baby Shower or Birthday Party Invitations are designed and manufactured at our Wisconsin facility using materials that are Made in the USA.
43. Bowling Ball
Create an invitation shaped like a bowling ball! Simply cut out a large circle from black paper and three small circles from white paper. Glue the white circles to the black circle in the form of a triangle so that they look like bowling ball finger holes. Use a gel pen to write the party details on the back of your bowling ball. You can mail these in CD envelopes.
20 Funny Bowling Birthday Invitations for Children or Bowling Enthusiasts (With Matching Envelopes)
20 Children's invites (and matching envelopes) for a bowling party with a fun design.
Good print quality on strong (400 GSM) card, the card is cut in a circle like a bowling ball.
The back of the cards have a pre-printed template so it is easy to fill out.
These invites are written in English. The mixup with other languages has been solved.
44. Bowling Bag
Order invitations in the shape of a bowling bag if the party is going to turn into a sleepover. Ask guests to pack their bags and come enjoy a bowling and slumber party.
Customize your invitations to save yourself time from writing the same information over and over!
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♥ Includes 12 Invitations and 13 White Envelopes.
♥ Invitations measure 5x7 inches and are custom printed with your event details.
♥ A proof will be sent within 24 hours via Amazon message system for your approval.
♥ Printed on high quality matte smooth finish card stock.
♥ Made in the USA
Don't settle for less when it comes to your party planning ideas. With these bowling theme party tips and tricks, your party is sure to score a strike! If any of these ideas for bowling theme parties helped you plan the celebration you desired, be sure to check back with us when planning all of your future parties!
Written by Jessica Bundy; Contributors: Vanessa Marsocci, Jack Leduc, Sadie Penwright and Savannah Harrold