DIY Bowling Party

In November, my oldest son turned 11. Up to this point, we have hosted large parties for the boys, but we have decided that after 10, we are going to focus on more simple celebrations. My 11 year old decided to invite 5 of his friends to go bowling, and I added in a few DIY details to make the bowling party theme fun.


We started with a simple DIY invite that I created on Picmonkey. If you design a 4X6 invite on Picmonkey, you can print the invites inexpensively. Mine were $0.19 each.

The main activity at the party was obviously bowling, but I wanted to add a few more activities to make the party fun and unique.

After the kids finished bowling, they were able to "guess the candies in the jar". The party guest that guessed closest to the actual number of Skittles won the jar. Fun, right?


We also had a prize punch (which has become a staple at my boys' parties). It's always a hit with party guests, and you can get the full tutorial here.


Of course, we had to have festive bowling party food. We had pizza and lots of treats at my son's personal "canteen".


And I made a simple "bowling cake". I carved a bowling pin from a rectangular cake and a bowling ball from a round cake. They were simple cakes, but they were cute and went well with our party theme.


And finally, our guests left with adorable bowling party favours (with sweet tags that I designed). You can download the tags for free here


I thought the bowling party theme was fun, and I enjoyed planning out all the DIY details. Have you ever hosted a bowling party? What did you do to make the party fun and unique?


Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, your bowling themed party was just outstanding. It would be a perfect theme for my son’s 15th birthday. I am planning a surprise bash for him so will be booking some outdoor event venues Chicago for that. Hoping to have blasting time on his birthday.

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