All the table decorations were made by using construction paper and post board.
The invitations were double face, the front is the bowling bowl made with blue glitter scrapbook paper and the back just plain black paper. I used a large round vase as a template. We glued 3 rhinestone in the glitter circle for the bowling ball holes and glued the two bowling balls together with gluestick. My daughter used gel pens to write the party info.
All the girls received their personalized bowling t-shirt. Each girl had her initial on the front and a bowling ball with 3 rhinestone for the holes on the back of the t-shirts. The ball and the initial were made with black glitter felt.
They all looked so cute!
Each girl had her own Bowling nicknames. We choose an adjective that starts with the letter as their first name, than for the "middle name" a favorite animal or pet.
My daughter's bowling nickname was: Crazy Nibbles.
She had her favorite cake: Oreo ice cream cake.
Award Winner Pins
We made silly award pins like Best Victory Dance, Most Strikes, Most Spares, Best Bowling Face, Most Competive Player(my husband won this one!) and best Warm Up. Once we arrived back home after bowling, each girl received her "award"!
We made mini bowling balls by adding mini white chocolate chips to chocolate cookies.We used frosting to "glue" the chips.
The Bowling Queen
I made the trophy with a round Styrofoam. I glued the glitter felt on both sides and added 3 blue glitter holes to the ball. Next, I glued the bowling ball to a blue paper cup and glued the "Bowling Queen" clip art to the cup. We brought the trophy to the bowling alley and everytime a girl did a strike or a spare, she got to have the trophy until next person bowlled another strike or spear!
They made picture frames to take home with a picture of the team! Each girl glued her award to the frame and all the girls signed the frame with their bowling nicknames!
Each girl took home a DVD with pictures of the party. Each DVD case was made of yellow construction paper and I glued their personalized bowling ball to it. We added a tag with a Thank you message.
Some of the ideas for the Bowling Party are from The American Girl Magazine