Throw your own DIY Bowling Birthday Party!

Looking to score some major cool points from your kids? Host their birthday party at Parkway Social. We promise an afternoon of organized chaos as your birthday boy or girl spends their day throwing some major strikes and spares, shooting lasers at their best buds in an epic laser tag battle, and shooting hoops in our arcade. Plus, we’ve got a menu all kids are bound to love.

While we have the entertainment for the event covered, we do have some tips to help you host the DIY party of your Pinterest dreams. From epic party favours to bowling ball balloons, let us pass along a few DIY tips to help you step up your birthday party game. 

Make a Great First Impression

Jennifer McGuire threw a bowling party for her son’s 4th birthday and her invitations really set the tone! Get the excitement started early with a bowling themed invite.

bowling birthday party invitation

What You’ll Need:

  • Black and White Cardstock
  • A bowling pin and bowling ball shape to trace
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Red washi tape or a red felt tip marker

Use your computer to print the part details on the white cardstock (by using multiple columns you’ll be able to make more than one invite per page). Using your template cut the printed cardstock into bowling pins. With your red marker or washi tape, add the red lines to the top of the bowling pin. With your black cardstock, cut out enough bowling ball shapes to pair together with your bowling pins. Finally, glue or tape your bowling ball to your bowling pin!

You’ve now got the coolest party invite in town.

Bowling Ball Trophies

Encourage your party guests to get up and bowling with one of these awesome bowling trophies. Everyone is going to want to win one of these and the kiddos will love going home with their very own bowling trophy after the game.

Bowling party trophy

What You Will Need:

  • Styrofoam balls
  • Black and white acrylic paint
  • Glue
  • Gold paper cups
  • A marker

Begin by making the bowling balls: paint the Styrofoam balls black, adding three white holes on the top. Take the gold cups, and glue the painted bowling balls on the top part of the cup. Think of creative names to give to your bowlers- “Strike Star!” or “Spare Master”. Keep it positive and fun!

Simple Party Favours

bowling party loot bag

What You Will Need:

  • Paper bags (paper bag lunch bags with handles!)
  • Bowling pin print-out
  • Different colour ribbons for handles of the bag
  • Glue stick or double sided tape

Party favours or loot bags are one of the parts of the party kids love. Every kid wants to leave the party with a couple of treats. Provide your guests with a party favour that will remind them of their awesome bowling adventure with these simple party favour bags. Print off cartoon bowling pins and a bowling ball from the internet, and glue them to a paper bag. If you’d to add some more creative flair to the pins, consider uses red washi tape or a red felt tip marker to add the lines on the pins. Additionally, you can back the pins onto red cardstock for a more finished look. Add a few different coloured ribbons to the bag’s handles to finish. Don’t forget to add your kid’s favourite treats and give to your guests as they leave!  

Have it All at Parkway Social

Adding a little creativity to your kid’s birthday party will make their day memorable and fun. Here at Parkway, we are willing to go the extra mile to help make sure everything is perfect for your afternoon of bowling fun. Get in touch and we will address any questions you may have so we can work together to make this party the best one yet!