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Bowling is a great game for players of all skill levels and all ages. But when you’re planning a bowling party — whether it’s at a bowling alley or bowling themed at your home — it’s a good idea to have some fun additions for your guests to play, especially if your party is going to include young children. Here are some great bowling game ideas for your next bowling party; lanes not always necessary.
Challenge bowling is great if you are having a bowling party for children. It allows everyone to play and doesn’t favor anyone’s skill, which allows all of the children to feel accomplished. Challenge bowling introduces various challenges that the players must use as they play.
- Bowling between someone else’s legs
- Bowling backward
- Bowling as your favorite cartoon character
- Bowling while hopping
- Bowling after spinning around three times
The options for Challenge bowling are endless. A great way to get the party goers involved is to ask everyone to write an idea or a suggestion on a strip of paper and before each bowler takes the lane, ask them to draw one from the hat or bowl.
Bowl n’ Dash
Players, especially children, can get a bit restless while they wait for their turn, particularly if there are larger teams on each lane. In order to keep those who are waiting their turn occupied or as an additional game, you can set up contests that take place from the time the bowler releases the ball to the time the ball hits the pins. This helps to make every aspect of the process engaging.
- Name as many state capitols as they can without repeating (This technique can be used with any number of lists. You can request that the players create the list options ahead of time.)
- Spell their full name backwards
- Recite their favorite poem or sing a song
If you’re having a bowling themed party at home, don’t worry. There are still great bowling games you can play without an alley.
Super Soaker Knock Down
This game is great for the summer. Set up “pins” outside. The pins can be plastic soda bottles, toy bowling pins or any type of light plastic toys to act as pins (depending on the number of guests, you can have each person decorate a pin that can also act as a party favor later on). Set them up the same way traditional pins are set up and use a Super Soaker or any other high powered water gun and use that to knock down as many pins as you can in one squirt.
Whatever your plans for your bowling themed party, either here or at the bowling alley, Bowling Delights is the perfect place to pick up any and all bowling themed party supplies. For great prices and creative items, check out our website for all of your bowling themed needs.
Bowling is a great way to spend time with friends and family and take part in friendly competition. Bowling is a sport that anyone can take part in at any age and is something that can accommodate any number of physical limitations. This makes bowling a wonderful activity that is a great way to bring the family together.
Bowling has a number of benefits both educational, social and physical that makes bowling an ideal outing:
- There are millions of dollars in scholarship funds that are given out annually to young bowlers to help them reach their academic goals.
- Bowling can burn approximately 240 calories per hour. Regardless of physical ability (there are bowling balls in a wide variety of weights), everyone can get in a little exercise by bowling.
- The act of picking up the bowling ball and swinging it at the right angle to allow it to roll down the lane toward the 9 pins strengthens and tones the arm, shoulder, chest, and leg muscles.
- As with any exercise, bowling helps to improve heart and respiratory functions.
- If you’re one of those people who has trouble keeping their feet on the best of days, give bowling a try as the sport has been shown to help improve balance and movement (swinging around a heavy ball with one hand can certainly help you figure out your center of gravity!)
- Bowling is great for those who are feeling a little stiff. The swinging motion inherent in bowling engages your joints and tendons and helps to stretch those active muscles and promote flexibility.
- If you’re interested in losing a few pounds, try bowling a few times a week. The act of bowling, as with most exercises is great for speeding up your metabolism.
- Bowling is a life-time sport. It is one of the rare sports that players of all ages can take part in. Whether your 8 or 80, bowling is fun activity and a great sport.
Whether bowling is your idea of a good time or a way to build up your physical activity, bowling is great for everyone. Bowling Delights knows and appreciates the love of all things bowling and has made it our mission to provide our customers with the best in bowling items and accessories. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for the bowling lover in your life or you’re looking for party favors and decorations for your next event, Bowling Delights has you covered with the best and most affordable items on the market.
Though it’s not high-tech, throwing your child a party a bowling alley is always a hit. Kids love bowling. The act of rolling a large ball to hit a bunch of pins is a simple and fun way for kids to burn energy, take part in friendly competition, and have a great time with family and friends. The best thing about it is that anyone can bowl. If you can roll a ball, you can bowl. This makes a bowling party ideal when you have guests of all ages.
Most bowling alleys have birthday packages that they sell. Usually these packages include lanes, shoe rentals, and sometimes food and decorations. With most bowling alleys you can work out a combination of those things you would like the bowling alley to provide and combine it with those things you would like to provide yourself (for example, if you are providing the food and cake, you can negotiate with the bowling alley and allow them to provide the utensils, plates, cups and napkins). You can also have the bumpers used on your reserved lanes. Bumpers on a bowling lane keep the ball from going into the gutter. This does not guarantee that you will knock a pin down, but it certainly ups your chances. Bumper bowling is great for younger children as it gives them a feeling of success. It can even be a good idea for some of your less adept adults as well.
Once you have your venue, you will need to create your guest list and send out invitations. There are a number of ways you can do this and make it creative and unique to start off the experience of the birthday party. If you have the time you, can make them yourself by creating bowling themed invitations or you can get any invitation supplies you need from Bowling Delights. We have all number of bowling themed items that can help create the ultimate bowling party.
Once you have invited your guests, you should consider favors or prizes for those attending. This creates an individualized experience that will ensure that everyone has a wonderful and memorable time. We, here at Bowling Delights also have great decorations and party favors that will make any bowling party a fun and unique experience for your guest of honor and your guests. A bowling party is a fun and easy way to celebrate the birthday for any age and Bowling Delights can help you find all of the supplies you need.
News reports about the current economy have been very promising and many are anticipating a boost, but that boost is not something that everyone will experience at once and, for many, may not be something that is felt in a significant way for years to come. Despite small budgets, people want to have parties, host events, and companies want to show their appreciation for their hard working employees. Finding ways to accomplish these goals in a cost-effective manner is still a key factor when planning any kind of event.
The next time you are put in charge of planning a large event, whether it’s a company picnic or corporate event, a private birthday party or a charity function, consider contacting your local bowling alley for a fun and inexpensive bowling themed event.
When thinking about a bowling themed event, consider the inherent benefits. Bowling itself is fun for everyone and is something that can be done for a relatively lengthy period of time without eating heavily into the budget… especially if you let anyone attending know that, while your event is covering the cost of lanes, shoe rentals are done individually. This also gives those who are already fans of the sport the opportunity to bring their own gear should they chose to do so.
Bowling alleys make the bulk of their money in two areas, shoe rentals and concessions. By brokering a deal for renting lanes and perhaps a party room and drinks, you can save a significant amount of money and be able to entertain your guests for an extended period of time. It’s even easier to make the experience a personal one for everyone attending. By using bowling themed party favors and decorations (like those offered with Bowling Delights), you can give a fun and unique theme to any event.
Bowling Delights offers a number of collectibles and party favors that can be given as prizes or party favors. Their wide selection of items runs from great office supplies with a strong bowling theme to statuette works of art like this beautiful nuts and bolts bowling statue all of which can help commemorate any event and make it a smashing success.