Thursday, March 22

Bowling Party - Party Table

Yesterday I shared the DESSERT TABLE photos and how-tos from my daughter's recent bowling party. And today I'm sharing a little more including some photos from the party table and of the kids having a great time celebrating.

This party was pulled together in just a few days and I hope that it goes to show all moms out there that no matter how late we are in planning a birthday party, it's do-able. Printables make it so easy to pull a party together and starting with a printable set gives good direction for any party. Once you know the colors, a quick trip to Party City, the grocery store and a craft store and you can be on your way to a fabulous little celebration. 


  • Using chip board letters from Hobby Lobby covered in glittery scrapbook paper was a great way to make the birthday girl feel special. I tied some pieces of tulle to some ribbon, glued the letters of her name on and tied the ribbon around the chair Macy would be sitting in.



  • The table settings were pulled together quickly with paper plates from Party City, cups from the Dollar Tree and fun little trophies for each guest (Party City). The cups were adorned with some ribbon and a bowling logo from the BOWLING PRINTABLES SET.
  • Utensils were wrapped in a black napkin and I used a bowling ball cut out from the printables set to add a fun extra. Punching a hole in each side of the bowling ball and stringing ribbon attaches it around the napkin.



  • Small pennants from the printables set were used as name cards for each guest. Pixie sticks and a small round ball of chocolate resembling a bowling ball was placed inside each trophy
  • Each place setting used a piece of 12"x12" scrapbook paper as a placemat
  • A table runner was made by using a strip of black and white dot wrapping paper
  • Centerpieces were made from bowling themed cut outs from the BOWLING PRINTABLES SET
  • Hershey's Kisses and miniature candy bars wrapped in bowling stickers from the printables set added a sweet little extra to the table for the kids

  • The kids loved getting awards for the bowling abilities. I made each of the ribbons quickly the night before the party using scrapbook paper and the award circles from the printables collection. Here is a tutorial that might help if you'd like to make your own.
  • A "Guess How Many?" game was set out for the kids to guess how many gumballs were in the container. The winner got to take home the gumballs which the kids LOVED.







  • Favors were made for each guest using turquoise baskets from the Dollar Tree with water bottles wrapped in bowling printable wraps, some pixie sticks, a sucker, some chocolate candies and a treat bag of black gumballs with a printable tag that said "Thanks, I had a ball!"
  • Each favor basket was embellished with three colors of tulle, red, black and turquoise and tied with red/white bakers twine and a bowling pin cut out from the printables set.



  • A photo booth for the kids was set up by placing a couple of yards of red and white dot fabric on the wall and giving them some fun props to be a little crazy with. A frame and some Dollar Tree supplies like furry hats, boas and these great big lips kept everyone laughing and having a good time.


It was a blast for the kids, and now with so many photos we'll have lots of great memories from the day. 

VENDORS:
Party Styling and Photography (Amanda's Parties To Go)
Party Printables (Amanda's Parties To Go Etsy)
Fondant Toppers (Edible Details)
Red/white snack cups (Pick Your Plum)
Striped straws (Shop Sweet LuLu)
Adhesive paper for water bottle, candy wraps and Hershey's Kisses (Online Labels)
Ribbons, hat boxes, numbers & letters (Hobby Lobby)
Red backdrop paper/box covering (Walmart)
Cupcakes (Publix)
Gumballs, paper plates, tablecloth (Party City)
Turquoise favor baskets, glass vases (Dollar Tree)

10 comments:

Mariah said...

You always do such an amazing job! I have a question regarding the set-up and location. Did you set all of the party up at the bowling alley and if so how long did it take you? Did the location allow you to set-up prior to the party? Thanks!

Amanda at Shindig said...

Hi Mariah,

About 2.5-3 hours of very hurried work. And I had everything very organized and ready to go before hand. I spoke to one manager who was very nice and knew this was my business and I would be doing a photo shoot before. Then the day I arrived there was a different male manager who wasn't as accommodating but I still pulled it off! I would definitely recommend having another pair of hands to help out. :)

Sheenika said...

This is absolutely amazing! Wow! I wish I could get the hang of the party printables because they surely bring out the festiveness in a party.

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

The printables are so well-design and fit the party theme perfectly! Looks like a lot of fun!

Kathy O. said...

This is great! I could have used this inspiration a little less than a month ago for my oldest's birthday that we did at the local alley! Funny enough, my youngest's name is Macy, also. :-)

Tobrocklldn said...

The printables are so well-design and fit the party theme perfectly! Looks like a lot of fun!

Brandee Prunty said...

This is such a fun idea!! Thank you so much for this post.

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