We’ve gathered everything you’ll need to decorate, and celebrate with flair to “spare” and to guarantee all-star action for everyone! Decorating for this party can be fairly simple, because typically this party will be held at a bowling alley and the focus will be on bowling. Try to greet guests with a festive welcome, and create striking tables for eating, and for food and gift display!
Attach a bouquet of helium filled balloons to a light post or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will be that day!
Start your decorating with a Bowling Ensemble. This ensemble contains balloons, streamers, curling ribbon, a bowling set which can double as a centerpiece, molded bowling pin candles, and even a bowling pin piñata to match your theme!
If you are hosting your party at a bowling alley, you won’t need to do too much decorating. We do recommend greeting guests with a personalized bowling banner, printed with your custom wording.
*Tie curling ribbon to helium filled balloons, and group them together. (Odd numbers look best: 3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party site.
*Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the guest of honor’s chair, or tie one balloon to the back of each chair.
If your party is at a bowling alley, or if you are eating in a separate room, streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color around the site of the party. The streamers can be twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table for a more dimensional look. They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading vertically down walls.
Table Decorations & Napkins:
Setting a table with the party ware, including the tablecloth, cups, plates, napkins, and cutlery is the fastest way to create a focal point in a room. Start by setting your table with all the goodies in our Bowling Ensemble, creating a place setting at the table for each birthday guest. Setting the table with all the tableware creates a much more dazzling effect. Add one or a few of the following touches to personalize your table:
Place one 12 X 12 “ linoleum square (select one that looks like hardwood “alley”) under each plate as a placemat. Add red arrows with a red paint pen if you wish. They typically cost less than $2.00 per square.
Display your birthday cake in the center of the table…the guests will love the close up view!
Add other personalized items, such as a stadium cup, to each place setting to let the guest of honor know just how special he/she is. These items will stir fond memories of the “best birthday ever” for many years to come.
Order red personalized napkins and have them imprinted with your party slogan and the design of your choice. Select a metallic or foil imprint. The napkins will serve several purposes…great decorating in disguise and a treasured memento for the birthday boy or girl. Try one of the following ideas to liven up your table:
The napkins can be laid out on a serving table, or can be displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle.
Unfold the napkins, pinch each in the center of the napkin and place the center point in the bottom of each cup from the Bowling Ensemble. This adds a festive touch while the cups are still empty.
Tie napkins with curling ribbon, and place in the center of each plate at an angle. Add a glow stick to the top of each bundle. The cutlery can also be added before the napkin is tied with ribbon.