This year my son turned 13… yes I am now the mom of a teenager, yikes! His birthday is just after labor day so with the hustle and bustle of our last-minute camping trip and getting ready for school it didn’t leave me a whole lot of time to plan his party. My son loves bowling so a bowling theme party just seemed to be the perfect theme for him. So I scoured Pinterest for some easy ideas (click here to see my idea board), I had about 2 days to get everything together. We went to the bowling alley for some fun and then came back to our house for snacks, pizza, and cake.
We went with a black, red and teal color scheme. The cups are just red paper cups with stickers on them. I have included a ‘generic’ set PDF at the bottom of this post. They use avery 8293.
The blue drink is actually homemade lemonade with a little blue food dye to match the teal theme.
The treat boxes and table cloth came from Amazon. To dress up the treat boxes I placed a sticker on them also. The black ‘bowling balls’ are ding dongs with 3 white blobs of frosting for the ‘holes’. I believe these were my daughter’s favorite.
My mom is just awesome and she made the cake and bowling pin cookies. Aren’t they just fabulous!
The black background is just a black plastic table cloth. Some black butler paper would have probably looked smoother but I just didn’t have time to go look for that and the plastic table clothes were so cheap. I also put red stripes on the forks with some red tape.
The bowling alley had the option of purchasing a Birthday pin. The kids had lots of fun signing messages to my son.