Monday, August 29, 2011

Bowling Birthday Party

The minnies celebrated their birthday at a bowling party this weekend. They had a relatively small party this year, with 12 party guests in attendance. It was a fun celebration for everyone! Bowling is a fun activity for both boys and girls and is appropriate for all ages. We played duckpin bowling, which uses a smaller ball that is held in the palm of the hand. It was easy for even the youngest party guest to play.

For this casual party I toned down the decorating scheme; a candy buffet would have been too much. Here are some of the special touches from the tablescape and party favor details.

The place setting was easy to set up and inexpensive. Pretty scrapbooking paper is a perfect base for party plates and is a unique contrast on the neutral silk shantung tablecloth. Many of the girls took their “placemat” with them and want to use it at home. It’s amazing what a fun twist on a familiar thing can do. The sturdy plate is perfect for pizza and other treats. Party guests also loved getting a trophy. Of course, two of the boys decided to drink their Sprite and fruit punch out of the trophy. Ah, the difference between girls and boys. Hahaha

My favorite party favor was the gorgeous bowling shoe cookie. Shannon from The Sweet Shop Cookie Co designed the delicious cookie with our party colors in mind. They were delicious. Skinny tubes of green and blue M&M’s are another fun and delicious treat.

Cupcakes are a favorite for my double digit darlings! The children enjoyed the delicious Madagascar vanilla cupcakes topped in green and blue candy.

And the adults appreciated sweet treats in red velvet, key lime, and salted caramel. Yum!

It's hard to believe that my little twincesses are ten! They've turned into such young ladies in the past few months.



  1. How cute! Since my bday is in January, I had many a bowling parties, but mine were never this cute!

  2. You did a great job decorating! I love the placemat idea! So simple, but a great detail.

  3. yum those cupcakes look delicious.....I always tried to find the pink bowling ball when I went to bowling birthday parties :)

    xx Emily @

  4. Your decorations look fantastic and the bowling shoe cookies are too cute! It sounds like they had such a fun celebration!

  5. LOVE all this darling party decor! What a perfect way to usher the minnies into the doubles!

  6. How sweet! Looks like you put on another wonderful party! I remember having a bowling birthday party as well :)

  7. Everything looks divine! I'm sure the party was a huge success and Happy Birthday to the young ladies!

  8. Hi Bethany,
    What an adorable party!! I was wondering if you could tell me where yo get the skiing cellophane tubes for the M&M favors. I looked in Hobby Looby and Michaels, but couldn't find any in that size. Thank you so much!



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