I moved out of my comfort zone and held a birthday party somewhere other than my house!
This time it was for Noah's 7th birthday and at his request, we BOWLED!
The space and time constraints at the alley did't allow for a lot of decorating options, but I couldn't resist jazzing up the place just a bit!
I thought it would be fun to have the boys do some silly bowling too...after all, they are very SILLY seven year old boys!
So inside each guests place card was a silly bowling technique that they had to perform during certain rounds.
They ended up loving the silly bowling so much that they kept trading cards so they could all try out all of the silliness! "Tunnel Bowl" was the hands down favorite of the day!
For treats, we had chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, chocolate bowling ball cake pops, and ice cream.
Noah had no problem blowing out his SEVEN bowling pin candles, but opted to continue bowling instead of eating his cupcake!
Unfortunately for her pretty white shirt, the same can't be said about Molly!
At the end of the bowling, I awarded each guest a trophy with a special award. The awards were things like "highest score", "best warm up routine", "most dangerous bowler", "most strikes", "silliest bowler", "fastest ball", etc. The little trophies had cake pops inside them too.
The kids thought the trophy's were pretty cool, but each wanted a thorough explanation as to WHY I chose them for their awards... it required some creativity on my part!
We opened presents (of course!) and I was so proud of how thoughtful Noah was with each gift. He read every card out loud and remembered to thank every one as he opened their gift!
At the end of the party, Noah gave each guest a take home "Bowling Ball" filled with more sweet treats.
The party favors are always one of my favorite things about a birthday party and I was tickled to find these balls to use for the bowling party treats.
Here's what was inside...
...LOTS of sugar, a bouncy ball, and a bowling pin writing pen. I'm sure the parents were thrilled with the amount of SUGAR I loaded them up with at this party! It sure was CUTE sugar though!
Speaking of SUGAR, do you think all the sugar made them act like this?
Seriously, when did my child get so old that he makes silly faces and random finger poses for pictures?
All in all, it was another successful birthday party in the books! Noah was very happy and so I was very happy too!
*****I had to include a few pics of Emily too! She and her friend, Ellie, had an absolute BALL bowling on their own lane. Emily alternated being tap dancing with the bowling shoes and cheerleading as her ball S-L-O-W-L-Y made its way down the lane!