To get the good times rolling, book a spot at the alley, slip on those wacky shoes, and try these oh-so-easy ideas for treats, take-home favors, and games.
For an alley- appropriate snack, wrap strips of 1/2-inch red electrical tape around the neck of single- serving milk bottles. The cookies come together quickly with chocolate wafers and white frosting. For each cookie, make three small holes in a chocolate wafer: twist the tip of a knife, starting at least 1/4-inch in from the cookie's edge on one side, then flip it over and work from the other side. Spread white frosting on the back of another cookie, then put the pierced cookie atop the frosting.
Send each bowler home as a champ! Personalize plastic trophies from the party store with gold letter stickers (we used Sticko brand) or a gold marker. Fill the cups with wrapped chocolate balls. For easy transport, slip a cellophane bag over the top and tie with a gold cord.
To set the scene (and fool the eye!), dress up black balloons with round white adhesive labels from the office supply store.
Party Tip: Is there an arcade at your bowling alley? If so, bring a big stack of quarters for your guests.
Partygoers will feel they're in a league of their own sporting these signature shirts. To make each, print our template (below) onto a sheet of 8 1/2- by 11-inch fabric transfer paper (we used Avery brand). Cut out the design and follow the package instructions for ironing the decal onto a prewashed T-shirt. Bring permanent markers to the party and have the kids sign each other's shirts.
By Parents web editors and Debra Immergut from Family Fun
Source is from: Parents.com