18 Jun

Strikes & ‘Staches Bowling Party {Boys Birthday}

bowling birthday party dessert table and bowling invitations

This strikes and ‘staches bowling party just looks like a blast! Jenny of Bloom Designs Online put so many clever details into this fun birthday party for her son – from playful invitation wording to themed post-game treats like cake pop and ding dong “bowling balls” and juice box “bowling brew”. But those “bowling pin” milk and cookie shooters? O.M.G. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “manwiches” shaped like bowling balls & packaged in cool retro bags
– super cute ice cream sandwiches on ‘stache sticks
– party favor bags filled with “things that roll”
– a “Whopper” of a cake! {completely covered in malt balls}

bowling party drinks - bowling pin milk bottles with bowling ball cookies

bowling party - kids table place settings and photo booth props

bowling ball cake pops and cake bites

bowling party photo booth props and bowling themed water bottles

bowling party sandwiches with mustache wrappers

bowling party table centerpiece

bowling party cupcakes and mustache themed soda labels

mustaches on sticks - bowling party photo booth props

bowling ball ding dongs and bowling themed cake

oreo cakester cake and red white black candy buffet

bowling party juice box labels

malt ball cake and mustache ice cream sandwiches


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jenny

Hey Man! Ready to roll? My son, Luke really wanted to have a bowling party for his 6th birthday. We have an amazing old bowling alley across town that was the perfect setting. Luke’s friend all very competitive boys so to play up their manliness, we decided to throw in the mustaches and make it a strikes and ‘staches party. They had a ball!

When the boys came in, they put on their fake ‘staches and took a photo in front of the framed backdrop stocked with lots of fun props. After several great frames of bowling they treated themselves to the manwiches shaped like bowling balls and to the chip bar. They wetted their whiskers with soda ‘stache and then headed to the dessert table.

The color scheme of the dessert table was black and white with pops of red. Round treats included a fun whopper covered cake, oreo cakester cake, bowling pops, ice cream sandwiches on stache sticks and donut balls. The kids also got to make a sweet stache at the candy table, which had all red candies that played on the theme of the party. My favorite dessert element was the milk jars to which I added red tape to create bowling pins.

For the booths, I simply filled vases with sour cherry balls and cut out a bowling ball, mustache and the number 6. I made placemats to match the other printables. Then added white dots to black paper plates to change them into bowling balls

As the boys left, they took home personalized muslin bags filled with things that roll and gumball tubes. For the printable, I used a manly herringbone pattern and black and white polka dots to play up both the man and bowling aspects of the party. The ‘staches collection available here includes everything from invitations, to food labels, water bottle wraps, juice box covers, straw flags, banners and more!



– Party Styling, Printables, Chevron Bags, Cupcake Holders: Bloom Designs Online


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Ysabel Reyna SAYS:

Adorable, where did you find the clear tube containers?

June 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Jenny Raulli SAYS:

Thanks Ysabel- They are also available in my etsy store on the link above

June 19, 2012 at 5:26 am

Lauren SAYS:

What a great birthday present to have your party featured today, Jenny! It was an incredible party (once again) and the pictures look great!!!

June 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Brittany @GreyGrey Designs SAYS:

Love it! Such clever details!

June 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

Sandra SAYS:

Very cool party Jenny! Love all the detail and fun.

June 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

Leonie @ Ashlee Rae SAYS:

LOVE it, Jenny!!! So many fun details.

June 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Reinventing Nadine SAYS:

OMG!!! I blogged yesterday about Father’s day treats: (drum roll please) Mustache and bow ties cookie pops!! they go so well with your party theme! check them out at

June 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties SAYS:

Jenny – It is just fabulous! I love the plates and your sweet ‘stache candy table. Shared on FB!

June 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Abby @ Belle & Beau Antiquarian SAYS:

We love this and we have linked up to your post over at: http://belleandbeauantiquarian.blogspot.com/2012/11/more-than-message-in-bottle.html.
Come visit us!

November 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Kaylie SAYS:

where did you find the bowling ball plates, napkins, ect….Thanks

December 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

Monica SAYS:

Hi, how did you apply the white circles to the plates? Is there food safe glue? Thanks

July 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Chanda SAYS:

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! just wondering how you kept the icecream sandwiches from melting?

November 7, 2013 at 7:30 am
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