bowling birthday party

5.31.2012

Since Big Kid’s birthday present from us this year is a trip to Texas to visit his bestie, we kept the eighth birthday festivities low-key. We hosted a small group at our new bowling alley, Pinz, and a good time was had by all.

Simone Made It created the bowling party pack PDF and was a pleasure to work with.  Highly recommend.  Thank you, Simone! 

Cooper’s buddies, the R Boys, came to celebrate and bowl—I love these kids, they are always so enthusiastic and full of energy.  And they are kind to my boy.

A lot of our pictures are blurry—it is not easy to snap a photo of someone bowling! I was a complete spaz at bowling and what possessed me to wear a maxi dress, I have no idea.

Look at Gramma’s form!

My friend Lauren at Handmade Laine made this balloon wreath.  We used two for table centerpieces at the party and then I tied them together with ribbon on Big Kid’s actual birthday to make an “eight” wreath.  I found the pins at a local flea market, and the kids and I spray painted them red to match the party theme.  I love the wreaths because they are so versatile and can be used for several different birthdays/occasions.  Lauren will also do custom colors to fit your party color scheme.

What party is complete without some arm-wrestling……

…..and of course, muscle-comparing?

This is a blurry pic of Little Kid’s favorite gal, Betsy.  Although she had some competition from the oldest R boy, who is eleven.  Little Kid later told me that he was her new boyfriend.  Oh, what is coming….. The Engineer won’t survive.

Ice cream cake from Maggie Moo’s, YES.

I have a funny look on my face because the Dollar Store candles are dripping wax all over my fingers.

Gramma’s money rope makes another appearance. 

Little Kid asked me, “If this is a bowling party, why are we giving out pool favors?”  I told her that bowling favors are hard to find, but pool toys are universal.

The guests had a great time and Big Kid was very happy—especially when he won the second game.  Thanks to Pinz for a fabulous bowling experience!  The staff was lovely and quick to provide anything we needed.  Two thumbs up.

Coming tomorrow-- the mega party post!  I will be featuring my favorite party photos from before team skelley | the blog.  Mickey Mouse…..Cars…..the strangest Big Bird cake that you have ever seen…..stay tuned!

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7 comments:

  1. What a great party idea! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

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  2. what a great birthday party! bowling is such a fun activity and i love the centerpieces with the balloons

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  3. love all the bright colors! so cute you guys are bringing him to visit his buddy. he is going to love that!

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  4. Happy 8th, Cooper. Also, I would like a money rope...

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  5. That's so great!! I'm glad it inspired you!

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  6. This is one awesome blog post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

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