Run-through of the ceremony program: check! Practice walking down the aisle: check! Unwind with some games of bowling: double check! You read that right. A Bowling-themed Rehearsal Dinner just might be that truly unique way you’ve been looking for to have your bridal party members get acquainted and relax before the Big Day. To help you visualize how you can score a sure strike at this event, see these clever ideas we put together for you. (*this post contains affiliate links)
Planning Tips for a Bowling-themed Rehearsal Dinner
From venue and invitation ideas to decor, food, and favors, here are fun bowling-themed finds for a definitely memorable rehearsal dinner!
Get everyone intrigued about what you’ve got planned with bowling rehearsal dinner invitations (1) – yes, they are actually available for order!
You can choose to hold the event in an actual hosted bowling-alley venue (2) that will provide a private room or lounge for your party and the food and drinks as well. Or you may opt to host it at home, with partyware cleverly displayed as bowling accessories (5) in black, white, and red, playful bowling-themed printables (6) as centerpieces, and photo booth props (7) to get guests to “strike” a pose!
For food, serve handy finger foods and snacks as guests will be up and active for most of the event. Think crispy battered Chicken Bites (3), mini corn dogs, sliders, fries, nachos, wings, veggie wraps, small plate salads, and pizza. While for dessert, prepare cupcakes with fondant bowling pin toppers (4) and a fun bowling alley cake (8) complete with a faux wood surface, bowling pins, a ball, and a score sheet.
Lastly, fill bowling pin candy containers (9) with your choice of sweets – preferably white, like mints – and trim them with bowling ball tags. Such whimsical favors to mark a truly unique rehearsal dinner!
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