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Paper Willow Designs-Bowling Party Games Ideas and Printable's!


Want to have a party away from the home? Somewhere that kids can burn off energy but you don't have to clean up the mess? A bowling themed party could be perfect!

Most bowling alley's offer party rooms and even if they don't a few lanes and a couple of reserved tables should do the trick! 

Spare none of the fun at your next Bowling party with these FUN bowling party games! 



Bowling Party Games


Classic Bowling! 

It's a bowling party.. what else did you expect? 

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Classic Bowling!

Objective: Get the highest score!

Items Needed: Local bowling alley, bowling ball, bowling shoes. 

Game Play: LUCKILY, most bowling alleys now have computers that do all the work for you! All you have to do is enter your name and then bowl in order they were entered! Easy! 


Bowling by the Rules  

A different set of rules that is!  

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Bowling by the rules! A fun and creative way to bowl!

Objective: Still the same... get the highest score! 

Items Needed:  Bowling Alley, Your friends, Bowling ball. 

Game Play: For each frame of bowling there will be a different rule. Get the kids involved before the party to help create the rules they will be playing by! 

Sample Rules: 


  • Bowl while sitting down.
  • Bowl while standing on one foot.
  • Bowl with your eyes closed. 
  • Bowl with your opposite hand. (Ex. Lefties with right, righties with left.)
  • Bowl with your feet. 
  • Bowl Backwards
  • Bowl like a ballerina. (While dancing like one!)


  • Bowl after spinning in a circle four times.
  • Have two people bowl at one time. Each must have one hand on the ball.
  • Bowl like a robot.
  • Bowl between another bowlers legs. Make it interesting and add a person each frame!
  • Bowl using both hands.
  • Bowl in Slllllloooooooowwwww motion.



Truth or Dare... Bowling Style   

Yes.. you read that right?  

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Objective: Win the game or at least have fun trying! 

Items Needed: Index cards cut in half, pen, truth or dare options written on index cards. 

Game Play: Assign odd numbers to dares and even numbers to truths. Strikes give players a pass to both and play moves to the next bowler. Whatever the player bowls determines if they answer a truth question or perform a dare. 

Fun examples: 

Truths



  • Worst Fear?
  • Weirdest thing you have ever eater?
  • Favorites. Name Three!
  • Would you rather be hairy or bald?
  • Hidden Talents?
  • A lie you have told?
  • First Crush?
  • Apple or android?
  • What type of pajamas do you wear?
  • If you only had one wish, what would you wish for?

Dares



  • Act out a scene from your favorite movie.
  • Draw a portrait of the person next to you in 30 seconds or less. 
  • Sing your favorite song.
  • Do jumping jacks until your next turn.
  • Propose to your host. 
  • Eat a spoonful of hot sauce.
  • Act like a dog until your next turn.
  • Audition to play the part of the person beside you in a movie. 
  • Stuff your mouth full of marshmallows and sing a song. 


Want more truth and dare ideas? Check out our Truth and Dares Party Page! 


Virtual Bowling

I have to admit.. this is one of my families favorite pass times! We play on the Wii all the time!  

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Xbox Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection

Wii Sports! 

PS3 Sports Champions 2


Team Bowling? 

Bowling in pairs  

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Bowling Party Games-Team Bowling


Objective: Be the last man..err...team standing! 

Items Needed: Bowling alley, guests in pairs of two. Two bowling lanes side by side. 

Game Play: Break players into teams of two. Each team will get a lane. The first team player will bowl knocking down as many pins as possible. Their teammate will then go next trying to knock down any remaining pins. The team that knocks down the most pins will advance to the next level. Where they will then compete against another team. Play continues until every team has had a turn. The team left standing wins the game! 



Cosmic Bowling

A fun new way to bowl!  

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Bowling Party Games-Cosmic Bowling

Objective: Try something new!

Items Needed: A bowling alley that offers black light bowling and friends!  

Game Play: Make any of the games mentioned above even that much more fun by playing them during cosmic bowling hours! 


Runway Bowling

How creative are you?!  

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Bowling Party Games-Runway Bowling


Objective: Create the funniest walk! 

Items Needed: Bowling alley, friends, and fun!

Game Play:  As each player takes their turn bowling they must "walk the runway" giving their best most funniest or creative walk! Have guests vote for their favorite to determine the winner! 



Trivia Bowling

How smart are you?!  

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Bowling Party Games-Trivia Bowling

Objective: Answer the most questions right!

Items Needed: Bowling alley, friends, and general trivia questions!

Game Play:  As each player takes their turn to bowl they must answer trivia questions before the ball hits the pins. If they get the question right then the get points for how ever many pins are knocked down. If they get the question wrong they receive NO points. Of course depending on how many pins are knocked down the first time they may get a second chance! At the end of the party the guest with the most points wins! 


Giant Bowling 

What Fun!!  

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Bowling Party Games-Giant Bowling

Objective: Have fun with family and friends! 

Items Needed: Giant Inflatable bowling set! We found this one over on Amazon. 

Game Play:  Take the fun outside and have a giant bowling game! This will definitely be a fun for all ages! 


Bowling Prizes

What better way to end the games than with a award ceremony! 

Award prizes for the winners of the games mentioned above, or have fun with it and add additional ones as well! A few examples:

  • Lowest Score!
  • Highest Overall Score! 
  • Most Strikes! 
  • Most Gutter Balls! 
  • TURKEY! (three strike in a row!)












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