How to Throw a Creative and Fun Halloween Bowling Party!

Are you planning a Halloween party this year? Then why not combine the holiday with the world’s most popular participatory sport – bowling – and get the good times rolling?!

With only a few weeks until October 31, now’s your chance to start planning. Follow this guide to make sure your Halloween bowling party is a rocking, memorable time.

Dress the Part  

What’s a Halloween bowling party without costumes? Make sure you and your guests look the part when you step onto the lanes for your Halloween party this October. (Your invitations or Facebook event should clearly state it’s a costume party.)

Bowling costume ideas are plentiful: perhaps you want to dress up like The Dude from The Big Lebowski or a don a bowling pin costume or get a 1950s-style bowling league outfit and plenty of pomade. And for your kids’ costumes, the options are endless—no one ever said that Frankenstein couldn’t bowl!

Prepare Your Trick Or Treat Party Bags

Adults enjoy party favors as much as kids do. And Halloween party bags are some of the easiest to make because always include candy.

But if you’re looking for a little more “trick” in your Halloween party favors to shock your guests, here are some ideas to take with you to your local novelty store:

  • Alcohol shooters (21+ only!)
  • Hand-shock buzzer gag
  • Pack of shocking gum
  • Snake in a can
  • Realistic prank items (fake tongues, gooey eyeballs, gross insects)

Halloween Bowling Tournament Idea: Monsters vs. Superheroes

Depending on how your guests dress, you can organize your bowling teams to create epic battles of Good versus Evil.

Simply count up how many guests dressed as monsters or bad guys and how many are good guys or superheroes. Team them up accordingly and start bowling.

The team with the highest score wins over three games wins.

Who knew that a few rounds of bowling could decide the fate of the earth this Halloween?

Party at Lang’s on Halloween!

We’ve got 2 great parties already planned – one on the lanes with our resident DJ Duval and one in the all new Nelson Event Center with DJ PM! But if you want something all to yourself, our party planners handle all the details so you can just have fun. No need to worry about music, food, or beer – just tell us what you’d like.

The clock is ticking, but you can still make your dream Halloween party a reality if you call Dayna at 401-944-0500 or email info@langsbowlarama.com today!

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3 Tips for a Fun Family Reunion!

3 Tips for a Fun Family Reunion!

Every year families get together to catch up. But if you’ve seen the movies, then you know how boring and dreadful these events can feel. While those scenes are caricature of reality, they contain nuggets of truth.

Many people dread family reunions. Not necessarily because Aunt Kathy pinches their cheeks, but because when the family is all together there’s often nothing to do! They’re forced to engage in small talk and tediously update each other on their lives.

Follow these three tips and your family reunion will never be boring again!

Plan an Activity

Have your family reunions, up till now, been a dinner or picnic where the only activity is eating and talking? Big mistake.

Although you may be family, you might not have much in common.

Plan your reunion around a fun, casual activity, like bowling, and you’ll have a common experience to bond over. You’ll find it much easier to connect and have fun with your cousins and other relatives.

 

Plan to Be Proactive to Prevent Problems

We’ve all got at least one family holiday, birthday, or reunion in which one member wasn’t kept in the loop about something … that rarely ends well. BUT, when you define clear expectations for your family reunion, people arrive with an understanding. They’ll know their place and if you need their help or not.

To start, make sure you and your attendees know answers to these questions:

  • Who is paying for what and how much?
  • Who is staying where and for how long?
  • Who is responsible for doing what?

 

Plan for Success

Start with the basics. Choose a time and place that most people can get to. Remember, your primary goal is to get everyone together, so accommodate that. If only a handful can show, your event might be boring.

Food and drink should certainly be available at your family reunion gathering. If it’s not, people will be upset and “hangry”. If you let Lang’s Bowlarama help plan your party, you not only get a fun activity, but access to food, beer, and more without having to lift a finger.

 

Plan Your Family Fun Today!

If you’re in charge of planning your family reunion, make it count. We can help ensure it’s fun, engaging, and will have family members talking about it for months.

Lang’s has experience planning family reunions and we’d love to help. Contact Dayna (401.944.0500, dayna@langsbowlarama.com) to learn more about how we can take care of everything.

Your family reunion shouldn’t be dull! Use these simple tips and you’ll transform your familial gathering into a great memory. When you do, next year, your family will be begging to get together.

 

Plan Your Bachelor or Bachelorette Bowling Bash!

A bachelor or bachelorette party must accomplish two things: bring you and your friends together to celebrate the momentous occasion of marriage, and be fun!

If you’ve been thrust into the role of Best Man or Maid of Honor, you’ve got a lot of planning to do for your party! Fortunately, some friendly competition on the bowling lanes can be a great way to have fun and bring friends together.

Settle on the Details … And Send the Invitations

The first step to planning a bowling-themed bachelor or bachelorette party is to pick a location and a date. Unless your mansion has lanes built in, book the time and space at your local bowling alley before another event steals the date.

Not every facility accommodates a private party well. But The Nelson at Lang’s Bowlarama offers you a beautifully renovated mid-century modern space with a private bar, along with 40 pristine lanes for fun bowling!

You also should get your guests in the bowling-frame of mind with themed invitations. Not only are these enjoyable, but they tell guests what they can expect.

Ask to Speak to the Events Manager

When you call the bowling alley to plan the party, speak to the events manager. At Lang’s you would talk to Dayna (401.944.0500 or dayna@langsbowlarama.com), who would go through all the details with you to ensure your party is memorable and offers what you want.

Ask how the facility can help you plan the themed party to honor your special bride or groom. They’ll help you decide what food to serve and walk you through everything else.

 Personalize the Experience

While the bowling alley will provide most of your supplies (shoes, bowling balls, beverages, and snacks), the groom or bride will have a more memorable time when you personalize it.

Order custom t-shirts or baseball caps for the party. Besides being a great way to divvy up teams, these items can serve as party favors when the party is over.

Competitive Shenanigans

After your teams are assigned, get the games going. Friendly competition will keep your bachelor or bachelorette party rolling along. And it will motivate the party-goers to play their best.

Bachelorette or Bachelor inspired bowling team names can add tons of fun and humor. Perhaps you can offer a prize to the team with the best name.

If you live in Southern New England and want to plan an unfogettable  bachelor or bachelorette bowling party at Lang’s, call or email Dayna at 401.944.0500 or dayna@langsbowlarama.com.