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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Fun Human Bowling

Today I wanted to share a fun game to help kids beat the heat 
this summer, so this is our version of human bowling we call Wet & Wild Bowling! My kids have always loved to bowl so I thought this would be the perfect activity to kick off summer with some friends, plus it is SO simple!

First I ordered some large inflatable bowling pins online, I got mine on sale for around $15 here, but there are plenty different kinds out there so shop around, and then all you need is a slip’n slide. I was at good old Walmart one day and saw a 3 lane slip’n slide and just new it would be perfect, the bigger the better!
Now for the fun part just follow the instructions on your box to set up your slide, inflate pins and arrange at the end of the slide… let the games begin!
Oh my goodness, I can’t even tell you how much fun this was! Some of the adults might just have gone down a few times too… You HAVE to try it! Also to make it more fun we printed off a score sheet, gave the kids team names and kept track of pins knocked down, same style as regular bowling, but we made up our own point system since there was 6 pins instead of 10.
I thought it would be fun to make the kids hooded towels instead of bowling jerseys with their team name. There are lots of simple tutorials on Pinterest to make hooded towels, and I just added 2 strips of red ribbon to give them a bowling pin look. One of the sweet ladies in my neighborhood that my kids have deemed as their second grandma embroidered a team name on back for that extra fun touch!
I also used our simple patio furniture to set up place settings were the kids could sit back and relax to watch the games and enjoy some treats.
These adorable cookie favors and award ribbons were made by my incredibly talented neighbor Anna Dawn! Could not have pulled this off without her ")
And no summer party is complete without some yummy treats!
We used printables from Amanda’s Parties To Go and lots of treats you can find at the local grocery and party stores to create a delightful dessert table!
More amazing cookies from my amazing neighbor  “) 
I love it when cookies are standing up rather than laying flat on dessert tables, 
it really adds that extra WOW factor!
I just adore these bowling pin containers filled with mini marshmallows.
 Such a quick and easy party favor!
I hope you enjoyed our summer party and it inspires you to STRIKE up your own summer fun! If you like what you see then please leave a comment or check out some of our other parties! Thanks for stopping by ")

Vendors:
Event photographs and styling: Sweeten Your Day
Bowling printables: Amandas Parties To Go
Printable bowling score sheet: All About Party Prints
Jumbo inflatable bowling pins: Collections Etc.
Bowling Pin Cookies: Memories by Anna Dawn
Bowling pin favor containers: Sierra Products Inc. 
Gumball tubes, colored gumballs, lollipops, balloons, and chevron popcorn boxes: Zurchers

(This post was originally published at Design Dazzle on June 24th, 2015 as part of the Summer Camp series.)