How to Decorate for a Bowling Banquet


Decorate for a bowling banquet with colors and details that set the mood you want, whether it's a humorous or lighthearted tone for a silly group or a formal feel. Select a color scheme based on the team's colors if the banquet is to honor a team, or use basic colors common to a bowling alley, such as black, white and red. Weave bowling details into the decor, even for a formal banquet.

  • Blow up balloons that match your banquet colors to float around the ceiling of the banquet room. Use black and silver or blue for a formal banquet. Draw black circles on colorful balloons to look like the finger holes on a bowling ball for a less formal banquet.

  • Hang a large banner on the most prominent wall in the room. The banner could have the league's name or make a statement that conveys the reason for the banquet with images of bowling balls or pins.

  • Tie a string around toy pins or balls to hang from the ceiling for a child's banquet or informal banquet. Toy pins can also be used as centerpieces on the tables.

  • Create posters if the room has a lot of empty wall space. Posters might include images and terms common to bowling, such as a turkey, a ball hitting the pins or words, such as "Strike," "Spare" or "Splits." Alternatively, hang old bowling shirts around the room with the most interesting colors and designs you can find.

  • Set the tables with solid black or white tablecloths for formal or simple banquets, or make a tablecloth to look like wood grain, such as on a bowling lane. Paint little red triangles on the cloth like the ones on bowling lanes.

  • Make round place mats and draw three finger holes on them to resemble a bowling ball. Use black with white "holes" for simplicity or use the color of each bowler's ball to personalize the decor.

  • Use toy balls or pins or decorate a real bowling pin to use as centerpieces. For example, paint the team colors, logo or name on a bowling pin if each team will be assigned to their own table.

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