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party inspiration: lucky strike bowling bash

10.04.2009

I'm designing some bowling score cards for a friend's Mad Men inspired 'lucky strike' bowling birthday party at the end of the month, so naturally I needed a little inspiration. The party is being held for around 200 adults at a bowling alley. The early sixties theme will work seamlessly with the retro feel of the alley, and to add to the vibe there's going to be a four piece jazz band with a bar and lounge area for dancing. With so many guests attending, the favors I would normally suggest like classic bowling shirts or tube socks are just too costly, but the score cards will double as a memento from the evening. For food, I recommended costumed waitstaff pass bite sized portions of American comfort foods such as mini burgers, hot dogs and grilled cheese, with a traditional birthday cake or cupcakes for dessert. Guests are being encouraged to come decked out in their party best.  More to come later on the score card design and the real party details... it should be an evening to remember.


Resources: Unfortunately, a number of these images were pulled long before writing this post, but known credits go to the following: Lucky Strike Lanes, Etsy, Tiny Prints.

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble (October 4, 2009 at 8:30 PM)  

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Beach Vintage (October 5, 2009 at 2:14 AM)  

I love this old style them.

Susan Crabtree (October 5, 2009 at 7:23 AM)  

I love the retro theme! I saw the cutest bowling cookies from whimsy cookie co. which would be PERFECT for this theme.

http://whimsycookieco.blogspot.com/2009/10/bowling-cookies-for-tanners-7th.html

Whatever Dee-Dee wants (October 5, 2009 at 7:36 AM)  

This makes me want to have a bowling party!

Nishant (October 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM)  

love the retro theme! I saw the cutest bowling cookies from whimsy cookie co. which would be PERFECT for this theme.
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