I’ll admit, it hasn’t been the first activity that jumps out at me when I have a night off but after the absolute scream we had at Saturday’s bowling party with the kids, it’s safe to say that bowling has definitely crept back onto my radar for future events.
On Saturday I threw a belated birthday party for Van. Both Autumn and Lux were lucky enough to entertain for their birthday’s this year and as our rule is a ‘party’ every second year I thought it was only fair that Van got his. It also means I can stick to the ‘even’ years, 4, 6 and 8… I can’t stuff that one up now can I.
Now, if you know me and my style then you will know that I’m predominantly an outsourcer. Am I organised? Well thats debatable. When it comes to work I would say yes, but when it comes to things like birthday parties I have been known to throw the invite out with no more than 48 hours notice. I like to tell myself I do my best party work under pressure but that too is also debatable.
When I spoke to AMF about their party options all I could do was tick the ‘Rayne’s party boxes’ in my head. The personalised invitations were sorted, the entertainment was sorted, everything from the cake, the lunch and the lollie bags were sorted.
From the moment we walked into the bowling alley the children were attended too. I was pleasantly surprised by how little there was for me to do so lucky me, I got to sit back and actually enjoy the party myself.A few of Van’s friends had older siblings join us too and they loved it just as much as the littler ones. It’s a fantastic option if you’re looking to cater for kids in different age brackets.
After the bowling, the lunch and the birthday cake, they took the kids into their arcade games area to run around like crazy animals, work through that sugar and collect tickets for prizes.