A Bowling Party :: Bowling Ball Goody Bags

Today I’m sharing my favorite DIY project for Luke and Lila’s bowling party: bowling ball goody bags.

I have to tell you, I was so excited when I came up with this idea.  I wanted something unique and this idea is cheap and really simple to make … the perfect combination, right?

I bought these round containers at Party City.  They’re in with all the candy and they come in a pile of different colors.  And they’re only ninety-nine cents each.  That’s as cheap as a dollar store gift bag.

bowling party, bowling ball goody bags

I laid all the halves out on a big sheet and spray-painted them black.  It took a few coats to get them completely covered but the paint adhered well to the plastic.

I used my Silhouette to cut small vinyl circles and placed them on top of each ball to look like fingerholes.

Aren’t they cute?  I think they’re the perfect goody bag for a bowling party.

I filled them with a few bowling-themed goodies {wooden pens, flashlights, stickers, and bracelets} and may add in a few black and white candies to complete the stash.

For other bowling party details, click on the links below:

the full bowling bash

bowling party shirts

bowling lollipop party favors

homemade bowling tattoos

Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. genius!!!!!

  2. Great idea Randi! Love the assortment of treats you packed in to these goody bags – and how you made them into little bowling balls – clever! :D

  3. These are so cute and I saw your awesome lollipops! I have a very soft spot in my heart for anyone who makes candy! This party looks so fun! ~Cindy, littlemisscelebration.com

  4. What an adorable idea! So fun!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  5. Very cute! I love the bowling pin chocolate pops you made too! Looks like it will be a fun party!

  6. Such an adorable idea!!! Love it!

  7. These bowl me over Randi!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The “hole” placement bothers me. There’s no way your fingers are the same distance away from each other as they are from your thumb. On the positive side, though, LOVE the pin-pens.

  9. What a fabulous idea Randi! These are so clever..the kids would love them!!

  10. This is such a fun idea! I always loved bowling parties when I was kid, definitely have to try it out with my little ones :)

  11. So clever! Love it!

  12. Eeeeek! Those are sooooo cute! I love that you filled them with fun little bowling goodies too! Very creative!

  13. Awesome! You never cease to amaze me.

  14. Randi,

    What a fun idea! You always have the best parties!

    Have a great weekend rock star!

  15. Ohhhhh these are adorable!!! I’m currently planning the DFW Bloggers’ Spring Meet Up and we’re going bowling with dinner + drinks afterwards. This would be a great way to share take-home gifts. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!!

    Nicole @ Three 31

  16. So creative!

  17. what kind of spray paint did you use on the bowling balls?

  18. Chandler says:

    Can you please help me find the ball containers. I can’t find them on the Party City website.

    • Randi Dukes Randi Dukes says:

      I can’t find them online either and I’m thinking it’s because they don’t sell them online … since you can’t fill them with candy online, there would be no need. If you go to a store, they always have them right next to all the loose candy and toys.

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