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.

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.

bowling party, bowling ball goody bags

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

bowling party, bowling ball goody bags

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

bowling party, bowling ball goody bags

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.

bowling party, bowling ball goody bags

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

the full bowling bash

bowling party shirts

bowling lollipop party favors

homemade bowling tattoos


  1. says

    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

  2. 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.

  3. says

    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

    • 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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