Are you looking for a fun way to show your appreciation to your hardworking employees or perhaps a unique team building activity? Look no further than a company bowling party! Bowling is a classic, low-key, and enjoyable pastime that can bring people together and create lasting memories. In this article, we will provide some tips on how to throw a successful company bowling party that your employees will love.

Pick the Right Venue:

The venue you choose for your company bowling party is crucial to its success. You want to go for a bowling alley that has a good reputation, offers good services, ample space for everyone, and most importantly, an environment-friendly enough to facilitate communication and bonding. Also, inquire about their special bowling packages and any unique features that set them apart from their competitors. You want the kind of package that includes unlimited games, shoe rentals, food, and drinks.

Send Invites Early:

Timing is everything when it comes to throwing a successful company bowling party. Send invites as early as possible to let employees know about the upcoming event giving them enough time to prepare their schedules. Don’t forget to include all the party details; start and end time, venue, theme (if any), attire suggestion, food and drinks. Ensure RSVPs are sent at least a week before the event so you can plan adequately.

Pick the Right Time of Day:

The time you choose will depend on the type of event you have in mind. Lunchtime bowling parties may work for events where employees have a few hours to spare during work hours. However, most organizations prefer that their employees come during off-work hours, say on a Friday evening or weekend afternoon. During such times, people tend to be relaxed, a perfect opportunity for networking and bonding.

Incorporate Bowling Party Games:

To add more fun to your company bowling party, put together some bowling competition games. You could organize a ‘best team spirit’ themed game, where employees dress up in creative colors or costumes. Another idea is to have a mini-bowling tournament with prizes for the winning team. Alternatively, have a ‘bowl off’ where employees compete against each other one-on-one in a quick-fire round of bowling.

Have Enough Food and Drinks:

Finally, you can’t throw a successful company bowling party without food and drinks. Arrange for a catering service that has a variety of foods and beverages to cater to everyone’s tastes. Snacks such as chips and popcorn tend to be popular, while drinks such as soda, bottled water, and even alcoholic drinks may be suitable. In case the bowling alley doesn’t provide catering service, you may take pizza along and have it as your go-to meal.

Throwing a company bowling party is an enjoyable way to show your appreciation to employees and an opportunity to have some fun. You can make it a memorable event by picking the right venue, sending invites early, picking the right time of day, incorporating bowling party games, and ensuring there is enough food and drinks. With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to throwing a successful company bowling party that will create lasting memories.