Bowling jerseys can be pricey, so make your own at home. Separate into teams ahead of time so you can think of team names (Pinheads! Bowled Over!) and create fun logos—then put them on T-shirts and a big family scorecard.
Reserve a lane at the end of the alley so your family can hang up decorations and team signs. You can even bring a cake in the shape of a bowling pin or bowling ball.
Get in the spirit on the drive to the bowling alley with a bowling-inspired soundtrack. Try Raffi's "The Bowling Song" or "Score Tonight" from the movie Grease 2.