Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests to reserve a Birthday Package?
8 or more paying guests are required for our reserved birthday packages. This can be a combination of children and adults or you may choose to have only the children on the package only. You will only be charged for the final number of guests on the package to the 8 person minimum.
How long is a Birthday Party at St Charles Bowl?
Birthday Parties are scheduled for two Hours starting from the time of the reservation. The first hour, guests bowl on the reserved lanes. For the second hour there are tables and chairs set up behind the reserved lanes on the concourse where guests are served pizza and soda, cake or desserts, and presents can be unwrapped.
Can we bowl longer than the included one Hour?
Yes, you may purchase an additional hour of bowling. You need to reserve the additional hour prior to the party and complete the two hours of bowling before the table portion of the party. This is necessary as we rotate the lanes for birthdays and need to schedule the reserved lanes accordingly. 1 hour is usually adequate for most birthday parties based on the age of the children and their attention levels.
How many lanes will we have reserved for our party?
Our lanes can accommodate 4-6 players per lane. We will email a lane assignment sheet to fill out prior to the party, you may email it back or bring it in on the day of the party. This will help us pre-organize the lanes for your guests so everyone can start their bowling activity. We can add or remove names on the day of the event as needed.
Can I bring in my own food?
You are welcome to bring in your own cake or desserts for the party. The package includes a large 16” on topping pizza and unlimited soda for every 5 guests. Hot dogs and fries can be substituted for pizza. If there is an allergy concern, please contact us so you can make arrangements to accommodate that guest’s needs with other food as needed. Our Spare Time Grill offers a variety of appetizers, pizza, sandwiches and a full bar for other guests not on the birthday package. Outside food and drink is not permitted.
Do you sell Birthday Cakes?
We offer cupcakes as part of the deluxe birthday party package. We do not sell birthday cakes but you may bring your own cake or dessert. Don’t forget the birthday candles! We also sell vanilla or chocolate ice cream cups.
Do adults need be included in the party package?
No, adults or infants do not need to be on the package to attend. If you would like to reserve a lane for the adults to bowl only, contact us at the center to arrange prior to your event.
I am not sure how many children or adults will attend the party. How do I choose the number of guests to reserve?
When making reservations book your best guess of the number of children and adults you think may attend. You can call us or email us a more accurate count of attendees 3 or more days prior to the event so we can reserve the lanes and seating needed for the party.
Can I bring in my own decorations?
Yes, you may bring in your own balloons or table decorations. Please contact us prior so we can let you know when your tables will be available for set up. We ask that guests do not bring in confetti guns, silly string, or other party favors that can damage our carpet or bowling lanes.
Can we stay at the reserved party tables longer than the 1 hour?
At the conclusion of the party, we may need to set up for another party in the table area you are assigned. If that is the case you may move your guests to public tables on the concourse if you wish to stay longer.
What services does the Party Host provide?
The party host will coordinate your bowling with the party time at your assigned tables. They will take your pizza and soda order for the party and deliver the pizzas and sodas to the party guests after bowling. They can deliver additional food orders as needed for the adults. They will provide a pen for guests to sign the souvenir bowling pin and provide a Happy Birthday announcement for the guest of honor. The host will provide set up and clean up for the party and will deliver coupons for the party guests at the end of the party. Gratuities for their services are at the guest’s discretion.
What is Cosmic Bowling?
On Saturdays during the afternoon we feature bowling with black lights, special lighting, and large music videos screens above the lanes playing ‘Mom Approved’ music videos.