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PlanetBowl Selfie Contest

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Take a Selfie at Planetbowl and Win Something Awesome!

Taking selfies has become a popular pastime around the world. Selfies give you the chance to show off and share with others about where you are, what you’re doing, and all the fun you’re having. It’s quick, easy and personally rewarding. How would you like to expand the benefits of taking your own picture? You can do just that with the Planetbowl Selfie Contest.

Capture a Moment of Fun and Enjoyment

The first step in winning the selfie contest is to snap a photo of yourself (and your friends if you like) having a great time at Planetbowl. And, that’s easy when there are so many ways to enjoy yourself – bowling that perfect strike, laughing with friends or enjoying a feast in one of our private party rooms.

Come Often and Rack Up the Points

The more you participate in the contest, the better your chances of winning. Here’s how you can build your score:

  • Get 5 points for Checking into Planetbowl on Facebook
  • Get 10 points for posting a photo or video selfie to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Planetbowl
  • Get 1 bonus point for every friend you tag in your selfie post
  • Enter every week!

Create an Impression with Your Best Selfie

Every week, we’ll be choosing our favourite selfie out of all the photos and videos entered. Not all selfies turn out the way you like, so be sure to keep snapping or recording until you have the shot that really shows why you love Planetbowl. Take several selfies and enter your best! At the end of the month, we’ll select our favourite selfie and award the Planetbowl prize of a free Pizza Party for you and your friends.

Cash In On Planetbowl Prizes

When you win the contest, you’ll be celebrating Planetbowl at a private pizza party with your chosen friends. The party includes:

  • 1 large pizza
  • Large wings
  • 1 pop pitcher
  • 1 hour of bowling
  • Shoe rentals

In addition to the grand prize winner each month, we’ll be selecting a runner-up  to enjoy our facilities. While you’re there, you can take more selfies to enter for the next month! Runners-up get the following:

  • 2 free passes
  • Shoe rentals

Get Ready, Get Set, GO!

Start now to capture every moment of fun at your favourite place for relaxation and fun. After all, where else but Planetbowl can you win a prize for having fun and enjoying the thrill of sharing a selfie that makes your smile? Enter now and enter often. Your pizza party is waiting at the end of the month if you are the lucky winner.

 

Have Your Corporate Holiday Party or Event at Planet Bowl

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Have you ever been to a company party where everyone struggles to make polite conversation? It’s a pretty common occurrence when your company chooses to have the party in a venue where there is nothing to do but talk. Have your corporate holiday party or event at Planet Bowl. We have several party rooms you can use and engage in the fun activity of bowling. Here are some tips for making it happen.

  1. Choose a Date

Our party rooms fill up fast for the holiday season, so set your date as early as possible. You’ll want to make sure key members of your staff as well as lower-level employees can be on hand for your event. Letting them know when to come well in advance of the date can ensure a higher turnout and a more relaxed party atmosphere.

  1. Determine Projected Attendance

Many companies make holiday party attendance mandatory. If you do, you should already know how many people are coming. If not, send out invitations and make it clear you expect employees and other guests to RSVP. Since not everyone who attends may decide to bowl, they also need to let you know if they will be bowling.

  1. Decide How Long to Bowl

Your fee for bowling will be determined by two things: the number of people that participate and the length of time your group spends bowling. The cost is per lane per hour. You may need to choose the length of bowling time based on your budget, especially if it is a tight one.

  1. Remember Bowling Shoes

To eliminate cost for your employees, plan to pay for their bowling shoe rentals. Remember that people who bowl often in their off-work hours might already have shoes. Again, you can find this out by mentioning it in the invitation.

  1. Rent a Party Room

Planet Bowl has several group party rooms you can use. Simply go to our website and choose the number in attendance. We will schedule the room for you and confirm your date and time during our working hours. Or, you can call us or come into Planet Bowl to secure your spot on our calendar.

  1. Plan Refreshments

Since we have a complete, full-sized kitchen, you can easily bring in food for your party. You can even heat up snacks or meals. You can provide hot or cold beverages to your guests and serve their food in the party room.

  1. Decorate

What is a holiday party without festive decorations? Set the scene however you like, with streamers, centerpieces or by hanging a few decorations on the walls. As long as you avoid damaging anything in the room, you are good to go! Remember to take your decorations with you after the party.

  1. Let the Fun Begin!

Make sure key members of management get to the bowling center on time so you all can greet your guests when they arrive. Aim for a friendly evening without the need to dwell on work responsibilities. Encourage your employees to relax and enjoy their time as they socialize and engage in the fun activity of bowling.

How to Organize an Event Party

There are many important milestones in a person’s life. These become times for people to gather and celebrate, with good food and good company. Now, in order for these celebrations to come to life, someone needs to take charge and take responsibility. This is a difficult and heavy role to take on, which explains why there are many people who would rather not do it. But at the same time, if you develop the skills needed to organize a great event party, this will help to ensure that the people close to you will have truly wonderful celebrations.

Organize an Event Party

Time for Planning

There are many things that need to come together in order to have a good party. This is true whether you are celebrating a birthday, golden anniversary, bridal shower, retirement, graduation and more. One of the most basic and important things to keep in mind is that you need to set aside enough time for planning. Unfortunately, too many people underestimate just how much time is needed to organize an event party. So the planning and execution end up getting rushed, and the party is not as good as it could have been. So try to get the planning started as soon as possible.

People Know what They are Responsible For

Another important thing to do is make sure that people know what they are responsible for. For instance, if you are planning a Thanksgiving party with relatives, you will want to make sure that people know what is expected of them. So make sure this is clear. Which relatives are in charge of the food? Make sure to assign specific types of food to people, so that you can avoid duplication or not having enough of a particular dish. Send these people email, or have an online collaborative space like Trello, so there is a written record of what people are responsible for.

Try to Pair People with what They are Good At

Another tip is to try to pair people with what they are good at. If someone does a mean potato salad, then put him in charge of the potato salad and other fixings. If someone is into arts and crafts, you can have him and similar people in charge of the decorations. Does someone have a good ear for music playlists? Make her the DJ and music person for the event, and so on.

Inject a Story into the Party

Another thing to do to make things more special, is to inject a story into the party. For example, if someone is retiring, then ask people to submit videos of themselves talking about why they appreciate the future retiree so much, or they can share a story about the person. This can be great if there is someone close to the person, who cannot make it to the party for some reason. If you’re celebrating a child’s birthday, you can show a photo slideshow of the kid which highlights the important events and milestones from the last year. These kinds of preparations, with images and video, will help to focus the guests’ attention on the reason behind the celebration. They will also make the future retiree or birthday celebrant feel more special, which is one of the main reasons to have a party in the first place.

Catering a Kid’s Birthday Party

There are people who do catering as a side business, almost as a hobby. Maybe they enjoy cooking and are quite good at it. And then someone asks them to cater a small event, and then they’re hooked. Other people, of course, do catering as a full time business and this can range from a small operation to a much larger business, capable of handling larger events. Whatever the background, whether you’re doing this as a hobby or as a full time business, it’s important to take good care of your customers. And this is particularly important for an event like a kid’s birthday party.

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After all, a child’s birthday party is a very special event. And food plays a major part of the celebration. If the food is yummy, and the kids enjoy themselves, then that will make the party a much smoother and more memorable experience for all. However, if the kids don’t like the food, and especially if the birthday celebrant doesn’t like the food, then that’s going to make the party more disappointing. So there are some important things to keep in mind, for this type of event.

For instance, try to get information from the host regarding the favorite food of the birthday boy or girl. Ideally, they should already give this information to you from the very beginning. But sometimes the parents can get caught up in the preparations, so they forget these important details. Since your job is to make sure that the food works out great, make sure to ask for this key information. Then try to include these favorite foods in your menu.

Also, confirm with the host if you will be in charge of the birthday cake. Make sure that the agreement on this is very clear. Some parents will want you to come up with it. Others will intend to purchase it themselves separately. Find out what the birthday celebrant is into, as well as whether the party has a particular theme. Then work these ideas into the decorations of the cake. This will show your host that you are keeping track of the important details, and that you are making sure to personalize your service. As much as possible, try to get the parents to agree to the design of the cake before you create it. You want to make sure that your vision for how it should look is in harmony with theirs.

Another thing that you should do is prepare your staff for the fact that this is a birthday party for kids. This is particularly important if most of their experience has focused on catering for adults. Having dozens of kids running around and being rowdy at an event is a totally different story, so they should be aware of this and prepare accordingly. You will want to consider whether it is best to use materials and dishes which do not break easily, in case they are dropped. You might want to use tablecloths and other linens which are stain proof as well. The list of adjustments that you will need to make goes on.

Top 10 Tips to Make Your Kid’s Birthday Memorable

A birthday party can be a very important time for a child. It’s an event that’s more or less completely devoted to him or her. People attend the event in order to see your son. Or your daughter knows that the food, decorations and more have been prepared because it’s her special day. This is a big deal because for all the other days of the year, your kid has to compete for attention with the rest of the family members, or other people. But when it’s your kid’s birthday, he or she knows that at least for that one day, your kid will be the focus of attention.

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Since a birthday party is such an important event, it’s important to make it count. When you stop to think about it, you can see that you could technically have the rest of the year to prepare for the event. But you’ll only have one day to execute it. If things go well, then you’ve created something lovely and memorable for your child. But if it isn’t executed properly, then you’ll have to wait for another long year before you can try again. So in line with that, here are ten tips for you to consider, as you try to plan out your kid’s birthday party.

First birthday tip: Delegate what you can.

There will be a lot going on during the hours of the birthday party, and you’re just one person. Even if you want to micromanage the affair, there’s a good chance that you’re not going to be able to supervise everything well. That’s why you should look for things that you can delegate to responsible individuals or groups. So for example, consider whether it would be best to have the party catered. That way, you won’t need to worry about food as much.

Second birthday tip: Be there for your kid.

This goes hand in hand with the first bit of advice. There’s a good chance that your son or daughter will want to be able to have you somewhere nearby, during the party. Also, you’ll want to be able see if your kid is enjoying himself or herself. Don’t spend all your time in the kitchen or your home office.

Third birthday tip: Hire an official photographer if you can.

Or assign a good friend or relative to take pictures. There will be a lot of interesting things happening. You’ll want to make sure that it’s captured for people to appreciate even after the party.

Fourth birthday tip: Find out what kind of food your kid wants.

After all, the day is about him or her. So try to make sure that some of the favorite foods of your kid are on the menu.

Fifth birthday tip: Choose a good theme.

This doesn’t mean that you should go crazy with costumes and decorations. After all, you don’t want to go overboard. But having a consistent and subtle theme, ideally one that is linked to your kid, can help to make the event seem more polished. Check online for ideas for such themes.

Sixth birthday tip: Put the phone down, and encourage others to do the same.

It isn’t enough to be physically present. Make sure that work isn’t capturing all your attention through your phone or tablet. You can also tell your guests that there will be an official photographer, so they don’t feel the need to take pictures with their phones.

Seventh birthday tip: Plan useful party favors for other kids.

You might want to have little loot bags for the other younger ones. This can be a useful and practical thing to do, if you put a few small toys inside. This will give the kids something of their own to play with. So there’s less chance of kids fighting over toys at the party, children squealing or throwing tantrums, or less jealousy over the gifts that your kid gets.

Eighth birthday tip: Choose a good, decorative cake.

Remember that the cake isn’t just for eating. It’s also something decorative to show your child that his or her birthday is special. So make sure that it both tastes and looks the part.

Ninth birthday tip: Invite the right people.

If there is a kid who is a bully or a jerk to other kids, don’t invite him or her. Talk to your child about which friends and relatives he or she would like to invite. At the same time, do invite your own close friends and relatives, as a way of showing them that you want them to share in this part of your life.

Tenth birthday tip: Plan it out well in advance.

You don’t want to be putting out figurative fires, or running around confused on the day of the party. So don’t procrastinate, and don’t leave things until the last second. If you plan it well, you’ll be more relaxed and able to enjoy yourself on the day of the celebration.

2015 Bowling Rates & Prices Toronto: Bowlerama, Playtime Bowl, Planet Bowl, Classic Bowl and the Ballroom

2015 Bowling Rates & Prices Toronto – Compare All Your Top Toronto Bowling Alleys

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Looking to find the best bowling rates Toronto has to offer? Well look no further, we’ve done all the research for you. Find below the best local bowling rates Toronto bowling centres are currently running:

Playtime Bowl 2014 Bowling Rates Toronto: Located at 33 Samor Rd. – Toronto, Ontario, M6A 1J2 close to Yorkdale mall, Playtime Bowl offers cosmic and regular 10-pin bowling and packages for parties and corporate events. Here are Playtime Bowl’s bowling rates:

Shoe Rentals – $3.81

Monday – Friday : 11AM – 5PM
Regular Bowling: $3.99 per game/person
Regular Bowling: $19.99 per/lane/hour

Cosmic Bowling: $4.99 per game/person
Cosmic Bowling: $26.99 per/lane/hour

Monday – Thursday : 5PM – Close
Regular Bowling: $24.99/lane/hour
Cosmic Bowling: $29.99/lane/hour

Friday, and Saturday : 5PM – 9PM
Cosmic Bowling: $29.99/lane/hour

Fridays and Saturdays from 9PM – 3AM
Club Cosmic Bowling: $34.99/lane/hour

Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Cosmic Bowling: $29.99/lane/hour

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Cosmic Bowling: $29.99/lane/hour


Planet Bowl 2014 Bowling Rates Toronto
: Conveniently located in Etobicoke this is the bowling alley to go to if you live in the Mississauga, Toronto, Etobicoke or Brampton area. Priding itself for its kid’s birthday party packages and corporate events, Planet Bowl has full kitchen services and 3 party rooms to accommodate your guests. Featuring bowling leagues and glow in the dark cosmic bowling it’s a fun place to be for the whole family.  Here are the bowling rates for Planet Bowl’s daily deals:

  • Monday: 2 for 1 Mondays: Every game you buy get one free (after 9:00pm)
  • Tuesday: Toonie Tuesday: $2.00 per game – $2.00 shoe rental (after 9:00pm)
  • Wednesday: Quarter/Game Wednesday: $5.00 Cover Charge per person $0.25 per game $2.00 shoe rental (after 8:00pm)
  • Thursday: Casino Night Thursday: $7.77/2 hours of bowling per person (after 9:00pm)
  • Friday: Family Bowl Sunday: $39.99 per lane 2 hours of bowling & shoe rental included (7:00pm – 10:00pm)

If you want to inquire about hosting a bowling party, corporate event or have any general questions feel free to give Planet Bowl a call at 416-695-2695.

Bowlerama Bowling Rates Toronto: Bowlerama is a popular bowling alley with 6 locations in Toronto. Similar to most other bowling centres. Bowlerama also offers corporate and party events and league bowling. They also have a Pro Shop store selling branded merchandise from all the major bowling manufacturers.

Bowlerama does not advertise its bowling rates online. You’ll have to call your nearest location to find out bowling rates and specials.

Bowlerama Newtonbrook:
Yonge St. at Cummer Avenue in North York, one block north of Finch Ave.
Call (416) 222-4657 for information or reservations.

Bowlerama Toronto West:
5429 Dundas Street West, just East of highway #427.
Call (416) 239-3536 for reservations.

Bowlerama Mississauga (Rexdale):
115 Rexdale Blvd.,
Call (416) 743-8388. Check out Cosmic Bowling today.

Bowlerama Stoney Creek:
121 Highway #8 in Stoney Creek.
Call (905) 662-2058 for information or reservations.

Bowlerama Royale:
2086 Dundas St. East in London.
Call (519) 452-0052 for information or reservations.

Bowlerama Barrie:
320 Bayfield Street in Barrie.
Call (705) 739-2269 for information or reservations

Classic Bowl Rates: Classic bowl is yet another bowling alley that offers several events. You can book birthday parties for your kids also. Their rates are given below:

Monday – Thursday:

11am – 12pm: $12.99 + tax

12pm – 6pm: $24.99 + tax

6pm-11pm: $31.99 + tax

Friday:

11am – 12pm: $12.99 + tax

12pm – 6pm: $24.99 + tax

6pm – 1am: $31.99 + tax

Saturday:

11am – 12pm: $12.99 + tax

12pm – 6pm: $24.99 + tax

6pm – 1am: $31.99 + tax

Sunday:

11am – 12pm: $12.99 + tax

12pm – 11pm: $29.99 + tax

Classic Bowl also offers shoes at rent for $3.89 + tax per pair. They offer Cosmic Bowling that starts at 10pm on Fridays and closes at 2pm on Saturdays.

Ballroom Bowl 2014 Rates: Located in downtown Toronto, The Ballroom is an interactive entertainment center that can accommodate up to 900 guests at a time. It offers four bars, great snacks and rooftop patios for the guests. Its opening hours are:

Monday – Friday:

Open – 5pm : $35.00 for up to 8 bowlers

Monday – Wednesday:

5pm – Close: $50 for up to 8 bowlers

Thursday – Friday:

5pm – Close: $65 for up to 8 bowlers

Saturday – Sunday:

Open – 5pm: $35 for up to 8 bowlers

5pm – 2am: $65 for up to 8 bowlers

 

Now that you know all about the best bowling rates Toronto has to offer you can make a more informed choice as to which bowling alley you’d like to go to with friends and family, hold your child’s next birthday party at or organize a corporate event that’s around the corner.

Halloween Haunted House at Planet Bowl‏

Check out these pics from our Halloween Party last October 26, 2014! Featuring Halloween Haunted House!‏

Glow In The Dark Bowling Mississauga

Bowling is widely known to be one of the classic indoor games in the world. But little do people know that bowling can also be an extreme sport. Travelers from different parts of the world love visiting places like Mississauga for its endless surprises from tourist spots to amusement parks. Another reason that this suburb stands out from the rest of Ontario’s cities is that they have added entertainment to a 10-pin bowling game.

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Being newly acquainted with the City of Mississauga’s fun-filled spots does not mean that you can’t enjoy all of the best places there is. In fact, if you are trying to look for an arena that showcases a different kind of glow in the dark bowling Mississauga experience, you need not look elsewhere.

Planet Bowl, the official venue for Mississauga’s bowling competitions, is where both amateur and professional bowlers get to enjoy the funky craze in bowling. If you are wondering why this is the best place to pull a stopover, read these benefits and find out why it easily catches the attention of both locals and tourists.

By visiting the latest buzz in Mississauga, you will be able to get the following benefits:

  • Unique Bowling Experience – The room gets dimmed, alleys get illuminated, DJs turn the music up, and you wear comfortable neon outfits. You don’t have to worry about where to look because even the pins are neon-colored. If it’s your first time to join, you won’t need to think about if you’re going to win or lose the game; what matters is you were able to relax and get pleasure from it.
  • Party All You Want – Who said partying is only for teens? At the bowling venues, not only do kids get to play the sport but also adults. There are a lot of great deals being offered for special events such as birthdays and corporate outings. In addition, they have discounted rates depending on the season, day of the week, and time. To top it off, this is where you can stop ‘til you drop because the neon-inspired bowling site closes at 2 in the morning.
  • Physical Fitness – When a person joins the fun in glow in the dark bowling Mississauga, he or she already performs an anaerobic exercise. With that being said, excess calories get burned and frequently used muscles get stretched and flexed. If you feel that you have been ignoring your health lately, this is a good place where you can get that physically-fit body once again.
  • Psychosocial Well-BeingIn bowling, just like other sports, you are able to learn the spirit of teamwork, discipline, and enhancing your skills as a player. Aside from strengthening camaraderie, you will encounter new faces every time you enter its premises.

Come and visit the incredible and popular glow in the dark bowling Mississauga facility. Apart from its state-of-the-art internal and external structural design, its bowling alley follows the standard requirements when it comes to measurement and materials used. The brilliant minds behind this facility made innovations on how bowling is played and because of them; bowling has never been so much fun!

Win a family dinner and bowling when you share

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Let your friends know about Planet Bowl’s first Halloween Haunted House party and get a chance to win a family dinner and bowling package worth over $80. You can enter daily! Get up to 5 entries per day.

Package includes:

  1. 2x Pases to Bouncing castle
  2. 8x Games of Bowling
  3. 1x Large Pepperoni Pizza
  4. 1x Pop Pitcher
  5. 1x Chicken Wings
  6. Shoe rental for the whole family

Package is worth over $80! Can be redeemed at the alley on Sun Oct 26th 2014 from 12PM to 12 AM.

Mississauga Halloween Party at Planet Bowl

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Planet Bowl is hosting it’s first annual ScreamFest. Full fill Halloween day for the whole family, it will include a haunted house, candy, photobooth, bouncy castle, costume contest, food, and giveaways.

Date: Sunday October 26th 2pm-8pm
Location: Planetbowl 5555 Eglinton Ave West (Age 5 and up)
Cost: $5 for haunted house
Buy your tickets before Friday October 24th and get up to $17 in bonuses.

Haunted House ($5)
Haunted Bouncy Castle ($3)
Haunted Fun Pass ($12)

  1. 1x Haunted House
  2. 1x Haunted Bouncy Castle
  3. 1x game of bowling

Haunted Fun Dinner Package ($17)

  1. 1x Haunted House
  2. 1x Bouncy Castle
  3. 1x Game of bowling
  4. 1x Pizza Slice
  5. 1x pop

Haunted Family Package ($45):

  1. 2x passes – Haunted House
  2. 2x passes – Bouncy Castle
  3. 4x games of bowling
  4. 1x Pitcher of pop
  5. 1x Large Pepperoni Pizza