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Bringing Bowling to the Masses

Over the years, bowling alleys have evolved into full-blown “fun for all” entertainment centers. They are now attracting a new crowd with things like full-dining, pool tables, and cocktail lounges, and using technology like online reservation software to rapidly grow their revenue.

Back in the 1960s during its growth peak, interest in bowling was predominately league play which brought in 70% of revenue according to a study from White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning Group in Kansas City. Over the years, league play has decreased – a decline that is now being counteracted by an increase in recreational play.

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Feature Update: New and Improved Listing and Resource Calendars

We are excited to announce the launch of a fantastic upgrade to our online reservation solution! The possibilities are endless with our new and improved listing and resource calendars…

  • Party Details – Allow customers to choose their party room, supplies, and add ons during the booking process. Their selections are automatically blocked off on your schedule.
  • Online Equipment Booking – Assign equipment and accessories to your listings based on quantity needed for an event so you can control your inventory.
  • Employee Schedules – Incorporate employee schedules into your listings. Allow customers to choose their teacher or coach.

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Birthday Parties for Grown Ups

Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve an awesome birthday party! It just means that you don’t need pony rides, clowns, or cotton candy machines. Or maybe you do. But you probably also want alcohol, good food, and maybe even a pole or two.

Check out PlaceFull’s listings for throwing an epic birthday party that’s strictly for the grown ups.  Continue reading


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Sports Birthday Parties for Kids

Do you have a sports fan in your family? No, not the grown up kind. But a sports fan of the kid variety. You know who we’re talking about. The one who plays basketball, baseball, football, and is already signed up for soccer camp this summer. Yeah, that one. Their birthday is coming up and it’s up to YOU to plan an awesome sports themed birthday party. If you’re in the Seattle-area, you’re in luck….
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Rockin’ Birthday Add-Ons to Kick Your Kid’s Birthday into High Gear

Sure, you can throw your kid’s birthday party and have the same old piñata, same old game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, same old tray of soggy sandwiches. OR you could kick your kid’s party into high-gear, take it to a level beyond the ordinary and make it such an epic party that the classroom is buzzing for weeks and the other Moms are positively green with envy.

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4 Seattle Luxury Birthday Parties

Some birthday celebrations are crying out for that over-the-top touch. Whether you’re celebrating your kid’s first double-digit birthday, an incredible Bar or Bat Mitvah, a luxurious quinceanera, or a super sweet sixteen, PlaceFull has the parties and venues that take your party from “just another birthday” into the stratosphere.

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Party Favors


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5 Easy Party Favors for Lazy Moms

I freely admit that I am a Beta-Mom. I’m the one who brings store-bought cookies to the classroom bake sale, who forgets Halloween and ends up putting her kid in a 400-thread count Egyptian cotton pillowcase with eye-holes  and who reads her kid Strunk and White at bedtime. So sue me.

Booking the birthday party is easy, thanks to PlaceFull, where I can book an awesome party with hardly any effort. But the place where I am the most lamentable is birthday party favors. For my kid’s last birthday, 30 minutes before guests started arriving, I filled paper lunch sacks (some wrinkled from being reused) with Costco granola bars, individual novelty bandaids, high-end 72% cacao dark chocolate squares, and leftover Breast Cancer 3-Day silicone bracelets. And then I forgot to hand out the favor bags as the children departed.

But, having discovered the deep, rainbow colored hole of Pinterest, my dream party favors have taken a turn for the crafty side. I’m going to share some of my favorites with you.

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