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The Big Game – Family Super Bowl Party

Come join us at Wow Alley in Coconut Creek for a family-friendly Super Bowl party. The Big Game event is on Sunday, February 4 at 6 p.m.

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Say Yes! To an End of Year Party

There are many reasons to host a year-end party for your employees and their families. Companies who care for their employees and show it tend to have dedicated workers who stay around for a while. Here are 5 ways that throwing one of these events will help retain employees and attract more business.

A Company Who Cares

Whether you’re the CEO of a company or head of human resources, by planning a year-end party where you include employees and their families, you position yourself as a company who cares. Often times people overlook the importance of staff and employees and their dedication to their families. A year-end party can help to remind them of their importance to the company as well as recognize the true meaning of why they put in 40 hours per week. This type of event helps to show your appreciation.

Build Company Morale

When your company seems to be lacking morale, hosting a corporate year-end party can really boost the attitudes of those who work with and for you. The difference will lie when returning to work post party as people will reminisce about the good times they had. By inviting your coworkers along with their families you can eliminate excuses for no babysitting. Above all, you connect with your staff on a more intimate level.

Announcements and Promotions

Perhaps you have a new product line or major company announcement to make, this type of party can help launch and motivate those involved. Don’t forget to include plenty of photography to capture the event. Why not give away some type of promotional item to help enhance your employee’s excitement? These types of parties are more informal and are meant to induce fun.

Build Relationships

In many cases when working long hours or perhaps a stressful environment, people have a tendency to be disconnected. By introducing a more laid-back setting, you allow a more open line of communication needed for your company’s growth.

In closing, it doesn’t matter if you’re the event planner or the secretary. By rolling out the red carpet for those who work with you side-by-side you create an enjoyable atmosphere and introduce a welcome attitude that will be valuable to the rest of your team.

Call to plan your next event at The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

For more information about The Wow Factory and The Wow Alley fun, visit our website at
http://wowfactoryfun.com/

Connect with us on social media at
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and https://twitter.com/wowfactoryfun

Click the links below to download our app to plan and enhance your visit to The Wow Factory & The Wow Alley!

4 Holiday Traditions We Love

During the magical times of the season, everyone tries to focus on holiday maintenance perhaps a little too much. We find the holidays are traditional and can bring families closer together despite everything you may be hearing. Here are some of our favorite family traditions you can share with your children.

Cookie Bake Off

With the cookie bake-off, you’ll need to create a variety of cookie dough ahead of time to make time for prepping. Make it easy and start a week before the bake-off, freeze the dough. Trust us; your life will be saner. Our relatives make the night special and bake their best pastries, then everyone gets a box that includes the variety. Not only is this fun, but it’s also great to work with relatives who don’t get a chance to see each other that often.

Decorating the Tree

We think it’s safe to say that decorating the tree can be one of the highlights of the whole year. Regardless of who you are, if you decorate a tree, you’ll probably agree there’s something so special about that time when dad’s pick up their little boy or girl to place the topper on the tree.  Who doesn’t love watching the kids put all the candy canes on the same branch? We can’t forget tinsel in the dog’s business either. (We hope you have a smile on your face right now) Decorating the tree is always a joyous event no matter what age you are.

Wrap Session

The wrap session is best when done with friends it can get tricky. Since the holidays like Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza are about connecting with people, why not host a wrap session and invite friends and neighbors to help you wrap gifts while catching up? Put on some holiday tunes or a movie and dive right in.  One way to organize this type of gathering is to have everyone bring their kids gifts and wrap the presents one person at a time. This method can work well if you keep it organized since it saves time with the extra helping hands.

Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the shelf is one of the greatest ideas ever!? I’m sure everyone has their own personal opinion on this one.  These little figurines are quite mischievous, and we’ve had the pleasure of finding that little elf in places like the bathtub, laundry room and swinging from the ceiling fan.

Whether you’re hanging out with a family before or after the season, make sure you carry your family traditions as a way of bringing each other together to build long-lasting memories.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

Click the links below to download our app to plan and enhance your visit to The Wow Factory & The Wow Alley!

Why Kids Love Bowling!

One of the most memorable things a parent can experience is their child with his/her first strike. The excitement continues with a wild jump up and down the bowling lane allowing the rest of the alley to see that joy. This holiday season, you can help relieve the boredom by bringing your kids on a new adventure. But, before you head down or reserve your lane, you need to know the five reasons why all kids love bowling.

Bowling and Arcades go Hand in Hand

From the beginning of time, children have always enjoyed spending leisure time at the arcade. From the sounds of skeet ball landing into the hole to the chance of knocking down a bunch of pins, kids have always enjoyed that game with the funny ball. Bring your kids down during the winter break for an indoor activity excellent for youth rain or shine.

Children are like by words like GutterBall

Children amuse easily by funny words. If you’re a parent, you’ve more than likely heard your boys and girls recite a phrase that makes them giggle. Well, words such as GutterBall and Spare come across as pure comedy to young kidlets everywhere. Just think of all the fun you’ll be having while enjoying their laughter.

Friendly Competitive Spirit

We are competitive by nature. At a young age, our little leaguers are learning the sense of feeling accomplished. Bowling is a sport that allows children to have a safe way to develop their skills along with strengthening muscles and things like hand to eye coordination.

Bowling is a Sport!

Bowling is an active sport that burns calories, helps with food digestion and keeps you in shape. Today’s kids are facing things like obesity and childhood diabetes. Kids love to be active and a part of a team. It’s yet another good reason for them to enjoy the sport of bowling.

They share their victory with their peers

Kids love to share their victories with their friends. Bowling allows parents to have the option to sign up for a league or come occasionally. No contracts, commitments or restrictions are involved, and it’s affordable. Furthermore, the kids love bowling when they can bring their classmates or family members to join in on the festivities.

There’s plenty of reasons to love bowling and kids are at the forefront of understanding those topics. Bring them by for the winter break, and you might fall in love with the sport too.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

Click the links below to download our app to plan and enhance your visit to The Wow Factory & The Wow Alley!

Cookie Decorating With Kids

Cookies can be considered to be the ultimate snack for kids. It is virtually impossible to find a child that does not like cookies. This is why cookie decorating is one of the activities that almost any child will be enthusiastic about participating in, if you promise them that they get to enjoy the cookies after the decorating process.

As with most activities that you get to do with your children, cookie decoration can be an important bonding session between you and your children at home. You also get the opportunity to introduce them to the kitchen gradually through activities that they enjoy. After an enjoyable cookie decoration session, your children might be more open to the idea of being helpful in other ways in the kitchen.

You can also use cookie decorating as an opportunity to engage your children creatively and artistically, as they try different colors and designs in the cookies that they are decorating. As with any activity involving children, there are some guidelines that you need to follow to ensure that both you and your children, have fun during the cookie decorating process. Some must-do items include:

  1. Make sure that you prepare everything before the decorating session

If you are working with really young children, then it is recommended that you have everything prepared and set before the children come into the kitchen. Make sure that the cookies have been baked (and given time to cool), all the icing has already been prepared and placed in bottles/tubes with nozzles, sprinkles are placed in bowls, any other items you need have been prepped.

This is because you need your full attention to supervise your kids in the kitchen. You can’t be distracted by finding supplies when your children are unsupervised in the kitchen. Similarly, kids get easily distracted and they can lose their enthusiasm for cookie decoration if they can’t find vital supplies.

  1. Teach your children about kitchen hygiene and safety

Use this opportunity to teach your kids about kitchen safety and hygiene. Ensure that they wash their hands with soap and water. Teach them how to work safely in the kitchen. Ensure that they clean up after themselves. Give them a brief lesson in the “do’s” and “don’ts” while you are in the kitchen.

  1. Use paper/plastic utensils

Children are clumsy, that is known. To ensure that your decorating session does not turn into a costly affair, keep your good china far from reach. Use paper/plastic plates and other child-friendly utensils that will not break when they are dropped on the floor. When it comes to involving children in the kitchen, it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ something will be dropped.

  1. Have fun

Remember, this is not a chore for your children. This is a fun activity that you and your children are supposed to bond over. Create a fun atmosphere by giving your children the space to express themselves ‘artistically’ when decorating the cookies. Get different colors of icing and sprinkles. You can also allow your children’s friends to participate in the activity.

Overall, the cookie decorating session can be the first step towards making your children more enthusiastic about being helpful around the kitchen.

Call to plan your next event at The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

For more information about The Wow Factory and The Wow Alley fun, visit our website at
http://wowfactoryfun.com/

Connect with us on social media at
https://www.facebook.com/WowFactoryFun
and https://twitter.com/wowfactoryfun

Click the links below to download our app to plan and enhance your visit to The Wow Factory & The Wow Alley!

Sneak in Some Shopping

While we know the Thanksgiving, is the start the season, our kids think it’s just another day. We also know kids get excited about this time of year for many reasons. They get a break from school. They get to enjoy spending time with another family member such as cousins and grandparents. But, do you know what your kids want YOU to do this during this holiday? We’re about to tell you!

Many of us will be prepping for the holidays early. We either plan to have family visit or travel for the holiday break. If you’re parents, there’s a good chance you will need some time away from the kids to get in some shopping. Parents know that they can get things done much quicker and easier when the kids are not around.

This holiday season, try not to spend too much time preparing for the celebration without help. Get the little ones involved, if you can. Teach them about cooking, manners and family traditions. Start a new custom or tradition. It’s never too late! Whatever the case may be, spending time making the event special doesn’t have to be hard and should be enjoyable. Regardless, kids love to see their parents happy, and this is the perfect time of year to show them how much you appreciate them as well.

Now that you have involved the kids a bit, call on someone to take the kids out to blow off some steam while you go shopping.  The Wow Factory is a great place for kids to be active and explore. They can climb, play laser tag, crawl, jump and run through the Ballocity, play video games, and bowl!  Your kids will have a blast and you will get some very valuable time to get holiday things done.

Don’t want to worry about dinner?  We can provide that too.  Our café has a full menu of food as well as snacks and desserts.  We’ve got you covered, so go out and maybe enjoy a meal out for yourself.

If you have any holiday party needs or birthday party plans to attend to we can accommodate those as well.  Book one of our party rooms and a party package and we will take the load off for you!  Let us help make your holiday stress free.

Call to plan your next event at The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

For more information about The Wow Factory and The Wow Alley fun, visit our website at
http://wowfactoryfun.com/

Connect with us on social media at
https://www.facebook.com/WowFactoryFun
and https://twitter.com/wowfactoryfun

Click the links below to download our app to plan and enhance your visit to The Wow Factory & The Wow Alley!

Holiday Break Bliss!

Gather up the kidlets and get over to the Wow Factory Holiday Break fun! Think about the many reasons why you need to spend some time here in the Coconut Creek area that doesn’t leave you full of stress. Instead, you’ll have holiday bliss to brighten your day and keep those kids occupied. Here are some reasons why you need to pack the car with all your kids and their friends and head on over the Wow Factory for some celebrating!

First, think about the time. The time you’ll spend watching the children jump, play, exercise and be entertained. Think about the moments where you can relax with a glass of wine or a friend and have a pleasant conversation while the kids run amuck! Think about the time you’ll be saving while Johnny is bored and in need of something to do.

Next, think about the mess in the kitchen at home and how there won’t be one if you and the fam eat at our fabulous café. We will take your order, serve you with a smile and won’t make you do dishes!

After you’ve thought about time and meals, think about the simplicity of it all. If you’re the type of person who likes to keep things uncomplicated, then coming to hang out at an inside gym is excellent. You can come to our facility located in South Florida, check in and let loose! It’s just that simple. No need for you to plan for months to find something fresh the kids will love. No need for running errands or stressing out over what you’ll do during the break time. Making an outing to the Wow Factory during the holiday break is a no-brainer!

In addition to families looking for something fun to do during the break, caretakers, teachers and event planners are welcome too! You know there’s no better solution than spending a day doing laser tag or having the kids practice their mountain climbing skills. No matter the preference, the Wow Factory has something for every age group.

Besides the fact Wow Factory caters to all ages, this is also an excellent place for you to plan large parties. With the holiday being here, chances are you’re looking for the ideal venue to host a party elsewhere.

So, plan ahead for the holiday break. You can give some gift cards for the holiday and come spend some time with us!

Call to plan your next event at The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

For more information about The Wow Factory and The Wow Alley fun, visit our website at
http://wowfactoryfun.com/

Connect with us on social media at
https://www.facebook.com/WowFactoryFun
and https://twitter.com/wowfactoryfun

Click the links below to download our app to plan and enhance your visit to The Wow Factory & The Wow Alley!

5 Wow Alley Rumors

  1. The Wow Alley is fun!
  2. The Wow Alley is for Families of All Ages
  3. The Wow Alley Won’t Make You Leave Hungry
  4. The Wow Alley is Handicap Accessible
  5. There’s No Place Like the Wow Alley for Events

We wanted to clear a few things up for everyone in Coconut Creek. There seems to be a lot of rumors passing around that the Wow Alley is fun. While we do agree, and you should too, take a few facts to clear things up a bit. First, the Wow Alley provides a safe environment with lots of entertainment such as laser lighting, music and a café full of gourmet style food. Not sure who might be spreading this rumor around be we guess it’s EVERYONE!

Next, the other gossip that we’re hearing is that the Wow Alley is for families of all ages. While this fact might be very welcoming, we do want to say so is our staff. Children and adults alike frequent the bowling alley looking for fun and excitement. While this information is adequate, it’s mostly hearsay by our favorite visitors.

If you leave hungry after being at the Wow Alley, then something is wrong! The babble should never stop talking when it comes to bragging about our hand-stretched pizza and craft beer. We don’t want people to get a false impression; they might fall in love with our toasted ravioli or sinking their teeth into one of our delicious burgers. Who would want that?

While the food and fun are two of the most critical chitchat, another comment is that the Wow Alley is handicap accessible. While our facilities are ADA compliant, many people feel their children and the guests around them are yakking about how everyone is catered to at the bowling alley.

Lastly, we do hear a lot of buzzes the Wow Alley is excellent for hosting events such as birthday and corporate parties. In fact, the Wow Alley has many of the community members creating annual events because the facility suits the needs of their members and costs. Event planners like to hold a lot of idle talk about how much our staff is friendly and helpful.

While these may all be rumors, they’re 100% true, and we don’t mind if you spread the word around!

Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun

NOT Your Grandpa’s Idea of Bowling

When you think of bowling if you picture people with big blousy shirts, beat-up-two-toned, leather shoes and throwing giant glittery balls down the lanes. Vintage bowling for your grandparents probably meant being in a league and coming home smelling like stale cigarettes and beer. If you picture these ideas when it comes to the game of bowling, then you’ll be happy to know the Wow Alley is NOT your Grandfather’s idea at all.

The local Bowlarama was blessed if it had a juke-box at all back in the day. Music was mostly heard if you happened to meet someone at the lounge area located inside of the facility. Today the Wow Alley has a state-of-the-art sound system that keeps you well entertained throughout your visit. Not only did we consider the importance of music, but we also took it to a whole new level by adding giant video screens to enhance the experience.

Some of you may remember visiting your parents when they went to the bowling alley or perhaps you took lessons yourself? Either way, kids at the lane tend to get bored mainly because of the low lighting. Since we love kids, we want them to get the ‘WOW’ factor, and they will work with both laser and black lights found throughout the alley.

Besides the great music and cool lighting, the Wow Alley also provides a full menu of delicious foods and snacks. Although your grandparents most likely enjoyed a hot dog, burger or some greasy French fries, our café offers nutritious and healthy selections too. We might guess your grandma would have appreciated an order of the toasted ravioli or a hand stretched pizza. Nonetheless, the food is all a part of the adventure.

Now you have three excellent reasons that the bowling alley of today isn’t the same as your grandpa’s idea of one from years gone. While ole’ grandad is kicking back reminiscing, you can show him how much more the venues have advanced.

Bowling is still the same old game it always was before. However, the advancements these entertaining spots have made supersedes what happened back in the 40’s and 50’s. So next time your family plans on getting together, go a day or night of it at the Wow Alley and see how much fun the game and atmosphere still has today.

For more information on Wow Alley schedules, contact us directly.

Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
and https://twitter.com/WowAlleyFun