Looking for a little brainstorming help around our rehearsal dinner. We'll be having it at a local restaurant that also has bowling, so we will be going for a fairly casual vibe (buffet of pizza, salads, chicken fingers, etc. with pitchers of beer / soft drinks). We'll have a function room (with a nice waterside view) reserved for a couple hours, and then 4-5 lanes of bowling for folks who want to stick around and bowl.
Things I'm still trying to figure out:
-What to wear. I like dressing up, so was hoping to wear a dress, but not sure if that might seem weird for pizza & bowling. Maybe something a little longer length / retro vibe? Will it seem weird if I wear a dress?
-Any fun ways we can decorate in line with the theme, but without making things too cheesy (trying to avoid the "7 year old's bowling birthday party vibe"). I'm thinking of doing some centerpieces in the function room, but not sure what would make sense? I'm wondering if real flowers may seem too fancy, but I also don't want anything too birthday party-ish. (And I know centerpieces aren't needed, but I like crafty projects and see this as something fun).
-Dessert - we can bring our own dessert to the event, but not sure if there's something that would go well with the overall vibe/feel of the event? I don't really want to do cake, since we'll be having that the next day.
Any suggestions appreciated!
PS. Yes, I know I may break a nail bowling the day before my wedding. If that happens, I'll manage.