Our friend Justin celebrated his 4th birthday party on a cold, windy morning in Sydney recently. That didn't deter the kids, who got into the spirit of the Football/Soccer theme with gusto.
Clever Mum Bron enlisted a football expert friend from Football Development Australia to set up lots of self-play ball activities for the kids at a local park. The parents warmed up with cups of tea and coffee before heading indoors to the park hall for candle-blowing and goodies.
Bron made a cake in the shape and colours of Justin's favourite football team (Liverpool) with soccer ball candles. There were football player gingerbread men on sticks, football cookies, popcorn, fruit skewers, football patty cakes, and warming hotdogs of course.
All the kids were given whistles to practice referee skills. Liverpool team coloured bunting and balloons completed the decorations. So many great ideas. And the kids had a ball. Happy 4th Birthday Justin!
Images: Steph Bond Hutkin