I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au
I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Published February 3rd 2015
Kids will have a ball at this party
A Ginger Sport Soccer Party is educational, active and most importantly, fun
It's always hard to come up for activities for a birthday party, but fortunately Ginger Sport have a fantastic solution. Their Soccer Parties are a great way to keep the kids entertained for anywhere from an hour to two hours while the parents sit back and have a coffee. Kids are getting fit and having fun all at the same time.
I had a party for my son's 9th birthday, and the coaches were fabulous. The kids played a number of games which incorporated some basic soccer skills, before putting it all together in a fun match. The coaches ensured that the birthday boy kicked the winning goal and all of the children received a gold medal and a certificate for their efforts. The birthday child also received their own soccer ball. I was impressed by how quickly the coach learnt the kids names and ensured that they were all engaged. My five year old girl was even kept involved, and had a great time. We were particularly lucky to have coach Marcos leading the way. His combination of cool soccer tricks and his engaging personality ensured the party was a hit with girls and boys alike. (I think that his Brazilian accent was a hit with the Mums as well!)
The parties are suitable from 2 year olds up to 10 year olds, with activities being adjusted to suit the age of the child. Coaches kept a careful eye on what was happening and scheduled drink breaks and changed activities as the need arose.
A one hour party costs $165 for 1 - 15 children (1 coach), $235 for 16 - 30 children (2 coaches) and larger groups of up to 50 are $305 (3 coaches). Check their Website for pricing options for longer parties. All equipment, including soccer balls and goal posts are provided - no set up necessary from you. Just provide the children and plenty of water! You can even have a themed party, book a musician for further entertainment, or the Ginger mascot. Invitations ready for you to print are sent by email, or you can order a pack of glossy invites for that finishing touch. Balloons are also available at an extra cost.
Ginger Sport provide a healthy party alternative which takes away all of the entertainment guess work for parents. They also run soccer training throughout the school term. Check their Website for further information on the before and after school program and their locations throughout South East Queensland.