Photographing children’s birthday celebrations is a secret way for me to re-live my youth as I tend to have as much fun as the children do!
I wasn’t aware that The Pavilions in the Park in Horsham has such an amazing Gymnastics facilities until I was invited to Photograph Alec’s 6th Birthday party at that very venue. The HGC (Horsham Gymnastics Centre) hire out the facilities along with two amazing and energetic party hosts to ensure the kids are thoroughly entertained with games and challenges including Jumping competitions and Hide-and-Seek and letting them climb freely on the apparatus.
Being a gymnasium the floor (to my surprise.. not being a gymnast) was sprung so each step I took felt like I was walking on the moon… It was fantastic!
The birthday celebrations continued up on the mezzanine for a good selection of Party food followed by a Minion birthday cake and a chorus of Happy Birthday. Unfortunately the Gymnastics centre do not allow you to light the candles on the cake (I think its due to having sensitive smoke detectors) so it was great that the Birthday boy pretended to blow out his candles so we could photoshop some in!