"They think it's all over - it is now!"

The time has come for one of the biggest football events in the world and it’s the perfect time to get together with your family and friends. Whether you love or hate football, it’s a great chance to organise a gathering with plenty of food and drinks!

FOOTBALL CRAZY, FOOTBALL MAD!

Throughout the football month, many of us will be getting together to enjoy watching the different games. But there are so many more things you can do around this time to make the most of the big game!

GET CRAFTY: Why not get creative with the kids and help them make a paper garland featuring all the flags from around the world? They’ll love getting stuck in and they can hang it in their room afterwards!

GET YOUR BAKE ON: Want to impress your friends with your baking skills? Try your hand at baking a football themed cake! Your local Costcutter will have all the ingredients you need to create a showstopper! Check out our Victoria Sponge Cake recipe to get you started on the base.

GET TOGETHER: Invite your friends round for a football party – we have loads of recipes that are based on tastes of different countries around the world to really get you in the swing of things. And if you don’t like football, you could always host a light-hearted “anti-football” party!

GOLDEN BALLS IN-STORE COMPETITION:

During the summer months, Costcutter are running a fantastic in-store competition to give you a chance to win £10,000 towards a holiday of your choice! Sounds fab, right? The best part is that it’s so easy to enter and it’s free! All you need to do is follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Visit a Costcutter, Mace, Kwiksave or Supershop store 

STEP 2: Look for the Official Golden Ball

STEP 3: If the Golden Ball is in that store, then get out your camera and snap picture of it!

STEP 4: Upload your picture to the Costcutter Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page and tag @costcutter or @mace

The competition is running from the 4th June until 15th July so what are you waiting for? Go in-store today! The Golden Ball won’t be in every store, so you might need to visit more than one store to find it. Luckily for you, we have a few clues to share with you to help you on your way!

No matter how you choose to spend your time this football season, make sure you visit Costcutter and stock up for the celebrations!