Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Ellie's 13th birthday Pop Story party

Ellie has a pop story party for her birthday this year where she and 10 of her friends recorded a song of her choice in a proper recording studio! 
 

We arrived at the huge unit type warehouse which is in the middle of an industrial estate in Milton Keynes and were greeted by a lovely friendly member of staff who showed us to the waiting area as there were other parties going on and we were a little early so we decided to do the cake first so we could get straight into the studio when it was out turn.
 
 
Typically there can be up to 2 parties on at one time with the idea that one party is recording in the studio whilst the other is in the games room. The place is plenty big enough so this was totally fine. The waiting room has drinks and vending machines with plenty of options and not bad prices either! 
 
After we had finished the cake they took us through to the recording studio and the girls were split into 2 groups and Ellie got a chance to sing with both groups. Each groups did 3 practise runs of the song Ellie has chosen which was Flashlight by Jessie J and then did a final recording. They all started off fairly quiet but were belting it out by the final time! Afterwards the other girls went into the games area and Ellie did the song solo as she was the birthday girl. This was optional obviously but as Ellie loves singing she loved the idea.




The girls singing were in a separate room to those of us watching, it was exactly like you expect a proper recording studio to be like.

After Ellie's solo the girls chose their props for the photo shoot whilst the final song recording was edited and finalised. This was so much fun and even though it cost extra all the pictures were included on a CD and the props they could take home with them and a copy of the song CD each in a party bag (also extra cost)
 


The games room had an amazing superhero design with graffiti and drawings all over the walls, very cool!
 

 
 
 
 
 

Ellie loved it and all the girls raved about it all the way home!

We've now booked one for Keira's birthday in December.

You can find out more from the website www.popstory.co.uk

26 comments:

  1. I've heard about these parties, they sound so much fun! Something to bear in mind for future years :)

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  2. This looks fab - we had my daughter's 13th Birthday party this weekend too but we decided to have ours at home with a beach party theme x x

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  3. What a fab birthday party. I would have loved this when I was 13! Lucky girls

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  4. Wow what a fab day! I would love this for me lol x

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  5. What fun! I can remember our primary school class recording a single once - very exciting.

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  6. This is by far the best birthday party I've seen for teenage girl! I would love to have one like this too although I'm a bit too old for this now :)

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  7. Oh that sounds brilliant! I would have adored this when I was younger (umm, I mean my kids would love it ;) )

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  8. We did something similar for Abbey's 13th birthday and the girls adored - can't say my ears did though ;0)

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  9. I never knew these places existed, and it sound like so much fun! It's the perfect way for your teenager to celebrate her birthday x

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  10. Brilliant!! I have heard so much about these parties. Looks fabulous!!

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  11. This looks amazing! I want a party like this for myself never mind the children.

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  12. This sounds like a great idea and a lot of fun, what a great way to spend your birthday x

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  13. What a great idea for a birthday party or a hen night. Brilliant. Loads of fun.

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  14. I've always wanted to spend some time in a recording studio but I think my voice would break it all!

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  15. Coolest party ever for a teenager! What a fun thing to do and it is very local to me. I love to have a good song song. Wander if I am too old to have my hen party there?!

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  16. I would've loved to have a party like this when I was a teenager!

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  17. Oh wow what an amazing sounding time it sounds like - fantastic party idea. x

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  18. What a great idea for a party, my daughter would love this. It looks like they had an amazing time x

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  19. how cool is this!something she can keep forever too - even if it does make her cringe in a few years!

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  20. OMG! My daughter would love this I will have to see if they have any local to me. It looks like she had a fab time great idea for a birthday party

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  21. That sounds like an amazing birthday treat! Lucky girl.

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  22. This looks like so much fun - I bet the party was the talk of the playground the next day!

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  23. What an awesome idea for a birthday party. I wish my girls were old enough to do this.

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  24. What a great experience for a youg girl and her friends. I hope she had a fab day. Mich x

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  25. What a brilliant idea for a birthday party, must have been so much fun. I'd love to do something like this if I could sing. One for POD when she's a bit bigger possibly though!

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  26. Sounds like so much fun for a birthday party! Love the photos at the end, class!xx

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