Q: How much space do you need?
A: The corner of an average sized living room is fine. The bulk of space need is for the children.
Q: What if there is swearing or inappropriate language in a song they want to sing?
A: The lyrics of all chosen songs are always vetted and anything inappropriate is changed wherever possible. Any unsuitable subject-matter is flagged up ahead of time so you can make a decision as to whether you (and the other mums) are happy for the children to sing it.
Q: How do I listen to the music from the USB bracelet?
A: The bracelets plug in to any standard USB socket on any laptop or desktop computer and most modern TVs. The device shows up as a removable disc called “POP PARTY” and the music tracks appear as MP3 files which can be clicked on to play. On a TV, use the menu to navigate to the USB settings to find the tracks.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: The basic price for the Recording Party is £250, (plus travel if applicable) and covers the birthday girl and 12 guests. Additional guests are charged at £15 per-head. Any additional charges are worked out on the day depending on how many actually turn up, so you never pay for no-shows. To secure a date a deposit of £125 is required at the time of booking, the balance is then due 3 days before the party.
Q: How many children can I have at my party?
A: As many as you want but ideally no more than 15. For parties with more than 13 children there is an extra charge of £15 for every additional child. Between 8-12 is best.
Q: What age do the children need to be?
A: In our experience a Pop Party is most suitable for and 8th Birthday and up. Singing and reading lyrics requires concentration and levels vary so much at younger ages.
Q: Do you provide Invitations?
A: Yes. Personalised ones, sent as PDF which can be printed out as many times as needed.
Q: How many songs can they choose?
Q: Can the children choose what songs they record?
A: Absolutely, they’re not limited to choosing from a list. We can help with ideas if you’re not sure. All lyrics are vetted for suitability and any issues are flagged up beforehand.
Q: Do the children have so sing on their own?
A: No, not if they don’t want to. They can all sing together, in small groups or solo, its up to them, as long as they have fun.
Q: How do they learn the songs before the party?
A: Each party has its very own Online Practice Page where you can listen to the backing tracks (which have no singing on them) and view/download lyrics sheets.
Q: How long does the party last?
A: Generally 2 hours, plus about 20 mins setting up time.
Q: What’s on the USB bracelet the children take home?
A: Everything we recorded, plus “Happy Birthday” of course! If you’ve opted for the photo-shoot all the photos from the shoot will be on there too.