7-year-old gets dream birthday party in Sheffield Ikea after writing to her ‘favourite shop’
Surely we’ve all fancied a party in Ikea? Well, one 7 year old girl got to live the dream when Ikea Sheffield granted her a one-off birthday party in the store after she wrote a (very cute) letter to them.
Fascinated by the store, according to her mother, young flat-pack furnishings enthusiast Jessica was determined to spend her 7th birthday there. So when she discovered Ikea didn’t offer children’s parties, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Jessica penned this letter to the company bosses: “Dear Ikea, your shop is my favourite shop in the whole wide world! I will be turning 7 on the 17th March. Please can my party be on my birthday. If you do birthday parties please may I have one there in your Sheffield shop. Lots of love, Jessie [surname redacted]”
A few weeks later Ikea customer services got back in touch to say they wanted to make an exception for Jessica and give her the party she wanted.
The lucky girl and five friends got to spend the big day with the children’s play area all to themselves, classic meatball meals on the house, plus balloons and flags of course.
Ikea hasn’t commented, but we can imagine they’ll be getting a deluge of similar requests soon…
Jessica’s mother Charlotte shared her story on website The Motherload.