FAQs

What is a Ginger Party?

Well, we’re certainly not just for people who sport ginger locks! A Ginger Party is the original and the best music video party… ever! We get our name from our home at Ginger Music Company, a professional, state of the art music and video production studio in the heart of the North East of England. Why are we called Ginger Music Company? The big boss is very proud to be ginger!


What is a Music Video Party?

A two hour experience to create a music video of course! You will learn a dance with a professional choreographer, record in the studio with professional studio engineer and perform for the camera to create a music video. Videos are professionally edited from footage shot throughout the party!


What’s the difference between your parties and other recording studio experiences?

There’s a big difference! Many recording studios up and down the country offer recording parties and these parties most commonly involve recording several songs that are mixed to CD for everyone to take away with them. We take things to the next level here. We have a team of choreographers as well as studio engineers to host our parties, which means we can take the group through the entire process necessary to create a music video. At Ginger Parties, groups are given 45 minutes dance instruction plus studio and performance time. We film and photograph the entire experience to then create your music video! And you won’t find that experience anywhere else!


Do you run Group On deals like other studios?

No, we know we’re already great value for money. These deals may look like a bargain, however, Group On often forces businesses to undersell their products and as a result these businesses are forced to up-sell at the end of the experience. The bill for this, of course, is picked up by you, the customer. This can be irritating or embarrassing because you’re receiving a watered down version of a product for your money and your guests are then expected to chip in for the extras you didn’t pay for.

We present you our packages and allow you to choose what you do and don’t want from our extras. No hassle, no pressure, no obligation, just the way we like it. We’re just a great experience, for a great price. No Group On necessary.


Will I receive a DVD?

No, we only use top quality USB memory sticks here, we even post them out to you! All included in your package.


When will we get to see the Music Video?

We’re very busy partying on the weekends and edit videos through the week. Each video takes around 3 hours to put together after the party, so we ask that you allow us between 7-10 working days to get your USB to you in the post. We’re usually speedier than this, but this is a good guide.


How do I get my music video featured on your Facebook page and Youtube channel?

All we need is permission! If the group are under 16 you must ask each parent for verbal permission, and then you can forward this onto us. Unfortunately, even if just one parent says no we cannot upload the video. Please be aware if you do give us permission, we may use your video or photos for promotional purposes.


I’m having trouble with your online booking system, what do I do?

Our booking system is very new, so we’re still ironing out some issues, so please, if you’re having a problem, let us know on hello@gingerparties.co.uk. You can speak to Christine on 07787558520, she lovse to chat! And then we can take payment over the phone to secure your slot. The party office is open between 10-6 every day, but is open earlier and later some days.


Can we bring our own food and drink?

Sorry, no – though we provide food (we have great packages, just ask!).


What time should I arrive for the party?

Please arrive as close to your party slot as you can. We do have a coffee lounge adjoining the studio for our guests to relax in whilst the party is taking place, however there isn’t enough space to house parents and children from 2 parties at one time. So please be mindful that we have no pre-party waiting area. 


Should I bring a birthday cake?

We like to film everyone singing happy birthday for the music video, so please make sure you bring one along. We can also provide the cake if you wish.


What should I wear?

Whatever you feel best in! Remember we’ll be filming you, so dress to impress. Wear fabulous but comfortable footwear as we’ll have you working hard so there’s not a lot of opportunity to sit down. We don’t recommend high heeled shoes for this reason!


How do I book?

We require a £80 deposit to secure your slot. You can do this through our online booking system or you can pay over the phone. The balance is payable on the day by cash or card.


Do you provide invitations?

Yes we do! Once we’ve received your deposit, you’ll receive your invitations in the post, along with our extras menu and copy of your receipt. As standard you’ll receive 10 invitations, be sure to let us know if you need more.


The package I’m interested in is for up to 10 people, can I bring more?

Yes of course! Extra people are charged at £10 per head across all packages except for our Star For A Day package which is an extra £14.5o per head.


How do I book the limobus?

Just get in touch! We’ll check availability and do the rest. The limobus provides return travel to and from a location of your choice, within a 10mile radius of NE38. Extra fuel charge will be added outside of this area. Peak charge is applicable on slots after 4 on a Friday and a Saturday night.
 

Cancellation and refunds

We take a deposit on booking of £80. That’s all we need until the day of the party! We won’t be able to refund this portion of the transaction but if you pay more then, providing we have 48 hours notice we’ll refund the difference up to the full cost of the party (should you have decided to pay in full). We’d be very happy to rearrange your party if things change and you need to move to another date, up until 48 hours before.

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