A little girl was determined to celebrate turning seven by having her birthday party in Ikea.

Girl's Ikea party

Girl's Ikea party

Jessica Proctor, who lives in Sheffield, loves the furniture store but her mum, Charlotte, has no idea where the fascination came from but it didn't stop the little girl penning a note to Ikea asking if she could celebrate her birthday there.

Charlotte told The Motherload: ''I think it's the little rooms. She just loves going and playing in them.

''Every time we go around it's a bit of a battle to get her out.

''She was adamant she wanted her party at Ikea. She wasn't taking no for an answer.

''So I told her if she really wanted it she was going to have to write to them.''

After receiving a letter back, the store said although it wasn't something they normally do they wanted to make something possible for Jessica.

They were invited to the branch in their city and had exclusive use of the children's play area before tucking into of the store's famous meatball meals.

Charlotte said: ''They were so good. It was really special, it was just lovely. ''The kids had a fantastic time. And seriously, the ball pool is amazing.''