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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

How To Throw Your Own Mini Festival


Festival season is well and truly underway (and coming to a close soon!), but not all of us can afford to splash out on tickets to the ones we want. Throwing your own mini festival is a great idea for a birthday party or celebration. Here are a few tips on creating your own little festival!

1. Decide Where It Is

If you have enough garden space, it's a good idea to throw your mini festival in your own back garden. This way you won't have to pay anything and there's no curfew on music. If you don't have enough room, however, look up local relaxed campsites or fields where it would be ok to camp for a couple of days.


2. Hire A Bell Tent 

Get all of your guests to bring their own tents to sleep in, however it's a good idea to hire a bell tent for your little event too. They're big, spacious and can be decorated beautifully. They're perfect for when it gets a little bit chiller outside and lots of people can chill out in them at the same time - just stuff them with pillows, drapes and anything else comfy! You could even set up a little table in the corner that is equipped with glitter and face paint so people can stop off in there to get into the festival spirit.


3. Set Up Some Music 

For your mini festival you're going to want some good speakers and a few different genres of music. You could have one half of your garden dedicated to one genre, and the other half dedicated to another. Just make sure you have some good speakers and a never-ending playlist!


4. Lights, Lights, Lights 

A selection of lights will make a big difference to your mini festival. Fairy lights and lanterns are perfect for decorating your garden. Put tea lights into clear glass jars and dangle them from trees, or light up little paths with lanterns that you can stick in the ground. As it grows darker, the lights will really stand out so make sure you have plenty of them dotted around.


5. Make Your Own Wristbands 

Have fun designing your own wristbands for your mini festival with welovewristbands.com! There's lots of different ones to choose from - woven, silicone, vinyl - and the design options are endless. Opt for bright and colourful ones and make sure every guest is wearing one. They will also make lovely keepsakes to remember your festival by.


Have you ever thrown your own festival?

26 comments:

  1. How fun is this! That's actually an amazing idea, having a festival that's to your own style and taste - perfect! x

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  2. I've never been into festivals. I just don't fancy the idea of it. Plus i'm too high maintenance for one lol x

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  3. This is such a nice idea, I've always fancied throwing my own festival so will have to keep this in mind if I ever do x

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  4. I love this idea. If I can't go to the festival, it can come to me.

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  5. This could be the chance to go to a festival (I have never been to one) x

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  6. Fab ideas - I love the idea of making your own wristband - it's the details that count right! We're off to a festival this weekend (and there will be wristbands - lol)

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  7. If I won the lottery then I would love to put on my own festival. Bell tents look so pretty x

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  8. I would love to put my own festival and Bell Tents are gorgeous as well aren't they? I like the idea of making your own wristbands as well x

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  9. Oh that would be so much fun. I like your ideas! We'd definitely have to go all out with the lights.

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  10. This is such a fun post! As someone who suffers with panic attacks, I dont think I'd manage a proper festival so a mini one would be perfect for me xxx

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  11. Fab ideas, There should be a bloggers festival in London one year. xx

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  12. This is quite a fun idea and I love the lights idea, creating a beautiful atmosphere x

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  13. We wanted to do this for our wedding, but we went a different route instead.

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  14. I so wish I had a back garden to throw my own festival! My daughters aunt owns over 5k of land at the back of her house in Brighton and they regularly have get togethers with tents and music which remind me of mini festivals there xx

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  15. I love this idea. My old back garden would be great for a mini festival.

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  16. What a fun idea! I think my daughters would love to do this with their friends - I will be suggesting it!

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  17. Bell tents are much more festival fun then the ordinary tent! gotta make an event of it right ;)

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  18. Oh my god, I LOVE this idea so much!

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  19. love this idea, it sounds like so much fun!!

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  20. What a greay post... never really thought of doing this!

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  21. I'd love this, such a great idea for a mini back garden party! I'd love to arrange something like this for next summer!

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  22. Wow this sounds like a supper great Idea and would be so much fun for me and my friends!

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  23. This sounds like great fun although I'd have to invite the neighbours or they wouldn't be impressed.

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  24. I think i might price this up for a birthday festival party next year. Great idea

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