While we’ve not been able to host tipi parties over the last year or so due to COVID-19, we are counting down the days until we can celebrate with our favourite people. With that in mind, we’re offering you some top tips for an unforgettable tipi celebration – whether you’re planning a birthday, anniversary, engagement or a ‘just because’ event. We know how to throw a good party!
A party isn’t a party without a dancefloor! Our tipis and marquees have plenty of space to get your guests up on their feet, dancing until dawn. You can make your dancefloor area even more inviting with the help of a statement disco ball, festoon lighting and oversized light-up letters. Strobe effect lighting and a decent sound system will also help to make your event atmospheric – the key to a good party is to get everyone ‘dad dancing’ after all.
If you want to go all out with your tipi party, why not end the night with fireworks? Our tipis are usually set up in expansive open spaces that led themselves perfectly to a jaw-dropping firework show - make sure you’ve got your camera at the ready folks! If you want to take it a few notches down, a fun alternative is to offer your friends and family smoke bombs, they make for amazing photographs and will certainly mark the occasion.
An epic tipi party deserves an epic selection of food and drink, right? We’ve loved working with our clients to get creative on the treat front. Burger vans, taco trucks, DIY gin bars, s’more stations – the options are endless! They add a unique element to your tipi event and can really be tailored to suit your requirements. We have plenty of suppliers on hand to help – check them out on our 'fellow folk' pages.
If you want some light entertainment at your tipi party (particularly if you’ll be inviting lots of younger guests), you’re going to need to make sure you have something to keep everyone smiling. Over the years, we’ve seen clients have giant Jenga, glitter bars, arts & crafts and even alpacas at their parties – all of which have gone down an absolute storm!
We love the thought of creating a mini-festival, with fire pits galore (think of the marshmallows), hay bales, lives bands, ticket-themed invitations, chill-out areas and more. This is the perfect choice if you want something relaxed, informal and fun in the summer sunshine – if the UK weather is kind to us! If the weather chooses not to play ball, our tipis and marquees will keep you warm and dry. We’re here whatever the weather!
We have lots of styling inspiration (head over to the ‘gram right now) and we’re lucky enough to offer you our handmade, sustainable furniture for your tipi party. Our tipis and marquees can be set up in any way you wish, with round tables, wooden trestle tables, low benches and rugs, a children’s area and more – we are fully flexible and it’s completely up to you. We just want you to have the best time celebrating the occasion!
Whether you’re looking to host a small and intimate gathering, or you want to go all out with an extravagant tipi celebration, The Cornish Tent Company are on hand to make it happen. Get in touch to find out more or swing by the blog for even more outdoor inspiration!