Here at The Cornish Tent Company, we’re loving every minute of festival season – you’ll have seen us making the most of Boardmasters, Rock Oyster Festival and more. It’s got us thinking about those festival fans who missed out on tickets or fancy hosting their own! If you’ve got an occasion coming up, such as a birthday or personal celebration, why not plan an epic event with a festival vibe. It’s the perfect way to have a good time with your favourite people after over a year of COVID-19. We certainly know how to throw a shindig here at the CTC, so keep scrolling for a few ideas on how to recreate Glasto in your garden…

The Location

Wherever in the world you may be hosting your mini festival (garden, field, farm – you name it, the options are endless), you need a setting that also has coverage for the unpredictable weather and chillier nights. Cue our collection of tipis and tents! They come in a range of shapes and sizes so you’re guaranteed to find a tipi to suit your event – give us a call or slide straight into our DMs to find out more.

The Lighting

So now you’ve got your tipi covered, you need to think about how to create a party atmosphere. We love the idea of draping festoon lighting or fairy lights from trees, fences and around the beams of your tipi. You could even create a dance-floor area with a disco ball and strobe effect lighting – a sure-fire way to get everyone up and dancing.

The Drinks

We know loads of folk have can bring the boozey element to your mini festival – check out our fellow suppliers right here. You can make your own ‘DIY’ cocktail or gin bar, serve your favourite beverages out of a snazzy truck, or of course, ask everyone to BYOB. Make sure you’re stocked up on ice buckets to keep drinks cold and refreshing for a true festival touch. For those foodies who are feeling peckish, why not hire a burger food truck, create a ‘make your own’ tacos station or roast marshmallows around the firepit? The choice is yours!

The Music

For it to be a real festival, you’re going to need some music. Take the time to source local, upcoming bands and musicians, Listen to their tunes and choose a band that falls into a category and you and your friends / family will enjoy all night. You could even select a few and choose a headliner act – proper festival vibes!

The Dress Code

We love a good festival outfit here at the CTC and we think there should definitely be a dress code at your event. It will break the ice and add to the atmosphere. You could even create a glitter bar so that you can paint vibrant designs and neon face paint on your guests!

The Details

It’s often the smaller details that help an event come together. Think campfires, hay bales, toasted marshmallows, ticket-themed invitations and stylish chill out zones. Keep it fun, informal and unforgettable!