Festival season is well underway – hurray! Missed out on the chance to grab a ticket to your fave festival? Commitments mean you can’t get away for the whole weekend? Then have no fear, our ultimate at home festival guide is here…

Stylish Staging

For festival decor, hire out tee-pee tents and decorate with bunting, ribbons, throws, mirrors and colourful cushions. For seating, encourage guests to bring camping chairs or picnic blankets along with them. For more of a whimsical vibe, scatter around hay bales for everyone to perch on.

And yes, we mean staging in the literal sense too! Set-up a stage area and hire local artists to perform (budget permitting). Alternatively, get talented friends involved, or plug in the karaoke machine and take centre stage!

festival tent

Let’s Eat

Hire a street food truck to serve your festival goers delicious bites to keep them going. Many people are surprised to know that food trucks can be hired for as little as just £400. For something sweet, create a candy floss station to evoke memories of festivals and fairgrounds. You could hire a machine or buy it pre-bagged. Either way, your guests will thank you!

Festival Fashion

The more OTT the better! We’re talking facial gemstones, bright makeup and braided hair. Plus, outfits embellished with sparkles, beading, and of course, clashing prints.

Let Me Entertain You

A festival isn’t a festival without music now is it? But, if you don’t fancy releasing your inner Beyoncé on the aforementioned karaoke machine, making a playlist couldn’t be easier. Try to add popular music that everyone will enjoy since no two music tastes are the same. Or even better, ask for requests pre-event! Fancy turning it up a notch? Incorporate a DJ booth into your garden. You can either hire a DJ set or place big speakers outside for a proper festival atmosphere that’s sure to get everyone dancing. Consider additional entertainment too, such as magicians, fortune tellers and face painters to truly wow your guests.

festival entertainment

Bottoms Up!

Yes, you’re the host, but you also want to be able to enjoy the festival without running around after everyone. Invest in large drinks dispensers and fill them with big batches of party cocktails such as mojitos, sangria, and Pimm’s.

festival drinks

It’s All In The Details

If you’re feeling extra creative, mock- up festival tickets, entry wristbands and even lanyards with VIP passes to send out to your guests prior to arrival. Templates can easily be found online. No ticket, no entry!