5 garden festival ideas for summer


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Get your Glastonbury fix this year with a festival in your garden. Our top 5 home festival ideas will help you set the scene, from lighting and decorations to summer snacks. Not feeling inspired by your current outdoor space? Take a look at some of our available homes below.

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1. Light up the garden

Lighting is essential for any garden festival, not only for when evening comes but also for creating that laidback party feel. Hang up a string of outdoor lights, or reuse glass jars and pots by filling them with fairy lights. Combining different styles creates a charming atmosphere, perfect for your festival at home.

2. Add some ‘chill out’ spots

Another great home festival idea is to create some ‘chill out’ spots. Shabby chic tipis, tents, and fairy lights all add to that festival in the garden feeling. Guests will love stealing away to these shady areas – and if the weather takes a turn for the worst, they’ll offer some much-needed shelter. Find your next home to create your own indoor and outdoor sanctuary here.

3. Create festival-worthy entertainment

Of course, no garden festival would be complete without music. Connect a laptop to your speakers and replay all the greatest festival sets online, or curate your own festival playlist. If you’re rushing to get things organised, Spotify has already done the work for you. Simply press play to create that ultimate festival atmosphere.

4. Plan a home festival feast

We all know how to throw a classic British BBQ. But to make this a garden festival to remember, create an exciting menu that guests will love. From a buffet of around-the-world street food to an outdoor bar of classic cocktails, there are plenty of exciting recipes and ideas to make yours the best (and tastiest) at-home festival.

5. Create life-long memories

Here’s an idea to make your festival in the garden last even longer. Leave out a camera, find some fun props, and put together your own photo booth. This is a great way to entertain your guests and give them a keepsake they can look back on afterwards.

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