Garden Festival Ideas for Hosting at Home
July 19, 2021

owNever mind party in the park, we’re all set to party on the patio this summer! 

A wave of festival fever is going to sweep around the country  now lockdown's over and we all get ready to party. If you’re not quite ready for a full-scale public gathering at one of the outdoor events scheduled for this year, why not create your own festival at home? Read on for our top garden festival ideas.

Astonishing Sounds

A festival without music is a non-event, so get the party started with the MIXX xBoost Max 100 Wireless Tailgate Party Speaker! Lightweight and portable, you can add to the atmosphere with colourful, flashing disco lights to accompany your music. Take over the microphone and use the echo function during your karaoke performances. Connect wirelessly via Bluetooth and listen continuously for up to 3.5 hours, or listen to your playlist from a USB stick or micro SD card using one of the multiple audio ports housed within the speaker. Suitcase-style handle and wheels make it easily portable.

Silent Disco

No self-respecting festival is complete without a silent disco where you can zone out in your own world and dance your socks off without annoying any local residents. We’ve got a range of cool headphones to choose from but we love these JBL Live 400 Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones in white. Equipped with massive 40mm drivers, the headphones feature enhanced bass so every track on every playlist pops. You can easily access the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with a tap on the ear cup and play your favourite playlist, while Ambient Aware function and TalkThru technology enables you to have a conversation without removing the headphones.

Good Cheers!

One of the more important garden festival ideas involves food and drink – not necessarily in that order! We have a fabulous selection of barware to suit any kind of outdoor occasion, from a sophisticated patio soiree to a jubilant party on the grass.

Stay hydrated at the push of a button with the SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker. The Genesis transforms tap water into sparkling water in seconds, eliminating the need for single-use plastic bottles whilst enabling you to create delicious soft drinks or cocktails as well as ice-cold sparkling water in seconds.  A range of mixer drinks are also available, including Cola, Tonic and Classic Orange Syrup. 

Perfect your Masters in Mixology with this 3 Piece Cocktail Set in hot pink – simply add booze and shake it like you’re Tom Cruise! If you're keen to make your festival at home as upmarket as possible, refine the tone with champagne on ice in this stainless steel Mother of Pearl Champagne Bucket. For serving up some Pimm’s this Floral Decorated Pitcher strikes just the right summery note.

By this point you’ll be needing something to soak up the drinks and what better grub for an outdoor gathering than a sizzling barbecue. We’ve got a huge variety of barbecues to suit any budget, from the deluxe Tower Multi Fuel Wagon BBQ with Side Burner to the simple Landmann Grill Chef Kettle  43cm Charcoal BBQ and Bar-Be-Quick Disposable Barbecue. You can also stock up on accessories like extra-long matches and firelighters, skewers, corn on the cob holders, outdoor cooking bowls and chicken holders. If pizza is your late-night craving, the Flamemaster kettle BBC with Pizza Oven Extension is just the ticket.

Don't forget the picnicware for partying in your personal park without having to worry about breaking your best crockery.

Set the Scene

Now for how to make your garden look like a festival. Set the scene for a magical occasion with some unusual garden décor which will enable you to extend an invite to garden fairies and gnomes. They will feel even more at home surrounded by these fun little peacock stakes, which are also a great way of getting children involved in the garden. Place them among flowerbeds or by borders and they’ll create a cute and quirky effect as they hover above the flowers. Our garden ornaments will last for many seasons thanks to the vivid durable inks they’re painted with.

No festival garden is complete without a few metres of bunting to help create a fun party atmosphere and you can complement with LED lights for after-dark entertaining.

Whatever the Weather

Come rain or shine, the show must go on, but whatever the weather the chances are you'll need a bit of overhead cover if you're partying outside day or night. We offer a wide range of garden parasols in different colours, which will keep you dry in a downpour or stop you getting sunstroke in a heatwave.


Now we’ve come to the end of our garden festival ideas blog, it’s time to make the party happen! We hope you have a blast!