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Garden party ideas & inspiration with tents & tipis

Hosting a garden party? Here's our top tips for creating a beautiful, unique and relaxed environment for you and your guests.

Garden Tents

A garden tent or structure will not only provide a focal point for your party, but also shelter from the elements, come rain or shine!

Why not choose a theme for your party - always a winner with party guests and you can have lots of fun with this too.

1.Festival style garden party

Glasto vibes ~ Tipis are the perfect choice for a festival style party or event and create a truly

bohemian vibe. Team up with brightly coloured festival flags, bunting, hay bales, outdoor fire bowl and glamping for guests (if space allows) to host your own mini festival party.

Tipi garden party tents

At Tribeca Tipis (our sister business) you can hire all these elements to make your festival party complete. Just check out the hire page here for festival party hire and props.

Festival style garden party with tipi and bell tent glamping
Festival style parties

Tipi garden party at night

2. Moroccan themed garden parties

Add a touch of the exotic with a Moroccan theme, which lends itself to laid back afternoons and summer evening soirées. Lounge on Moroccan floor pillows, pouffes and our collection of vintage rugs for cocktails and canapés under the stars.

Moroccan lantern and grazing platters

Food platters and meze style snacks work well with a Moroccan themed party.

From bell tents to giant tipis, we can create a beautiful Moroccan oasis in your garden with lanterns, festoon lights and chill out tents.

Bell tent with Moroccan pouffes and rugs

Giant tipi chill out lounge area

Where space maybe an issue, we can set up our 5 metre bell tent with a Moroccan summer vibe. Allow 7 metres including guy ropes.

Moroccan style chill out bell tent
Chill out bell tent

3. English country garden party

A classic garden party theme. Using lush green botanicals for texture and interest, plus colourful florals to bring the outside into your tent or tipi.

Tipi garden party

Tipi garden party with summer tablesettings

Guests can shade from the sun under giant tipis, or the mini nimbus tipi below, which is perfect for a chill out or alfresco dining area for 6-12 party guests.

Using fruit and vegetables to decorate your table settings can add to the country garden look.

Garden party table setting with colourful candles and flowers

Tipi garden party
Nimbus tipi

4. Garden illumination

Festoon lights are a great way to light up gardens and give a warm magical glow once the sun goes down.

Feston lights at outdoor garden party with tables and chairs

Hanging rattan lampshades also look great outdoors and we have a large selection of rattan lampshades to choose from.

Tipi lounge area at garden party

Garden party table and chairs and hanging lanterns
Outdoor dining areas

Rattan lampshades in tipi
Rattan lampshades
Festoon lights at garden party
Festoon lighting

5. Bars and cocktails

Keep the drinks flowing throughout the day and night with signature cocktails and mocktails to entertain your guests.

Outdoor bars also add a rustic feel to any event or party.

Have a selection of bar nibbles available for your guests, such as this olive bar station below, for a Mediterranean summer vibe.

Olive bar in tipi

Outdoor bar at garden party

6. Outdoor decor & styling

Add decor to your garden party to create visual impact, from hanging paper lanterns to homemade boho macrame bunting.

Create outdoor seating areas for guests, like this rustic garden party with recycled palettes.

Outdoor garden party seating areas
Garden party seating - rustic style

Naked tipis can provide the ultimate wow factor and focal point for an outdoor party or event. At night, the fairy lights illuminate the poles to create a magical outdoor atmosphere.

Decorative bunting is always a popular choice - hang this from trees, patio areas or from the tipis and tents.

Garden party with bunting
Party bunting

7. Party food

From savoury grazing platters to buffet style catering and canapés, party food keeps guests happy throughout thr day and evening.

Grazing platters don't just taste delicious, they look incredible too., adding colour and texture to your table settings and buffet tables.

Grazing table inside tipi

Whatever the space, we can help create a beautiful space for you, so to find out more or to organise a site visit, just give us a call on 01273 517687 or email

Garden party tipi with alfresco lounge area


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