We have finally gotten ourselves a small, portable festival tent so in this post, I am going to show you How to go glamping in style for the festival season. Read on to see images of our cosy glamping set up and why this year we are opting for camping equipment that is compact and portable.
I love a good family camping holiday where we lug everything to the car, load the boot, seats and roof box and barely have room to slide into the driver’s seat, however, this year we are rocking as many festivals as we can and needed something small and portable to whip up and take down again. Camping areas at festivals very rarely allow cars to tents so bear this in mind if preparing for your first festival this year. The tent we are using is a two-man deluxe and comes with a handy built-in porch. The sleeping pod will host a double airbed which means extra snuggled cosiness with your favourite dance partner.
So how do you make a tent look good, stand out from the crowd and appealing enough to sleep in after a day on your feet and having your eardrums bashed? Festivals are fun… I promise. My first tip is to fill your festival wagon with as many comfy cushions and blankets as it will hold. Layers are far better for throwing off in the hot summer months and a blanket can be either kicked off easily or used as an extra mattress support. Cushions can, of course, be doubled up as pillows and look good in the craziest colours you can find.
Always keep the zip to your inner sleeping pod closed to prevent bugs from flying in. There really is only space for two so unwanted visitors should not be influenced in by the comfort and sparkly lights of your festival tent. The inner porch is good for storing a slim festival chair, boots or water. I added Led string lights to the outside of my tent just for a little bit of glamour. My Daughter likes a small light at night also so fairy lights for us are a win. LED charge from daylight and save batteries. They are also great for festival camping where you are unlikely to have power. For the benefits of the photographs, I have not pinned down my guy ropes but clearly, you should do this at all times.
My next piece of equipment that I cannot live without is a table to place my flowers on. I literally do not care where I am camping, the first thing I usually do is find a flower of foliage to fill a small glass jar which will be displayed on my camping table. That’s just me.
The Eurohike family picnic table is a huge winner for me this year because it is certainly compact and portable. The two benches and two further stools fold down and can be stored inside the table. The table is a really generous size, sturdy and robust.
I won’t be taking my table to our next festival this year but I will certainly be taking one of my stools and a bench. This table is such a brilliant buy and has been rated by my friends and neighbours already. Everyone that has seen it so far has purchased one. I honestly do not think I have ever been so excited over a piece of camping equipment
So now that you have a table to play with, how will you style it? A plastic picnic set with a tablecloth draped over the top would look adorable. Or even a warm throw hanging from the seating area. I want to keep my belongings compact when festival camping so I would add a touch of light in a wicker basket. You should never leave candles unattended and you could even use a citronella scent to deter mossies.
A few delicate stems will finish off your display nicely and add a floral scent to the festival surroundings. I have filmed a sweet video on how the set up looked in my garden before we ventured out into the open with our tent.
Which bit of camping equipment can you not live without?
*Many thanks to Black and Millets for providing MyModelMummy blog with items in exchange for a styling session*