THROWING A FESTIVAL LOCKDOWN PARTY

Saturday


Our Bournemouth 7s Themed Party

Last weekend, I was supposed to be at Bournemouth 7s Festival. Like all other festivals, this had been cancelled due to coronavirus. Instead of moping around and being sad that I couldn't attend, I decided to throw a festival party in my garden with just my parents. They love it when I force my party ideas upon them!

Girl in festival outfit

The day was filled with games, food and music, without queuing an hour for the toilet or paying £5 per pint. We were deciding for ages what sort of food to have, and in the end we decided to do homemade pizzas that we all decorated ourselves. We had prosciutto, mozzarella, and pepperoni on them - deeelish!

Homemade Pizza

In preparation for the faux festival, I made some dodgy wristbands out of card. You can actually get custom festival wristbands printed too on various websites. I will definitely be trying this for another party!

We decorated the garden with bunting and decorated our bar with signs saying "Beer and Prosecco Bar". I also made signs to go on the bar that pointed to the VIP area, sports area and toilets. 

Hollie, our gorgeous pet Shih Tzu, worked very hard being a sniffer dog. By that, I mean we hid her treats on one of us and she had to sniff out who had the treat. I think she loved the attention but probably wouldn't hire her as an actual sniffer dog unless there was food involved

One thing I always try to do is make sure I have something to look forward to, but this can get hard with all the restrictions that we have going on at the moment. Planning things to do at home is one way I'm getting round that and how I am trying to stay positive. Read how else I am keeping busy whilst there are still coronavirus restrictions.

Other ideas on planning a festival party in your garden

All festivals need some headliners so it could be lots of fun to do karaoke. Or even more fun to laugh at your family members or friends doing karaoke. It could also be fun to do cocktail making, although I've never had a cocktail at a festival before, just VK's or something that I could actually afford. This could be a fun idea if you want to be a VIP.

Something we found it hard to think of was festival themed games. I'm sure there are some you can do that are to do with finding friends or searching people but we really struggled with this at our festival party. We ended up playing beer pong and a game where you blindfold each other and make the blindfolded person guess what they're tasting - we promised not to make it too gross.

I'd love to know your lockdown party ideas or anything else you have planned whilst at home. It would be good to get some inspo!

Festival Party Pin
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55 comments

  1. This sounds like such a fun way to experience a festival at home! Making pizza and cocktails are good ideas!

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    1. It was really fun! Lockdown is definitely bringing creative ideas to people!

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  2. This is such a good idea. I love that you got your dog involved too. It sounds like you had a great time.

    www.thekellydianereport.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, she definitely loved the attention!

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  3. This feels really cool! My sister and I read and enact stories and sometimes have an indoor picnic. We'll try spending our day like this too. Thank you for the idea!

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  4. This looks so fun and like you say there are so many benefits to throwing a party in your own garden! It's been the best place to be during this pandemic :)

    MB | http://www.megbeth.travel.blog

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  5. sounds like so much fun!! will deffo have to try this out on my family🌟

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  6. What a great idea! The pizza looks so tasty too xx

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  7. Oooh! I love that you had a festival themed party at home! So much cheaper and you can still have some cool vibes going on. I love that you even made some signs! I need to try this out someday. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. There are definitely perks of staying at home!

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  8. This is such a lovely and cute idea! That pizza slice looks AMAZING too I'm hungry now haha x

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  9. This is such a great idea! Definitely a way to beat lockdown boredom, and that pizza looks delicious!

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  10. That's an excellent idea! The pizza is always a must in a party. I wish I had a garden :)

    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

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  11. I wish I had a garden, I would just do a mini picnic around the house. The pizza looks great, now I’m hungry

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  12. What a very sweet thing to do, Lauren. I'm sure your parents appreciated it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  13. This sounds so fun! Love that you made your own wristbands haha how cool x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Thank you! Boredom really forces me to be creative haha x

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  14. This is SUCH a wonderful idea, I love it! xo
    Sian
    www.siankathrine.co.uk

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  15. This sounds like a fun way to make the most of the current situation. It sucks that so many plans have been cancelled, but we can definitely have fun at home! We're looking at throwing a pool party for just my husband and I when our pool is officially open (getting close, we pulled the cover off today and started getting all the chemicals sorted out). The biggest part of planning for me right now is creating the perfect party playlist!

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    1. Pool party sounds like so much fun!! To get over a lot of things being cancelled I really believe the best way is to plan things at home to look forward to if you can :)

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  16. I have seen so many people doing this and it looks like a lot of fun. I might have to do an at home glastonbury. Thanks for the idea!

    Claire x
    www.ourfavouritejar.com

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  17. This is such a fab idea! Its so rubbish that there isn't going to be any festivals this year but this looks like such a good way to make up for it!x

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    1. Thank you! It wasn’t the same but was still good fun :) x

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  18. I love that you did this. You made fun memories with your parents instead of focusing on the let down of not being able to do your original plans.

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    1. Yesss that is what I have been trying to do or else I will just feel sad and focus on what I can’t do instead of what I can do.

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  19. This is such a good idea for lockdown! We are planning some form of zoom party where we do a cocktail making class (via a YouTube video) and then some form of races theme. It's such a shame you couldn't go to the actually festival, but you made up for it!

    thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. That sounds so fun hope you have a great time!

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  20. I love this idea. I've seen a few people do this now and it always looks like so much fun to plan and it's a much better at home that sitting at home moaning about what you should have been doing x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. So true! I definitely do moan about what I’m not doing if I don’t make cool plans at home x

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  21. This is a great idea! That pizza looks delicious and it's so cute you got your dog involved too. This must have been a lovely day for you. :) x

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  22. such a great idea! loved this blog post, looks like you had a great time :)
    Moll x
    https://mollslifestyle.com

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  23. This looks like a great way to celebrate something during these tough times!

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  24. This sounds so awesome! Sounds like you had a blast! That pizza looked really good too! I didn't even think to do anything neat like this!

    Do you and your folks have the same music tastes?

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    1. There are some songs we agree on so we usually just play those haha

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  25. Interesting post, liked it:)

    Deepti (https://perspectiveofdeepti.blogspot.com/)

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  26. What a fantastic idea. it seems like it would be a great laugh! Wish I'd thought of this. We did have a lovely BBQ with family when it was sunny. Unfortunately it's all thunder and lightening now.

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    1. It was great fun! You should totally have a go when the weather gets nicer :)

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  27. Wow what an amazing idea! Looks and sounds like you had so much fun. Thanks for sharing the tips :P x

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  28. This is indeed a brilliant idea
    Thank you for writing 😇

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