Over the bank holiday weekend, we took advantage of a few hours sunshine in our garden by hosting a Mini Festival for the kids, which was so much fun! In this post I will show you how we did it, So, you can recreate this awesome family fun in your backyard, whilst you’re looking for Activities for kids this year.
Generally over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in Leeds, we have the Leeds & Reading Festival hosted nearby to where we live. I invited my sister to our house to take part in our mini festival which was going to be filled with fun, music and games for the kids to play.
I actually got this Idea from reading about festivals essential on the Tesco website. Luckily, I could get all I required for the party from various sources but the majority was from Tesco both in store and online, I tend to use Tesco products because that’s were I often do a weekly shop.
To give our mini festival experience a lively fun feel, we invited some of my family to join in our fun packed day with us. Here is my guide to creating your own mini festival at home.
I spent the morning decorating the garden with lights and setting up our own little Tepee for the kids ready for our little guests to arrive.
You can recreate your own Mini Garden Festival Fun using some of the below ideas.
- PlayKraft Orange/Grey Chevron Teepee. No Festival would be any fun without a tent! The one featured in the photos is a Teepee priced at £92. My youngest nephew loves it! The other kids sat and ate their lunch inside and seemed to be smiling throughout.
- LED Solar Powered Hanging Chinese Lantern. This adds a little effect and ambiance to your mini garden party. especially, when the sun goes in and night-time falls. It’s not actually that expensive at £5.99.
- I also managed to get a hold of some quite cool looking Summer Fashion accessories including Festival Flower Bands, aviator style sunglass for the Boys and placed the kids in relaxed festival style clothing!
- We made plenty of snacks and provided the kids with fun drinks that they really loved!
- We set up a Music speaker in the Garden and allowed the kids to choose their favourite songs.
- We played Games like Hide and Seek, created a scavenger hunt where the kids won sweets and played ball games.
- The colouring pens were out and the kids created fun festival images.
- Food was made on the barbeque and everyone thoroughly enjoyed eating burgers and chicken. Luckily, I didn’t charge them festival prices!
My niece and nephew arrived and got straight into the dress up items, trying them all on ready to step through our double doors which lead to our back garden or should I say the festival grounds!
With a food and drink station set up as a help yourself buffet. The kids spent the next couple of hours playing, enjoying the sunshine and stocking up on food to eat inside the Teepee whilst chilling out.
It was coincidental that we had our Festival in the garden on the same weekend that thousands of people were heading to the Leeds and Reading festival, just up the road from my house. For this year I think the garden will suffice, maybe a few years yet before the kids are rocking it out at the Leeds festival. We even had Metallica on our play list, who cares that the Leeds Festival had the real thing this year! Well, maybe I do a little.
We had big plans for when the sun went down, with glow sticks, solar lights and torches.We were ready to dance the night away under the stars before cozying up together in our pj’s to make s’mores on the fire pit whilst telling stories by torchlight. Unfortunately for us, the great british weather was not so great and the rain clouds put in more than just an appearance, so our festival had to continue indoors.
See what the Frugal Family got up to when they held a Festival in their garden.
There is still time for you to hold your very own mini festival in your garden. I would love to hear all about what you got up to in the comments section below.