So it was Glastonbury this weekend just gone. I used to be blessed enough to play there, which had several bonuses, not least free tickets, and access to slightly less grim loos. (Although, for reference, the backstage loos at V were the best I ever saw, all gold taps and pot pourri, they were nicer than my lav at home…) These days I am not currently in a band, and budgets cannot stretch to Glasto, so will be watching on the old tellybox.
As luck would have it, Money Supermarket asked if I wanted to take part in their Big Night In competition, where they would give me £50 to spend as best I can on a creative and fun night in, so I am recreating a little of that Glastonbury feel, but in the lounge….some of these ideas would also work for a festival themed party.
To start with, we are creating a Glastonbury vibe by attempting our own tee pee village. It started off as a simple idea, but has become competitive, with me and my nearly 17 year old battling it out to make the best Fake Glasto building from bamboo and whatever else we could lay our hands on!
She built a stage backdrop, complete with banner and fairy lights….
Whereas I went for a disco glow stick lit tee-pee….
In the interests of the peace and love vibe, we settled on a draw!
Clothes wise it has to be wellies. I bought this gorgeous umbrella festooned pair from Blacks, down to £15 in the sale, and Betsy already had some funky pink ones. Although she is now claiming the umbrella ones are hers…
And of course, another vital festival accessory is mud. I don’t have a mud pool in the lounge, so we had mud facepacks instead, oddly they had the same floral scent as the air freshener from my infant school, both overpowering, and memory inducing!!
Festivals are renowned for having a array of international foods to try. We opted to have nachos, and Indian treats, but noodles, or chips, or tempura veg would also be great festie style options! To get the ‘bought from a counter on a caravan’ feel, we served our dinner in bio-degradable take away boxes.
When it comes to a sweet treat festival style, me and my kids always opt for crepes with chocolate spread. You can easily create a take out style presentation by folding a paper plate…
To drink- cider of course!! It is a classic festival tipple, and Glastonbury is in Zummerzet- the heart of cider country.
We have plugged the TV into the stereo so we have great audio, and are ready to rock the lounge…
Love Miss Cisco XXX
Here is a breakdown of how I spent my £50:-
Bamboo Poles – £5.00
Welly Boots – £15
Mud packs- £2
Glow Sticks – £2
Plastic Pint Mugs – £1
Plastic Cutlery- £1
Cider – £10
Take Away Food containers – £1.50
Ingredients for nachos – £5
Indian Food Treats – £5
Ready made crepes – £2
Chocolate spread – £2
Grand Total- £51.50