Teepees are the must-have accessory for summer 2021 parties and events

As most of us put away our passports and buckle up for a summer in Blighty, we’re turning to tepees for shelter, safety and a sense of occasion.

From mini tepees put up indoors or children’s slumber parties to bigger bell
tents for Covid-safe garden gatherings, these impermanent structures seem to be the ‘go to’ summer experience.

‘We launched in October 2020 and were told by many people that we were taking
a big risk,’ says Jenni Parks, co-founder of Buckinghamshire-based Teepee Partees, who has organised more than 60 Covid-compliant parties in six months.

‘We’ve been blown away by the response.

‘The consistent feedback from our clients is that they want to organise special experiences in a safe environment.

‘Many have vulnerable relatives who have been shielding and safety
is a top priority.’

A big appeal is how Instagrammable tents and tepees are, with their bespoke decorative services and add-ons, including snacks, balloons and fairy lights.

Even celebrities want to pitch a tent or five – actress Daisy May Cooper recently held a Frozen-themed tepee party for her daughter.

Meanwhile, for many families the ‘tent’ aspect is simply the closest they can get to a holiday.

Three of the best tepee companies

Teepee Partees

https://www.instagram.com/p/COKnpXaFsav/

Teepee Partees is run by a best-friend duo with excellent party-planning credentials whose ability to beautifully design children’s tepees with magical themes has garnered them celebrity clients including Daisy May Cooper.

See their website for details

Cozy Dreams

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqfBjBrV88/

Cozy Dreams offers a range of tepee and bell tent experiences for revellers of all ages but its outdoor cinema package, complete with bubble tent, has got to be a standout.

See their website for details

Treasure Teepees

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPgihG-sfjH/

Treasure Teepees offers sleepover parties for little ones with personalised themes.

The London-based company prides itself on flexibility, helping customers find the right package for their budget.

See their website for details

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