Does the thought of a traditional Christmas make you crackers? Tired of turkey and tinsel? Well with just a few days before Christmas we have come up with some great ideas for celebrating this year’s festivities in a totally new and different way.
As Christmas falls in the middle of summer here, in fact it’s just a few days after the Summer Solstice, most of us would much rather be outdoors than sitting round a table wondering if Aunty Jane is going to behave this year; will Uncle Al fall asleep in plate of food again or will Granny tuck into the sherry and start interfering in the kitchen? This year we say stuff the stuffing, pass on peeling pounds of potatoes and do something different.
Why not contact us to set up a stretch tent in your garden and with a little bit of imagination, a lot of festive cheer and your Tentickle Christmas elves you can throw a wonderful party that your guests will remember for years to come.
Our stretch tents are the perfect way to create shade, but still allow you to enjoy the great outdoors. They come in a range of sizes, so whether you are expecting to feed five or the five hundred we’ve got you covered. And better still they come in a range of colours, including Christmas red.
Here are five ways to celebrate Christmas that don’t involve you having your head in a hot oven, but rather enjoying the holiday outside with family and friends, having fun.
Christmas Cocktail Party
With your stretch tent set up in the garden, why not have a Christmas Cocktail Party? But, not just any cocktail party, a Christmas themed cocktail workshop. What better way to keep family feuds at bay than to keep everyone busy, but busy having fun. You can create your own special flavours, master the art of mixology and have fun all at the same time.
Santa’s Beach Grotto
Who says Santa has to stumble through the snow to get to his sleigh. We live where the sun shines and the waves crash on the shores. Where the beaches bulge over the silly season and where boots are replaced by bikinis. Embrace the summer and set up Santa’s Beach Grotto. Instead of his thick red suit put Santa in a Hawaiian shirt, the elves in boardies and instead of snow have sand. Turn off the oven and grab the braai. It’s summer time! So enjoy it.
Tree Decorating Party
This year has been a busy year for everyone, and sometimes you just don’t get round to the business of decorating your tree. So, instead of having to get up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning, or staying up late one night or worse still not doing it at all, why not make it the theme of the party. It’s a great way to get EVERYONE involved. The kids can do the bottom branches while the adults tend to the top. And with a Tentickle stretch tent you can have a tree the size of the one outside the Rockefeller Centre if you want.
If you are looking for something a bit more traditional this year, why not throw a Winter Wonderland Party under the shade of one of our tents. Bring in a snow machine and recreate the North Pole. Silver decorations, stunning lighting and of course Saint Nicholas will all add to the over all effect.
Outdoor Christmas Movie Screening
If you are looking for something a bit more chilled this year, why not create a cinema under one of our tents. All you need is a projector, popcorn and comfy seating. There are so many Christmas movies that you won’t be short on entertainment. Whether you opt for the classics likes It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Carol or the more modern movies like Home Alone, Elf and Scrooge you are guaranteed to get into the spirit.
However you celebrate, let us make your Christmas wishes come true. Contact us now to find out more about our stretch tents.