A magical Disney 21st Birthday Party in the hilly countryside of Surrey

“All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” - Walt Disney.

“All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” - Walt Disney. 

21st birthday party Disney themed

The Disney Clan getting together. Credit: Julian Portch Photography

21st Birthday Party Extravaganza

It was a warm mid summers day when curious looking tents were appearing on the hilly countryside of Surrey. Further inspection revealed a down-the-rabbit-hole English Tea tent, Alice in Wonderland style, to wine, dine, and to drink high tea in. Guests walked into the Aladdin’s cave, with a beautifully bohemian patch-worked Arabian Tent, complete with a Moroccan bar and matching red carpet, and black and gold sofas with bolsters and cushions, looking out onto the rolling countryside. The 101 Dalmatians inspired party tent was black lined and illuminated with warm white up lighting, LED lighting and LED trees, ready for a magical 21st birthday party.

21st Birthday Party Arabian Tents

21st birthday party Arabian Tents

21st Birthday Party Arabian Tents

And so, the guests arrived, entering through a balloon laden, Minnie-Mouse-inspired archway, paving the way for Miss Clarke’s 21st birthday party. The guests dined at ubiquitously Disney inspired tables, from a Finding Nemo in his very own fishbowl, to a Star Wars table with mini action figurines, protecting a bouquet of flowers in Star Wars themed colours.

21st birthday party, Nemo Centrepiece

Our favourite? The Lion King – not only a long affirmed favourite film of Arabian Tents, but stole the centrepiece show with a tiny Simba, Mufasa, Pumba and Timon, nestled in the bushes and logs.

21st birthday party Lion King

To eat, the guests were served a delicious Tagine with jewelled cous cous and salad, following with a quatro of desserts as well as a shot of Limencello!As the end of the night was drawing to a close, a treasure trove of Disney characters paraded to the dance floor...

Whether it was The Cheshire Cat singing a song for Tinkerbell, complete with a dance troupe featuring a duo of Baloos, or The Little Mermaid, Shrek and Woody dancing away, or the Cheshire Cat taking shots with Hercules and Ursula, it was a sight perhaps only Walt Disney himself would have thought possible.

21st birthday party disney

If you are interested in any of our tents, have a question or would just like to say hello, contact us

Many thanks to the photographer Julian Portch Photography and caterers Two Many Cooks.

Share this article

Tents which we mentioned in this post:

Our framed tent collection

Choose from nine beautifully decorated interiors from classically pretty tea-party style linings to bright and colourful party palaces all featuring in the Arabian Collection.

See our framed tents

About the author

Follow Me


Events Director and Founder

Katherine is the founder of Arabian Tents and her day is a whirlwind of meeting clients, writing emails (lots of them!), brainstorming décor ideas and snatching moments to feel very lucky she loves what she does.

When throwing a party it’s always colourful, inviting, warm and relaxing – she loves the Purple Palace interior as it apparently looks good against everyone and she makes sure there is always a ‘surprise’ for guests, whether it be a secret room to discover, an alternative performance or after-dinner liqueur treats. She believes that people parties are important and moments at them are remembered for the rest of people’s lives, so it’s important to break the ice as fast as possible and get on with having fun! The next project she’s working on is a new structure design that should be manufactured and ready to be unveiled to the world next year!

More of my posts