How to host a Midsummer Night’s Dream Party

Let the Arabian Tent Company create the perfect Midsummer Night's Dream party full of greenery and lights to perfect the ethereal feel of a forest.

How to create the perfect Midsummer Night’s Dream Party

Hosting a Midsummer Night's Dream party is simple, all you need is a beginning, a muddle and an end. A theme shared by a Shakespeare comedy and a good party.

Themed parties are becoming increasingly popular as it allows customers to reflect their creativity and inventiveness, making their event one which they thought they could only dream of. It is a chance to be extremely imaginative and explore creative ideas that may be considered “out of the box”. But a party theme like A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perfect as it creates a fantasy/whimsical, bucolic background using greenery and magical, mood-inducing ambience. The famous Shakespeare play tells a tale of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest – how fantastic is that?!

The title itself suggests ideas of fantasy and imagination, and is where the characters experience events that seem to be more dream than reality. It also leads the audience to doubt as to what is reality and what is illusion. This allows for party planners to enter their own ‘magical’ world and indulge in the beauty of nature all whilst being surrounded by their friends and family.

But it’s not just about fairies and other worlds – it’s about mischief and this is where you can have real fun from the start. Fairies, lovers, confusion, lover fairies! When it comes to planning and allocation of characters even – oh what fun. Just look at the characters: Puck, Oberon, Titania, Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia, Helena, Egeus, Theseus, Hippolyta, Bottom, Quince, Flute, Starveling, Snout, Snug, Philostrate, then Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, and Mustardseed. While we’re not suggesting for one moment you allocate characters to guests, the thought is there, isn’t it?!

It’s a theme that is ideal for birthdays and other joyful celebrations, so encourage your guests to embrace the theme and let us show you how to achieve the ultimate Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Arabian Tent Company guide to getting the Midsummer Night's Dream party look

All signs point to having this event outdoors and using lots of greenery and trees (provided by our team). From place settings to the whole environment, we are here to provide the mischief and fun but also the practicalities of safe settings. We will drape, garland and festoon like no other and using our wide range of lanterns, we will be able to create an ethereal feel by utilising the colours of the forest.

Let our beautifully intricate lanterns light the way for your guests (and the fairies!)

The different tents available from the Arabian Tent Company allow us to make your dream party a reality. With our greenery options, we can create the picture-perfect background that A Midsummer Night's Dream presents. Furthermore, we are able to provide our customers with a rustic woodland look within our Oyster Pearl tent, which enhances the forest feel.

The oyster pearl tent and our greenery chandelier make the perfect combination to create a forest vibe indoors.

Our William Morris tent can also be used to produce a spectacular party, with its beautiful floral theme, adding the necessary greenery transforms the tent into a woodland dreamland.

Our stunningly intricate draping is perfect to create a woodland vibe!

Have a look at our extensive range of props and furniture like the William Morris chaise lounge and our deck chairs.

How to host a Midsummer Night's Dream Party

A party like A Midsummer Night's Dream party is something that people will never forget and we will show you how to create a truly magical event. Let us take you on the journey where fairies and fantasies come alive!

Midsummer Nights Dream Party

Midsummer Night's Dream Party

Go, Philostrate,

Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments;

Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth;

Turn melancholy forth to funerals;

The pale companion is not for our pomp.

How to host a Midsummer Night's Dream Party

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