Back to the 90s with a Rave in a Box Party!

In a very private location on the outskirts of the New Forest, this was an anniversary celebration for a couple with teenage children and lots of friends. At our initial meeting it became clear that this couple wanted to dance! After hearing about their love of 90s rave music we decided to recreate ‘the second summer of love’ complete with Ibiza DJs. On an appropriately sunny Saturday guests arrived from mid afternoon and followed the bespoke festival signage to the camping field. Everyone gathered at the festival entrance arch with a glass of champagne, as our hosts cut the ribbon to signal the start of the party. Guests were kept entertained Ibiza-style as circus artists, hula girls and Chinese pole artists performed in the early evening sunshine. A sumptuous barbecue of locally-sourced venison burgers and wild boar sausages was complemented by a huge selection of delicious salads. Guests grazed and had the chance to catch up at the vintage trestle tables, set up in rows in front of the giant tipis.

‘Club 50Fest’ was open for business – under canvas. Retro UV decor and lighting surrounded the dance floor and the live stage, with a slick cocktail bar adding to the authentic club atmosphere. Ibiza DJs took their turn on the decks and clubbers returned to the heady days of rave with glow sticks, wristbands and white gloves.

As night fell the festival took on a whole new feel. The surrounding woodland was subtly illuminated and strings of festoon lights enveloped the party creating a wonderful ambient glow. Fire dancers were a perfect addition to the Ibiza scene.

Hot crêpes kept revellers fuelled and when the music stopped the conversation carried on around the fire bowls until the very small hours.