Festival season is upon us again. But let’s face it – camping can be pretty grim at the best of times, especially in our Irish climate! So we have compiled a three part series of ‘Pretty Things’ to ease you through your festival weekends.

So you’ve arrived, pitched your tent and are relaxing admiring your handiwork. But how about later on, when you’re falling around in the dark, tripping over tent lines and crying as you get hopelessly lost trying to find it again?

Fear not! Just decorate your tent with these bad boys from Dunnes. A few strings of these cute little outdoor mushroom lights will make your tent look oh-so pretty and identifiable in the dark. Just don’t forget the batteries!

red Mushroom Lights - Pack Of 10

Mushroom Lights €6


As you are sitting outside your tent, basking in the sunshine or the glorious glow of your mushrooms, why not rest your derrier on this funky camping chair, also from Dunnes? We love this gorgeous pattern and to top it off, it’s lightweight and easy to fold away and carry.

multi Camping Chair

Camping Chair €12


And while you’re at it, nab yourself one of these fab Mummy sleeping bags. Every gal needs her beauty sleep, so why not look good while you’re getting it? A steal at just €15 – we reckon these bags won’t be available for long so hurry!

blue Mummy Sleeping Bag

Mummy Sleeping Bag €15


If you are going the whole hog and cooking as you camp, or if you just want to keep your drinkies cool, Homestore + More are stocking these handy little cooler bags. A steal at just €3.99 and in a range of zesty colours.

Bello Cooler Bag

Bello Cooler Bag €3.99


On the off-chance it’s promising to be a scorcher, stay cool with these funky little flamingos, also from Homestore + More. A bit of extravagant fun, but why not? Just don’t forget to freeze them before you leave!

Flamingo Reusable Ice Cubes

Flamingo Reusable Ice Cubes €1.99


Just because we are camping doesn’t mean our standards have to slip darling! Next Ireland have this great little 2 person picnic ware set on sale at the moment, reduced to just €7.50, and all in a cute little zip up bag.

2 Person Filled Slogan Picnic Set

2 Person Picnic Set €7.50


And we know we have featured these before, but we just love them! You can’t beat a good flamingo pattern. A set of 4 shatterproof glasses, again from Next Ireland.

Set of 4 Flamingo Print Hi Ball Glasses

Flamingo Hi Ball Glasses €21


Or if you just want something cheaper and a bit of fun, Dealz are stocking this tropical pattern in paper cups, plates and napkins in packs of 24. Great value!

Tropical 24pk Paper Cups

Tropical Paper Cups €1.50


So that should get you started on your festival weekend. Next week, we’ll be talking all things clothing to be festival fabulous! Stay tuned…