Decorative Bunting for a Summer Garden Party • Piggotts Flags and Branding
Decorative Bunting for a Summer Garden Party
27 January 2017

With plenty of time ahead of us to get ready for the summer party season, we’ve lined up a list of most popular options of decorative outdoor bunting for any garden tea party, family dinner or themed wedding reception.

Union Jack bunting – excellent outdoor bunting design for any English garden party

We witnessed a stunning exhibit of spontaneous patriotism in the summer of 2012; when houses, high streets, churches and landmarks across the nation were all dressed in specialty bunting and flags of red, white and blue – flags were flying high for the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee.

Human-sized cardboard cut-outs of Her Majesty in village front gardens might have been a wee bit too much, but residents UK-wide could not resist getting involved with the celebration by decorating their houses, local streets and patios with staggering lengths of speciality Union Jack bunting.

At the same time, the centre of London was decked out with large-size Union Jack flags that were hung high up above Regent Street.

Planning a patriotic tea party?

This year, you can not only contribute to celebrating the Queen’s 91st birthday, but also use fabric bunting as a party decoration. Fabric bunting can be draped around your room as a daytime decoration, inside a marquee tent for a wedding reception, or used to swing in the wind during your English tea party.

Birthday party bunting

For family celebrations held outdoors over the course of the summer – such as anniversaries, children’s birthday parties and family dinners – beside the obvious you can also use flowers, table centrepieces, lanterns and fabric bunting to incorporate your chosen party theme and set a brilliantly British backdrop for your tea party.

Let’s say for example – your daughter wants to become Alice in Wonderland for her 10th birthday party. Going with Carroll’s iconic theme for her party shouldn’t be a problem – you can purchase a set of Happy Birthday bunting online and receive a completely personalised set of decorations. Usually, the service of designing the bunting is included, so you know exactly what graphics are used and how they are positioned on the material.

Custom printing on bunting means virtually unlimited options of length – so estimate how many metres your special event requires. When buying bunting as decorations for a small garden party, it is recommended to order two or three metres more that your estimate suggest, “just in case”. This way, there is only a slight difference in the price of bunting – however you are not paying for something you are not going to use, nor is your personalised bunting going to be too short.

Wedding bunting for a garden reception

Our list of ideas for outdoor bunting options couldn’t be complete without the mention of bunting as a stunning decoration for outdoor weddings.

Fabric bunting makes a brilliant addition to any outdoor wedding reception – whether it’s inside a marquee wedding venue, or held outdoors in your back garden.

The same goes for birthdays and any other special events – bunting for weddings can be chosen from a set of existing designs, or should you not be able to find something that matches your wedding theme perfectly, personalised bunting can be the solution. Whether it’s pink fabric bunting, signage bunting or gold glitter “MR & MRS” bunting that you are after, have your wedding planner contact a supplier to arrange for a bunting design that fully complements your wedding styling.


Most outdoor bunting can be DIY – be sure to check Pinterest for plenty of inspiring and easy tutorials for making your own bunting, or head to our section of British bunting and other designs. Our extensive catalogue consists of bunting printed on square or triangular shapes of fabric, in unlimited options of length. Contact Piggotts Flags & Banners on 01376 535 750 for the option of personalised bunting.

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