The lovely folk from online store Dotcomgiftshop have written a guest post on the wonders of bunting. Now I know bunting seems to be one of those strange things that divides people, some love it, others not so much, but I think it's a wonderful way to add a splash of colour and vintage atmosphere to an event or room. Dare I even hope for warmer days of sitting out in the garden, bunting hung on fences, trellises and trees can add a lovely personalised touch to your outside space.
Bunting for every vintage party
Bunting has been around for hundreds of years and in that time it has become a staple party decoration. So whatever the occasion, if you’re planning a vintage party we’ve got the bunting to match any decade!
1920s white wedding
On your wedding day, you can capture the spirit of a classic white wedding with the white lace paper bunting.
Its simple elegance draws on a combination of chintz designs, so why not go all out and add some floral crockery to your reception, like the pink tea plate or three tier cakestand?
Just make your first dance a Charleston and you really will be back in the 20s!
1930s country fête
What better way to spend a summer day than lazing around outside, under some pretty English rose party bunting?
There are so many gorgeous patterns on these little flags you’ll feel like you’re at a traditional country fête, and the Paisley rose snack pots and vintage picnic cutlery are ideal for a retro picnic.
So after all the food has gone, would anyone like a game of skittles?
1940s garden party
This spotty cotton bunting would look just lovely at a themed garden party, or simply livening up the corner of a room.
If you love to fire up the barbecue at the first ray of sunshine, then you’re in luck. You can serve your guests the retro way, with these red spotty plates and cups.
Don’t forget to include some vintage snacks too, from trifle to sponge cake!
1950s street party
For a birthday or anniversary, relive the vintage glory of the 1953 coronation with this wooden Union Jack bunting.
Whether you get the whole street involved, or just a few friends, it’s not only the bunting that will get you feeling all patriotic. Carry on the theme indoors with the empire paper chain kit, or hand out your favourite treats from the King’s Choice biscuit tin.
Be sure to have a good old-fashioned sing along. The national anthem, perhaps?
1960s Summer of Love celebration
Spread the love, man. Hang up this Paisley Park fabric bunting and your home will be groovy in no time!
Stick some tunes on the record player and even hang your favourite record on the wall in the cool vinyl frame. Then kick back and relax with some classic movies, and some popcorn from funky striped popcorn holders.
Of course for the dress code, long flowing dresses and sandals are a must.
Remember, DotComGiftShop has everything you need for a truly fantastic retro party!