Festival season is upon us.
(You can tell because it has been raining a lot lately.)
We’ve been to quite a few festivals over the years, and there are a few essentials that all families need at a festival. Wipes and wellies obviously are a must, as is a wallet bulging with twenty pound notes to pay for overpriced pies and chai teas, but one thing you absolutely cannot do without is a tutu.
Honestly, if I had a pound for every tutu I had seen at a festival – on everyone from babies to large bare-chested men in pink wigs – I’d have almost enough to pay for churros and chocolate for the whole family. (If I could be bothered to stand in the queue for half a day).
I’m going to be off to Camp Bestival this summer again, which is one of my favourite family festivals, and so was very happy indeed to be sent a handmade tutu from Baby CoCo Bellea. Baby CoCo Bellea specialises in outrageously beautiful and decadent outfits for babies and children – (think My Gypsy Wedding meets Harrods) – and their tutus are absolutely perfect for festivals and parties.
If I were four, I can’t think of anything more wonderful than dressing up in one of these, can you?
When I was asked what colours I would like, I suggested ‘something lovely and peacocky’, and this is what they made for us:
The colours are beautiful, and I love the peacock feathers and flower – a really lovely unique touch:
Now the only slight issue is that Belle isn’t going to be coming with me to Camp Bestival this year. Good job the elastic is nice and stretchy. Now I just need to find my pink wig…