Parenting

Why celebs like Amanda Holden & Alesha Dixon are turning to kids’ teepees as the ultimate parent brag


GLAMPING is no longer just for festival-goers – pitching a fancy tent at home has become the ultimate lockdown parent brag.

The likes of Alesha Dixon and her Britain’s Got Talent co-host Amanda Holden have thrown glittery children’s parties at home in tents.

Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden have both thrown glittery children’s parties at home in tents

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Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden have both thrown glittery children’s parties at home in tents

Internet searches for teepees were up 204 per cent in May compared with February, and Sleepy Teepee UK, which Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway used, has seen a 50 per cent rise in rentals since social distancing eased.

SIOBHAN O’CONNOR reveals celebrity wigwams and looks at the best on the High Street.

Alesha Dixon

BGT judge Alesha, 41, ensured she was a true contender hosting this fancy festival party for her daughter Anaya’s first birthday on Wednesday

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BGT judge Alesha, 41, ensured she was a true contender hosting this fancy festival party for her daughter Anaya’s first birthday on WednesdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty
As well as a pink teepee, she had an ice cream truck, cinema screen, games such as hook the duck and a mini playground. What more could a toddler want?

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As well as a pink teepee, she had an ice cream truck, cinema screen, games such as hook the duck and a mini playground. What more could a toddler want?

Amanda Holden

For her eight-year-old daughter Hollie’s first sleepover, Amanda played fairy godmother

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For her eight-year-old daughter Hollie’s first sleepover, Amanda played fairy godmother
The Heart FM radio presenter, 49, put on a pink tea party and treated guests to teepee beds, fairy wings, wands, goodie bags and plenty of sweets

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The Heart FM radio presenter, 49, put on a pink tea party and treated guests to teepee beds, fairy wings, wands, goodie bags and plenty of sweets

Kate Garraway

Myleene Klass helped Kate, 53, set up an I’m A Celeb-themed bash for son Billy’s 11th birthday. The jungle camp in the Good Morning Britain host’s garden featured a tent with camo sleeping bags, a balloon arch, Fortnite cake and Bushtucker-style activities

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Myleene Klass helped Kate, 53, set up an I’m A Celeb-themed bash for son Billy’s 11th birthday. The jungle camp in the Good Morning Britain host’s garden featured a tent with camo sleeping bags, a balloon arch, Fortnite cake and Bushtucker-style activities

Abbey Clancy

Pink and gold teepees equipped with blankets, cushions and even a spa took over the home of model Abbey, 34, for daughter Sophia’s ninth birthday

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Pink and gold teepees equipped with blankets, cushions and even a spa took over the home of model Abbey, 34, for daughter Sophia’s ninth birthdayCredit: Rex Features
Bet they couldn’t fit her beanpole ex-footballer dad Peter Crouch, though

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Bet they couldn’t fit her beanpole ex-footballer dad Peter Crouch, thoughCredit: Instagram

Ferne McCann

Fearne McCann hasn’t thrown a festival soiree yet

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Fearne McCann hasn’t thrown a festival soiree yetCredit: Rex Features
But her two-year-old daughter Sunday has a green teepee, £115 from The Modern Nursery, in her playroom

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But her two-year-old daughter Sunday has a green teepee, £115 from The Modern Nursery, in her playroom

Lacey Turner

Eastenders actress Lacey, 32, showed us a glimpse of daughter Dusty’s playroom

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Eastenders actress Lacey, 32, showed us a glimpse of daughter Dusty’s playroom
Taking centre stage in Dusty's playroom is a bohemian lace teepee for all the teddies

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Taking centre stage in Dusty’s playroom is a bohemian lace teepee for all the teddies

Catherine Tyldesley

Actress Catherine, 36, who played Corrie’s Eva, glamped in her garden in June

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Actress Catherine, 36, who played Corrie’s Eva, glamped in her garden in June
The event was organised by party planners SleepUnder West Yorkshire

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The event was organised by party planners SleepUnder West Yorkshire

Stacey Solomon

During lockdown, Stacey, 30, showed her support for small traders with a snap of son Rex’s teepee

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During lockdown, Stacey, 30, showed her support for small traders with a snap of son Rex’s teepeeCredit: Rex Features
However, Rex's teepee was pricey at £115, from Making Memories London

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However, Rex’s teepee was pricey at £115, from Making Memories London

The best on the High Street

Pink, W120cm x D120cm x H160cm, £45.99, wayfair.co.uk

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Pink, W120cm x D120cm x H160cm, £45.99, wayfair.co.uk
Monochrome stripe, W143cm x D113cm x H155cm, £59.95, snuz.co.uk

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Monochrome stripe, W143cm x D113cm x H155cm, £59.95, snuz.co.uk
Blue patterned, W100cm x D100cm x H120cm, £39.95, naturalbaby shower.co.uk

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Blue patterned, W100cm x D100cm x H120cm, £39.95, naturalbaby shower.co.uk
White canvas wooden frame, W104cm x D100cm x H110cm, £39.95, amazon.co.uk

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White canvas wooden frame, W104cm x D100cm x H110cm, £39.95, amazon.co.uk
Green zig-zag, W120cm x D120cm x H150cm, £25, theworks. co.uk

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Green zig-zag, W120cm x D120cm x H150cm, £25, theworks. co.uk
Woodland, W120cm x D120cm x H160cm, £50, Argos
Woodland, W120cm x D120cm x H160cm, £50, Argos
Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon wow Britain’s Got Talent viewers in gorgeous gowns on first semi-final

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