Last year, I was sitting in Central Park on my piece-of-crap blanket, with my Duane Reade snacks, looking over my shoulder at a group of people having a majestic-looking picnic. This was a picnic of Disney-style extravagance: tiered trays of tea sandwiches, picnic baskets chock full of fancy cheeses and wine, checkered blankets and plush pillows – I needed to know what was happening.
I found out they were experiencing the Perfect Picnic.
Perfect Picnic is a small business here in this glorious city, that makes all types of picnics ranging from a $10 grab-n-go bag to an over $1,000 curated picnic. My first thought: Why didn’t I think of that? My second thought: OMG that would be so cute for a girly event such as a bridal shower or birthday party.
Luckily enough, the organizers provided a Gold level picnic for me on-da-house (normally $350), so I got to experience the Perfect Picnic from start to finish. See our beautiful, amusing and insanely gluttonous experience in pictures:
Perfect Picnic also provides more budget-friendly picnics packages. There are brown bag lunches for $10 that you can pick up before you enter the park, or you can try The Classic Picnic, which is $35 and provides enough meats, cheeses, olives, fig jam and beverages for two. They even have gift certificates.
It’s always nice to have that picnic set up for you though…and it’s magically cleaned up afterward. They even have a package called Proposal Picnic with Paparazzi Photography – both creepy AND incredibly cute.
Yes, this idea is genius and we all wonder why we didn’t think of it. Well, hey, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em over a bottle of champagne on a red and white checkered picnic blanket.