Picnic Like a GOD in Central Park This Summer

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
First, we located our picnic – it was already set up for us in the park, right where they said it would be.
death by picnic
Then we died a little bit, because it was so cute.
Then we located the delicious cheeses, olives, fruits and baguette.
…and of course the meats
We then had a photo shoot that lasted much too long.
So not holding it together.
Then we finally started eating. We even had another visitor find us in the park. He decided to open the champagne…

eating still

We couldn’t stop eating, really, for the entire two hours.
Mmmmmmmm Fooooood
stop eating
Then of course we got too full and had to relax.

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.

Me and my parasol say “good day, madame”


  1. What a fantastic idea! Your pictures are great and it looks like the most elegant picnic! My picnics usually consist of poorly packed fruit and rice cakes or something else not too exciting!!! Thanks for sharing this information with us!

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      • Picnics in NYC are always lots of fun 🙂 I bought a proper picnic basket once but I seem to have misplaced it! So it’s back to Duane Reade bags for me!
        Enjoy and here’s to fancier picnics this summer!

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