The simplicity of dining in the outdoors.
Years ago the red checkered blanket and a wicker basket was ideal. Grab some wine and a few sandwiches. Considered the perfect picnic and romantic date.
As everything is evolving in light of precautions due to Covid -19, so has dining alfresco.
The pretty picnic boom is here and is growing at a rate that is unbelievable by some.
You may have seen stories on the news from across the U.S.
Planners striving to breath life into a business centered around gathering quickly started add this type of fete.
Likely because of Covid the growth has tripled in picnic party offering by businesses that previously may have only done events in general. Simplifying the ease of dining elegantly and cost effectively as well as being highly "instagramable". Just as restaurants began building patios, event planners had to begin offer ing outdoor and cost effective dining option to attract business if they weren't already.
What they found was the picnic was no longer for romantic getaways only. Parents starting hiring for birthdays of children. Brides began seeking it out for showers and even weddings. Even reunions and a girls night out are the most popular uses of these events.
See, without having to rent chairs you eliminate a lot of set up and expense. But sorry tables have not been removed completely. Lower versions are used made for dining just like this.
Offerings unique to this service include
*pretty and scenic location assistance
*chic & stylish, soft and fluffy pillows and blankets
*sometimes a cute little lace tee pee
*candles and flowers
*charcuterie trays and even beverage bars or delivery
*various color schemes
* add fun catering recommendations or soft live music for a fee
What are these fun dining experiences good for?
"Any Occasion Really! " We have done picnics for weddings, photo shoots, engagements, bridal showers, and birthdays. Even dinner parties!" It's a service that we offered for years but dont advertise as greatly. But now the demand is there for safe dining and we want to encourage that. Plus it makes for great photos and unique experiences".
-Kat Minks of Kat Minks Design
photos in video courtesy of Kat Minks Design and Adore Magazine
Yes the simple picnic has definitely come a long way and can likely be found in every town across the US now.
You can see the curated picnic services offered in MN by Kat Minks Design here
You can also find more entertaining and home ideas in Adore Magazine print edition