Picnic Goes Posh

Stand a chance to win a $50 voucher for a posh picnic.

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Gorgeous picnic by the beach. Photo by: Nafimages, Plan B.

The season of love is back. Are you agonizing over what to do at the 11th hour?

If it’s too late to book a candlelight dinner, would you give picnics a thought – now that you can have someone to fancy it up for you?

In recent years, at least 4 companies in Singapore have started offering pre-packed picnic baskets, which come with food and drinks, cutlery, mats and even insect repellent. Some of them also throw in theme decorations as part of the package to boost the insta-worthiness of your experience.

Heaven’s Bloom & Baskets (@heavensbloom), for example, provides picnic baskets together with floral bouquets. Customers can choose from Fields of Poppies ($238 for 2 persons) or Golden Magnolia ($268 for 3 to 4 persons).

Beauteaq (@beauteaq) is another company that pairs its curated picnic baskets with fresh floral bouquets. One of its offerings, “The Sweet Treats”, is priced at $180. It comes with 2 slices of tarts, 6 assorted tartlets, shaved ham, blocked feta cheese, and a choice of red wine, artisan water or cider.

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High-tea in the park. Photo by: Azfar Khan (@azfrkhn)

Other companies, such as Plan B (@planb.co) and Picneeds (@picneeds) go a step further to provide extravagant setups for that dreamy ambience.

“A pre-packed picnic basket seems too simple and too small an idea,” said Mrs Noura Aljunied, 23, of Plan B. “We want to create an experience our clients could really appreciate without them having to do anything at all.”

Started 1 year ago, Plan B is known for its start-to-finish service model. The company charges a basic fee of $150, which covers planning, conceptualizing, venue sourcing, setting up, and cleaning up. Fairy light backdrop and sheer drape come at an extra charge of $50. You can also request for fresh flowers to jazz up your nautical striped picnic mats. Food wise, you can go for curated menu such as Pizza & Chill and French Bistro.

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Bohemian themed picnic. Photo by: Picneeds

Picneeds also offers curated packages for birthdays, anniversary celebrations, and bachelorette parties. A basic setup for 2 begins at $190. Bohemian, Coachella-esque and rustic themes are among the options offered.

Mr Khairul Amri of Picneeds said his company’s key mission is to provide as hassle-free an experience as possible. He also believes there will be a steady demand for his service.

“The hassle of setting up a picnic of our scale and detail is not something everyone would be able or willing to go through just for an Insta-worthy shot,” the 29-year-old said.

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Coachella-esque themed picnic. Photo by: Picneeds

 

These posh picnics don’t come cheap, and the price tags are likely to deter the budget-conscious.

“I just don’t see why I should hire someone to buy décor, set up and prepare food when I could do all of that without any extra charges,” said Marissa Noor Azlan, 20, a Ngee Ann Polytechnic student.

But the fuss-free service will likely appeal to those who’re looking for a different way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. If you’re one of them, take part in our contest and stand a chance to win a $50 voucher from Plan B.

 

Contest details:

1. Like our Facebook page here.

2. Read the article and comment the correct answer to this question below:

How many picnic companies were mentioned in this article?

 

This contest ends on Feb 21.

  • Theurbanwire

    Hi Joey, thanks for taking part in the contest! We’re glad to inform you that you’ve won! Do message us on Facebook so we can give you the details. Thank you!

  • Shin Kok

    4 picnic companies! My girlfriend and I have never gone on a picnic before! This will be such a fresh and exciting experience!! :)

  • Lim Jze

    4 picnic companies

  • Sherbelle Seah

    4 picnic companies were mentioned!!! Really hope to win this! Am such a huge fan of picnics!

  • Llsh Lim

    4 pinic companies
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  • Joey

    4 picnic companies! love the gorgeous pictures and hope to capture some of my own. Looking fwd to enjoying this experience with my family :)

  • Angela Here

    Answer: 4 picnic companies.
    They all look absolutely amazing! 💖💖💖💖
    Liked and Shared.

  • Angel Inoran

    4 companies mentioned.

  • Yeo Dgr

    4 companies

  • Terence Cedric Chan

    4 companies!

  • Maybelline Hope Lim

    4 in total!

  • Elena Rae Lee

    4 pinic companies! <3

  • Lilian Lee

    4 Picnic companies

  • Dominic Charlton Chan

    4!

  • Wong Oi Lin

    4 picnic companies

  • Yao Zhong

    there are 4 picnic companies

  • Fong Tinyao

    answer is 4 picnic companies

  • Pui Foong

    4 picnic companies

  • Cherlin Teo

    4

  • Holly Haven Lee

    4 picnic companies! <3

  • Suzanna Lim

    4 picnic companies mentioned.

  • BengHock Lim

    there are 4

  • Dionysus Yan

    First to count, second to comment! The answer is 4!

  • Clarissa Alexia Cheang

    4 were mentioned! hope to win a romantic picnic for my picky lover ehehe!