Imagine a spread of delectable food upon a not-so-basic mat, with decorative dried flowers and gorgeous sheer drapes under some fairy lights – sounds like a beautiful setting for a picnic, but also sounds like a hassle to do everything on your own. Well, the good thing is that picnic planning is a small but growing service in Singapore that’ll help you make the occasion one to remember – especially if you’re celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the like. Just remember the cake and the presents!
Two-year-old Picneeds prides itself on sourcing from halal-certified stores and supermarkets for all food items. What’s more, they have a selection of five themes from the chic A Class Act to the bohemian-inspired Bohobo available so you don’t have to fuss over too much of the details. That said, you can choose to customise your picnic as well, simply get in touch. They have fun add-ons like Polaroid cameras as well.
Helmed by Sara Nazirah and Noura Aljunied, Plan B was born in the process of planning a friend’s birthday, and the service has expanded beyond friends and family since. With set ups in a mostly neutral tone and possibilities of add ons such as curtains and fairy light canopies, Plan B picnics are artistic with a touch of magical – particularly when viewed at night under the lights.
Heaven’s Bloom & Baskets
Get everything you need for a picnic packed for you at Heaven’s Bloom & Baskets, with dishes such as roasted chicken (halal option available), seasonal fruits, cheese and crackers. If you’re looking to add a touch of class to your picnic, opt for the Golden Magnolia basket, which includes fancy utensils like ceramic plates, salt and pepper shakers, and even champagne glasses that you can keep for future use.
Picnic baskets with food items start from $240. To order, email Heaven’s Bloom & Baskets at hello@
Hocus Pocus Events
Have a specific celebration in mind? Hocus Pocus Events styles all kinds of events to your themes – including picnics. Mats, throws, a tent, crockery as well as cakes and cupcakes can be arranged artfully to your choosing, and a professional photographer can be engaged as part of the service as well. Stay a step above other Instagrammable picnic spreads with additional decorations like a gramophone or even a bicycle.
The Shake Affinity
A picnic isn’t complete without drinks – and The Shake Affinity has got you covered. In addition to a basket stuffed full of snacks, food and dessert, they specialises in mobile bar services, with cocktails, mocktails, juices and wine on the list. Savour these beverages a fully organised and decorated picnic without having to lift a finger – other services are also available, so don’t forget to peruse the entire catalogue as you plan your special event.
Cover image: Photo courtesy of Picneeds