Pop up picnics are providing unique opportunities for celebrating major life milestones in a COVID-world
21.09.2020

Pop up picnics are providing unique opportunities for celebrating major life milestones in a COVID-world

Pop up picnic by A Simple Wish Events. Photo by Amy Lee Carlon Photography
WORDS BY CHLOE CICERO

Perfect for social distancing.

While the fresh restrictions for regional Victoria mean we can’t have visitors in our homes outside our designated social bubbles, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic with your favourite humans – while maintaining social distancing of course.

In saying that, the times of a basic picnic in a park on that red checked picnic rug have well and truly past and now it’s time to up your game and take picnicking to the next level with pop-up picnics!

Here are some of our favourite pop-up picnic businesses in Geelong who are continuing to provide us with a little bit of luxury during this strange, strange time.

Wrangle It
Creating pop-up picnics for any occasion, the ladies at Wrangle It aims to create a relaxing space, giving you no other choice but to unwind to an easy and effortless vibe that everyone can enjoy!

A refreshing change and addition to any event, these stunning pop-up picnics are suitable for absolutely any age, gender, occasion (birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day – you name it!), and even any budget thanks to the range of different packages available. Whether you opt for a simple DIY table hire or you go the complete styled package with two table options and six colour themes to choose from, there truly is something for everyone.

Alongside their pop-up picnics, the ladies also thrive in event styling, event design, event planning, and event coordination, adding the fun, excitement and creative flair to your upcoming event (now that we can start planning again) – leaving you to just choose your outfit, turn up on time and just enjoy! What more could you want?! Planning and holding an event has never been so easy!

Visit www.wrangleit.com.au/

A Simple Wish Events
Aiming to make special events fun, stylish and stress-free, A Simple Wish Events was born from the love of making memorable moments, being around friends, family and meeting new people – tied in with a passion for styling.

They offer a range of services such as Boho Pop Up Picnic setups, backdrop and prop hire, event styling and on the day support and coordination for any special event – from bridal showers, christenings, birthdays, engagements, weddings, baby showers, corporate events and so much more.

Right now, we are living for their Boho pop up picnic setups, which includes a signature picnic table, rugs, cushions (styled to your events colour scheme), ottomans, simple table decor (such as glass vases, artificial florals + foliage), and if you choose to go with the table settings package as well they’ll provide the plates, gold cutlery and linen napkins. If you’re happy to leave everything to the experts, the team can even help you arrange additional elements from local suppliers such as a grazing board or catering, balloons, florals or anything your heart desires.

An outside gathering (with up to 10 people, thank you Mr Andrews) has never been so easy nor pretty!

Visit www.asimplewisheventsgeelong.com

Bellarine Boho Picnics
Specialising in Boho themed picnic setups, Bellarine Boho’s aim is to reflect the stunning bohemian style, and pair it with the earthy tones and natural elements that can be found at many locations around the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula area. Unconventional ties of colour, culture and interesting items outline the Bellarine Boho’s picnic style.

From a quick glance at their Instagram feed, we think their take on a romantic couples picnic could be your saving grace the next time you need to surprise your significant other with something a little bit spesh… you’re welcome!

Visit www.instagram.com/bellarineboho/

The Picnic Co Geelong
A relative newcomber, The Picnic Co launched back in July this year, giving Geelong and the Surf Coast another way to enjoy luxury outdoor social experiences.

Driven by the belief that the best parts of life are when you gather around a picnic table with friends and family, The Picnic Co are all about designing boutique picnics custom to you and your occasion specifically, whether it’s a intimate anniversary or proposal dates, to group celebrations like birthdays or bridal showers.

You can choose a bohemian luxe setting, complete with thick duvet, spell crochet throw, parasol and roses and petals; a luxury romantic tepee that can be set up on beautiful Surf Coast beaches; or the Soiree table, perfect for a larger group.

The best part is that these picnics can be set up at locations all around Geelong & Surf Coast, from the park, to a backyard or even in your living room, and you won’t have to lift a finger. They take care of the entire set up and pack up so all you have to do is arrive to a carefree and memorable experience.

The Picnic Co has a huge variety of delicious Grazing Platters and Grazing Tables that are available to add on to your luxury picnic package, or you can order them online and they can be delivered right to your door if you’re opting for something more low-key.

Check it out at The Picnic Co.