California’s Picnic Collective
October 14, 2020
By Samantha Accola | Photos courtesy of The picnic collective
Founded in SoCal, the Picnic Collective is not your average basket-and-blanket setup. This luxury picnic rental company values aesthetic design and comfort above all! Each picnic tells a story. This magical tradition gives everyone a seat at the table (or blanket) and brings people together to enjoy the ever-inspiring outdoors. With a teepee, tasseled pillows, vibrant flowers, beautiful scenery, and a low table filled with delicious eats, the Picnic Collective’s creative styling can turn any day into a special occasion.
When creating this specialized business, founder and CEO Lauren Rivard shared she is “passionate about helping people experience the beauty of the world seamlessly.” Using her event styling and planning expertise, Lauren fused her love for gourmet food and community in the form of customizable, intimate gatherings, and the Picnic Collective was born. These uber-chic customized picnics are perfect for any surprise proposal, birthday celebration, baby shower, anniversary date night, bachelorette party, family reunion, or a casual hangout with friends!
During this “new normal” due to COVID-19 and social distancing, sunset picnics can make for an unparalleled outing. Many Instagram influencers and celebrities such as Bachelor Nation’s Cassie Randolph, Madison Prewett, and Hannah Ann Sluss have partnered with the Picnic Collective to host events. This fresh-air dining experience draws the free-spirited and romantics to its whimsical ways!
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Where You Can Book
The Picnic Collective has franchises in west-coast locations, including Orange County, Los Angeles, Malibu, San Diego, the Utah Valley, and Las Vegas. Hop a flight and adventure to the desert strip or the California coast for an unforgettable celebration, no matter the occasion.
It’s All In the Details
The Picnic Collective offers two packages for the festive celebrator. The Simple Pleasures package starts at $250 for the everyday picnicker and includes set up and tear down, seasonal flowers, rugs and pillows for seating, a coastal charcuterie board, a decorative umbrella, a Bluetooth speaker, sparkling water, and use of the decorative setup for 1.5 hours. The most popular package, Bliss, starts at $350 and includes all the above-listed items, along with a farm table upgrade, floral centerpiece arrangements, individual bread box for each picnicker, and use of everything for two hours. The detail-oriented company also allows customers to add on to their picnic experience for more customizable soirées. These features could include a drink station, upgraded decor, flower crowns, florals, a dessert station, a private yoga class, or a photographer to capture all the magic!
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