After a long winter in isolation, New Jerseyans are coming out in full force to enjoy a long-awaited spring and summer. As usual, Garden State creatives have come up with the perfect solution for outdoor get-togethers—pop-up picnics. This viral sensation involves a third party who puts together a curated picnic for you and your guests based on your specific needs. They’ll provide everything from fuzzy blankets, low-profile tables, charcuterie boards, decor, dishware, or even photo backdrops. Whether you’re hosting a birthday bash, an engagement party, or a simple date night, here are 7 companies that are bringing on the pop-up picnic experience to New Jersey this spring.
1. Baskets and Bubbly
Based in Jersey City, Baskets and Bubbly focuses on customizability and luxury details. At the core of their tablescapes are purposeful mood lighting and cohesive color schemes to amp up your desired atmosphere. Many of their spring pop-ups feature a neutral color palette, plush seating, and personalized menus. With options for two to three-hour picnics, catering by professional chefs, and tailored details, Baskets and Bubbly has a ton of options for your picnic event.
2. Row Luxe Picnics
Offering indoor, outdoor, and seasonal pop-up experiences, Row Luxe Picnics in Bergen County, New Jersey provides picnic scapes across quite a few different design themes. Try Boho Chic for a lavish layout with purposeful pops of crystal and greenery. The Modern Vibe picnic remains simple, with a buddha and earth tones to keep you centered on the moment at hand. Rowe Luxe Picnics focuses on bringing together multiple textures, contrasting wicker pieces with wooden elements. Layers of base sheets, table cloths, placemats, and runners give the overall picnic a professional look whether you’re planning an intimate date night or a community cookout.
3. Whimsy Rose Outdoors
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or a tent sleepover, Whimsy Rose Outdoors provides tons of adorable setups for your picnic event. Bright colors and whimsical patterns are great for an overnight get-together. Their color-coordinated mini tents are perfect for indoor birthday parties. Their larger tents, styled with layered carpets, cushy hassocks, and rustic decor bring out the ultimate yurt vibes for larger outdoor events. Whimsy Rose offers tons of textures, tablescapes, and tents for any event.
4. Mega Celebrations
Mega Celebrations started with a DIY duo who wanted to create extraordinary memories at every milestone. Today, they offer small indoor tents for children’s parties as well as large outdoor tents and picnic scapes for big bashes. Massive balloon displays and paper flag details are hallmarks of Mega Celebrations, and inventive lighting adds a curated element to a whimsical outdoor party.
5. Styled Memorable Picnics
Fully embracing the ever-trendy boho style, Styled Memorable Picnics makes having a picnic in New Jersey a truly special affair. Textures are a strong suit with tassels, woven decor, fringe, and pampas grass all being frequently used in their displays. The neutral color palette is incredibly soothing, while visual texture and warm accents give a comfortable feeling.
6. Yours Truly Decor
This bespoke picnic event planner is focused on creating an unforgettable experience, embracing NJ’s outdoors, and spreading joy. Their picnic scapes can be calming, neutral, and boho-inspired, or they can be vibrant and luxurious. Yours Truly Decor provides options for stunning photo backdrops, including a wooden palette, paper flower designs, and balloon installations. Any and all of these design elements can be customized specifically to your event so that each guest can have a shot at a photo op.
7. South Jersey Picnic Co.
With specific expertise in crafting the perfect picnic event at the Jersey Shore, South Jersey Picnic Co. has learned that the setting is part of the experience. Their neutral color palettes, with pops of color here and there, push guests to focus on their surroundings and the people they’re with. South Jersey Picnic Co. aims to provide a luxury picnic experience that is specific to you. The tables are handmade, decor is meticulously chosen, and layered textures tie everything back into your special event.
Bonus: La TAS Events
Posh decor and gorgeous glassware are two staples of a luxury picnic by La Tas Events. Based out of Central Jersey, La Tas offers tablescapes for two or up to 10 people, as well as indoor and outdoor options. Their floral accents and bold pops of color are just some of the small details that go into making each of their picnic experiences unique.
Featured photo courtesy of @southjerseypicnicco
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About the Author/s
Jordan Hutchinson is a second semester senior at George Washington University with aspirations in writing, editing, and publishing. A Jersey girl at heart, she grew up in Morris County and moved down to Atlantic County this past fall.