Picnic FAQs

We genuinely believe in providing a first-class service experience from start to finish. And that begins with making sure you feel confident about hiring us by answering all your pop-up picnic questions.

In addition to reviewing the FAQs on this page, be sure to check out all the picnic theme descriptions and other details in the Contact Form located on the Contact page.

If you still have questions, feel free to call or text me at 714-310-6701. We’re always busy, but I try very hard to reply within 24 to 48 hours.

Why book your popup picnic or tablescape event with us? Check-out what our clients have to say in the wonderful Popup Picnic Reviews and Testimonials that we’ve received.

Booking our picnic or tablescape services requires 4 simple steps. Step 1: Submit the initial inquiry form on our Pricing or Contact page. Step 2: As needed, we’ll exchange phone calls, texts, or emails to clarify your vision and needs. Step 3: I will send a Cost Estimate that can be adjusted by adding or removing line items. Step 4: You submit a 30% deposit to lock in your date and time.

Yes. After discussing and agreeing on all your picnic details, I will email you a link to a 3-page online document containing your detailed Cost Estimate, Agreement, and Payment Option info. After you review the Cost Estimate, I’d be happy to add or remove items and resend the 3-page document to you. When everything looks good, simply approve the Cost Estimate by e-signing the Agreement page. To lock-in your date/time, submit the 30% deposit shown in the document as soon as possible using one of the listed Payment Options.

Yes, we require a 30% deposit to lock-in your date/time.  I prefer payment via Zelle or Venmo, but credit cards are also accepted.  When I email the Cost Estimate for your approval, you will be provided with Payment Option details.

Please note that all events must be paid in full at least one day before the event.

We welcome last minute inquiries. However, to maximize the chances of your event date/time being available, we recommend booking your picnic at least 2 or 3 weeks in advance.

For starters, you’ll receive friendly, first-class service from start to finish. I love brainstorming with my clients about picnic themes, colors, props, add-ons, locations, food, and more.

Popup Picnic Package

We provide just about everything needed to make your event effortless. Premium quality picnic tables, table runners, flowers, pillows, blankets or rugs, dishware, flatware, glasses, napkins, napkin rings, candles, picnic baskets, and a variety of charming props to go along with your theme. See my photo gallery for examples of what is included with my very popular themes.

If you want to add an extra special touch to your picnic, we offer a variety of optional add-ons for a modest fee. For example, picnic umbrellas, tents, canopies, flower upgrades, a bluetooth vintage record player, polaroid camera, chandelier, LED lights, and more. Options and costs will be sent after you submit your Pricing Inquiry form.

Sorry, no. Based on our experience, it always works out best if the client makes their own food and beverage arrangements. So bring your favorite picnic food and refreshing drinks or have everything delivered.

Oh, I should mention that I have some absolutely wonderful charcuterie and sandwich vendors who would be happy to prepare delicious boxed goodies for pick-up or delivery. Ask me for their number.

I’m obligated to tell you that alcohol is prohibited in public locations.  So it’s up to you.

In most cases, no permit is required. However, some city parks and beaches do require a permit to be purchased by the event host. If so, I will provide you with phone number to call to purchase your permit. By the way, unfortunately some city parks and beaches do not allow popup picnics. But don’t worry, I have lots of location ideas.

Most clients book two-hour picnics, which is our minimum time requirement. But sometimes these clients are enjoying their enchanting, themed picnic so much that they call me and ask for an extra 30 or 60 minutes or more. As long as we don’t need the tables and props for another event, we are happy to oblige. Of course, there would be an additional fee for the extra time.

We’ve done enchanting picnics in parks, backyards, scenic spots overlooking the ocean, in the woods, on beaches, in parks with little ponds or lakes, on luxury hotel grounds, and we’ve even done romantic indoor picnics in living rooms!

Our territory ranges from Malibu and Santa Monica down to LA’s South Bay communities and then all the way down to South Orange County. We’ve discovered many wonderful locations, some of which are hidden gems.

We specialize in providing premium picnic services in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. We’ve traveled to Malibu, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Echo Park, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, West LA, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach (our home base), Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Costa Mesa, San Clemente, and more!

Ask us if we travel to your preferred location!

By the way, unfortunately some city parks and beaches do not allow popup picnics. But don’t worry, I have lots of great location ideas.

In addition to providing friendly, first-class customer service, we go out of our way to make each picnic truly unique and memorable. If you check out our Photo Gallery, you’ll see for yourself that no two picnics are alike.  Or visit our Picnic With Me Instagram account for an even wider range of photos.

Clients rave about our elegant, classy styling and the premium quality of our picnic gear and props. They rave because their own guests rave about their Picnic With Me experience. Your guests will, too.  Visit our Reviews and Testimonials page to see a few of the many wonderful reviews we’ve received.

Admittedly, we are not the cheapest pop-up picnic service, but we definitely think we’re the best for all the reasons mentioned above.

We’ve provided charming, memorable experiences to over 400 happy clients since August 2020.  Are you ready to be our next super-happy client?

If a client cancels their event 5 days or more before the event, their 30% deposit will be held and applied to a future event. However, if a client cancels 4 days or less before the event, then the 30% deposit will be forfeited. In the rare occasion that Picnic With Me cancels due to adverse weather conditions (rain, heavy wind, etc.), then we will work with you to host the event indoors at the scheduled time or reschedule it for a later date.

Yes! We have done elegant tablescapes for several special lunch and dinner sit-down events. The best way to get started is for you to review our picnic photo gallery and select place settings and tablescapes that you really like. Then submit the inquiry form on our Pricing or Contact Us page. After we discuss your styling preferences, I’ll send a Cost Estimate. If you need a private chef for your special event, I’m happy to provide a referral.

Yes, we have done beach picnics at Will Rogers State Beach in Santa Monica as well as on beaches in Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance Beach, and Long Beach. In Orange County, we currently only service Aliso Beach in Laguna.  Newport Beach does not allow picnics on the sand.

Please note that because we are unloading and reloading lots of heavy gear, we can only do picnics on beaches that have convenient adjacent car parking or drop-off spots. But don’t worry, we have some great beach location options for you to choose from.