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Proposal Picnic Baskets: A Practical Packing Guide

You’d think packing a picnic basket for a proposal would be a breeze – just grab some food, find a picturesque spot, and pop the question, right? But when you’re about to propose to the love of your life, there are a few more things to consider. And with so much on your mind, it’s easy to overlook important details. That’s why we’re here to help. In this blog, we’ll take a step back and focus on the crucial “what to pack” part of your picnic proposal, so you can create a memorable and stress-free experience for both you and your partner.

1. Drinks

Start off the picnic with a celebratory drink. If you and your partner enjoy wine or champagne, pack a bottle of your favourite vintage to celebrate your special moment.

However, if you prefer a non-alcoholic option, consider bringing sparkling grape juice or a fancy soda; you can find a few varieties packaged in elegant glass bottles that will add a touch of sophistication to your picnic setup.

*Don’t forget to pack*

  • Two cups or glasses
  • A bottle opener, and/or a corkscrew
  • We also recommend you pop at least one bottle of water in your basket for extra hydration, in addition to any other drinks you plan to bring.
  • Your celebratory beverage choice.

2. Food

No picnic is complete without scrumptious finger food to snack on. Consider packing your significant other’s favourite foods to make the occasion even more special. If it helps to itemise further, we suggest packing something like two savoury options, one sweet option and one fresh fruit or snacking vege (pre-cut). Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Fresh fruit: grapes, strawberries, and melon are all great options.
  • Cheese and crackers: a classic picnic snack that’s easy to pack and always delicious.
  • Charcuterie: add some cured meats like salami or prosciutto to your cheese and cracker platter, your local supermarket or deli will have some options.
  • Sandwiches or wraps: make your own or pick up some pre-made options from a local deli.
  • Chocolate or other sweets: add some indulgence to your picnic with a few of your partner’s favourite treats.

*Don’t forget to pack*

  • Plates and cutlery: disposable options are convenient, but reusable items are more eco-friendly.
  • Napkins: to clean up any spills or messes.
  • A cutting board and knife: for slicing cheese and other snacks.
  • A trash bag: to dispose of any waste properly.

3. Something to Sit On

Create a comfortable and cozy spot for you and your partner to relax and enjoy your picnic. Pack a soft blanket and some pillows to make the experience even more comfortable. Opt for a larger size blanket so you can both snuggle up together.

*Don’t forget to pack*

  • A waterproof or moisture-resistant bottom layer for the blanket to prevent any dampness from seeping through.
  • A basket or tote bag to carry everything in.

4. Romantic Touches

Add some romantic touches to your picnic setup to set the mood for your proposal. Consider packing some of the following:

  • Fresh flowers: a bouquet of your partner’s favourite blooms or some wildflowers you picked yourself.
  • Candles: set the mood with some soft lighting.
  • Music: create a playlist of your partner’s favourite songs or choose some romantic tunes to play in the background.

*Don’t forget to pack*

  • Matches or a lighter to light the candles.
  • A portable speaker or music player.
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