This summer, we’re championing everything that’s great about British Summertime by bringing you the poshnic – a posher way to picnic!

The lighter evenings, stunning warm summer sun (fingers crossed!) and the UK’s perfect picnic spots all call for celebrations and what better way to do so than with a Cartwright & Butler poshnic?

Not so glorious outside? As we all know, the classic British summer can be unpredictable, but even if it’s dramp and dreary, you can still enjoy a poshnic indoors.

Here are some top tips for turning your everyday picnic into something special:

Setting the scene with décor     

Picnic  Picnic

Picnic  Picnic

Perhaps the easiest way to posh up your picnic is by setting the scene and making it look beautiful. Swap your picnic blanket that’s been living in the loft for beautiful pastel coloured throws and cushions that will give a cosy and inviting look. If you’re having an evening event, add a warm glow with candles and twinkly fairy lights. If you really want to go the extra mile, why not create personal place name cards for guests that will really make them feel special!

Items that can add a touch of elegance to any outdoor event include:

  • Fairy lights
  • Lanterns
  • Tea lights and candles
  • Flowers and vases
  • Festoon lights
  • Bunting
  • Throws and blankets
  • Cushions

Serving a first class spread

Picnic  Picnic

Gone are the days of cling film wrapped sandwiches that end up getting squashed in a cool bag, this summer up your serving game and make your poshnic one that stands out. Switch the cling film or foil for bees wrap – an eco-friendly alternative that will keep your food fresh and look sophisticated. Instead of a plastic cool bag to transport your food, opt for a wicker hamper that will look beautiful in the countryside. To go that one step further, place the food on serving platters and trays so that your family and friends can help themselves to delicious food and drink.

Items to give a sense of luxury:

  • Serving platters
  • Cartwright & Butler Wicker picnic hampers
  • Napkin rings/holders
  • Bees Wrap
  • Water jugs/dispensers
  • Place mats
  • Coupe glasses
  • Mason jars

Why not consider our, Ploughman’s Lunch gourmet food hamper which comes complete with two craft beers from one of our UK micro breweries. Enjoy sampling the two delicious cheese selections paired Millers’ crackers and Grate Britain’s cheddar cheese biscuits, all topped with a fine ale chutney. This hamper includes: 

Two beers from a selection of UK micro breweries
A selection of two cheeses   
Ale Crackers or Three Seed Crackers by Millers   
Cheese Biscuits by Grate Britain    
Ale Chutney by Cartwright & Butler

Get yours HERE


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