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Picnic Season 2021

It’s almost picnic season and this year we are doing things a bit differently! Beginning May 8th our regularly scheduled picnics will occur the 2nd & last Saturday of the month! We will be offering 3 Brunch picnic slots at 11:30am in Highland Park & 3 Evening picnic slots at 5pm in Schenley Park. 

 

We are currently booking Grazing Tables, Children’s Parties, Special Occasion, Engagement, and Micro Wedding picnics outside of these times. These events are booked on a first come first serve basis.  

 

Also new this season: we will be selling DIY boxes exclusively from 11:30-1 in Highland Park & 5-6:30 in Schenley during our regular picnic hours.  For any additional questions please visit our FAQ section. 

About Our Business

Blanket & Board is an event planning company co-owned by social workers, Tierra Thorne and Colleen Peddycord. We provide pop-up, luxury picnics featuring charcuterie boards in the city of Pittsburgh. Our services include setting up picnics in Pittsburgh’s parks and catering private events.

 

Blanket & Board provides fun, outdoor experiences for friends to come together and indulge with a fancy picnic. We’ve delighted our customers with innovative, delicious picnics with plenty of options for every diet.

As both a female and minority owned business, we also want to create safe spaces where people of all backgrounds can feel welcome, seen, and heard. 

 

Our mission is to uplift at risk populations in the community by highlighting local non-profits and donating a portion of our proceeds to programs that support equality and human rights.  

  

 

PICNICS & SPECIAL EVENTS

What We Offer

We all know that the secret to hosting a successful event is inviting the right people and serving them incredible food. That’s why our team is so dedicated to working closely with you to create an unforgettable experience that will not only enhance your event, but also keep your guests talking about it for years to come. See all the services we offer below to start planning your next picnic.

EVENING PICNIC

Saturdays at 5:00pm in Schenley Park
May - October

The following will be provided for your 2 hour picnic: Place settings, cups, candles, an ice bucket, pillows, fresh flowers, a bluetooth speaker and a charcuterie board. Once you book, you will receive an invoice in your e-mail. This picnic is $250 for two people. Each additional person will be $50. Get in touch with us to learn more about our range of services today. 

BRUNCH PICNIC

Saturdays at 11:30am in Highland Park
May- October

The following will be provided for your 2 hour picnic: Place settings, cups, candles, an ice bucket, pillows, fresh flowers, a bluetooth speaker and a charcuterie board. Once you book, you will receive an invoice in your e-mail. This picnic is $250 for two people. Each additional person will be $50. Get in touch with us to learn more about our range of services today. 

SPECIAL OCCASION PICNIC

Host a picnic at your place or a local park of your choice. This option is available year round.

Interested in booking a picnic in your own space or local park? Contact us with information about the location and number of guests. We will be happy to offer you a quote. This is a wonderful option for family dinners, anniversaries, engagements, birthdays, baby showers and bridal showers. Pricing for the special occasion picnic will depend on location, special dietary requests and custom decor options.

The Special Occasion Picnic starts at $350. 

DIY PICNIC IN A BOX

A To-Go Picnic

Plan your own picnic and we will deliver a charcuterie board in a box! If you live within our delivery area, we can also deliver to your home. 

Our DIY box serves 2 and is a made to order charcuterie board in a box, prepared to be eaten within 1-2 days. The cost for this box is $60 which includes delivery to the following zip codes: 15201, 15207, 15217, 15206, 15224 and 15232. 

We will be selling DIY boxes exclusively from 11:30-1 in Highland Park on: 5-6:30 in Schenley on the following dates:

 

5/8/21

5/29/2021

06/12/21

06/26/21

07/10/21

 

A portion of all DIY box proceeds will be donated a local non profit. Keep in touch on social media as we will also be hosting pop up picnics throughout the summer. 

 

CHILDREN'S PARTIES

Throw a Tea Party

Throw your little one a tea party they won't forget!

The following will be provided for your tea party: place settings, cups, candles, an ice bucket, pillows, fresh flowers, a bluetooth speaker and a kid friendly board with iced tea, tea sandwiches, cheese, crackers, fruits, vegetables, dips, cookies and cupcakes. ​

GRAZING TABLES

Charcuterie Catering

Blanket & Board brings our expertise to your big event or gathering. Whether it's an office meeting, wedding, shower, family gathering, or brunch with friends, we'll keep you and your guests happy and satisfied with our delightful presentation. The following will be provided for your grazing table: Disposable cups, plates & cutlery, candles, ice buckets, fresh flowers, and charcuterie boards. ​

ENGAGEMENTS

Food You Deserve

Plan your engagement with Blanket & Board! Our engagement picnic starts at $500 and can be scheduled on available weekends in May. It will include a custom picnic basket for you to take home in addition to a customized set up/custom time and custom location.

CORPORATE GIFT BASKETS

A Gift to Remember

Host a board meeting or show your appreciation with a gift basket or charcuterie box.

We will work with you to design a thoughtful and memorable gift.

A portion of our proceeds from corporate orders will be donated to a local non-profit. 

WEDDINGS

You’re Invited to Dinner

Blanket & Board brings our expertise to plan a fun & unique micro wedding. We will handle the food, decor and service to give you the freedom to enjoy your special day without the effort. Whether you are looking for a grazing table or the full picnic set up,

we will work with you to make your day extra special.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

A Unique Gift

A gift certificate for a DIY Box or Special Occasion Picnic is a fun and unique gift for a loved one or colleague. Follow the link below to purchase. 

LOCATIONS

Blanket & Board serves the following Pittsburgh Parks:

Highland Park, Schenley Park, West End Overlook, Frick Park, Mellon Park & Herr's Island. If you have another nearby park in mind, let us know!

 

We are happy to accommodate other locations for an additional fee.

Contact us for more information

OUR FAQ

Blanket & Board is committed to providing our clients with exceptional customer service. We have laid out a list of questions that are commonly asked by our clients. However, if there is something that we have missed please feel free to reach out. We would be more than happy to address any of your needs and help you find clarity.

WHAT DOES MY PICNIC INCLUDE?

Each picnic includes charcuterie boards, picnic blankets, tables, pillows, candles, flowers, cups, plates, an ice bucket, ice, napkins, and utensils. 

DO YOU HAVE OPTIONS FOR SPECIAL DIETS?

Special dietary requests? We are happy to accommodate most special diets. 

Depending on your diet, we will supplement your board with extra items such as fruits, vegetables, crackers and cheeses. Gluten free crackers and vegan cheeses are also available. Just let us know when you book. 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

In Pittsburgh we have to get creative when the weather gets finicky. We can change the location, put up a canopy tent, or if it's real stormy we can reschedule to a sunnier day.

HOW WILL I FIND YOU?

Once you book, you will receive contact information. A map of exactly where to meet for your picnic will be sent the day of. We will have a sign and a staff member waiting to greet you.

CAN I BOOK A LARGE PARTY?

Due to COVID-19, Blanket & Board is unable to set up picnics for large parties. If you would like to book a larger event in your own space, we recommend requesting a quote for our Special Occasion Picnic.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING DUE TO COVID-19?

Picnics are a great social distancing activity! Guests are encouraged to have a mask on when not eating.

We will provide hand sanitizer, disposable cups, plates and cutlery to keep things sanitary. Additionally, our team will always use gloves and masks when setting up your event.

All items at your picnic including linens and dishes are washed and sanitized after each and every picnic. 

WHAT IF I WANT MY PICNIC OUTSIDE THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH?

Currently, we operate mostly within city limits. If you would like to book something outside of those limits there will be an additional fee.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Cancellations can be made 48 hours in advance for a full refund. If it is raining, you may reschedule your picnic to a different day.

Need more info? Contact us below.

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