Monday, 22 August 2016

The Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP

The Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.com

Oh what a lovely afternoon it was.

On Saturday morning when I arrived in London to grey skies and a copious amount of rain, it took all the optimism in me to remain positive that the event wouldn't be a wash out. But someone was looking down on us, as from the endless grey, blue skies and sunshine started to emerge.

A couple of months ago, Sarah from It's Sarah Ann messaged Gwennan, Mel, Effi, Nina and I suggesting a meet-up in the form of a picnic. Best idea ever? I think so. We soon got to organising, setting a date, location, building up a guest list, getting in touch with brands and coming to agreements with sponsors and planning the logistics. 

The Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.com
The day came round much quicker than I expected (I still hadn't booked my train tickets 12 hours before my train was leaving) which was probably a good thing as I can get anxious with things like this but fortunately I didn't have time to let my nerves get to me. Before I knew it, I had met the girls in London and we were hauling heaps of picnic goods to our pre-chosen spot in Hyde Park. Oh tube stations, why do you have to have so many stairs. 

By the time we had set up and guests had arrived, the weather had got out lovely, despite the wind insisting on blowing leaves onto us.

The Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.comThe Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.com

Amazing food, great company and a beautiful setting, what more could you want?


Big thank you to Talking Tables for helping us make the picnic look so instagram-worthy with products such as the butterfly garlands and paper lanterns,  straws and food trays as well as providing goody bag treats like the pineapple bunting and pineapple honeycombs. Also to Bloom and Wild for providing us with some gorgeous hand picked flowers which looked perfect with the picnic setting. And thank you so much to Interior Goods for providing such beautiful bunting which some lucky guests got to take home with them (nope not jealous at all, not one bit). 

Everyone who came brought a little offering to the feast, and we had such a delicious collection of food. I'm sure no-one went home hungry!! I was super excited to try the Oreo Cheesecake that  the lovely Jessica and James from Food and Baker brought. It was so delicious and it was so great to meet both of them!

We also received a huge delivery of food from Benugo including boxes of fresh sandwiches, muffins, wraps, cakes and fruit which was perfect for the picnic. Midway through the picnic we receieved another awesome delivery from Only By Nature of some delicious frozen joghurt.

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We were very lucky to receive lots of yummy food, snacks and gorgeous decor from some generous companies. We had lots of snacks gifted to us from Graze, Oreo, Ritz, Mikado, Ape Snacks, and Lily O'Briens as well as chocolate(!!!) coconut water from Vita Coco and squash from Robinsons. We also received popcorn from Proper Corn including my all time favourite popcorn flavour coconut and vanilla which was very exciting!

I think one of my favourite things about being in the company of bloggers is the acceptance that taking photos before doing anything else is mandatory. There was no weird looks when we were bending all shapes to get the right angle on the photo of a pack of oreos, and I love that.
The Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.comThe Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.com
Thank you so much to everyone who came, including Gavin's dog, it was great to meet you all and I hope you had a lovely time, and thank you to all the brands who were so kind to provide us with raffle prizes, decor, food, and goody bag treats. And of course, thank you to my fellow organisers, I think we did a pretty good job girls ;).

Keep your eyes peeled for the next event!

Now, I'm going to go munch my way through my goody bag...

Hannah Lane

The Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.com
The Most Instagram-Worthy Picnic There Ever Was | #BloggerPitP | www.hannahemilylane.com

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