All about Little Wicker Picnics.
It's hard organising the perfect party.
There's so much to do and so many things to think about – invitations, venue, party favours, decorations, entertainment, and, of course, the food.
But parties are supposed to be fun!
We know mums (and dads) are really secret superheroes – capable of doing it all, but we are on a mission to help ease your load and let you enjoy the day a little bit more – no matter what the occasion or weather.
We have several set menus ready to go in a choice of wicker hampers, hand decorated party bags and boxes.
All of our menus can be customized to help cater for any dietary requirements. We can also make entirely new menus to suit your party needs. Go on! Challenge us! 😉
Need a few extras to pull off a true picnic party? Not to worry. We have picnic blankets, garden games and mason jars for hire. We also have some great drinks dispensers for hire (nevermind the kids, you may need a cocktail or two to survive the day!).
We deliver, set up, and clear it all away!
Yummy. Fun. Simple.
The Little Wicker Picnics Story
Hi! I'm Michelle Otter and I'm so excited to welcome you to Little Wicker Picnics!
Liitle Wicker Picnics is a family focused catering business that I run from my home in Warrington, Cheshire.
My business venture began after my husband and I got married in 2016 and successfully catered our own indoor wedding picnic!
We were determined to have a wedding that suited our down-to-earth personalities. A traditional silver service reception dinner was quickly ruled out - we didn’t want our guests getting caught in the middle of what I refer to as “the bread roll- standoff”.
I’m sure you’ve seen this happen: relative strangers grouped around a table, hungry, anxious to eat their roll, but uncertain which is theirs. Do they go left? Do they go right? Uncertain which roll to take, they sit there, starving, waiting for someone else to make their move so that they might forego the embarrassment that surely comes if you’re caught taking food from a stranger’s plate and messing the whole left/right system up!
After ruling out silver service, we considered a buffet but quickly decided against it. We didn’t want to stand in a queue to get our food and we didn’t want our guests to either. At this point we decided on picnic food – we put a rustic crate in the centre of each table and filled it with mason jars containing various yummy produce. We also put cheese, biscuits, scones and much more inside the crates.
We have three children, so we were conscious about how to make this an enjoyable experience for younger people. That’s when we decided to create individual picnic hampers for each child to enjoy – and so Little Wicker Picnics was born!