When you think of winter in New Hampshire, you may think of cruising the slopes of Bretton Woods, snowshoeing through Franconia Notch State Park (or your own backyard) and ice skating at Strawbery Banke, but it’s also the time of year when snow and chilly temperatures keep you inside by the fire with a good book and project or two. This season, you can practice the Danish art of hygge (hoo-ga), defined as creating a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being, by setting up a Pinterest-worthy indoor picnic. Do it yourself or you can hire Emily Huxtable of Seacoast Picnic Co. in Portsmouth or Tanya Tobin of Boho Pop-Up Picnic in Bedford to do it for you. (Hint: Think a movie night in your home or a private studio complete with twinkly lights, popcorn and other savory treats.) Dream up your own perfect picnic experience with personal details like handwritten notes, flowers, a charcuterie board or boho tent, and let Emily or Tanya do the rest. The best part? They will put it together and take it down for you too.
This Starboard package experience by Seacoast Picnic Co. is all about luxury and the memories. It includes a handcrafted table, chic umbrella, gold flatware, lovely table settings, Spindrift water and a graze box by Palette, like the Cheer graze box, pictured here. Photo by Jenn Bakos Photography
Treat someone you love to a Valentine’s Day pop-up picnic celebration at home filled with details like a box of chocolates, deck of cards, bluetooth record table and custom message written on a chalkboard easel. Photo Courtesy Boho Pop-Up Picnic
The Port package includes all of the beautiful elements of Seacoast Picnic Co.’s Starboard Package, but you bring your own food and enjoy the ambiance. Would you like to add a balloon arch? Birthday cake? Flower crowns? Unique color theme? Emily Huxtable can help you add custom elements.
Grab your friends and host a relaxing evening by the fire. While you need to provide the food, Boho Pop-Up Picnic will provide everything you need, like espresso martini candy boxes, winter table décor, pillows and blankets, candles and seltzer. Photo Courtesy Boho Pop-Up Picnic
Looking to include a few personal touches to your picnic? Flowers like these from Wild Valentine in Portsmouth make a great addition to any Seacoast Picnic Co. spread. Photo by Jenn Bakos Photography