Dial a Picnic Alberton


A picnic is not just a blanket and a basket.
…We offer so much more!

We have a passion for both picnics and events and we love creating a set-up that will be a lasting memory for our couples and guest alike!

We believe in LOVE and ROMANCE and our picnics are a true reflection of that. Whether it be a date night, a romantic proposal or a special anniversary or birthday celebration, we thrive on making it a truly magical and special experience.
It is all about taking picnics up a notch or ten, creating the perfect, tailor made romantic scenario and making memories in a setting of your choosing.

Firstly we create your ideal outdoor room. The client gives us a brief on what they would like their function to be like or in the case of a couple’s picnic; – his or her partner likes, colours, themes, food, etc. We then create a unique, once off space with decor that enhances the space and mood; – personalising it so it becomes YOURS. Then, if you choose to, we can tailor the menu to suit you, add special items which your loved one likes and combine this with our special touch to make your basket special. Everything becomes a conversation piece.

Think of us as your directory to all things picnics, parties and celebrations! But, remember, we do not only stop at P for picnic and planning, we do everything from A to Z with regards to wedding and event planning, decor rental, venue setups, corporate events and creating memorable occasions!

Whether you need to stick to a tight budget or want to make sure nothing falls through the cracks, we at DAP will make sure that your wedding is full of special details that are unique to each couple. But, we do not stop at that!
Being wedding and even planners, we offer a planning and decor service and to help plan your perfect day!

Romantic picnics, Valentines Day, Date Nights and special couples’ celebrations:
Take a couple, add a romantic picnic basket with champagne, place a blanket with scatter cushions and decor under a starlit canopy with crickets in the background… with just the two of you… No interruptions…
What more can you ask for?

A date night is all about spending time together and a romantic picnic for two is the personification of just that!
…and remember, just because the mood for romance has struck, doesn’t mean it has to happen at night. Whether starting something new or reviving the flame in a marriage, day dates are a fun alternative to the typical dinner and a movie. Life is so busy, we often don’t find the time or the words to tell that special someone how much he or she means to you.
Our details help to get that conversation flowing.
The I know you like …the remember whens will just fill the time you spend together with love. Not to mention the surroundings.

“All in a basket”; – Picnics are a great way to bond with your significant other!

Proposal picnics:
If you’re getting ready to pop the question we are here to offer advice for guys who want to trade in their bachelor status for a husband title.
When love is in the air; – you’ll really want to make sure that everything is pitch-perfect. We want you to have so much fun that you don’t even realize that you are making memories. You give us the brief, tell us what she likes and we will personalise it for you.
You will blow her away!

A Birthday Picnic is best planned by a professional picnicker!

Hello there, birthday party researchers.
If you are thinking of throwing an outdoor occasion with a difference, then you’ve come to the right place! Birthdays are best celebrated surrounded with friends and family where everyone can mix in a relaxed and comfortable setting. What better way to celebrate than by throwing a birthday picnic to mark the years plus one more year?

Anniversaries and Baby Showers are for filling your baskets with happy memories.
Contact us and we will tailor-make a picnic event for you!

Corporate events:
Unique experiences for social and corporate events ranging from 10 – 200 people. Conference snack packs, mini conferences / Bosberaad and Team Building. Even your launches can become so much more with us on the planning side! You let us know what you need, what your budget is and leave the rest up to us!

Kiddies parties:
The outdoors are a child’s best place to be! So take the cool theme of the month and transform it to a kiddies picnic!

Do not be limited to the seasons! Whilst summer may seem like the perfect time for a picnic birthday party; – we like to do things a little differently here at Dial a Picnic – we thought having a birthday party half indoors and outdoors is the perfect happy medium to let the kids get some vitamin D at a picnic birthday party, all year long!

If the thought of kiddies taking over your home leaves you hesitant, why not have a picnic in a local park with some gorgeous decorations where the kids can run around and play games like pass the parcel and musical chairs.

A Winter’s Picnic:
Just because the leaves have dropped and the grass has yellowed, it doesn’t mean that a picnic in winter is not in season! Think warm, cuddly blankets, fluffy cushions, soup, curry or stew, malva pudding and hot chocolate with marshmallows! What an ideal excuse to cuddle up next to your loved one and with whispers of “sweet nothings”.

DIY Picnics and Decor Rental:
Decor forms an integral part of what we do but we don’t mind sharing! For this reason we offer you the option of doing it yourself.
T’s and C’s Apply

Where do we host and set up picnics or other events?
With us, you are not limited to any one venue. On any one of the options, you can make use of a venue of your choice, even in your own garden or balcony! But, we also have our very own venue available exclusively for your special celebration

Our Venue:
We have a very special in-house picnic venue called Tswalu Grove Safari Lodge.
The lodge is situated just 15 minutes from the Johannesburg City Centre, yet, upon arrival, you feel as if you are in the heart of the Bushveld. It is the ideal background for our picnic setups and you have the exclusive use of the venue for your special event.
Couples can enjoy a bush picnic with glimpses of game passing by. The lodge also has 6 stone and thatch self catering chalets for accommodation purposes, a unique stone and thatch chapel and “The Barn” indoor function hall. There is a large grassed area with a pool and trampoline, ideal for family picnics and the Bushveld Boma braai area which is semi under roof is another option for a small group function.

Other venues include:
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Zoo Lake
Rietvlei Zoo Farm
…and we may even have a few secret venues for those who don’t mind to splash out!

In South Africa, we are truly blessed! Nature has provided us with the perfect palette and blank canvas to create the perfect celebratory event for you!

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It’s all about creating memories and having fun!