To Have And To Host – Picnic at the Park
Keep calm and marry on! If the guest of honor leans more towards a bridechilla than a bridezilla, then a Picnic At The Park with a yoga flow session is a breath of fresh air for all. Celebrate the bride-to-be with a little Zen and a lot of love.
The beauty of this type of gathering is that just about any open and green space fits the form. My favorite spot to soak up sunshine and capture Kansas City love is the south lawn and terrace at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
I like to invite my guests to enjoy a yoga class on the lawn, followed by a simple and sweet picnic. Many local yoga studios offer private sessions, so whether the vibe is upbeat or low key, I am sure to pick a teacher who aligns with the bride’s personality.
Monogrammed yoga mats or colorful beach towels make fun party favors for the guests. Prior to start time, I like to line the mats up and set up a customized party favor bag for each guest. A few sweating and sipping essential ideas include a personalized water bottle to be used as a place card, hair coils, a towel, and an energy bar. To creatively cater to the bride, I build a playlist of her favorite tracks to keep the party going and flowing.
After the yoga session is finished, a mimosa or coffee bar can keep guests busy while I set up a picnic area by simply swapping the scene from yoga mats to darling (and, of course, Instagrammable) picnic blankets.
To keep the hosting easy, I include a menu of catered picnic boxes from Rozzelle Court, located conveniently inside The Nelson. Guests can casually gather around the bride to enjoy a picnic while they namaste good juju her way.
Also featured in the Tie The Knot Signature Issue – August 8, 2020
By Kelsey Potts
Happy 137th birthday to Harry S. Truman! The celebration at the 22nd annual Wild About Harry gala raised funds to support educational outreach and programming at the Harry S. Truman…
May 7th was the date for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA) Community Luncheon, which was a virtual event this year. Guests gathered at watch parties in Our Town…
The Kansas City Young Matrons clubhouse was the site for the Installation Day Tea, which was held on May 3rd. Julie Maggart is the incoming president, Anne Keil is the…
May 13th was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. Carol Marr and Jo Anne Dondlinger planned the festive event, which was held at the Carriage Club.…