Company Picnic in Central Park – 2015

It’s hard to believe this was our 4th year to work with Colonial Consulting on their annual summer picnic in Central Park and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Because of the easy access from 5th Avenue, we decided to have it in the same location as last year, the Billy Johnson Playground between E. 66th and 67th Streets.


Everyone loved Dinosaur BBQ the year before so we decided to use them again. The menu consisted beef sliders, BBQ chicken, chicken wings, Memphis style pork, St. Louis cut ribs, Hoffman’s hot dogs, chopped salad, creole potato salad, mac & cheese, honey hush cornbread and assorted cookies (chocolate chunk, oatmeal, peanut butter) and mini-pies (key lime, cheesecake and chocolate icebox) with fresh whipped cream.


For entertainment we booked the same vendors as last year; face painting by Kiki’s Faces & Balloons, caricatures by Steve Nyman and activities led by Ryan from Groovinthusiasts. We also had a cardboard vineyard that the kids really enjoyed coloring on!


Catering: Dinosaur BBQ
Caricatures: Steve Nyman
Entertainment: Groovinthusiasts
Face Painting: Kiki’s
Venue: Central Park, Billy Johnson Playground
Written by Karen Brown.

Central Park Picnic!

This is our third year to work with Colonial Consulting on their annual summer picnic in Central Park and every year we have a blast! The weather was perfect and temperatures were incredibly mild for a summer day in NYC.

This year we reserved the lawn just south of the Billy Johnson Playground, located on 5th Avenue between E. 66th and 67th Streets. This proved to be a great location for easy access for both guests and vendors.

Dinosaur BBQ catered and the menu consisted of pork sliders, pulled chicken, beef ribs, potato salad, mac & cheese, vegetable orzo, cornbread and everyone’s favorite, mini-keylime pies and chocolate icebox cake!

For kid’s entertainment we had face painting by Kiki’s Faces & Balloons and activities led by Ryan from Groovinthusiasts, including an egg race, potato sack race and tug-o-war for the adults.

And what Colonial Consulting picnic would be complete without caricatures by Steve Nyman!

Favors for guests were custom cupcakes by Chic Sugars.

Company Picnic in Central Park!

It was a delight working with my client Colonial Consulting again on their annual company picnic and the upside to this year was that we were actually able to have it in Central Park! Last year we had to make the dreadful decision to have it indoors at their office due to rain. Luckily we couldn’t have asked for better weather this year!

The day started with a pre-party at their office which included sangria and a few yummy snacks.

For the picnic at Central Park we reserved Mineral Springs and had BBQ catered by Virgil’s and custom clown cake pops by Haute So Sweet.

For entertainment we had a clown and face painting by Kiki’s Faces & Balloons and caricature artist, Steve Nyman.

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