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Picnic Spot …on!

Story: Bruce Redman | Photo: Bruce Redman
Oct 22, 2020
Picnic Spot …On!
So maybe life can be a picnic after all (and a glamourous one at that).

Two Redcliffe friends, Sue Hanley and Mel Menzies recently got together with the idea of making Peninsula picnics something extra special and that’s when Picnics By The Bay Q was born.

Sue and Mel first met when they worked at Bunnings, around 18 years ago, and became good friends. They have since worked together in the health sector, but this is their first venture into business.

“We launched [in August] but the planning and purchasing of stock started some months back,” Mel said. “The interest has been amazing and sometimes pretty intense, but it’s really fabulous and very encouraging.”

“Whether you are planning a sunset romantic picnic, breakfast by the sea, a birthday or hen’s party, a marriage proposal, an elopement or a small intimate wedding, we are the people to set it up for you,” Sue said.

“Any sort of celebration or a simple get together for friends, family or work colleagues, works beautifully in a picnic setting with an amazing outlook.

“We even have a booking for a wedding vows renewal coming up and we will soon be offering children’s parties.”

Sue said that she first thought of the idea about 7 year ago and discussed it with friends but didn’t follow through with anything until this year.

“Mel’s daughter was having her 21st and wanted a boho theme with low tables on the same day as my grandson’s birthday party. We thought we’d share the cost across the two parties but found it difficult to hire anything we needed at short notice.  So, we decided to start our own business and out of that came Picnics By The Bay Q.”

“Sue is the stylist and I’m the coordinator of getting everything in place for the setup,” Mel said. “We both have an equal input into everything and bounce ideas off each other constantly.”

We are all about creating wonderful memories of a special occasion for an affordable price, with the personal touch that only a small business can offer”.

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