It’s time to revamp your plans for alfresco dining from the ground up. This summer, the coolest place to sip while you sup is atop pristine patios, white sand and emerald lawns. But if cutting crusts and packing a cooler doesn’t sound like your jam, take heart. These local experts are more than happy to take on the heavy (basket) lifting—with upgrades on the standard plaid blanket and paper napkins. Today’s picnic porters are serving up a number of premium upgrades, including puffed-up lounge pillows, the soft glow of candlelight, Bluetooth speakers, grazing boards packed with cured meats and curated cheeses, and fine crystal and cutlery. Want to venture beyond your backyard? Hire them to set up at any one of the area’s public parks (hint: that includes most of our beaches, which are managed by the parks and rec department and considered public domain). Picnic Culture Floating pool picnics are just one of the unique offerings from this Naples-based company started by Natasha Rinehart, a former wedding coordinator. For its aquatic setups, the team fills a 4-by-2-foot Balinese woven basket with customizable nibbles, like tropical sliced fruit and Brazil nuts or kid-friendly gummy bears. The basket coasts on the water’s surface, allowing guests young and old to indulge. For those who don’t want their outfits (or their snacks) to get splashed, Rinehart can create a mini-picnic station out of the water for a slight upcharge. Or, you can opt for a full-on picn.