NYE Picnic Shindig

Posted on January 02, 2017

Tick tock tick! Oh how time flies! Once again we're on our very last page of the annual 365 days rotation of Earth. 2016 has been a pretty hectic but exciting year for me. I've met so many wonderful people, worked on many new projects and ended up in Sydney, Australia!

Each and every year, everyone in Sydney would gather together to watch the annual world renown New Year's Eve fireworks by the Harbour Bridge. Being as tourist-y as Jake and I both are, we've decided to join in on their tradition and count down to the New Year together!

We've being told that we would have to get to one of the free vantage points very early to save ourselves a nice spot for a good view of the extravagant display later (some would be there as early as dawn just to secure a good spot). Knowing that we would have to sit on our butts for hours before the midnight fireworks, we've decided to throw a romantic picnic shindig while we were there.

The essentials: food, book, water and picnic mat.


  • Lemon & mustard seed salad
  • Beef & mushroom kebabs
  • Tuna & egg sandwich (Homemade bread)
  • Nachos & Salsa
  • Red Rock Deli Potato Crisps
  • Mince pies
  • Cadbury Roses chocolates
  • Home-baked Crunchie sugar cookies

We arrived at the Observatory Hill Park at approximately 3:30pm (UTC+11:00 AEDT). That means that we have about 8 hours of time to chill before the big countdown. To kill some time, we brought an Ipad loaded with movies and a book for myself to read.

"Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy." - JK Rowling

Despite being bitten by lots of ants and sitting under a tree full of bats, we had a very great time together! The midnight fireworks were stunningly beautiful. This is definitely an unforgettable experience and a great kickstart into 2017! Happy New Year!

How did you celebrate your new year's eve? Comment to share about your day!

Tips for planning your summer picnic:

Forget the calorie-meter and bring all your favourite food! Make sure to drink lots of fluids to keep yourselves hydrated under the summer heat. Bring some entertainment or just relax and enjoy the scenery around you. Last but not least, have fun!