Secrets to Creating the Perfect Mother’s Day Picnic Basket

Motherhood isn’t always a picnic, but Mother’s Day can be with the perfect picnic basket. This year, skip the boring gift bag in favor of a basket full of her favorite things, from snacks and sweets to self-care essentials. The Pantry at The Wharf can help you create a beautiful basket packed with delectable treats and artisanal products that will leave Mom feeling pampered and cherished.

Rain or shine, shop our shelves and use the following secrets to create the perfect Mother’s Day picnic basket.

Start with Soup + Sammies

No picnic basket is complete without something great to eat. Our French-inspired sammies are freshly prepared with quality ingredients like melty comte cheese, savory jambon, and tangy cornichon. We love the Croque Madame for Mother’s Day (it’s like a classic ham and cheese, only better) or choose from our full menu to find her perfect flavor. You can even pair them with one of our fresh-made soups for a combo as classic as mother and child.

Pack a Parfait for a Guilt-Free Pleasure

Forget about breakfast–our handmade parfaits taste just like dessert with fresh seasonal berries, tangy puree and rich, creamy yogurt. It’s all layered to perfection and packaged to-go for a sweet, guilt-free pleasure you can share.

Say “Cheers!” with a Cocktail

You can’t toast to Mom without a cheers-worthy drink! Stop by The Liquor Cabinet to stock her basket with everything she needs for her favorite cocktail. You can buy her favorite bottle or help her try something new from our large collection of specialty spirits and craft mixers. We also have strainers, stirrers, barware, and other accessories to give her home bar a boost.


2 ounces Tequila
½ ounce fresh lime juice
Grapefruit soda, chilled


Combine tequila and lime juice in a glass with ice. Top with grapefruit juice and stir gently to combine.

Not sure what she likes? Try out a Paloma for a mom-approved upgrade to the classic margarita:

Help her Wine Down

Does Mom love to wine down? Help her relax and enjoy her new status with a fun wine glass. The Pantry has a full collection of quality cups with sassy sayings like “DONE parenting for today” and “the happiest hour”. If she’s not into wine, consider one of our insulated tumblers to keep her drink cool well past happy hour.

Bonus: Make Her Signature Scent

Head over to High Cotton Bath Company to create a custom lotion that surrounds her in a signature scent. You can mix-and-match from over 250 fragrant oils to create her perfect blend, then add it to quality soaps, lotions, body scrubs and more for some soothing self-care.

The final secret to creating your perfect Mother’s Day basket is that you don’t have to create it at all! Let us know before you arrive and we’ll make you a curated basket of Mother’s Day delights from our products at The Pantry, The Liquor Cabinet, and Orange Beach Concierge. Just give us a call at (251) 981-2988 or email to put our team to work for you!
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Orange Beach Concierge was born out of our love of hosting a great party, event planning and everyday organization combined with Chef David’s drive and desire to be the very best at his culinary craft. We are an Alabama gulf coast-based boutique concierge service offering highly personalized services.