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Picnics are always a perfect go-to date, especially when spring is in the air, they’re also a nice solo activity. Grab a book and a basket, fill it with your favorite goodies and you’re on your way to a lovely afternoon in the fresh air.
You can also make it a fun family outing! Pick a park or a more out-of-the-way spot and pack some adult food for yourself and make something easy for the kids, like PB&Js and juice boxes. Boom! A great outdoor activity with lunch included.
Here are some picnic accessories you might want to round up to elevate your picnic experience!
A waterproof blanket will let you bring your picnic setting anywhere. Whether you’ve hiked down next to a creek, you’re on the beach, or anywhere else, this blanket is waterproof, so you can find the perfect spot and picnic with a view! If water isn’t an issue and you want a colorful aesthetic, this Sarah Campbell Picnic Blanket will be a bright addition to your sunny day in the park!
There is nothing more Instagramabble than a classic picnic basket! Nothing says picnic like a wooden basket weave and red and white gingham. You could keep your picnic accessories in this basket and then use it for your photoshoot. If you are looking for a newer way to picnic, we have a solution with the Picnic Time Promenade Canvas Picnic Basket. The canvas and willow fully-lined basket tote bag comes with everything you need including full cutlery and a plate and wine glass set for two. It’s a picnic in a bag!
Cooler or Insulated Tote
While the classic picnic basket is adorable, it probably won’t keep your food at the correct temperature. If you’re planning on hiking a little bit to get to your destination, you’ll need an insulated bag or cooler to keep your food and drinks cool. There are so many different sizes and shapes to choose from, depending on the type of spread you’re looking to bring.
An Extra Blanket
Depending on the weather, you might want to bring an extra blanket so you can cozy up after eating. This is one you’d want to keep clean and off the ground, unlike the one you’ll be sitting on. Sometimes, blankets also come with carrying straps which will make them easier to carry to your destination.
Chairs or a Hammock
Depending on how long you’d like to stay, camping chairs or a hammock are great investments for picnics. Relax and unwind after eating, and if you’re at the beach, folding chairs are perfect to sit out and watch the waves.
Environmentally Friendly Cutlery Set
Whether it is biodegradable or reusable, you want to make sure that you’re using environmentally friendly cutlery. The need for plastic utensils and paper plates is in the past because we have way better options now! Make sure your plates and utensils are perfect for your picnic but won’t leave a mark on our Earth.
A Trash Bag or Portable Trash Can
If you’ll be enjoying the outdoors during your picnic, make sure you’re respecting it! Think ahead and bring a Collapsible Trash Bin, Pop Up Trash Can, or compostable trash bags for your garbage so you are leaving no trace behind. Sometimes, you can even leave it better than you found it and pick up a few pieces of trash left behind by others.
Nothing makes a picnic cuter than having the perfect accessories. Take along this Outdoor Table, Portable Picnic Table, Pocket Uno, Round Cheese Board Set, Personalized Wine & Cheese Tote, and this 16 Piece Dishware Set to make your picnic picture perfect.
Spruce Up Your Picnic By Hiring A Professional!
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Picnic companies are getting pretty big and they are a great way to have a fancy picnic for a big event. Anniversary, birthday, or maybe a proposal coming up? Picnic companies like Picnic Pleasure or Pop Up Picnic can set up your perfect lunch or dinner date! Through a quick Google or Instagram search, you can find a picnic company in your area and start planning!
What essentials do you bring along on your picnics? Let us know below!
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