We love eating outdoors when warm weather hits! There is nothing more satisfying than adventuring to a beautiful location and enjoying nature with loved ones while enjoying delicious summer fare. Here are a few tips for picnic success!

1. Bring a blanket

We LOVE this outdoor blanket from Little Unicorn! Not only is it durable and adorable, but it folds up neatly with a carrying strap. It is perfect to keep in the trunk of your car for impromptu outdoor meals!

2. Pack a surprise

It’s always fun to unpack something a little unexpected from the picnic basket. A unique fruit, a novelty drink or a special treat will help make the occasion memorable and novel.

3. Play games

Slip a few games in the basket for simple entertainment. Cards, dice games, frisbee, tic-tac-toe, and other easy-to-pack games are great options.

4. Be prepared

Sunscreen, insect repellent, and plenty of water are essentials. Also, don’t forget things like napkins, plastic utensils and any condiments you might need for the meal.

5. Plan the food

Certain foods travel better than others. Hardboiled eggs, cheese and bread, veggies and crackers with several dip options, cut fruit, and cookies are a good start for a simple meal. But, the sky is the limit! You can get creative with options like these recipes.

Enjoy! We hope many picnics will be a part of your summer plans!