Pack your baskets for a picnic party! Take advantage of the warm weather and longer days of summer by setting up some outdoor sips and bites. You can gather a small group of family and friends for an outdoor, physically distanced gathering at your local park, or you can host a family picnic in your own backyard or living room. Whether you choose to set up at the park, beach, or your own backyard, read on to learn how to host this low-key affair.
When rounding up supplies, a picnic basket, tote, or backpack is essential for easy lifting. We kept our picnic menu simple by picking up sandwiches and chips from the local deli and storing cheese, crackers, and fruit in Tupperware with dividers to keep items fresh. For dessert, we packed a box of cookies to make serving easier.
A water-resistant picnic blanket makes the outdoors more comfortable if you’re setting up on the grass (no one likes a damp bottom). We chose a lightweight and colorful blanket to brighten up our display. It came in a convenient carrying bag with large storage pockets – perfect for a fuss-free gathering.
Comfort’s key when lounging outside. Pack a few pillows and blankets in your tote to make sunset-watching more bearable. Remember, the later into summer we get, the chillier the air is at night! The tote also serves as a weight to keep the blanket down. Flameless LED tea lights provide easy outdoor lighting and are fire safe.
A portable speaker amplifies a summer playlist and sets the tone for a relaxed evening with loved ones. Check out our list of picnic essentials below to make packing a breeze, wherever you’re headed.
Picnic Packing Essentials:
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- Water resistant blanket
- Picnic backpack
- My Drap cotton reusable napkin roll
- Eco-friendly bamboo plates
- Bamboo utensils
- Blanket and pillows
- LED tea light candles
- Plastic votives
- Insect repellent patches
- Plastic glasses
- Plastic water bottle
- Large and small cheese board and knife
- White plastic tray
- Portable speakers
- Flowers from the garden displayed in a Mason jar
- Deli sandwiches
- Box of cookies
- Cheese and crackers
Last, but not least, don’t forget to pack a trash bag, some wet wipes to keep hands clean, and a few resealable sandwich bags for leftovers.Print