Pack the Perfect Picnic With These Pro Tips

Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s the perfect time to plan your next outing to the park. If you want your picnic to go off without a hitch, follow these tips from the pros to plan the perfect afternoon.

  1. Whip up a few new easy-to-pack snacks. Eating outside, sprawled out across a blanket, is naturally more fun than sitting around the dinner table. Make your spread just as fun! Try out a few new recipes that are easy to pack up in your picnic basket, like a mason jar salad or bags of barbecue-ranch popcorn.

  2. Think about a theme or color scheme. Anyone who plans to snap a few photos of their picnic outing should make sure their basket is packed with coordinated, aesthetically pleasing components! Pick a theme or a color scheme to tie together your spread. You can focus on a certain cuisine or try to find cute disposable plates and cutlery dressed in your favorite hue.

  3. Don’t forget the lawn games. The food and picnic blanket are the most important things to pack for your afternoon out, but that isn’t everything you’ll need. After the meal is over, stay at the park and play for a few hours! Bring along lawn games like bocce ball, cornhole, or just a soccer ball and sweat off some of the calories from your feast.

How to Throw the Perfect Spring Picnic [The Spruce]
11 Portable Picnic Recipes [Southern Living]
5 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Family Spring Picnic [Susan Alexander]