Once the warm weather returns in the summertime, there is no better way to spend the day than with the perfect summer picnic.
While taking your lunch or dinner party to the local park might sound like a great idea, there is also a lot of planning and preparation involved. To be sure that you have all of the necessary picnic essentials, Skylight Creative Ideas has compiled a list of our must-have picnic items.
Here is everything you need for a perfect summer picnic:
Picnic Basket, Cooler or Tote Bag
The best part of a picnic is the food, and so it is crucial to have something to store the food in a while traveling to the picnic destination. Whether it be a picnic basket, an insulated cooler, or even a tote bag, anything that gets your food from point A to point B will work just as well.
Reusable Utensils & Plates
Once you’ve found the perfect picnic spot, you will likely want to start indulging in all of the yummy food you brought along with you. To enjoy this food, you’ll need plates, utensils, cups, and more. To keep the amount of waste low, consider using reusable utensils and plates that people can wash at home after the picnic.
To keep all of your belongings off the grass and away from curious insects, be sure to pack a picnic blanket or tapestry of some kind. When you arrive at your picnic destination, just spread out the blanket and begin setting up your meal on top.
Charcuterie Board & A Wine Bottle Opener
What better way to celebrate summer than with a bit of wine and cheese? A charcuterie board filled with cheese, pickles, assorted meats, and more is the perfect addition to any summer picnic.
Are you thinking of pairing the cheese with a glass of wine? Be sure to remember a wine opener so that you don’t run into any problems.
Are you thinking of enjoying your picnic for an extended period? Be sure to bring some fun yard games to keep everyone entertained. Cornhole, volleyball, bean bag toss, ladder ball, and more are fun summer activities that will keep everyone engaged and included.
The past year has certainly been different, but summer is here, the pandemic is dwindling, and we couldn’t be happier! Be sure to stay safe and healthy this summer, but also have much fun too! Picnics are perfect for enjoying the summer weather outside with friends and family.