July is finally here and it really feels like summer! With the warm weather comes all of the fun outdoor activities. My favorite being… a weekend picnic under the clouds! I’ve put together a few tips to hosting the best backyard picnic for you and your friends!
Comfort is key when it comes to hosting a picnic because not everyone is going to be thrilled about sitting on the ground. I ended up using an old comforter which worked well because it’s thicker than a plain old blanket and I wasn’t concerned about getting it dirty. You could also opt in for a Mexican serape, from the Little Market, to add a touch of color! Also, be sure to bring plenty of throw pillows!
This will allow you and your friends to be comfortable and have a relaxing time!
It’s a no-brainer that you can’t have a good picnic without some food! If you plan on lounging for a while, you should choose items that your guests can snack on throughout the picnic. I don’t think there is anything yummier than a giant wood board filled with cheeses, meats, crackers and jam! Don’t forget to bring some of your favorite refreshing fruits as well.
When it comes to a summer picnic, beverages may be arguably the most important thing. On a hot summer day what’s more refreshing than a crisp glass of rose? Or some sparkling water with lemon as a non-alcoholic option!
Opt for a large basket or sturdy tote to transport all your picnic goodies. There is never a shortage of cute vintage picnic baskets, although sometimes it’s more practical to bring a big bag or backpack!
Of course it wouldn’t be a pretty picnic without some gorgeous colorful flowers. You can always count on BloomThat to deliver me the most stunning bouquets and vases, perfect for any occasion. Lastly, don’t forget the necessities like a wine opener, utensils, paper towels and trash bags for a quick and easy clean up process!
Photography by: Torrey Fox
I hope you guys enjoy! Whats in your picnic basket?!
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