Summer is coming to an end soon, and what better way to celebrate than with a picnic for your family or friends? It’s a great way to take advantage of the weather, and you can have a nice meal without spending much money. Here are a few fun items to pack to make your end-of-summer picnic a little extra special.
A Few Cozy Blankets
Instead of packing just a blanket to sit on, pack a few blankets (and pillows, too!) to create a plush space that is cozy and relaxing. Think of your picnic as an event; don’t skimp on the comfort or the details!
Infused Sparkling Water
Sparkling water always makes you feel a little fancier. Throw summer fruit like watermelon, pineapple, berries, and even mint into it to give it an extra zing!
Polaroid cameras are a fun touch to any gathering. Bring one along and encourage your group to grab it and snap some fun pics! If you don’t have a polaroid camera on hand, bring a few disposable ones for the gang!
Wine, Cheese, And Charcuterie!
Whisk everyone off to a metaphorical trip to Italy by creating a European inspired picnic. Bring a bottle of red and white wine and head to your local store or farmer’s market to pick out some different style cheeses and charcuterie. Try wrapping melon in prosciutto, choosing cheeses from different parts of the world, and playing with textures of baguettes and crackers.
Keep Dessert Simple
While you are at the store picking out your charcuterie and cheese, grab a few bars of dark chocolate. Break them up and put them in a container for finger desserts. Include your favorite berries for a special touch.
A Fun Game
Bring a fun (or funny) game to play while catching up with everyone. It’s a great ice-breaker and will guarantee to get some laughs!
Create a playlist to set the ambiance of your picnic. A little background music is great when you are having a din- I mean picnic party.