The warmer temps and blue skies make it perfect picnic weather! From the food to the gear, we’re doling out a few helpful tips to make sure your open-air feast is, well, a picnic!
Castle Island, Thomas Park, The Harbor Walk are our perfect spots to spread out a blanket and enjoy some food and drinks!
Let’s start with the essentials: a wicker basket or linen tote and a large, durable blanket. Next up: linen napkins and acrylic tumblers (paper will fly away with even the slightest of breezes); seal-able containers to avoid messy spills; extra, biodegradable utensils (someone will drop a fork); and blanket-top games like Scrabble or checkers. Deirfiur Home has a whole Scout section of insulated coolers and totes perfect for your picnic! Plus they have an array of travel tumblers for drinks too!
First and foremost, never make it too laborious. Start with portable munchies like sugar snap peas, edamame, or tortilla chips with guacamole. For the main course, serve up Mason jar salads or classic cold cut sandwiches, but be sure to make the sandwiches on-site—no one likes soggy bread. At American Provisions, it’s one stop shopping for snacks, sandwiches, wine, and beer!
When it comes to dessert, save space in your basket and take a walk and get a twisty cone.
Look to a little upgraded H20—simply fill a thermos with water, lemons, and mint for a refreshingly easy beverage. For something a little more adult-friendly, opt for a pre-batched summer cocktail, like spiked lemonade. To keep all drinks chilled, add a few frozen water bottles at the top of your basket. Then, when they defrost, you’ll have extra water on hand.
What are you tips for the perfect picnic? Let us know in the comments!