My friends! Happy weekend! I hope today’s post inspires you to grab some pals and enjoy a cozy picnic al fresco! Is it just me or does eating outside make food taste 12093832 times better? Besides, why should summer picnics take all the glory? Fall is my favorite time of year, actually, for everything; including, but not limited to, picnics. I collaborated with amazing photographer, Lindsey Marie for this post. You can check out her blog right here. Enjoy the look-book we put together and scroll to the bottom for my menu, outfit details, tips, tricks and ideas for a perfect picnic! Bon Appetit!
Picnic Tips & Tricks
- Keep your menu light and travel friendly. Consider foods that won’t get squished in a backpack and ingredients that hold up well at room temperature. I opted for hardy bread, a veggie based sandwich, bottled Perrier and hand pies. They’re not messy and hold up really well without refrigeration.
- Make use of your Thermos! Whether it’s for a tasty soup, refreshing sweet tea or fruit infused water. It’s an underdog that takes the win every time.
- Don’t make everything yourself. The beauty of the picnic is that it’s simple. You don’t have to clean your house, or worry about whether extra guests might show. Whether it’s a date or a casual lunch, ask your guests to bring a thing or two. It will make them really happy to help out and will take a whole lot off your shoulders. *literally & figuratively
- Prepare your picnic arsenal beforehand. I recommend a few staples to make picnicking a whole lot more fun. No. 1 is a chic picnic basket. As long as you’re not hiking very far, this puppy is a must. It protects and holds food really well and doubles as a table & cute photo prop. I’m a sucker for nostalgia, so there’s that too. Check your local thrift/antique stores. I think it goes without saying, but be sure to pack soft blankets & towels to sit on and cuddle up in as well. Music (portable speaker) and games are a must too. Think frisbees, bocce ball, flower crowns & the like.
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to check out Lindsey!