Summer Picnic Ideas!

Did you know that this week is National Picnic Week here in the UK? 🙂 Well I didn’t know until I checked my work marketing calendar that I have on my desk and right when I saw it I thought- what a PERFECT idea for a blogpost!

Some of you may be big picnic fans and know everything you want to bring with you, however, there are some of you out there that may not be sure what’s best to bring to a picnic in the park this week/weekend and I’m going to help you out with that 🙂

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I thought I’d share a few of my picnic tips, tricks & ideas! From little blankets and baskets  to recipes I have on my blog that you can make to take with you. Read on to see my picks.

  1. The Basket- I must say, I don’t actually have a picnic basket myself, but I have been eyeing them for quite a while now. They’re oh so handy, chic and cute in the summer. There are so many to choose from – ones that have loads of space in them to add your food and cutlery and those that already come with plates and cutlery in the set. The one from M&S below is perfect if you’re on the go and want everything to be all there and ready for you. PL_05_T34_1734M_V4_X_EC_0
  2. Bring your blankets. You’ll need a blanket to sit on with your friends and to lay all the food out. I suggest getting one with a waterproof side to it just in case the grass is a bit damp- the one from H&M below is perfect!. You may also want to bring a few normal blankets as well just to have at hand in case it’s a bit cold out 🙂hmgoepprod.jpg
  3. Water, Iced Tea and Prosecco! If I am planning a picnic myself, I think the essential drinks are water (and lot’s of it), home-made Iced Tea as well as some lovely, bubbly Prosecco. Keep the drinks chilled in the fridge until the last minute before leaving- you can also bring a little cooler with you if you want to make sure they stay cold throughout the picnic. Something like an ice-sleeve for the bottles is also a good idea! When it comes to bringing home-made Iced Tea, get a swing-top glass bottle (I have a few from Kilner that I use for homemade Kombucha)- those are great for transporting liquids around in big quantities!P6261711.jpg
  4. Delicious snacks: There are endless possibilities for what you can bring to a picnic when it comes to food. My favourites are definitely finger sandwiches, a quiche, muffins, fruit and veg, a cheese plate & carrots and hummus. They’re all so easy to make and great to take on the go! A few other great options from my own recipes are:
    1. Chocolate Brownies
    2. Egg-White Muffins
    3. Roasted Chickpeas
    4. Simple Summer Salad
    5. Delicious Berry Pie
  5. Napkins and wet-wipes. Although they sound super boring… they will come in handy! Wipe away the crumbs or any sticky fingers easily with some wet-wipes.
  6. And lastly… a camera to capture the fun moments with your friends and family 🙂

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