Your summer picnic can be trendier than you think.
Whether you're planning a romantic date or an enjoyable afternoon with the family, picnics are always a great way to spend time together in the summer. Spice up your picnic experience and break the mold with these fun tips.
10. Build a TeePee
Add some extra pizzaz to your picnic atmosphere by building a teepee. Put it on top of a cozy blanket and add some colorful throw pillows.
9. Infused water and drinks
Infuse your choice of drink with fresh fruit and herbs. Not only does it make the drink extra pretty, but it also adds vitamins and minerals. Check out some recipes here.
8. Wrap your sandwiches in parchment paper and baker's twine
Parchment paper creates a countrified presentation, and it's also great to keep your sandwiches assembled.
7. The Speaker Picnic Blanket
No need to lug around a pair of speakers and a blanket. Pick up a Speaker Picnic Blanket at here. It rolls up, and it's super easy to carry. Once your reach your picnic destination, just plug the speaker into your phone and enjoy some music with your basket lunch.
6. Watermelon on a stick
This little tip not only makes watermelon easier to eat, but it also adds a fun touch to your picnic. If you want to go all out, put the watermelon on a stick in the freezer first to make watermelon pops!
5. Teeny Pies
Bake individual tiny pies in a cupcake pan. Everyone at the picnic will have their own individual ready-to-go country themed dessert. This will save you from having to cut a messy pie.
4. Bottle and glass handy holder
There's nothing sadder on country picnic than spilled wine. With the bottle and glass handy holder, you simply stick the stake into the grass, and you'll have a safe spot for your wine. You can grab this genius little invention on Amazon for around $18. So worth it!
3. Serve food kabob style
Piece all your favorite dessert items together to make a kabob. Not only is it easier to travel with, it also makes for a festive presentation at your picnic. Try this idea with any of your picnic meals, even piece together little triangles of bread, cheese and veggies to make sandwich kabobs.
2. MASON JARS. MASON JARS. MASON JARS.
Nothing screams cute n' country like mason jars. And, you can use them to replace all your cups and Tupperware. You can make personal sized salads and put all the ingredients inside the mason jars or even mix some refreshing cocktails in them for your friends.
1. Add a romantic vibe with some Starry String Lights
These whimsical string lights are battery powered so you won't need to worry about finding a plug in the middle of the meadow! Wrap a tree branch or put them into a mason jar for a romantic glow on your picnic blanket. You can buy them at Restoration Hardware for anywhere from $12-$89 depending on the length.
Next time you have a picnic, don't be average! Use some of these tips and make it a time people won't forget!