Warm weather beckons us outdoors, and enjoying a picnic is a great way to enjoy a beautiful day. If you’re thinking about planning a picnic outing sometime soon, below are some tried-and-true picnic tips and staples that will ensure you enjoy a relaxing time outside.
Pack something to sit on –Unless you’re certain there are picnic tables available, be sure to pack a blanket or some folding chairs. Having a comfortable place to sit is key to enjoying your picnic.
Make foods that can be enjoyed at room temperature – If you’re thinking about having a meal outdoors, it’s best to pack foods that can be served at room temperature. Trying to keep foods hot or cold can be an unnecessary hassle.
Prepare finger foods – To make things super simple, especially if you’re picnicking with kids, make finger foods. Foods you can enjoy with your hands are great because you don’t have to worry about utensils, which just add to clean-up afterwards.
Keep it green – Instead of bringing throw-away items like plastic water bottles and paper plates, think about packing items that can be used again – like an aluminum bottle for your beverage and reusable Tupperware. That way your picnic can be both convenient and “green”.
Prepare for sun and bugs – When you’re spending any prolonged time outside, it’s essential to wear sunscreen. So, be sure to bring some on your picnic with you to protect your skin. Also, having bug spray handy and help keep away any unwanted critters.