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Summer Picnic Ideas and Food Options

Summer Picnic Ideas and Food Options

Summer picnics are great fun and it’s the kind of activity everyone in the family can enjoy. However, you need to prepare if you want to have a good time with your loved ones. Today, we will share a few summer picnic ideas and food options so you can enjoy your time in the sun!

Summer Picnic Ideas and Recipes

Make Sure You Have a Blanket

Having a picnic blanket is essential and we recommend this Waterproof Picnic Blanket. It’s colorful and big enough for the whole family. More importantly, it’s a comfortable blanket, it’s durable, and it’s easy to clean. Since it’s waterproof and sandproof, it offers a lot of versatility. This is the kind of blanket you can take with you to the beach, park, sporting events, hiking, and more.

Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Bring Toys or Games

If you’re going on a picnic with kids, you need to bring toys so they can have fun. If there are no kids involved, it’s still a good idea to bring games such as Jenga, scrabble, and more. Additionally, you can plan activities such as painting, simple crafts, and more. What matters is that you have fun and engage in an activity that brings you closer together.


Make Good Food

When it comes to picnic food, the sky is the limit! There are so many great recipes you can make, it will be difficult to choose only a few. The key is to keep it simple. Remember, you’ll be under the sun and you’ll only have a cooler, so you need the food to stay delicious in those conditions and also be easy to bring with you.

For example, you can bring a cheese platter, fruit salads, mac and cheese, fried chicken and biscuits, cake, subs or sandwiches, chips and salsa, macaroni salad, pizza pockets, pasta, brownies, and so much more. As long as you make sure to bring enough food and snacks for the duration of the picnic, everyone will be happy. Also, don’t forget to pack plenty of water and whatever drinks you’d like.

picnic food

Prepare for Everything

When you’re going on a summer picnic, you need to be prepared for everything. Bringing a good blanket and enough food and water is only the beginning. You also need to bring everything you need for comfort. For example, it’s always a good idea to bring an umbrella in case you can’t find a good spot with enough shade. You also need sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a basic first aid kit, any necessary medications, and more. The more prepared you are, the better!

picnic umbrella

Plan Activities for Everyone

If you want to make sure everyone has a good time, you need to plan activities that everyone can get behind. Compile several ideas so you can choose what you want to do together once you’re there. For example, you can buy some art supplies and do a painting challenge, make a DIY project, have competitions, and more. Just focus on getting everyone to have fun!

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