OUTDOOR DINING – PICNICS

In Southern Africa we are privileged to be able to utilise out outdoor space if not in our own gardens then in local parks or green areas. When last did you take full advantage of that? When spending quality time with family or friends there is no reason to be cooped up inside, having meals outdoors is an awesome idea.  Have a look at some of our great tips to get you spending more time outdoors.

Whether it’s holiday season or just the weekend you should always try and spend some time outdoors, even if it’s just to eat a meal.  In this article, we look at Picnicking!

PICNICS

Picnics are a firm favourite, especially if you have young kids. They are fairly simple to plan and can be set up without much effort. I know there is an image going through your head of a group of people sitting blanket on the floor.

But let’s face it not all of us are cut out to sit on the floor, sometimes it can be too hard or too soft or just plain uncomfortable.


SEATING

At Creative Living, we have some fantastic scatter cushions that come in a variety of colours and designs to suit your taste. We also have a folding dining set that will make your picnic experience a pleasure. No more achy backs or sore bums!

In fact with our Mora Dining set you can have a complete outdoor dining experience with a table and chairs. The beauty of the Mora Dining set is that it folds up and can be taken anywhere.

The Mora Dining range includes a four-seater table, fold up chairs and fold up arm-chairs. They are lightweight as they are made from high-quality powder-coated aluminium and with a durable textiline fabric on the chairs and special hardened glass for the table top.

Picnics need not be limited to a certain time of day, they work well for any meal; breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.


MENU IDEAS

Breakfast:

Your favourite pre-cooked breakfast bits in a toasted Pita Bread
Fruit and Yoghurt cups (with or without granola)
Fresh juice or Tea/Coffee

Lunch:

Sandwiches with your favourite toppings
Salad cups with a cream cheese dip (Carrot, Celery and Cucumber sticks)
Fresh juice/ water

Dinner:

Build your own burger with roast veg chips
Build your own salad
Fresh juice or Wine/Beer or Tea/Coffee

Tea/Snack:

Cold meats / Fresh fruit
Mini Rolls
Cheese Selection
Cookies / Mini Cake selection
Fresh Juice or Tea/Coffee

Sun Downers:

Cheese Selection
Crackers
Jams/ Dips
Mocktails/ Cocktails

Picnics can be super easy and don’t take a lot of planning! They don’t have to happen at a specific time of day as there are picnic ideas for all occasions. Make it a more comfortable with us, find out more about the products mentioned, on our website.

We hope this article inspires you to utilise the outdoors while spending time with friends and family.