It’s picnic time here in Mi, and just like everything summer-related, I am here for it! Today, I am going to share easy ways to elevate your picnic.
You are in luck today as I am joining several friends who are sharing all kinds of outdoor dining tips and inspiration. If you are visiting from Kristin’s at Red Arrows Home, a big warm welcome! So let’s get started.
This post may contain affiliate links.
I start with a pretty blanket (or, in the case above, a throw) and some linen napkins. These don’t have to be fancy… simple white works well.
Your food can be easy and still be special. I like grabbing sandwiches from our favorite deli, which is quick and easy and cuts down on prep time. If I am not using real plates, these bamboo plates look pretty and are eco-friendly (and I love a square plate)!
If sandwiches aren’t your thing, try a simple charcuterie board. A picnic is a perfect place to serve one! Easy and elevated. Win-Win.
I love to serve drinks that can be prepared ahead of time for your picnic (remember, EASY is what we are going for). This White Wine Sangria (below) works well as can be made ahead of time.
If you are looking for something festive but non-acholic Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade is festive and easy.
I don’t know about you, but I am past the age where sitting on a beach blanket cuts it. I always toss a few cushions into my tote to enjoy my meal comfortably.
Floor pillows- are another cozy option.
Add some flowers. Flowers will add an elevated touch to your everyday picnic, whether a summer bouquet from the farmers’ market or a mixed bunch from the grocery store.
Music sets the mood! Bring a portable speaker to play your favorite tunes. We use this one and LOVE it.
Themed picnics can be fun! I planned a themed picnic when planning a surprise trip to Hawaii. It was a nice way to surprise my husband with the tickets. I can think of several themes I want to try. A Fiesta picnic with tacos? A Tailgate picnic?
S’mores are my go-to picnic dessert, and bringing a bowl or plate to arrange them on instantly elevates them (although S’mores are SO yummy, no one else will care)!
Those are my tips on elevating your picnic! Now let’s peek at what Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm is sharing today. And don’t forget to check out the rest of the outdoor dining inspiration.
Al Fresco Dining // My Sweet Savannah
How to Fashionably Bring Your Dining Room Outside This Summer // Dabbling and Decorating
How To Create An Easy Outdoor Table Setting // Cottage in the Mitten
A Casual and Easy Outdoor Summer Table Setting with Hydrangeas // Open Doors Open Hearts
Summer Honey-Themed Outdoor Dining // Tater Tots and Jello
Cozy And Casual Backyard Picnic Breakfast In The Backyard // Midwest Life and Style
Top 10 Best Dining Alfresco Table Ideas // The Pond’s Farmhouse
How to Set Up a Potato Bar for a Summer Dinner Party // Pasha is Home
Summer Dining on the Porch // White Arrows Home
Easy Ways to Elevate Your Picnic // A Life Unfolding
How to Set a Beautiful Table for High Tea // Peacock Ridge Farm
How to Create a Cottage Style Summer Table // Truemans Treasures
Until next time,
You may also like: