It’s picnic season, are you ready? One of my favorite activities during good weather is arranging a picnic. Actually, I always have a picnic blanket in the car just in case. So if you’re new to this, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered!

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Let’s begin with a couple of checklists

You read that right, a couple. One is for the food and the other is for… all the things. Keep in mind that these checklists are simply for inspiration. Of course, create your own unique ones- but look to these as a guide.

Food to Pack

  • Drink(s)
  • Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Sandwiches (or any main course)
  • Breadsticks (or chips)
  • Dessert

Picnic Items to Pack

Pick a Spot

Now that you’ve got your stuff together, it’s time to pick a good spot. I like to places that offer nice views but are shaded. The last thing you want to do is sweat while you’re eating. If there’s no shade, you may want to pack an umbrella. And don’t limit yourself to parks. You can plan a picnic on the beach, on a rooftop, in a garden, a baseball field… think outside the box.

Happy picnicking!

No matter how you picnic, of course, all that matters is that you do it. Get outdoors, soak up some vitamin D and connect with your family and friends (or go solo). My favorite part about having a picnic is just enjoying nature. It sure does the mind and body good ☺️

xo lillie