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With all the staying at home orders and slowly re-opening the US, are you in need of a break from the same ol’ same ol’? Why not create an ultimate backyard picnic. With the weather getting nicer and the urge to get out more, this is the perfect timing. Plus, it will help your family not feel like it is groundhog’s day again!
There is nothing fancy needed to create an amazing picnic, just some small things and a little imagination.
You’ll need a big blanket, or several, depending on what you have at home, and some pillows to sit on. If you really want to get fancy you can bring out chairs or a picnic table, but it’s not necessary!
Next, you’ll need utensils and napkins. Try putting all your cutlery needs in a handy tote to make it easy to transport outside. You can also use these to put all your condiments in, too!
Add some fun to your picnic by putting a tub outside filled with all your family’s favorite drinks. Now might be the time to bring out those specialty drinks like chocolate milk or juice! And don’t forget to add your favorite adult beverage to the mix! Don’t let the kids have all the fun!
Finally, think about lighting. If you are doing this early enough there is no need, but if you think it will last until it gets dark – and I hope it does – you’ll want to think about adding some lighting. Bring out flashlights or fake candles to add in some ambience. Or, if you have the room, have a bonfire next to your picnic. Plus, you’ll be able to use that to make smores later!
Preparing the Food
Since you have all of your supplies together, it’s time to think of food. There are three options for this.
If you do go the route of making your own food – try putting all items on a tray to help you carry the food out. Plus, it will help with the clean up!
No matter how much we plan and want to enjoy some peace and quiet with our family, it is inevitable the words “I’m bored” are going to come out of your kids’ mouths. No worries! Check out our backyard games blog that gives you plenty of ideas or our campfire blog!
Remember to savor every moment with your family and they won’t remember the food or the decorations, but they will remember spending time with you and the family outside, care-free, and loving life!
Laura Sirk is a Marketing Manager at mDesign
and loves all things organization and cats. I’m one cat away from being a cat lady. MEOW!
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