Updated: Apr 30
A fun way to be outdoors and enjoy food under the sun. I know I love food and who doesn't like to eat out, in a literal sense! Whether you are on vacation and want to unwind during the day outdoors or in your home town and need some fresh air, a picnic is the perfect outing.
Planning a picnic date is a no-brainer you will think, but there are many things that you will think you have down pack but are actually quit easy to forget. I've got you covered on what to bring for a picnic date.
Lets talk about how to plan the ideal picnic:
Things to Bring
What to Wear
Things to Bring
A picnic is a fun creative way to have a date night with your friends, significant other, or family that will be a memorable one and inexpensive. Majority of the things needed for a picnic is more than likely in your home. Open your cabinets and bring out the: cutting board, cutting knife, butter knife, wine glasses, picnic basket, some plates and a handy dandy blanket that can fit all of these stuff. Pack your camera because you need to get ready for some kodak moments.
When going to the supermarket I spent $7.15 on fresh fruits, watermelon, loaf of bread, strawberries, apples, and raspberries. I already had some fruits racked up in the fridge at home so I added that to my fruit pile. As you get to learn about me you will know I have this crazy obsession for avocados and a new found obsession of cherries. I also went to wine & spirits and got white wine (you should not drink any alcoholic beverages in public *inserts ‘shhhh’ emoji*.) Bring napkins, water, utensils, a plastic bag to put all the garbage in afterwards because we do not want to liter in our earth and pack wet wipes! Don’t forget the wet wipes because you’ll need them. Many other foods can be added to your own taste, I just thought to bring fruits.
Location is always a fun yet semi-annoying part of planning. I live in the suburbs so I was able to do this picnic at a local public park near a gorgeous waterfall. As for my readers, I would say go with what you want to experience. If you want to experience a beach picnic drive down to the beach, picnic during sunset, a botanical garden picnic. The location should be the least of your worries because the experience is what we are here for. Just remember to check for the weather in advance unless you’ll need to take a rain check for this outing. Get it? Haha.
What to Wear
This is a time to be comfortable but adding some sassiness and posh to the comfortability. Not a time to wear heels unless you’ll stumble and maybe you should take away that glove fitting dress. I advise to wear sandals, sneakers, flats and something more loose fitting such as a romper, loose dress, or shorts. I wore a loose romper with a crop shirt on top and my corset outside the romper to give a little flavor to the outfit. I also added this scarf on my head because it was a great way for me not to worry about my hair flapping around during picture time.
Picnics are a great experience but let’s not forget about the buzzes in our ear. Flies and bugs will be everywhere and make sure they don’t get in your food. I had some creepy crawlers in my strawberries. I would advise to bring bug spray to avoid bites. Bringing some pillows is something I will do in my next picnic because the ground floor can be hard and make your rear end hurt so I took this advice from my mistake. Everything is a learning process right?
Enjoy your next or first picnic date!