Picnics are one of the greatest parts of summer. There’s not a lot better than being surrounded by great family, great environment and great food. We’ve compiled a list of things that can make or break a picnic and a few tips to make it the best it can be.
1. Eating is thirsty work
Often, with all the focus on food, we underestimate hydration or forget about it all together. Drinks keep people engaged and happy, a mixture of fizzy and flat drinks goes a long way to ensuring everyone is well hydrated. If you’re planning on keeping the fun going until evening, a smart idea would be to fill a thermos with hot water for tea and coffee when the evening chill begins to roll in.
2. Don’t forget the basics
3. Attempting to cater for everyone
4. Going overboard on the desserts
5. Not keeping perishable food chilled
6. Forgetting entertainment
Don’t forget that not everyone is interested in sitting down at a picnic and enjoying the conversation. Some children may prefer a light outdoor game or sport. Some small ball games are a really easy way to keep fidgety children entertained whilst conversation continues to flow.
Picnics are stressful enough to plan with the worry of who is coming and what the weather is doing. Use these helpful tips to take a bit of the difficulty out of planning and enjoy your day out even more!