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Summer is upon us my friends and you know what that means. It’s picnic season! Hooray! Get your gingham patterned picnic blankets and wide wicker baskets ready. These 5 tips for the perfect picnic will make your picnicking adventure simple and spontaneous.
We’re big “picnickers” in the Pilgrim family because we live close to some of the most gorgeous parks in all of Dallas. I highly recommend utilizing your local parks for picnics. They’re the best! However, you don’t need a park to have a delightful picnic. Luckily, you can have one practically anywhere, even in your yard! Some of my favorite childhood memories involve picnics in our backyard. Look at it this way . . . the food won’t have to travel very far for a picnic at home. Never let the lack of a location deter you from the joys of picnicking!
2. Keep the food simple.
My favorite picnic food is as simple as it gets. Good ol’ pb&j folks! I’ve always got it in stock and it travels well. Furthermore, everyone is a fan of peanut butter and jelly! There’s no need to fix a gourmet meal for a picnic, y’all. That takes the spontaneity out it.
Simple makes perfect!
It doesn’t take long to scarf down some sandwiches so it’s important to consider what else you’ll be doing at you’re picnic. I like to bring a stack of my favorite magazines to peruse. My husband prefers to read a good book on his iPad. If you have kids, you may want to pack a ball, kite, frisbee, or the like. Small children may like bubbles or a coloring book.
4. Prepare for an easy clean up.
When it comes to a picnic, planning the clean up is just as important as anything else. More than likely you’ll have some sticky fingers to deal with so you need to consider taking more than napkins along for the ride.
I pack a canister of Wet-Naps for picnics. They take care of sticky situations and kill germs. What a perfect picnic companion! I purchase my Wet-Naps at Walmart (think low low prices) in the paper plate and napkin aisle.
Easy shopping, easy picnicking, and easy cleanup! What about easy savings? How about a coupon for fifty five cents ($.55) off of any Wet-Nap product while supplies last. You’re welcome.
5. Don’t forget Fido.
Let your dog join in on the fun! A picnic is great for family bonding and pups are part of the family, aren’t they? Fido will surely appreciate getting to tag along and everyone will be happier with a wagging tail at the event. If you’re picnicking at a park, just make sure the park rules allow for dogs beforehand and be sure to pack extra water to keep your furry friend well-hydrated.
Got picnic tips? I’d love to hear them! Comment away.