There’s more to packing a picnic than throwing items into a basket (that’s a good way to make a soggy mess). Keep these tips in mind to pack your picnic like a pro:
Bring a big blanket. If your destination doesn’t have picnic tables, you’ll want to bring a blanket large enough that you can sit and eat with ease. It’s best to choose one that’s easily washable or that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Pack the essentials. That means plates, utensils, napkins, cups – all the essential tools you need to eat comfortably outdoors. Don’t forget any other tools you may need like a bottle opener, corkscrew, cutting board, or knife. You don’t want to end up with a bottle of wine you can’t open!
Stay on top of temperatures. Use insulated or thermal containers to keep your hots, hot, and your colds, cold. A sturdy cooler with plenty of ice packs is great for picnic perishables. You’ll always want an insulated cup to keep your drinks adequately chilled (we love The Pantry’s custom line of insulated beverage containers).
Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray. Keep your skin healthy and itch-free while dining outdoors!