Hosting the Perfect Picnic

A perfect picnic provides you with an opportunity to escape the daily pressures of life and have a great time outdoors with your loved ones. However, you may find it challenging to host a picture-perfect picnic. The kind of planning you make for the picnic will make the difference between having the most fabulous time of your life and a total disaster.

Hosting a perfect picnic is so easy with your loved ones if you are well organized.  Here are my top essential tips for hosting a perfect picnic.

Find an ideal location

This is the most essential element in hosting a perfect picnic as it largely determines the success of the whole experience. Do some research on what you can see in a particular location and the fun activities you and your loved ones can engage in. I suggest that you identify a scenic, lush, and grassy spot. The location should have plenty of shade just in case it gets too hot. Furthermore, you must ensure the spot is spacious enough for children the kids to run around.  While you may have your favorite picnic spots, its advisable to add new spots to your repertoire for more fun.  Here is some help putting together the perfect picnic.

Comfort is key

Depending on the weather conditions of your picnic spot, you do not want cold weather and other unfavorable conditions to ruin your experience. Ensure you have a generous supply of blankets, rugs, and mats. For instance, if your picnic spot is a beach, consider carrying along woven straw beachmats but if the spot is grassy , you can carry along woolen blankets. For damp areas, waterproof blankets are recommended.

Carry along enough long-lasting food

Food is definitely an integral part of any picnic. First, its advisable to minimize food preparation on-site by making as much as you possibly can in advance. I prefer grains-based salads in the place of sandwiches as they do not get soggy and stale if made the day before. Other foods that can take the place of pre-made sandwiches include; tarts or wedges of frittata, crusty bread, bean dips, cured meats, cheese, and olives. Remember to bring along things you will need most like knifes, plates, and forks.

And to be on the safe side, check out if there are reliable restaurants in the location before you go.

Another idea that can spice up your picnic is to put away your gadgets so as to find a better connection with your loved ones. Things like mobile phones and laptops distract you from your core purpose which is – having a great time outdoors. I suggest you put them aside and focus fully on the picnic adventure.

Generally, if you want to host a perfect picnic, then my advice is to organize early.