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April 29, 2022

Everything You Need for a Legendary Picnic

As summer winds down, there has been no better time than now to seize those last rays of sun with a picnic! Picnics are a great way to reduce anxiety and stress related to home and work and relax with those you love. Picnic planning can be an art form of sorts and is often missed as an opportunity to get creative! Below is a list of everything you need to make your picnic stylish, successful, and fun!

Load In: Picnic Basket & Reusable Tote Bags

Of course, you need something to pack your food, drinks, and other essentials for a picnic. A basket is cute if you can find it, but reusable tote bags work great as well. Home Goods Plus makes an adorable basket on wheels for ease of transportation. Sometimes a trusty backpack is great too, if you’re encountering more rugged terrain.

Eating Good: Snacks  

The best way to ensure you get the most from your picnic is by packing plenty of yummy food and snacks. Ensure the food is easy to prepare, serve and share. Avoid serving food that requires using a lot of utensils. Picnic food is most effortless when it can be eaten by hand. Pre-cutting fruit and sandwiches in tupperware is an easy one. Love and Lemons has some great ideas for picnic wraps and rolls. It’s always important to have something sweet and special. BLNCD chocolate CBD caramels are supremely delicious and will undoubtedly elevate the mood. 

Protect Your Skin: Umbrellas & Sunscreen

Even on a cloudy day, it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen is a must.  If headed to the beach, an umbrella will shade and keep you cool as you enjoy your outdoor meal. Umbrellas are also an opportunity to elevate the vibe with something decorative. Business&Pleasure carries a line of vintage-style picnic umbrellas for an infusion of fashion and whimsey.

Serving It Up: Boards & Trays

Eating out of tupperwares is okay, but a large statement cutting board or serving tray elevates the event as a great centerpiece to any picnic blanket. Also, don’t forget to pack enough plates, utensils, glasses, and napkins to make your picnic feel complete. Instead of using your regular dish set, you can choose more eco-friendly stackable bamboo or plastic dishes. Also make sure to pack a bottle and wine opener. We’ve made that mistake a few times!

Tangible Memories: Polaroid Camera

Polaroids are a fun departure from the digital world and a great way to commemorate the day on your fridge or office cork board. Since a picnic is the kind of thing you do only a few times a year, it’s worth capturing every moment. Have a camera to snap your picnic setup of your family or friends so you can remember every detail.

Quench Your Thirst: Sparkling Water

When going on a picnic, it’s good to bring bottled water to quench your thirst. Bottled water such as BLNCD sparkling water is refreshing and helps you to improve focus, mood, and lower stress levels. This CBD sparkling water comes in different flavors, from Berry Acai and Blueberry Lemon to Pink Grapefruit.

Clean Up: Everybody Do Your Share

Picnics can get messy and it’s important to leave a small footprint on our beautiful mother earth. Make sure to pack trash bags, paper towels, and wipes. Wipes are ideal for cleaning up, especially if you don’t have access to running water. Use them for wiping plates, bowls, and utensils before placing them back in the picnic basket. Instead of using cloth napkins, you can look for those made of recycled materials.

Final Thoughts

Packing the right picnic essentials ensures you enjoy your picnic and have the best unforgettable experience. Whether you picnic on shady riverbanks or sunlit hilltops, the tips above will make you have a legendary picnic. Remember to protect the environment by properly disposing of the rubbish from the picnic.


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