Whether you are looking for a romantic date or want to do something different with your friends, a picnic is a perfect way to cultivate relationships. You get to take advantage of the beautiful spring and summer weather; eat delicious food in a unique way, and have fresh air to compliment your palate. Although it can seem overwhelming to prepare, picnics are the perfect warm-weather activity.
Bring a blanket.
The last thing you want is to sit on dewy grass as the sun is setting. It will ruin your outfit and distract from the person you are with. A blanket is comfortable, accessible, and serves as the perfect foundation for eating casually outside.
Pack all the necessary utensils.
Can you imagine setting the picnic up so beautifully, whipping out the wine, and then…not having a corkscrew? Plan in advance so that nothing is left out. Yes, you will probably need a corkscrew and some wine glasses.
Choose food that isn’t too messy.
Bugs are the worst. They are even more annoying when they are climbing all over your picnic blanket. Try to avoid things that produce a lot of crumbs or break apart easily. Maybe that gluten-free bread isn’t the best option.
Prepare foods appropriately.
Unless you plan on bringing a cooler, your refrigerated items will melt or will not be as fresh. Pasta salads, fruit, vegetables, certain kinds of wine, pastries are all examples of potential items that will flourish at a picnic.
There are so many pinterest-worthy ideas out there to really bring the trendiness of your picnic up a level. You will obviously want to capture the moment, so make it something worth publishing! Some potential elements to consider: wicker baskets, mini finger food, mason jars, candles, water with color fruit in it, a color scheme.
No matter where you are this spring or summer, a picnic is an easy and hands-on way to get to know someone better. It’s not only a cute, timeless activity but it’s also an intimate way of dining that restaurants simply cannot provide.