This rare fall-like weather beckoned for an evening family picnic at the park today! I love spur of the moment picnics. They’re always the best!! Whether you are making your own food or stopping to get some subs or chicken, check out my list below for some tips!
1.) Bug Control
Pesky flies & bees can ruin a family picnic. Pack some bug repellent to keep them at bay.
2.) Clean Up Supplies
Always take a trash bag just in case you may need it. Hand sanitizer, wet wipes and damp washcloths (packed in a ziplock baggy) will probably come in handy.
3.) Picnic Basket & Blanket/Tablecloth
Choose a roomy, cooler picnic basket that will keep all of your items cold. Add ice packs if needed. Pack a picnic blanket that has a waterproof backing and stakes on the four corners to stake it into the ground. You may want to bring a tablecloth if you are eating on the picnic tables at the park.
4.) Food & Eating Supplies
I prefer to stick with easy, finger foods like wraps, chips, etc. They’re easy to eat and cut down on the ned for utensils. Keep it simple.
Safety first. Always. Hopefully a first aid kit won’t be needed on your picnic but it’s better to have one handy for common outdoor accidents like bug bites, sting, cuts, & scrapes. In my first aid kit I pack band-aid, cortisone cream, antibiotic ointment, allergy meds, pain relievers, epi-pen, etc.
I’m using the metro basket by picnic time. You can buy them at Target for $32.49 but I got it from the Ebay store Ebags for only $25 (including shipping) Gosh I love a discount!!!
What do you take on your picnics???