Keep Calm & Picnic On!
It’s International Picnic Day! The weather has warmed up & people want to get outside. Whether for a family day with the kids or a date night with someone special, we have come up with a few ways to host the perfect picnic.
Where you have your picnic plays a huge role. Since location is key, consider going to the beach or park if you can travel. But if you decide to stay home, a great use of space would be underneath a pergola. This provides shade & an attractive setting. If you’re eating in the evening, you can hang string lights above your setup to enhance your setting.
You want to make sure you store food well, in case it sits out too long in the heat. Pack plenty of ice for cold items and lids for everything else, to prevent bugs from getting in. Sandwiches and chips are a popular choice, but you can bring anything that you like if packed properly!
It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during hot summer days. While it’s great to spend time outdoors and enjoy a picnic, do what you can to help beat the heat with plenty of water and beverages on hand. If this is a date night, consider packing a bottle of wine or bubbly too. Don’t forget the corkscrew 😊
Find a cardboard box, any size will do, and just cover it with a pretty tabletop. This will act as your table but give a nicer presentation. Lay blankets or other items on the ground around it to sit on. You can mix patterned towels, blankets, or rugs to create patchwork seating. Layer them to keep guests dirt-free. And if the ground is wet, use a tarp as the first layer.
Always make a list, especially if you aren’t home, so that you don’t forget anything! If you want to play music, don’t forget to pack it. Along with any other supplies you may need, such as sunscreen or a trash bag to collect everything afterwards.
A fun picnic can be an easy, inexpensive, & fun way to spend the day. If hosting at your home sounds best, consider adding that new pergola for an extra touch of style and shade. Check out our website at Fairbanks Construction, to see how you can save 15% off a new pergola now. https://www.fairbanksconstruction.com/sunrooms/pergolas/
Happy International Picnic Day!