How To Create The Perfect Picnic


We’re fully into the swing of summer and if you’re looking for an excuse to get outside and enjoy the weather or watch the sunset it’s time to prep your perfect picnic.

Whether you’re planning a romantic one, a family day out or just picnicking with friends, there are many things to consider.  We’re here to help you don’t forget the essentials, here’s how to plan the perfect picnic…

Beach picnics

Maybe you’ve all spontaneously decided to go on a last-minute trip to the beach as the weather is unexpectedly warmer than you thought. Need to pack a picnic? There are a few things you just can’t forget, including…

  • A cool bag: for all those refreshing cold drinks you’re going to be gasping for on a hot day
  • Crisps and dip: a snack you can guarantee everyone will enjoy, apart from that odd one out that doesn’t like a dip!
  • A cute basket: because there’s obviously going to be pics!
  • Hand wipes: because there’s always one.

A picnic for romance

It might be your other half’s birthday, or you might just be trying to get creative for a first date, either way, a romantic picnic will definitely need…

  • Strawberries and champagne: because who doesn’t love this dreamy combo?
  • Cheese and crackers: this will surely impress!
  • Rose petals: if you want to go that extra mile
  • A comfy blanket
  • Recyclable cups, cutlery and plates

A family day out picnic

Whether you’re getting the family together for a special occasion or you’re just making the most of the nice weather, with children to entertain there are many essentials you’ll need to fill tummies and ensure you have smiles all around…

  • V8 Lemon Punch: this is a simple and refreshing cocktail which is picnic-perfect for mum & dad!
  • Fruit juice and water: because you don’t want anyone getting dehydrated
  • Italian-Style Rice & Veg: this can be made on a batch basis, prepped before and enjoyed hot or cold
  • Games: to keep everyone entertained
  • Rubbish bags & napkins: to look after mucky pups!

A surprise picnic

Whether it’s someone’s birthday, you’re proposing to the love of your life or you just want to organise a nice surprise for your friend.

You’ve got to think of many ways to lure that person into thinking it’s definitely not a picnic you’re going on. With the help of…

  • An XL blanket, to hide your picnic basket
  • Cake of some sort: whether it’s a birthday or not, there’s never a reason not to bring cake!
  • Crisps: as they’re light to carry
  • Strawberries
  • Classic V8 Bloody Mary

A sunset picnic

You might be feeling watching the sun go down one evening this summer in the back garden with your pals, picnic style.

So, you’ll need to get all the blankets out you can find, get all the cushions together because when it’s time to get cosy and watch the sun go down there are a few more things you’ll need other than blankets…

After all that, there are a few essential things you’ll need, and you’ll be set to go! Make sure you tell us about your picnic on social!

Picnic essentials – Do not forget

  • Recyclable cups, cutlery and plates
  • Rubbish bags
  • Napkins
  • Hand wipes/hand sanitiser
  • Sun cream
  • Bug repellent
  • V8 juice