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The big secret to having a fun-filled picnic, whether large or intimate, lies in the preparation, which can be exciting in itself. Knowing who will be at the picnic, the location, and what type of weather to expect on the day will serve you well as your packing guide.
This is where you can shine by packing all the right goodies for the day.
However, a light and adequate meal complemented with snack items, cold beverages, interactive fun, and lastly, but most importantly, the venue or picnic setting all work together to make a picnic one to remember.
The idea of organizing the perfect picnic can be tough to navigate for first-time picnic organizers or rough and tumble types who are set in their ways and not familiar with the beauty of a well-organized picnic.
To remedy any possible anxiety from flaring up, we've put together a guide that will help you to pack for an outdoor picnic away from the comfort and convenience of your home.
Let's get started.
When deciding on a picnic away from home, the initial planning usually revolves around the venue and who you want to invite to the picnic. Everything else depends on these two crucial factors. Let's see how they influence your planning from now on.
The people you invite to the picnic will determine to a large degree what you'll have to pack for the day.
Like choosing a venue, deciding on a picnic guest list has many variables to set the tone for food, drinks, and casual entertainment.
A group of friends usually consist of a few close couples, and food and drink preferences might have to be delegated to individual couples.
Each couple will be responsible for specific items, bringing the picnic together.
Alternatively, each couple will cater for themselves but ultimately share what they've brought along.
A close family picnic is the easiest to arrange.
It's just mom, dad, and the children out to enjoy the day in a different setting.
But whoever you choose to have a picnic with, you'll have to consider food and drinks among the many picnic essentials to remember for a fun-filled day.
I know, it's only a picnic, but it's away from all your home creature comforts, and you don't want to complicate your time out because you forgot the corkscrew or serving spoons.
A basic checklist helps to cover most eventualities away from home.
Here is a list of essential items; however, some may not be needed on the day but remain necessary to have on hand.
The above list gives you an idea of what you'll generally need for a picnic, but the list can be modified to include activities around your picnic.
A family or group of friends may decide to go kayaking for the day and include a picnic lunch in the afternoon as part of the day's itinerary.
In this case, you'll still need the essential checklist but will have to include water safety items as well.
But you may want to light a small camp-style fire to roast marshmallows on as a final treat rounded off with stories or just good conversation. A few good food ideas that are easy to prepare are:
Using the proper containers to store and transport your food is essential. Glass Pyrex bowls with plastic lids are ideal for most food items that need to be kept chilled.
Although it's more weight to carry, glass tends to keep food chilled longer than plastic containers.
Besides taking enough bottled water along, you can select an array of fruit and carbonated cool drinks already in small capped bottles to spare the spills if children are part of your picnic.
Here are a few other ideas:
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