Spring has sprung! With such beautiful weather, sunny skies and blooming flowers, outside is the best place to be. What better way to get outside than having a family picnic? Just pack up and head to your local park or even your backyard and plan a day full of family fun. Never actually been on a picnic before? Well keep reading and you’ll learn some tips on how to have a relaxing and memorable day with your family.
First you’re going to have to decide if you want to make your own food, order some food for take-out, or do a little bit of both. It’s a good idea to plan out your course of action a day or so in advance so you can have time to pick up ingredients and make food, or to order ahead so your food is ready when you want to pick it up. Wherever you decide to go for your picnic, make sure you know what amenities the location has to offer. Some parks for example offer picnic areas with tables and even grills, so you will want to plan ahead if you want to grill by bringing coals, matches, and grilling utensils.
Picnics are great fun because you get to spend all day outside in the beautiful spring weather with your family, a friend or even just by yourself. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want with your food and activity choices. Don’t feel like spending too much money? Go a head and pack some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with some fruit (the fruit kabob’s in this post look so easy and delicious)! Want to go all out and try out a bunch of fun new spring recipes? How about trying out this recipe for Napa cabbage salad? Feeling crafty? Why not make your own picnic blanket with this tutorial?
Now picnics of course aren’t just about the yummy food you can bring. Pack a wiffle ball and bat for a fun game of wiffle ball, or baseball and a few gloves for a came of catch. If it is really warm out pack a surprise cooler full of filled water ballons for a water balloon fight! How much fun does that sound?
So pack up a big blanket, fill your cooler, grab your family and head spend some time in this beautiful spring weather we are having! Don’t forget your camera!