When setting the mood for your picnic finding the right location is the most important thing to do. Choose a park that has decent shaded areas and access to areas with minimal traffic.
Use blankets and throw pillows together to create a layered effect / cushion for the utmost comfort.
Pick a color scheme that will complement the mood you want to set. I love yellow because is sets a bright and cheery type of vibe. It is a happy color and incorporating it into your picnic will give your theme a positive boost.
The food should be flavorful, easy to serve and delicious served in warm temperatures. Choose a good assortment of fruit, hard and soft cheeses, cured deli meat, hummus and pita chips.
Serve a good wine (Stella Rosa) and have plenty of bottled water on hand.
Be sure to have activities planned for everyone. I like to play music, so I always create a good playlist and stream the music on a portable speaker.
Playing cards and Sip & Paint materials will entertain adults and coloring books will keep the kids happy.
Keeping everything organized is a must for a stress-free successful picnic. Use coolers for your beverages and perishable items.
I suggest using a picnic basket and a wine table for a beautiful serving platform. It is necessary to keep your meal presentation looking great on the blanket.
Picnic attire should be both cute and comfortable. My preference is shorts or a jumpsuit. I like dresses and skirts, but they can be a little awkward when sitting on the ground.
To compliment the shorts or jumpsuit be sure to wear a straw hat and sunglasses.
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