When the sun is shining and people are off to go outdoors, picnics are most often one of the best bonding sessions available to all age groups. Friends, family, and even love interests would pack up a picnic basket and head off to the nearest park. And why not? It is inexpensive and a good way to enjoy each other’s company while taking in nature’s beauty. So now that picnics are back in season, do you know what to bring? To make life easier for you and your guests, here are a few tips to have a successful picnic.
- Make what you pack interesting. Especially when you have kids around, making them want to stop their running and go enjoy a meal will be quite a challenge. Interesting shapes, colors, and even flavors will do the trick. Finger foods such as small sandwiches could be formed into different shapes and the bread itself could be made of rainbow colors. Napkins and paper plates could also be themed to make things more interesting. Remember, this is a fun event that doesn’t happen often so take time to think about it.
- Avoid the following. Avoids foods that easily turn mushy in the heat like ice cream, cakes, and sticky pudding. These foods are hard to transport and wasps love them too.
- Make it easy to bring. Bring equipment and materials easy to bring and transport. Plastic cups, paper plates, and even disposable spoons and forks would be the easiest and hassle free items to use.
- Concentrate on just a few. You don’t have to make 10 different items to bring to a picnic. A few items made well will be more remembered. Making homemade goodies will take somewhat of your time and if you have a lot of guests to feed, concentrating on a few items will make your life a whole lot easier.
- Keep ‘em cold. Make sure to refrigerate your drinks at least a few hours before you leave. This way your drinks will be all ready when eating time comes. You may also want to put a few bottles of water or juice in the freezer this way they can act as chiller-blocks up until you start feeding your guests.
- What you must have. Don’t forget your sun block, sunglasses, and don’t forget to moisturize your skin and your loved one’s skin with a few drops of argan oil. Argan oil is great in protecting the skin from the heat of the sun and is also a wonderful form of moisturizer. Absorbed easily by the skin, you are assured of essential vitamins and fatty acids being distributed evenly onto your skin.
- Plan carefully. Bringing too much or too little both poses a problem. Bringing too little will make guests wanting more. While bringing too much means you’ll have to bring home a whole lot of stuff. If this happens, give the excess food out to guests so they can enjoy them at home.
Picnics are super fun events. With these tips, you’re sure to have wonderful picnics that people will talk about for days!