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Pimp Your Picnic!

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It’s summer again, and that means grabbing your picnic basket and heading to the park for the day.

 We have a few tips on what to bring with you for your picnic from watermelon to wipes - we have it all. 

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Fruit - Everyone knows that fruit just tastes so much better in summer, take some of your favorite fruits with you on your picnic. It’s great for snacking on all day long, and it’s healthy too if you’re on the annual summer diet after a long winter of binge food. 

Sandwiches - Make a few options for sandwiches because you can guarantee that when you get there no one will want the type you prepared. Also cut them into little triangles, better for grazing that way, and means that everyone can share and have a section of each sandwich rather than having a full one. Don’t keep mayonnaise, meat and cheese too long outside the cooler.

BBQ - To expand the menu take a disposable BBQ and a cooler with some prepared meat in it. Be careful though some places do ban disposable BBQ’s so just double check before you go. 

Water - You don’t have to just take water with you for drinks, but on a hot summer’s day you will be grateful to have it. Also if you want it to stay cool all day put your water bottle in the freezer the overnight the night before, then throughout the day your water will melt and you will always have cool water ready. Water bottles can also be used in coolers to keep the content cold. 

Games - Sometimes the kids get tired of running around, and just want to have a break sitting in the shade. Pack a family friendly board game or a pack of cards. Everyone can get involved and it’s great for if you’re not ready to go home, but you want some chill time. 

A book - this one is more for grownups. While the kids are off running about playing some parents like to enjoy some alone time. Especially for slightly older kids who think it’s uncool to play with mom and dad still. Take your book and read, it’s nice to just have some relaxation time. 

Portable speaker and phone charger - often kids can want some music playing, take your phone and a portable speaker with you so you can listen to the greatest Disney hits. Also take a portable phone charger, and a spare battery with you if you stay out all day. 

Wipes - To clean the kids’ hands before and after eating. The park is full of germs, wipe your kids hands down before they eat and again after. If you are having a BBQ, make sure you wipes you hands clean before preparing raw meat.

Blankets - Lots of them, take more than enough blankets, some to sit on and some to wrap up in if you start to get a bit chilly or it starts to rain. 

Camera - Fun relaxed days like this are the kind you want to remember. Take your camera with you, and snap a few pictures of your kids having fun in the sun. 

Are you inspired for your next picnic? Whatever you take with you, the most important part is to enjoy the picnic and have a nice day out! 

We’re also interested to hear, if you have any picnic tips you’d like to share with us! 

 

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Great information!
Wed June 8 2016
Be sure to have Wipes!
Wed June 8 2016
I like the idea of a disposable barbecue
Wed June 8 2016
Fab tips, thank you!
Wed June 8 2016
Some great ideas. I like to pack some tubes of yogurt which have been frozen and by the time lunch is being eaten they would have defrosted but still really nice and chilled.
Wed June 8 2016
Love BBQ'd chicken
Wed June 8 2016
I was told when we went places I brought everything including the kitchen sink But funny ones that would say that ended up needing what I brought
Tue June 7 2016
Some fab tips will be taking some on board ☺
Tue June 7 2016
Picnic tips take a fabulous picnic with lots of treats you wouldn't normally have
Tue June 7 2016
Great ideas! Love the portable speaker and games for sitting in the shade! X
Tue June 7 2016
Great idea bringing wipes:)
Tue June 7 2016
I love a good picnic, somehow I always manage to forget the blankets! Thanks for the top tips
Tue June 7 2016
great ideas
Tue June 7 2016
Some great ideas here - thank you x
Tue June 7 2016
I am a tour director and always carry wipes on the coach for all the many things that can happen, from a sick passenger to cleaning up a mess.
Tue June 7 2016
i love a kite :)
Tue June 7 2016
Agree with don't forget your camera! I sometimes forget my dslr when packing up thousands of bits and bobs for the kids, but the old iPhone works just fine for picnic snaps! Wipes are a must!
Tue June 7 2016
So handy!! I got lots of new tips!! Thanks!
Tue June 7 2016
Some lovely tips for the weekend
Tue June 7 2016
Very good tips, thanks!
Tue June 7 2016
Always good to take a couple of bags so that rubbish can be disposed of sensibly - or carried home without making more mess.
Tue June 7 2016
I love this, so natural
Tue June 7 2016
loving the comments on the perfect picnic and how to have a great day out with not much fuss and mess
Tue June 7 2016
Awesome!
Tue June 7 2016
perfect time of the year for a picnic
Mon June 6 2016
Some fab ideas here :-)
Mon June 6 2016
Nothing like a picnic and watermelon
Mon June 6 2016
Thanks for the tips
Mon June 6 2016
I love making casseroles and salads to make packing easy
Mon June 6 2016
Love a family picnic. So much more relaxing than a day at a theme park or similar. It's the kids favourite thing to do as they can run wild. I really want some watermelon now!
Mon June 6 2016
Wipes are good for after some exploreing or hiking to freshen up. Maybe stick some wipes in the color to cool off while you clean up.
Sun June 5 2016
Chairs and umbrella might be helpful. too
Sun June 5 2016
Love going on picnics! I would add to bring mosquito repellant! An absolute must in Texas where I live!
Sun June 5 2016
You have to have wipes at a picnic. Watermelon is sticky. Lol
Sat June 4 2016
Good ideas! cute
Sat June 4 2016
This is a fabulous article!!
Sat June 4 2016
I've never had a picnic but this will give me some tips in the near future, thanks.
Fri June 3 2016
Fantastic tips thanks for sharing
Fri June 3 2016
Going on a picnic tomorrow & hadn't thought of some of these. Thank you :) x
Thu June 2 2016
i sure hope to get out this summer and enjoy a picnic w either family or friends , it is so relaxing to sit amoung nature on a blanket on the grass :)
Thu June 2 2016
Great tips,thanks for sharing
Thu June 2 2016
love a nice family picnic, fab ideas
Thu June 2 2016
at little of everything
Wed June 1 2016
great artical
Wed June 1 2016
always have wipes for sticky dirty hands
Tue May 31 2016
Loving this fab review
Tue May 31 2016
Hmm never knew they had disposable BBQ's seems like such a waste when u could just buy a hibachi w/a can of propane that all stores together and folds up
Mon May 30 2016
Great article
Sun May 29 2016
Wet wipes are my saviour - you are never too old to use these. You can buy smaller/thinner packs too in supermarkets so don't have to carry heavy packet of 200 wipes!
Sun May 29 2016
Take finger foods; cocktail sausages, small chunks of cheese etc - nicer than sandwiches
Sat May 28 2016
Thanks I'll try the quiet time theory
Sat May 28 2016
My picnic tip would be to use good containers and a decent cool bag. Keeps everything fresh
Sat May 28 2016
Some great ideas there!..love the food and it's such a interesting way to make food appealing!
Sat May 28 2016
Don't let pesky mosquitos, wasps and the like ruin your picnic - remember to pack the insect repellent!
Sat May 28 2016
Very helpful article!
Fri May 27 2016
Wipes are great to take to a picnic, before food, after food and just general dirt my kids seem to get covered in! When we have a picnic we always take a ball and sometimes a kite to keep the kid amused.
Fri May 27 2016
Great article!
Thu May 26 2016