Choose a Scenic Location:
Pick a picturesque and comfortable spot, such as a park, beach, botanical garden, or lakeside area, with a mix of sun and shade.
Check the Weather:
Keep an eye on the weather forecast to ensure a sunny and pleasant day for your picnic. Be prepared with sunscreen or umbrellas if necessary, wind is always a factor to consider while dining outdoors.
Plan the Menu:
Select a variety of foods that are easy to transport, assemble, and eat. Consider dietary preferences and restrictions of your guests. Our Baking Mixes make this super easy with less than 5 minutes prep time and so many Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly varieties within our range, check them out.
Pack Essential Supplies:
Bring a picnic basket, cooler, or a sturdy tote bag to carry your food and drinks.
Don't forget to pack utensils, napkins, paper plates, cups, a corkscrew or bottle opener, and a rubbish bag for cleanup is an essential.
Keep Food Fresh:
Use insulated containers and ice packs to keep perishable items like salads, meats, and dairy products at a safe temperature.
Keep drinks cold with plenty of ice or reusable ice packs.
Create a Comfortable Seating Area:
Bring comfortable blankets or picnic rugs for seating. You can also consider folding chairs if you prefer.
Add cushions or pillows for extra comfort and style.
Plan games or activities to keep everyone entertained, such as frisbee, cards, a soccer ball, or a good book for solo relaxation.
Use reusable or biodegradable picnicware to minimise waste.
Timing is Key:
Plan your picnic for a time that suits you and your guests, whether it's a leisurely brunch, afternoon snack, or a sunset dinner.
Share the Load:
Encourage your guests to contribute by bringing a dish or beverage to share. It can make the picnic more diverse and enjoyable.
Relax and Enjoy:
Once everything is set up, take time to relax, enjoy the surroundings, savour the food, and have engaging conversations with your companions.
Remember, the perfect picnic is about creating a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Tailor your picnic to your preferences and those of your guests to ensure a memorable outing.