A summer picnic is a great opportunity to unleash your creative flair in the great outdoors in a fun and relaxed way. Team a stunning rug with scatter cushions for lounging and some beautiful outdoor dinner plates and you will feel as if you are dining in luxury! Whether it’s a casual group gathering or a dinner for two at a special outdoor event, we’ve gathered our pick of essentials and tips for ensuring your picnic is fabulous.
The Picnic Basket
Getting your gourmet treats to the park or beach is probably the most important thing to consider for your picnic, and a stylish basket is just the thing. Most picnic baskets these days also contain plates, cutlery and other handy kitchen items, so you never have to worry about finding creative ways to get a cork out of a bottle! And picnic baskets have never looked so gorgeous. Whether you prefer a traditional wicker style with tartan serviettes or a streamlined backpack for a vigorous hike, today’s range of portable picnic-ware is in a style to suit everyone.
Everything but the Kitchen Sink
If your basket doesn’t quite have everything you need for the perfect picnic, then top it up with some bright and stylish plastic drink ware or a gorgeous napery ensemble in either a modern or classic design. Even disposable serviettes and plates can be purchased in a wide range of designs and colours to appeal to the trend-conscious among us.
Not all picnic areas will have a table and chairs so it’s a good idea to think about your comfort before you settle in to eat all that lovely picnic fare. Protect yourself from itchy grass and sandy sandwiches with a large rug or throw in a fabric that’s soft and tactile yet easy to clean. You could even bring a few small scatter cushions if you feel like napping after a big lunch. Try coordinating your soft furnishings with your picnic rug for maximum style.
Relief From the Sun
Make the most of a lovely sunny day with a big umbrella to protect you from harmful UV rays while you lounge about on your super soft picnic rug. Beach umbrellas and small beach tents come in a variety of patterns and designs and are easily assembled and dissembled into a compact size for your convenience.
Get the look . . .
- Go all out with a gorgeous picnic basket replete with everything you need for a stress-free and enjoyable picnic experience.
- Top up your picnic-ware with beautiful napery and other utensils in the latest designs for a super stylish picnic basket.
- Comfort is king! A soft but durable picnic rug and a gorgeous cushion to lay your head are worth investing in.
- Don’t forget to shade yourself from harmful UV rays with a stunning beach umbrella.
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