Summer Picnic

With summer coming to a close, the sun is setting sooner and the weather is cooling down, so you've got to enjoy the season while it lasts!

Photo compliments of Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry

Photo compliments of Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry

With the heat becoming more manageable, there's not better way to soak up the sun than being outside surrounded by some of your favorite people.

That's why summer picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors! We're showcasing some picnic essentials that'll make sure your picnic goes off without a hitch.


BLANKETS

If you’re choosing to forgo the tables and truly embrace nature by sitting on the ground, having a blanket is essential to avoid any possible grass stains. It makes things a little more comfortable too.

To have one that’ll last for years, we recommend this one here from Wayfair.

Photo compliments of Wayfair

Photo compliments of Wayfair

It’s machine washable, easily transportable with its attached case and carrying strap, and we love the plaid.


BASKETS

To hold everything in place, you’ve got to have a nice basket. 

While carrying your food, it’s easy for it to go bad depending on what you bring and what the weather is like, so to help keep that food fresh, we recommend this Buckingham Picnic Basket for Four from Wayfair.

Photo compliments of Wayfair

Photo compliments of Wayfair

The basket features a food cooler as well as some dishware. What a perfect little set!


BUG REPELLENT

One last thing to consider that is easily forgotten is bug repellent. This is especially important if you’re opting for an evening picnic.

Photo compliments of Fathom

Photo compliments of Fathom

You can easily pick up some bug repellent spray, but if you don’t feel like spraying it all over your clothes, you could try using some lamps.

Photo compliments of AliExpress

Photo compliments of AliExpress

However you decide to avoid those pesky mosquitoes, make sure you’re keeping yourself protected!

Photo compliments of The Utah Statesman

Photo compliments of The Utah Statesman

We hope you find our tips helpful and that you are able to enjoy this classic summer activity. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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