Picnics are truly the grand-slam of summertime festivities. You get the good weather, the good food, and the good company. Who could ask for more? Although picnics are a fun activity no matter what you bring, there are a few aspects essential to any picnic that you need to know about.
In light of the world today, the first step to a great picnic is picking an uncrowded location. This will not only ensure your safety, but will also allow you to fully enjoy the company of those around you. Setting aside the quality time spent with those we love is a great opportunity to strengthen our relationships and be present in each other’s company. No matter who you may be with, choose a place that is both scenic and peaceful. In doing so, you are bound to have a great time.
On the tangible side of things, you must make sure that you come prepared with the best picnic snacks (arguably the most important part). Every picnic needs a good variety, so consider using this mental checklist to make sure that you have all of your bases covered. Starting with some “pre-main course” snacks, bringing cheese and crackers, vegetables and hummus, pretzels, or fruit will serve as the perfect starter before the main event. After all, what is a picnic without a side of fresh watermelon? Next, the possibilities for the main meal are endless. Whether you prefer cooking yourself or picking up from a local restaurant, no meal choice is the wrong choice. From sandwiches to salads to pastas and more, as long as it’s tasty, you are good to go. Last but not least, what meal is complete without dessert? Although ice cream will always reign as the champion of summertime sweets, it presents a melting hazard when it comes to picnics. Luckily, baked goods are always an option to save the day. If you are really embracing the theme of summertime, consider bringing some homemade s’mores bars, giving you the same deliciousness without needing a fire. However, cookies, candy, and brownies will also do the sweet-tooth trick. Wash it all down with water bottles and you have yourself the recipe for the perfect picnic.
Last but not least, we can’t forget to cover the picnic portables you will need to throw in your purse! Starting with skincare, if you plan to picnic during the day, sunscreen is a must. Good thing the Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ is travel-sized and easy to bring along. If you want a double-whammy however, consider using the Motives® Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation with SPF 15 to knock out your sunscreen and foundation needs in one hit. If you are in search of other portable goodies, head over to our blog to discover all of the other travel-sized essentials you should bring with you at all times… picnics included.
In keeping these few things in mind, you are on your way to creating a fabulous picnic along with some fabulous memories. Embrace the opportunities of summertime and get outside to seize the day!