9 Necessities to Create the Perfect Outdoor Picnic

COVID-19 got you feeling down? Never fear! Dolls, I know times have been so tough recently with lockdowns, quarantine, and social distancing. But, I had a fabulous idea of how to brighten your spirits that I want to share with you. A good old-fashioned picnic! In today’s blog post,  9 Necessities to Create the Perfect Outdoor Picnic, we will go over my list of must-haves to host a lovely picnic. Are you ready? Let’s dive in!

Classic Picnic Basket:

First, we have this is the perfect traditional picnic basket. Sturdy, good quality, affordable, and decked out with the classic red and white gingham. This basket holds 15 quarts, and carrying it will most likely make you feel like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Perhaps the best part about this specific basket is that the liner inside of it, is machine-washable. Another perk is the wooden lid that can double as a mini-table for drinks.

Insulated Cooler Bag:

Next up, is an insulated cooler bag. This item is a must, because nobody wants a soggy sandwich at a beautiful picnic, right? This particular cooler bag is only $11.99, has a 4.4/5 stars, and has many uses. Not only can this cute bag carry your delicious food to your picnic, but it can also be used as a cooler bag for groceries, or can keep your take-out warm on the way home. This bag is able to fold up, so it can be kept in your car to be used at any time! Such a great item to have on hand.

Basic Picnic Blanket:

Having a picnic blanket will give you the opportunity to sit on the grass outdoors without getting your clothes dirty, or getting bug bites! This one is my favorite, because it is so cute, and classic “picnic” looking. This blanket can be purchased at Target, and is made of polyester (machine-washable). It comes with a little carrying bag, making it nice and easy to haul around, and has a lifetime warranty. Sounds like a fabulous item, right?

Wine Cooler Tote:

Well, I don’t know if you are more of a wine gal, a beer drinker, or a a champagne kind of lady. But, I do know that this tiny tote will be great for your next picnic. No matter what your drink of choice is, having a cooler tote for your alcoholic beverages can take your picnic to the next level. This particular bag comes in different patterns, and colors, and has FIVE stars. It is made of neoprene, and has a heavy-duty zipper that will keep your drinks chilled, and refreshing

Bottle Opener:

Alright, let’s be honest. A bottle of bubbly is basically useless without a bottle opener. I discovered this nifty little tool on Amazon, and it is just fascinating. It is less than $10, opens bottles with no bending, or breaking, and is a fabulous little gadget to have on hand. This would be a perfect gift to give your significant other, and you would certainly be able to get some use out of it too!

Heavy Duty Ice Packs:

Having large, high-quality ice packs is SO very helpful. These large ice packs can go into your Insulated Cooler Bag, and will keep your food nice and cool. Fresh fruit, sandwiches, cheeses, or sliced vegetables will taste much more refreshing when they are chilled. These particular packs are made in the USA, and will stay frozen for hours! Another perk? These will be your saving grace in the instance of a power outage in your home!

Reusable Silverware:

Portable utensils are a perfect addition to your outdoor picnic. You will love having these BPA-free, dishwasher safe, cute, and colorful utensils on hand. They even come with a carrying case! Dolls, you really can’t go wrong with these.

Food Storage Containers:

Looking for good quality food containers that will fit in your picnic bag/basket? Look no further, amigas. These Rubbermaid containers are what DREAMS are made of! This particular set has 7 containers with lids, and are stackable. If you are like me, you love saving space in your cabinets, so these are a fabulous option.

A Fun Outdoor Activity:

If you have kids, or even a furry friend, having a frisbee will be so much fun to pack along on your picnic. This little frisbee is affordable, can be purchased on Amazon, and has great reviews! You and your family will have a blast throwing the frisbee around, getting some exercise, and enjoying the sunshine.

Ladies, I hope these 9 Necessities to Create the Perfect Outdoor Picnic inspires you to plan a fun picnic, and allows you to spend some time outdoors. It can be very difficult to spend all of our time indoors, without social interaction. A simple outdoor picnic with a friend (or two!) can be the perfect opportunity to brighten your spirit. What are your picnic must-haves?


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