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How to Plan the Perfect Picnic (with free printable checklist)

Wicker picnic basket on grass in the park

I am so excited to share this post with you guys! If there is one thing I firmly believe you MUST do every single summer, it is a picnic! They are so fun and laid back, easy to plan, and filled with delicious food and treats…is there anything I mentioned that doesn’t sound appealing to you!? Nope…didn’t think so!

One thing I love most about a picnic (besides the food and time spent outdoors) is that you can go solo, with your special someone or even in a large group! They can be as intimate or as big as you want them to be, and will create endless memories that you can look back on year after year. I can still tell you about some of the picnics I had growing up, and the first picnic my now hubby and I had…oh was that a good one! We were in a gorgeous park in the town where he grew up, we ordered Thai food from our favourite place and sprawled out on the grass under a tree (that must have been 100 years old). We spent the entire afternoon laughing and sharing stories while indulging in all that nature had to offer us. It is probably at the top of my list for dates with my favourite man…oh the good ol’ days!

I am going to share some tips and tricks for a perfect picnic, and give you great food ideas for anyone’s picky tastes! Don’t know where to go for your picnic? No problem, I even give you ideas for that! I made a fun printable checklist (you can get here) that tells you what to pack,  and what to make and even what to do to keep everyone having fun.  So you wanna plan a picnic? Let’s do it!

How to Plan the Perfect Picnic – Click for menu ideas and more!