6 Super Easy Picnic Ideas

July 4, 2017

As the 4th of July celebration begins and the summer heat goes into full effect, it is the perfect time to sit on a blanket with family and friends to enjoy a relaxing picnic. Here are 6 super easy ideas to have the perfect picnic.

1. Grab-and-Go Food Items

For your next picnic, there are endless ways to bring along delicious food that is hassle-free and here are just some the best options.

One picnic food essential is watermelon slices. Refreshing and easy to prepare, just slice up a watermelon, toss the pieces into a plastic bag and cooler, and you’re ready to go. For even more fun, turn the slices into watermelon popsicles by sliding a thin wooden popsicle stick into the rind and it might even help minimize the mess.

Another great picnic food item is making your own homemade trail mix. Throw together some cashews, pecans, raisins, and a few chocolate chips here and there to satisfy your sweet tooth (feel free to add anything else you have in mind) and you have a great snack to nibble on throughout the day.

A great grab-and-go healthy food option for a picnic is to make fruit kabobs. The fruit combinations are infinite for this mouthwatering snack. Start by simply slicing up your favorite fruits such as strawberries, banana slices, cantaloupe, pineapple and some grapes. Then, use a skewer to hold them all in place for a sweet and energizing snack.

If you’re looking for an easy snack that is more protein-packed and filling, then the perfect choice is a meat and cheese roll up with a pretzel skewer. All you need to do is take your favorite slice of cheese, shape it into a tube, and stuff inside anything from turkey to ham to roast beef or any other favorite meat. Then, use a pretzel as a skewer to add some crunch and saltiness to this delectable grab-and-go concoction.

2. Festive Blankets and Tableware

No matter what occasion your picnic is for, it always is a plus to have a vibrant and festive dining setup. If the 4th of July is the occasion, you can’t go wrong with an colorful blanket along with red, white and blue napkins, cups and silverware. When it comes to celebrating a holiday, there is no such thing as being “too festive”.

3. Outdoor Concert

There are so many options for where to host a picnic, but few are better than at an outdoor concert. Find a grassy area the concert venue where you and your friends can spread out your blanket, enjoy your tasty snacks, and sing along to your favorite artist, all while basking in the beautiful summer weather.

4. Park

Another fantastic picnic destination is your local park. There is nothing more calming and rejuvenating than having a picnic surrounded by the serenity of nature, listening to the sounds of the birds and the wind. If your local park is too busy or too far, your backyard can make for just as great of a destination for your next picnic.

5. Beach

A beach picnic always makes for a memorable time while you enjoy your scrumptious snacks and lounge with your toes in the sand. And later, watch the stunning sunset or close your eyes as you listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the and enjoy the end to an unforgettable night with friends and family (or maybe a picture perfect date night!).

6. Portable Music Speaker

If you can’t make it to your favorite artist’s concert, bring the concert to you with portable music speakers. Playing music at a picnic is a great way to add energy and fun to a family and friends get together. The great thing with having your own speakers is that whether at a park, the beach or in your backyard, you can make the picnic anything from a dance party to peaceful R&R at the touch of a button.

These are just some of the ways to make your next picnic one to remember. No matter how you choose to have your picnic, make sure to get outside and enjoy the amazing summer weather while it’s still here!