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Picnic | Summer Date #2

(above image by allison drew)

Skip out on the sit-down restaurant meal and opt for plopping down on a big blanket for a picnic with your love. There are so many places where you can enjoy the outdoors with this fun meal. The park. A beach. Even your own backyard. All you need is a blanket, a basket of goodies, and a pretty-eyed boy to share both with.

Decisions, Decisions...

Cupcakes in the Park
Go a little retro by packing your picnic in a vintage tin bucket. Fill it with tasty treats like strawberries and whipped cream, shortcake, brownies, cookies, and some cupcakes. Whoever said you can't make a meal out of desserts? You'll feel extra pretty in a sweet a-line sun-dress and pair of pastel pumps. Spread out the blanket at a nearby park and enjoy your afternoon getaway.

Laid-back by the Lake
Plan a laid-back supper by setting up a lakeside picnic. Pack a traditional basket with delicious sandwiches, potato salad, chips, and fresh fruit. Wash it down with some lemonade or sweat tea. Bring a good book and relax by the shore. Be comfortable and cute in denim shorts, an airy blouse, and sandals.

Fun in the Backyard
You don't have to venture far from home to have a wonderful picnic. Pack a canvas, lunch-box style basket with finger-foods like fresh fruit, little cheeses, tiny sandwiches, crackers, and cookies. Be sure to bring along a frisbee or badminton set for an after-meal activity. Dress in brightly colored but comfy clothes like linen shorts and a cotton t-shirt.

Romantic Evening Picnic
Take a cue from the French and keep your picnic simple with some delicious, fresh-baked bread, assortment of cheese, juicy grapes, and bottle of sparkling grape juice, champagne, or wine. Make the meal an evening affair and dine under the stars by candlelight. Dress up a pair of blue jeans with a pretty cami, soft shrug, and dainty pair of sandals.

Have a lovely picnic.




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