On the first warmer day after a long winter many people cannot wait to spend a day outdoors. A picnic is the perfect way to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring. With the birds singing, flowers blooming, and life in full swing everywhere you look, it’s time to get outside and enjoy great food along with the company of friends and family.
Romantic Spring Picnic
A picnic, no matter what the season, is a romantic gesture that your date, partner, husband, or wife will greatly appreciate. Spring is an ideal time for a romantic picnic. Pack a traditional wicker picnic basket with a bottle of champagne or wine, and bring along several types of gourmet finger foods for a beautiful day in the great outdoors. You can enhance the experience with a peaceful nature walk, an outdoor music event, or a casual rowboat ride on a pond.
Children’s Spring Picnic
Family picnics are a great way to spend quality time with your children. Be sure to bring along foods that your kids will enjoy along with beverages for everyone. Come up with game ideas or nature activities that will make the event even more exciting. Going on a nature treasure hunt, collecting pretty rocks, playing catch, throwing a Frisbee, or telling each other stories around the picnic blanket are all great ways to further enjoy your picnic experience.
Spring Picnics for Outdoor Athletes
If you and other picnic attendees are avid outdoor enthusiasts, consider bringing along food in an insulated picnic backpack and then taking a hike up your favorite mountain. Use the opportunity to explore a new hiking area. Reward yourselves at the end of the hike with a great picnic or keep hiking until you find the ideal lookout spot to sit and enjoy the view while eating a simple picnic lunch.
Large Spring Picnic Events
If you are holding a large picnic event with friends and family, it’s especially important to plan ahead. Consider making the event a potluck so that you can be sure that there will be enough food. Plan the event for a weekend day when a greater number of people will be able to attend. Meet up at a public park or similar area that offers plenty of open space. Bring along tables or use the park’s picnic benches to set up food. Be sure to bring along picnic game equipment so that everyone can enjoy a full afternoon of conversation, food, and exciting games.
Category: Seasonal Picnics