Enjoy the Fall Colors with an Autumn Picnic

| May 25, 2012

What better way to enjoy the beautiful fall colors than with a picnic? If you are an outdoor enthusiastic who would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all, then planning an excursion in the great outdoors that includes a mix of your favorite finger foods is a perfect autumn retreat. Gather your friends, family, and/or romantic partner and head out the door to enjoy a relaxing day in the brisk fall air.

Celebrate an Autumn Birthday or other Important Occasion with a Picnic
If someone special in your life has an autumn birthday, surprise them with an outdoor picnic. Invite friends and family, bring along great food and, of course, a birthday cake with candles. If it’s your anniversary, setting up an autumn picnic is a romantic gesture that your partner will never forget. No matter what the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a picnic on a beautiful fall day.

What to Bring

Since it is typically a little chilly in the fall, hot chocolate and other warm drinks will be great additions to your picnic meal. Simple sandwiches and beverages may be all you need for a great meal. If you’d like to get creative, bring along gourmet food items such as olives, artisanal cheese, a baguette, a tomato and basil salad, and spiced wine.

Make sure that everyone dresses in layers in case the day turns out to be colder or warmer than expected. Bring along extra blankets just in case.

Where to Go

If you are planning a picnic in town, consider attaching a picnic basket to your bike and enjoying a bike ride with your companions to your favorite neighborhood park. Other location options might include a mountainside trail, state park, or other area where you can witness the changing fall colors.

Fall Picnic Games

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy such games as touch football or Capture the Flag. Bring along game equipment and ask your friends to do the same so that you can experience a full day of fun and relaxation. If you are going with just your family, bring along project ideas such as a fall scrapbook full of beautiful leaves. Young children will enjoy collecting colorful autumn leaves and pressing them into scrapbooks. Be sure to take pictures so that you can add them to the scrapbook after the event.

Category: Seasonal Picnics

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