Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn, or winter, picnics offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Picnics are versatile events that can be customized to meet the needs of attendees during any season. So, whether the snow is flying or it’s the middle of a hot summer’s day, grab your picnic basket and enjoy a lazy day with friends and family outdoors.
After a long winter, most people are ready to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. While weather forecasts aren’t always accurate, it’s still a good idea to check the weather a day or two before your picnic event to get a general idea of what to expect. Depending on where you live, spring rains may be frequent and you don’t want to end up getting rained out after you’ve already set up your picnic blanket and food.
Summer is a popular season when it comes to picnics. When preparing for a summer picnic, your primary concern should be the heat. Keep everyone hydrated by bringing along plenty of water and other beverages that are not packed with sugar or caffeine, as these ingredients tend to cause dehydration. Pack sunscreen, bring sun umbrellas, and hats to protect from the sun. If it’s an especially hot summer day, pick a location near a swimming source such as a lake, ocean, or river.
It can be argued that fall is the most beautiful time of year to have a picnic. Autumn colors can’t be beat and the brisk air tends to invigorate the spirit. Gather your family and friends and enjoy the day with all of the beauty that fall has to offer. If children are along, help them to collect colorful leaves. Dress in layers since fall temperatures are known to fluctuate quickly.
While you might be resistant at first to a picnic on a cold winter day, just picture yourself sitting around a fire with friends and family while drinking a cup of hot cocoa or hot spiced wine. Winter picnics are a great excuse to get out of the house and try something new. Bring along skates or sleds if the picnic area offers a space for these activities. With warm food and beverages, great company, and exciting winter games, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a new experience that everyone will remember.
Category: Seasonal Picnics