Whether you’re planning a picnic for you and someone special, or you’re just taking a few friends up to the mountains for a few hours of food and fun, you’re going to need to do some preparation.
The first thing you should do when planning a picnic is choose the type of basket you’re going to take everything in. There are two types of picnic baskets for this purpose. The first basket has a very classic vibe and is made from wicker, rattan, or bamboo. Wicker picnic baskets are perfect because they’re most likely exactly what you imagine when you envision yourself going on a long picnic. The image of wicker picnic baskets has been burned into our minds since we were children, watching movies where cartoon characters enjoy picnics amongst the trees.
You can also choose a more up-to-date model of the picnic basket. Unlike wicker picnic baskets, conventional baskets are made of polyester and other materials. They are even insulted, which means that you don’t have to worry about your food getting warm.
Once you decide which type of basket you’d like, you need to make sure you have all of the right table settings. There are wicker picnic baskets and conventional baskets that come with silverware, cups, and plates so that you can leave your usual tableware at home. If the basket you chose didn’t come with these items, purchase durable plastic substitutes.
If you’re bringing the party with you in the form of a bottle of wine, don’t forget your necessary wine supplies. Many wines have to be chilled, so a wine tote can be good for this purpose. A wine tote is just like a cooler for your wine, and it often comes with a corkscrew.
Moreover, make sure you’ve got all of the right condiments. Whether you like hot sauce, ketchup, or mustard, you’ve got to have the necessary toppings to make everyone in the group happy. Rather than taking your glass jar of mayonnaise from home, consider taking a plastic one or condiments that come in bottles that are squeezable.
Next, you’ll need to pack your cooler. If it’s insulated, use ice packs to ensure your food stays chilled. Don’t forget to pack your beverages, as well.
The last thing you have to do is grab a blanket, some bug spray, and trash bags to pick up your mess. Now hit the road!
Category: Picnic Planning