If you are planning for a picnic day with the kids and family, there are some items you simply can’t do without. From fun in the sun, to great food, to great time with friends and loved ones, these are a few of the picnic essentials you simply must have on hand, to ensure a great time is had by all.
Foods which can be served cold are ideal, especially for summer picnics. They are easy to prep, easy to carry around, don’t require too much space in the cooler, and go well when paired together. From chips, to salsa dips, to hummus blends, they are tasty and easy to transport if you are limited in space.
Mason Jars are a Must
They are quirky for drink service, they can carry food or liquids, and if you need a container to separate ingredients (like for a sandwich), it is going to easily and compactly hold the items you are bringing along.
From forks and knives, to the cutting board for meats or prepping sandwiches, the easier things are to toss out when you are leaving, the easier it will be for clean up once you are finished with the picnic festivities.
A water bottle for each person is key. Not only so you can keep cool and hydrated, but it can double up as a way to carry items around (spreads, mayo, jellies, etc) if you are looking to limit the items you will bring with you during the day.
Of course the right food and great company are also essential for any picnic. When planning for your next day out with family and friends, and looking for easy prep, and even easier clean up, these are a few of the picnic essentials you will want to bring along.