Pack a Perfect Picnic Ideas Inspiration

Warm weather means outdoor fun, playing in the park, trips to the beach or  lounging by the lake…. and picnics!  I love packing a basket full of goodies, spreading a blanket in the shade and enjoying some yummy eats.  Hearty sandwiches, a cheese plate, maybe a bottle of wine or some refreshing flavored lemonade!  Whatever your outing calls for here are some great ideas for packing the perfect picnic.

the essentials

  • a picnic basket
  • blanket
  • silverware, napkins
  • drink/beverage cooler
  • clean up wipes
  • a trash bag

picnic themes

  • simple sandwich & snacks- wrap up some deli style sammies, a bag of chips and a bottle of sparkling lemonade
  • wine and cheese spread-  make a cute cheese plate, add something savory (cashews, walnuts) and something sweet (fig spread, a jar of honey, some fruit) crackers or a loaf of bread and your set
  • salads in a jar-  fill mason jars with some delicious salads- macaroni salad, chicken salad, broccoli salad, pasta salad, corn relish
  • lite and refreshing- make a super power salad filled with greens, veggies, fruits and cheese ( try this yummy Strawberry Spinach Salad)
  • make it a buffet- pack takeout boxes with a few buffet bar favorites
  • just desserts-  skip the serious stuff and go straight for dessert.   A few slices of pie, sweet treats in mini jars, some fresh fruit and berries
  • kid friendly-  pack up a bunch of finger foods that are kid friendly favorites.  Slice grilled cheeses into rectangles, chicken tender bites, peanut butter and jelly wraps, turkey and cheese rollups and fruit kabobs are all great ideas the little ones will love


Picnic Crossaint: Fresh Croissants, Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado, Alfalfa Sprouts, Basil Pesto, Mascarpone Cheese

Croissant Sandwhiches

CopyCat Starbucks Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe. A great spring and summer sandwich (plus a great use for extra Easter Eggs).

Starbuck’s Egg Salad Recipe

Super Bowl Sandwich. Italian club sandwich on focaccia. Perfect for game day!

Italian Club Sandwhich

broccoli salad recipe (sub splenda for sugar)

Broccoli Salad






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