When you think of the word “picnic,” do you automatically associate it with warm and sunny outdoor excursions to the park or the beach? If we open our minds a bit, though, we can quite easily visualize picnics happening anywhere, at any time of year.
Picnics don’t have to take place out of doors. A picnic meal can be set up on the living room floor, at the office, or in the treehouse out back. All it takes is a little imagination and a bit of whimsy. What really makes a picnic a picnic is a thoughtfully packed snack or meal, a blanket for sitting on, and good company. It doesn’t require sun, warmth, or outdoors if those three ingredients are not available.
Consider using a Picnic Basket or Tote that includes cloth napkins and washable, shatter-proof dishes and utensils. Not only do these picnic sets give a picnic style, they make the experience environmentally friendly, too. Here are a few tips to ensure a perfect picnic:
- Packing a salad? Take your dressing along in a separate container and add it to your salad just before eating. Your lettuce and veggies will stay crisp and delicious.
- Avoid bringing foods that need to be reheated if you won’t have access to a microwave or other cooking device.
- Hard cheeses, fruits, hummus, crusty bread, and chopped veggies like broccoli, carrots, and cucumbers make excellent picnic fare. They’re healthy and don’t require refrigeration if they’ll be consumed that day.