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How To Host A Successful Picnic With Family and Friends

If it has been a while since you spent quality time with people dear to your heart, you might want to host a picnic. Many people are starting to socialize again after years of missing the people they love and enjoying delicious food and drinks outdoors while the sun is shining bright can give you an excellent opportunity to catch up and bond while still staying safe. Below are some important tips to make your picnic a success:

Weather

Because you will be spending hours outdoors, you should try to pick a day with favorable weather. Of course, the weather doesn’t always go to plan, so consider bringing a canopy or some patio umbrellas if things get wet.

Location

Being surrounded by beautiful scenery while spending time with the important people in your life can make the moment even more enjoyable and memorable. If you want to get close to nature, pick a spot that is grassy with several trees that can provide natural shade. It can be a local park, a hilltop spot, or a grassy spot by the water. It should also be safe and secure and have lots of space for any younger guests to run and play.

Food and Drinks

Make a list of food and drinks you think everyone will enjoy. If you have time, you can look online for easy picnic recipes you can whip up for your guests. Usually, picnics have foods that are easy to serve and eat. Think things like sandwiches, chicken, wraps, and rolls. Snacks and finger foods like chips, fruit, vegetables and pastries are popular too. When it comes to beverages, fruit juice, tea, and soda are quite common options, along with plenty of water. If all or most of the guests are adults, you may also want to offer alcoholic beverages. In addition to the usual beers and wines, you can try hard seltzers, such as Bud Light seltzer and High Noon seltzer. You should be able to find hard seltzers like Bud Light seltzer, High Noon seltzer in the canned drinks sections, near the beer, wine and canned mixed drinks in your local supermarket or bottle shop.

Comfort

Blankets are a key component of any picnic. They should be large, clean and provide enough cushion so that everyone is comfortable. Because stains from food spills, grass, and other outdoor elements are inevitable, use blankets that are easy to clean. You can also look for a picnic spot that has tables and benches already in place.

Cleaning up After hours of talking and eating, it will be time for everyone to go home. Make sure not to leave behind any plates, cups, food wrappers, napkins, leftover food, or other trash. Pack some garbage bags in with your food and drinks where everyone can throw trash. Be sure to pick up even the smallest bits you can find until the picnic area is back to its original clean and green state.