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How to Have a Perfect Summer Picnic

How to Have a Perfect Summer Picnic

How to Have a Perfect Summer Picnic

It is officially picnic season! If you and your friends are trying to avoid busy patios, then having a picnic is the best way to get out this summer. In this article, we give suggestions for upgrading your outdoor dining experience with some essential picnic accessories and amazing food recipes to check out

Water-Resistant Blanket
How to Have a Perfect Summer Picnic

Although sitting on the ground is a big part of a picnic, some blankets don’t protect you very well. KeysSewing on Etsy sells beautiful water-resistant picnic blankets in a variety of different patterns and sizes. Handmade and sold out of Canada, these stunning blankets are the perfect item to bring to your picnic! 

Travel Picnic Table

How to Have a Perfect Summer Picnic

If you don’t like placing your food on the ground, then consider buying a small picnic table. These stunning handmade tables by The Fifth Design on Etsy are the perfect size to travel with. The beautiful ocean design is great for a beach side picnic! 

Picnic Basket

Although not the most practical way to carry your food, a basket will give a vintage feel to your picnic. MmabiaBaskets on Etsy sells handmade baskets made in Ghana. The store is fair-trade, and products are sold out of Ontario. 

Food

Here are some fun online recipes that will help turn your picnicking experience up a notch.

Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

This is the perfect no-cook meal to bring on your picnic! It is a healthy vegan option and is great for a summer day as it is best served cold. This sandwich is packed with protein and has healthy fats such as avocado. This recipe can also be easily adapted to serve a larger group.

Turkey Apple Cheddar Sandwich

Although this sandwich has a fall flavor profile, it certainly can be enjoyed in the summer. It is a fun and unique sandwich that definitely will refine your picnic experience. This flavorful recipe can be easily adapted to be vegetarian. Play around with different types of cheeses and apples to see what you like.

Spinach Strawberry Salad

This salad is a great healthy side to take on a picnic! This delicious recipe will go with a variety of different main courses and can be adapted to be a full meal. The recipe suggests roasted pecans but try swapping out different nuts to your liking!

Lemon Orzo Chickpea Salad

This refreshing salad is perfect for a summer picnic! This salad is vegan andis tasty and filling. It is best for groups as it can feed up to six people but can easily be doubled to serve more. 

Peach Lemonade

This peach lemonade is a delicious beverage that will taste great on a warm day! Currently in Toronto, drinking alcohol in parks is not permitted but that doesn’t mean you can’t drink something fun. 

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Charcuterie Board

You can’t go wrong with a charcuterie board during any season! They are super easy to assemble and pack up. If you are trying to avoid communal plates, then consider making single boards for each person. Your friends will certainly appreciate having their own mini serving just for themselves!

How to Have a Perfect Summer Picnic

Image by RODNAE Productions via Pexels

If none of these suggestions feel special enough, then we recommend trying Picnics in the 6ix. If you are looking for an elevated picnic that you won’t need to set up yourself, these services are for you. A group picnic not including catering costs $600 for up to four guests and $75 for each additional guest. There are three different menu options each costing $50 a person.

Image by Picnics in the 6ix & ByJoi Events via Instagram 

Picnics in the 6ix provide a more intimate and special experience than eating in a restaurant. The stunning decorations and furniture are 100% worth the price.

Regardless of how you decide to picnic this summer, don’t forget to follow COVID-19 rules. Let us know how you like to picnic!

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