Friday, June 2, 2017

Picnic Food Essentials

Depending on whether your family or group party has a picnic theme you can ask guests to bring certain foods of that theme to cut costs. What lots of people do is create a picnic food pot-luck which is a great idea.

Apart from food you’ll need something to drink. Most people stock their cooler with juice, water, pop with beer and wine if permitted. If you are into other funky drinks pack them along but they are costly so stick to the cheaper drinks and you’ll keep costs lower.

Today we'll share some ideas to keep it simple and have great menu ideas for your next picnic!


Right from the start I’m going to say no picnic is ever complete without brownies. Yes, you must pack homemade brownies for everyone. They are rich, creamy and perfect to end a meal or snack on.

Other picnic desserts that might grab your attention;

  • Millionaire Shortbread Squares
  • Picnic Berry Cobbler
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
For the Kids

Not all kids like to eat steak, pork chops and seafood when at a picnic so it’s important to pack picnic food for kids that appeal to them. Most often parents are safe with hotdogs, corn dog mini muffins, and burgers along with cut up vegetables and dip, fresh fruit and snacks. Make sure to have plenty of juice boxes, water and even yogurt tubes and cheese strings.

Creative Picnic Sandwiches

Popcorn chicken salad lettuce wraps are easy to make and transport on the go. We love bringing sandwich triangles to a picnic to snack on in between swimming, kicking the soccer ball around, playing volleyball, lawn bowling, hide and seek and running around the playground.

Keeping active when you are at picnic or at the beach is a great way to build up your appetite, keep fit and have fun with your friends and family.

Plan Accordingly

Take some time to plan your picnic by preparing a menu, grocery shopping and making sure you have all the picnic essentials. 

A quick trip to the dollar store will net you just about anything you need for a picnic party or picnic food on the road. 

You won’t miss a thing if you stick to good homemade eats.
What picnic food do you like? Any other cool tips you’d like to share?

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