Last weekend my husband and I left the rush of the city to have a relaxing weekend in the country with family. My mother-in-law thought we should take advantage of the fantastic sunny weather and have a festive picnic. The idea was to keep things cool, comfortable and casual, which was a great change up. While it was bright and beautiful outside it was also quite nippy so we decided to bundle up in layers and enjoy the great outdoors. This memorable day included eating, drinking and some Easter festivities, ie: egg hunt. The spread included Fried chicken, salad greens, pasta salad, Italian olives, and assorted cheeses with french bread. Drinks were a simple but perfect selection of iced tea, lemonade, and fizzy water. Dessert - strawberries and chocolate chip cookies. Easy right?
Things got a little competitive with the adults and the egg hunt so we made sure to wear our hard core Hunter boots to keep our selves clear of possible mud splatters. Mud or not it was such a fun day in the sun.
I highly recommend throwing a picnic with friends or family or heck both. It was a great alternative to the usual structured meals at home at a table in proper attire. For your next celebration or just day to hang out with your faves, make it outdoors on some comfy blankets with delicious grub. At the bottom of this post you will find our favorite places to find awesome picnic gear.
|Thats me (JEN)|
|You may recognize Nicole from the Spring Mis-Match post|
|My adorable nephew's picnic supplies.|
Picnic Basket Above - Optima
Another option for great picnic baskets - Pottery Barn baskets
Cozy Blankets - Pottery Barn
Other great baskets to display food and drink - Pottery Barn
On the cheap Baskets - Bed Bath and Beyond
Great source for all things Picnic - Picnic Shop