It doesn't take a lot to make your picnic pretty so when I pack up I enjoy the process of imagining that I am setting my table, only outdoors. If prep is required I do it at home in the kitchen and then pack it up, but I tend to stick to foods that can be placed out on a board or in a bowl as is like berries, cheese, cold veggies and a baguette or crackers. I also like to use half frozen bottles of water for ice in the picnic basket; by the time you get to your destination you can eat the cold food and drink the cold water!
Lastly, I make sure that I pack dinner ware that's appropriate for the destination; here we were at a rock beach so I kept everything paper and plastic (bring a bag to recycle and clean up)! My whole family loves extending the amazing summer days by having our meals outside, so make pretty picnics a frequent part of your summer experience this year!
| dress - Wilfred by Aritzia | sandals - Marc Fisher | beach ball, towel - Target | goblets, picnic bag, straws, basket liners, napkins - Oh Joy for Target | plates - IKEA | board, knife - Home Sense |