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How to Glam Up Your Summer Picnic

How to Glam Up Your Summer Picnic

Who doesn’t love going on picnics? You get to spend time outdoors in nature with your loved ones, enjoying delicious food and drinks, talking, laughing, and playing games. It gives you the chance to connect with your friends and family face-to-face instead of texting or talking on the phone. Picnics are suitable for all types of occasions, like birthdays, dates, anniversaries, and proposals. You can also go on picnics with your family, children, partner, or friends.

Create unforgettable summer picnics that will stay with you forever using the tips we've got for you! ❤️🧺 

Start Planning


A picnic requires a lot of planning in advance, but it is worth it to have a day that goes smoothly without a hitch. Before you choose a day for the picnic, check the weather forecast in your city. Go online, ask if the area requires permission or a permit, and take care of it in advance.

Location, Location, Location

Picnic Location

This isn’t only related to real estate. Choosing the right spot for your picnic is the first step to guaranteeing you will have a memorable day. Find an idyllic and scenic place with grass, trees, and shade. During the hot weather, set up your picnic under a large tree to protect you and your company from the sun. If children are coming with you, make sure there is enough space for them to run around and play.

If you have never been on a picnic before and don’t know where to start, search online for the best picnic spots near you, and you will find plenty of places to choose from.

Choose the Right Blanket

Sherpa Blanket Victoria Jane

Blankets are the most significant part of any picnic. There are many options to choose from with different colors, sizes, and styles. When it comes to size, go for a large blanket that is big enough to accommodate your drinks, food, utensils, family, and friends. Choose a style that speaks to you or reflects your personality.

For instance, if you love flowers and nature, the Peony Bird Sherpa Blanket is perfect for you! If you are a fan of wild animals, the Zebra Rose Sherpa Blanket or the Peony Tiger Sherpa Blanket will make a great addition to your picnic.

One main thing that sets Victoria Jane’s blankets apart is comfort. You go to a picnic to have fun, so the last thing you want is to sit on the ground for hours in pain and experiencing discomfort. A warm and cozy blanket will make you feel like you are sitting on a cloud.

Before choosing a blanket, there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure it is machine-washable. You are going to put it on the grass, and it will get dirty, or you or your children may spill food or drink on it, so you will need to wash it after every picnic.

Victoria Jane Sherpa Blankets

If the grass is wet, your blanket will get wet, too, making sitting on it uncomfortable. In this case, you can either buy a cover that is waterproof underneath the blanket or our Victoria Jane Towels that are microfibre and highly-absorbent.

Victoria Jane Art Towels

Choose a Theme


Choosing a theme can upgrade your picnic game and make it feel fancy. This doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t need to coordinate every colour. Just focus on creating an overall aesthetic that brings the whole picnic together. There are different themes you can choose from, like classic or boho. You can also plan a strawberry-themed picnic with related food, games, and decorations.

Do you like movies? Who doesn’t? You can choose a movie theme by recreating scenes from popular films like Harry Potter or the sound of the music and singing together.

Peony Bird Sherpa Blanket

Prepare a Basket

Picnic Basket Victoria Jane Blog

When you think of a picnic, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A basket is one of the most essential items to bring on your picnic. You can either buy an empty one and put all your stuff in it. Or you can buy a picnic basket that has everything you will need, like silverware, cups, and plates.

If you don’t like baskets or don’t find them practical, you can try a tote bag.

Prepare Food

Preparing Food Blog

A picnic isn’t complete without tasty food you can enjoy while talking and laughing with your friends. You don’t have to make large or complex meals. A picnic is all about fun, and the food should reflect the mood. Focus on food that is easy to eat, like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, goat cheese sandwiches, or presto sandwiches. You can also make salads and dips, vegetable sticks with dips, or cheese and crackers. If you want to get creative with your menu, you can prepare quinoa and roasted veggie salad or feta and watermelon.

You can’t forget desserts like pies, cookies, brownies, or fruit skewers, which are perfect for the summer. The drinks have to be cool and refreshing, so place them in an ice box. There are a variety of drinks to choose from, like iced tea, lemonade, fruit-induced water, and any type of juice or soda beverages.

Remember, with picnic food, simplicity is key, especially if you are beginning children. You don’t want them to make a mess and ruin the day.

If you don’t feel like preparing the food yourself, there are many services that can make it and deliver it to your door.

You can pack the condiments and salads in mason jars so they won’t spill.

For a fancy picnic, choose a specific cuisine and make it a theme for your picnic. If you are inviting a large group, you will need to offer a variety of options to cater to each person’s needs and dietary restrictions.

Get Comfortable

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Who said you can’t be comfortable on the floor? Add throw pillows for more comfort to take your picnic to the next level. They will be perfect for any picnic, especially a beach one. You don’t have to buy new ones, you can simply bring a couple from your home.

 Victoria Jane Velvet Cushions

Play Games

Play Games

A picnic isn’t just for talking and catching up, you should prepare a few games to play and have fun together. You can play card games, musical tag (a version of classic tag), trampoline board games, catch board games, or invent your own game and share a laugh together.

Create Memories

Create Memories

You can’t plan a memorable picnic without creating memories. Prepare a DIY photo booth with eye-catching colors. Add a basket with fun props that you and your friends can use to take pictures, like funny glasses or hats. You can take funny pictures together and add them to a scrapbook. You can even ask each one of your friends to write something to make it even more special. You can always go back to it and relieve this wonderful day.


Relax Victoria Jane

Although a picnic can take time and effort to prepare, this is a time for you to relax, unwind, and have fun with your friends. Don’t worry about preparing the perfect picnic. This doesn’t exist, and you are only setting unrealistic goals for yourself that will only frustrate you. The purpose of any picnic is to take a break and connect with your loved ones, so this should be your focus. Just prepare simple things for the day, and if you forget something, you can always laugh about it with your friends.

If you are planning to go on a picnic anytime soon, prepare everything in advance. Search online for the right location and the weather in your area. Choose the right blanket that reflects your personal style. It should also be cozy to make you feel comfortable while sitting on the grass.

Choose a theme and prepare the appropriate food and decoration. Prepare simple meals that people can easily eat. You can always get creative and experiment with as many recipes as you like, but remember to keep them simple. Keep the food cool to avoid poisoning.

Remember to create memories by taking fun pictures!


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