5 Tips for Packing a Summer Picnic
Summer time in Australia means sunny days, time at the beach, and warm afternoons spent with friends and family. The days are getting longer, and the nights are getting warmer, so why not take advantage and head out for a picnic!
Here are our top five tips for packing a successful summer picnic!
If you’re going to be sitting outside in the sun for a few hours, then it’s important to be comfy! If you have the space, then try and pack a few outdoor cushions to sit on. It’s also a great idea to bring along a blanket if you’re anticipating a cool change.
Get rid of any unwanted guests:
An Australian summer not only means endless warm days and glorious sunshine, it means mosquitos and blowflies! To make sure you can spend more time eating, and less time swatting, make sure you bring along some bug repellent, and citronella candles to keep any unwanted guests at bay.
Pack your essentials:
When planning a picnic, it’s always helpful to create a checklist, so you don’t realise that you’ve left your plates and cutlery at home, after you’ve already arrived at your destination. Don’t worry if you don’t have a traditional picnic basket, packing all your essentials into canvas bags will work just as well!
Here’s a quick list of our picnic essentials:
- Picnic rug & a few outdoor cushions
- Plates, cutlery and cups (plastic to help avoid any major disasters!)
- Sunscreen, sunnies and hats
- Garbage bags for clean up
- A small portable speaker
- A football or board game
When it comes to picnic food, its best not to over complicate things. Try and prepare all of your food a few hours before so you don’t have to worry about preparing anything once you’re there.
To spice up your pre-prepared sandwiches or wraps, try adding a bit of Chris’ Traditional Hommus, or mix some Spicy Capsicum dip through your garden salad to spice it up a bit.
In our eyes, dips are a picnic essential. They’re no-fuss, compact and portable, and easy to share!
Keep it cool:
Remember to bring an esky, or borrow a friends for your picnic! It’s a great way to keep all of your drinks, fruit & veg and your dips cool and ready to eat on a warm summers’ day.
What are your tips for a summertime picnic? Let us know!