Perfect Picnic

Basket Case: Everything You Need for the Perfect Picnic

People all around the world enjoy summer picnics, and each country has its unique picnic traditions

Although having a picnic is relaxing and inexpensive, it does require some forethought to create the perfect picnic. You’ll need to decide what foods to bring, how you will serve them, and set the right mood with decoration.

If you aren’t sure where to begin, don’t worry! This list will help you create the picnic of the year! 

Picnic Basket or Cooler

You’ll need something to transport your food to the picnic area. It can be a charming picnic basket or a cooler. Just remember to use ice packs if your food is perishable. 

Picnic Blanket

If the location has no picnic tables, you should bring a picnic blanket as a place to sit and spread out your items. The best picnic blankets are waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about sitting in the damp grass. For more information about waterproof picnic blankets, check out

Picnic Food

You can take almost anything you want to a picnic, but some foods are more suitable than others. Here are a few classic picnic ideas: 

  • Sandwiches
  • Cold or green salads
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Cheese and meat boards
  • Fried Chicken

It’s best to prepare all your picnic ingredients in advance unless you are serving sandwiches. In that case, you will want to make them on-site so they don’t get soggy. 

Plates, Drinkware, Cutlery, and Utensils

If you prefer to keep things simple, you may want to eat your food straight from Tupperware containers. However, if you want to give your picnic an elegant or romantic ambiance, you should pack plates, cups, and cutlery. Just be sure to pack your items carefully, so they don’t break. 

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You should also bring a cutting board and a knife if you plan to assemble your cheese plate or sandwiches at the picnic spot. 

Moreover, if wine or sparkling water is on the menu, you don’t want to forget a corkscrew! 

Trash Bags and Paper Towels

The picnic spot may not have a trash can on-site, so packing a trash bag is a must. You should also bring a separate bag for your dirty dishes so you won’t make a mess in your picnic basket. 

Other picnic essentials include paper towels and wipes, which you’ll need to clean your hands and the picnic area once you finish your meal. 


One of the most important things you’ll need for a perfect picnic is a beautiful location and decoration. If you are having a romantic picnic, we recommend setting out flowers and battery-operated candles. They are much safer than flames but look almost identical to real candles. 

Enjoy Your Perfect Picnic

Packing for a picnic takes time and effort. Whether you’re planning a romantic date with your partner or an afternoon at the park with your children, this list will ensure that you have everything you need to enjoy the perfect picnic! 

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