Summer picnics are great, but they can get a bit hot and the bugs can be unbearable. But if you are ready for a picnic, Fall is almost here! This can be one of the best and prettiest times of year to have a great picnic you won’t soon forget. Here are a few tips for making the perfect Fall picnic.
Get ready to decorate
Fall picnics are best when they are overly decorated, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on them. Think outdoor eclectic chic for a Fall picnic that conjures up memories of simpler times and happy moments with friends and family. Checkered tablecloths on the ground surrounded by pumpkins. The tailgate of a truck being used as a food buffet to keep the food off the ground, and having it decorated with old baskets full of food. You can use any baskets you have lying around the house, and old jars as places to hold utensils or for drinking out of. If you don’t like the idea of paper plates blowing in the wind, try using baking pans or pie plates for food.
Bring along real things
Instead of paper plates, napkins, and plastic utensils, bring along the real thing. This makes a picnic so much nicer and it saves you some money. Bundle silverware in napkins and tie with twine. This keeps it all compact and looks nice. Tie twine around the plates to keep them neatly stacked together. Place it all in a basket or box for safe carrying, but also for some extra style.
Divide up snacks
Don’t just place bags of chips and snacks out for people. Instead, make them their own individual bags and servings. This makes the picnic look fuller and nicer, ensures everyone gets a serving, and eliminates too many people dipping their hands into the chip and snack bags. Try plain brown paper bags and tie them with ribbon to make them look extra special.
Use the unexpected
Things like a muffin tin full of candies or condiments can make the picnic that much more fun and memorable, and adds more space for foods! Place them all on a buffet so that people can enjoy all the uniqueness of your picnic.