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How To Pack The Perfect Picnic

It is the season for picnics in the park. Pack up a delicious lunch and head off to eat among nature and soak up the spring and summer season. Here are some great essentials to help you pack the perfect picnic.

The foundation of your picnic is a great blanket. This waterproof Threshold Gingham Picnic Blanket in red from Target allows you to set it on damp grass with no worries of anything soaking through to your clothes. This 70” by 70” blanket is easy-care, machine washable and can be rolled up and carried with the handy, carrying strap.


Talking about having everything in the bag, I mean basket, the spacious English-style Newbury Picnic Basket from JCPenney has it all! The beautiful willow basket has a hinged, flat-lid design. Inside there is everything you need to set a lunch for four. Includes four ceramic 7” plates, four shatter-resistant wine glasses, four stainless steel forks, knives and spoons, waiter style corkscrew wine opener and salt and pepper shaker.

The interior is lined with an attractive navy/burgundy/blue plaid and the accessories fit securely in the specially designed pockets and straps to maximize space. Basket features premium leatherette handle, hinges and closure straps.

Mix up a fresh batch of ice cold, lemonade or limeade and keep it cold and fresh in the Coleman Half Gallon Beverage Jug. The twist-on cap makes it easy to fill and clean while the durable design resists dents, scratches and fading. Jug has a stain and odor-resistant liner that helps prevent lingering smells. The large bail handle makes carrying it a breeze. You can pick this handy jug up at Walmart.

No matter what kind of food you pack, the Rubbermaid 50-Piece Easy Find Lids Food Storage Set will have whatever you need and it is at a super low price at Sam’s Club of just $16.98! Best of all no more hunting for the right lid, because the lids snap to each other and the matching container bases for organized, compact storage.

Best of all once you have these essentials, planning and packing for your picnic will be so easy, you will want to eat al fresco as often as possible.