How to throw the perfect Spring Picnic
It’s picnic season!
Roll out the checkered blanket and head to the park.
You know it’s picnic time when the sun’s shining brightly, flowers are blooming, and the air smells sweet.
Now that the weather has finally warmed up, treat your family and friends to a spring picnic with all the elements for the perfect gathering: A beautiful location, delicious food, comfy blanket, and fun accessories and games.
Picnics can be as simple or as elegant as you’d like. Here are some fun ideas that will help you plan an amazing spring picnic.
Choose the Perfect Location
The location of your spring picnic is an essential consideration. It will help guide decisions on both attire and food—you can’t very well wear wedges and a sundress, or serve an elaborate spread if you have to hike to the location.
While a picnic in a local park is always a classic choice, a park downtown overlooking the city or a park alongside a lake in the country is also a great idea. Make sure to choose a park with bathrooms, charcoal grills and picnic tables available for anyone to use.
If the weather isn’t on your side, relocate your party to an indoor, covered space with all the amenities of the outdoors but with protection from the elements. A greenhouse picnic can also be fun on a bright, sunny day as well since it’s such a beautiful backdrop for entertaining and the cover will keep you out of the direct sun.
Throwing the Insta-worthy Picnic
A theme isn’t a requirement to throw a great picnic, but if you’re planning to share photos and selfies on social media, choosing a specific theme, mood or color scheme is a great way to make your photos stand out.
A spring picnic with a specific theme will be the perfect excuse to offer outdoor entertaining. Make sure to include some festive floor pillows and blankets, and even consider small party gifts to make your spring picnic theme stand out.
Make sure to pack a wine opener that doubles as a bottle opener, a knife, extra blankets, plastic cups, paper towels, wet wipes and water to stay hydrated during your spring picnic.
Serving Up Comfort
Packing for a spring picnic doesn’t have to be such a big stress. Just know that for a picnic outing, you want to keep things simple.
Some of the perfect and classic spring eats are sandwiches, pasta salads, cheese, and wine, but if you’re considering something a little bit heartier, our José Olé products are packed with sensational flavor that can be combined with great salsas, salads, and mocktails to keep your family and friends happy.
Our José Olé products travel well, but make sure to store them correctly so you can keep them warm and ready to go once you arrive at your picnic destination.
Remember to store your food safely in case you are around a place surrounded by animals. Bring napkins, wet wipes, and trash bags to clean up the area before you leave.
No matter what food or décor you decide on for your picnic, enjoying the company of family and friends and appreciating nature’s beauty is what a great spring picnic is all about.