When the weather warms up, many families flock to the great outdoors. A lot of parents say that it’s actually easier to let toddlers roam free in a park or backyard than it is to entertain them indoors. We tend to agree. They’re like natural born tarzans whom love to roam, mix sand with dirt, climb trees and so on. One of the simple outdoor activities that any family can do is picnic (whether in a park or in your own yard). We’ve got a few tricks to help you plan a family picnic, like a pro, without going to too much work. You’ll have all of the neighbours peering over the fence with this one…
(1) Order premade sandwiches, like the catering platters or individual subs/wraps from Mr. Sub. It’s a great way to serve up picture perfect sandwiches without dealing with the assembly yourself. No one makes a sub look and tsate better than the pros, right?
Trust me, parents and other guests will take note of the thoughtfulness and it’s the little touches that really make your picnic pop. Not to mention, packaging, like the Benadryl products, are colourful and springlike, so they actually enhance your festive decor.
(5) Incorporate something new and quirky to get people talking.
Try to introduce something new and unexpected to your guests. For example, this year Henry’s Hard Soda has arrived in Canada. It’s a refreshing spiked soda drink that brings back a lot of fond memories – summer beach parties, university spring breaks, camp fire gatherings and so on.
They’re a playful drink that will get your guests talking and snapping pics!
Who doesn’t remember sipping those grape and orange pops back in the day? Trust me, these won’t disappoint. There’s something so playful about them!
(6) Use mason jars instead of plates/bowls
You can’t say Pinterest without picturing mason jars. Try serving your side salads, prepared oats, layered desserts and any other fork-worthy items in a mason jar. You can tape cutlery to the actual jar so each guest can grab-and-eat. NO fuss and no mess is key to a fun day for all.
Overall, picnics are fun and/or romantic. You can host one in your yard or in a park. There are so many creative ways to personalize the experience and leave your guests wanting more.