Entertaining tips

How to create a beautiful Valentines Day picnic…

Ok lovers, Valentines Day is just around the corner, so instead of the usual chocolates and tacky bears, I thought I would share with you a way to create a beautiful picnic with a checklist of things so you don’t forget anything!
( Please note that this picnic can take place on any occasion and it is not just for couples. Because lets face it, love, in all aspects, should be everywhere, everyday.)
We usually have to take the kids with us on our picnics and sometimes we even have a picnic in the lounge room after the kids have gone to bed!

What you will need for a successful picnic
1 x rug or blanket or large towel
Knifes/ Forks
Serving tray
Sharp knife (for cheeses etc)
Cups and plates
Rubbish bag
Ice pack or cold bag
Food ( Duh! See below for my favourite ideas)
Fresh Flowers ( To pretty up your space. Romance people!)
Old Jars ( To put the flowers. This is optional. You can just lay the flowers around the food)
Bottled drinks ( alcoholic or non alcoholic the choice is yours)
Bottle opener
Music ( optional but sets a nice mood. I either play off my phone or a small portable bluetooth speaker)
Battery operated tea light candles ( Optional but a great mood setter. Can be purchased form the cheap shop for $2)
1 x sunscreen ( If its a daytime picnic)
1 x bugspray
1 x pack baby wipes or disposable towelettes for fresh hands
A SMILE AND BARE FEET
(Cushions and wine glasses optional)

My Favourite Picnic Food
These are some of my favourite foods to pack…

Cheese and crackers
Dips and breads
Cold meats
Cold quiches
Ciabatta bread rolls filled with a filling of your choice ( I love to wrap them in brown paper with string for an added touch)
BBQ Chicken and bread rolls
Rice Paper Rolls
Sushi
Savoury and sweet muffins
Donuts
Strawberries and Nutella
Fruit platter
Or grab some takeaway food from your nearby location! Easy!

Outside picnics are good for the soul. Being in nature is grounding and a great way to clear your mind.
A picnic in the daytime is a great way to get some vitamin D too. Be sure to find a shady spot though so you don’t get sunburnt. ( Because moderation…)
Get your feet on the grass/ sand/ earth/ water in some way during your picnic and see the mood lift.
And if it rains embrace it! Either dance in the rain, or set up a lounge room picnic and don’t let the weather ruin your plans!

Happy Picnic Love Everyday People!!

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