Planning the Perfect Family Picnic
Most picnic food is pretty well-liked across the board and includes burgers, hot dogs, deli sandwiches, fruit, and chips. Depending on what your family likes, your picnics could also include coleslaw or pasta and potato salad. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s easily transported in a Tupperware and will be okay sitting in the sun for a few hours. For drinks, be sure to pack water bottles in addition to any soda or pop. Picnics can get hot and if you’re planning on physical activity, it’s important to stay hydrated. If there a lot of people coming, divide up the food and drinks so you aren’t in charge of preparing everything.
Take advantage of the (hopefully) beautiful weather on the day of your picnic and plan some fun recreational activities that don’t require a lot of equipment. If you’re at a park and have a shelter reserved, there may be volleyball courts, basketball courts, tetherball poles, and things of that nature already, so all you’d need is a ball. Otherwise, having things like a Frisbee, football, baseball, and glove, and NERF toys on hand should keep people of all ages happy.
As fun as picnics is, there are still some precautions to take into account. Assuming you’re having your picnic between late-Spring and early-Autumn, heat and humidity are still an issue. Pack sunscreen and bug spray with you, as well as a portable umbrella if you plan to spend a lot of time in the sun and not under a shelter or canopy. Be sure to remember a first aid kit as well, as you never know when someone might get stung by a bee or fall and scrape their knee. By taking all this into account, you should be all set to have a successful picnic. Have fun!