Our Favorite Picnic Essentials

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It’s no secret we love to picnic! So we thought we’d share some of our favorite things we bring along on our outings.

We initially shared these tips with Of a Kind for our collaboration story. Click here to take a peek at the original story!

A few things we love to bring along on picnic adventures:

  • A couple of blankets - one to set down and one to wrap up in, in case the weather turns chilly.

  • An Alite Designs Meadow Mat is a lightweight layer that is ideal for keeping your bum dry and fits perfectly under our blankets!

  • Sun protection! Sunglasses are key and we love to take along our woven visor, and sunscreen (Sundaze C-Shells is my favorite for my face and Zoca Lotion for everywhere else).

  • Snacks! I usually keep it pretty simple with some cut up veggies, crackers, and hummus. I usually bring some fruit along too.

  • A few games - I usually pack some cards or Bananagrams and a frisbee.

  • I also love bringing along fresh flowers! Or packing along a durable glass jar for foraging some wild flowers on the way.

  • In terms of books, The Cloudspotter's Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney is an informational and fun read outside. Also, The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair is a great book to pick up and read small bits at a time.

  • Sometimes we bring along a speaker for listening to some mellow music.

  • Pack it all in our large basket canasta and you are good to go!

Hope that sparks some ideas for what to take along on your next picnic! Feel free to comment with other essentials we may have missed.

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