The sun shines through the louvers of your office window and you are starting to think about the perfect weekend escapade, away from the city and the sound of fingers pressing keyboards. You feel the need for sunshine dripping on your skin and hearing your friends laugh.
We have the perfect idea for you! As June really starts to make its presence felt everywhere and everyone is craving reconnection with nature, enjoy the warm and sunny days with an unforgettable picnic. The first ingredients for a great experience are your dear ones, but if you really want to upgrade and impress everyone, we prepared the complete list of must-haves for an unforgettable picnic!
1. A picnic basket
The classic symbol of a picnic, a knitted basket comes with two main features: it will make you feel like in a fairytale or American 60s movie and it is extremely practical, created with compartments for the easy transportation of everything you need, from napkins to food, to cutlery and dishes. You don’t have one and don’t know where to get it on such short notice? Our honest advice would be to just ask grandma, she will surely be able to help you out!
2. A good cardigan or sweater
Although it’s sunny and hot throughout the day, temperatures can drop quite drastically in the evening, so you might wanna pack something warm, but still breathable enough to keep you comfortable. A perfect choice to keep you warm and dry would be an Irish made sweater for ladies, which is ideal- that is why it is the favorite choice of Irish people! Such a garment is made of 100% Merino Wool, which will not only protect you from the cold on crisp summer evenings, but it also provides comfort, feeling like a toasty hug.
3. Your favorite snacks and drinks
Speaking of food, connection with nature is great, but a pack with your favorite snacks and drinks will make the experience 10 times better. Due to the warm weather, we recommend grabbing fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries or watermelon, to keep you hydrated and refreshed. Don’t forget to grab some bottles of water as well and maybe one or two ice packs!
An entire day spent in the sun sounds amazing, especially after so many months of cold or rainy weather, but you won’t be able to fully enjoy it if you get a sunburn! For that, a tube of sunscreen is the first thing you should pack, preferably with SPF 50 protection. And don’t forget to reapply it every two hours!
5. Your phone/camera
We know that the entire purpose of this escapade is just enjoying quality time with your friends in nature, away from the quotidian problems and all that technology, but it is guaranteed that you will not regret bringing your phone or the camera. Picnics come with adorable setups, great lighting and if your group prefers it, cute outfits – the perfect scenery for a photoshoot! Even if you don’t want to spend all the time and energy on a full photoshoot, you will still be pleased with a few pictures, just for the memories!
A good picnic throw
Laying on the grass sounds dreamy, but in order to avoid any unpleasant situation (such as the wet grass, staining your clothes, or having an unsolicited date with a bug), we recommend bringing a good quality picnic throw. Make sure it is big enough to fit your entire group of friends on it!
Now that you found out all of our secrets for the perfect picnic, grab your phone and call all your friends to let them know! Have a great weekend and an unforgettable summer!