When temperatures reach the 80’s everyday, I want to be outside as much as possible! So I thought this was the perfect time for a picnic. A very casual outing with my friends with light fare and cocktails, of course! See how to put together a simple summer picnic!
When packing for a picnic, I reach for my go to beach sheet or blanket, big enough for my friends and I to relax on with all our food. In a basket, I pack necessities such as plates, napkins, cups, straws, pillows and even an extra blanket or tablecloth to place just the food on.
For a casual setting such as a picnic, tupperware and take out containers work the best. Since all our food is getting packed in a basket, we need everything to be sealed tightly and as light a possible. Though I love plastic wrap, it is not the best when outdoors, trust me.
For lunch we served vegetable pita sandwiches with fresh fruit and pretzels and hummus to snack on. Nothing should involve a knife, or even a fork for that matter. Pre-cut all sandwiches before leaving, pack snacks that do not need cutlery, and use toothpicks for things like watermelon cubes instead of forks. It will save room in your basket and cut down on waste!
Now for the cocktails! Make a small batch of white sangria at home and fill enough mason jars for your guests and bring them along! Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to leave. The mason jars are perfectly secure and can handle the trip, continue reading for Ashley’s White Sangria Recipe!
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Ashley’s White Sangria
- 1 small bottle of Chardonnay
- 1 Red Apple
- 1 Orange
- 1 Lime
- 1 cup of Triple Sec
- 1 cup of Lemon-Lime Seltzer
In a pitcher, combine wine, cut fruit and Triple Sec. Let cool in fridge and flavors will release from fruit. Once about to leave for your picnic, or other event (road trip, family outing, meeting the boyfriend’s parents) pour into mason jars just about 3/4 of the way full, including the fruit too! Top off each jar with seltzer for added fizz! Screw on the cap and you are ready for the road! (With a DD of course!)
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