The best way to savor your summer is to spend time in the outdoors. Not to worry - there's no requirement that you be the outdoors type. Instead, we implore you to simply find a shady spot under a tree and set up for a picnic gathering. However, there is more to picnicking than just packing up the food, plates, and plasticware.
TIPS FOR PICNICKING:
1. Blanket or Table: The picnic revolves around these two staples. The first step in planning your picnic is deciding which on one. Consider the overall aesthetic you're going for. A blanket is a bit laid back and chill with a bohemian edge, while a table adds structure and systematic style. For our own summer snacking picnic we chose the blanket.
2. Confident in Color: Since summer is bursting with colorful foods, we let red berries, cheery mango lemonade, and bright snacks command the scene. Add a pop of color with flowers and tea towels too. We opted to keep the plates a crisp white combination of plates and bowls.
3. Get Comfy: Throw a few pillows in the mix. We recommend a pillow with a cool print rather than a commanding color. If you want to get really fancy, you can add a pouf because it will a give you a flat surface and extra height variety too.
3. Tiny Tabletop: You can't control nature - and, unfortunately, you may have roots and rocks or uneven ground located at your desired picnic spot. The easiest solution? Add a tray tabletop. It will give you the utility of a flat surface and a central focus point for your picnicking party.
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