Plan a Family Picnic
Picnics are the perfect warm-weather activity. They combine family time, delicious meals and fun in the sun! They can be simple to organize and easy to clean up; even the kids can help plan your day. So, break out your picnic basket and explore some of our best outdoor dining tips so you can have a picnic to remember.
How to Plan a Picnic
If you don't already have a favorite picnic spot, try a local park or picnic area. You'll want to find a shaded area or bring a covering for some shade. Once your location is set, your kids can help plan everything you'll need for your family outing. They can create a list of supplies, decorate a menu and choose the games and activities.
Here are some picnic essentials to get you started:
- Picnic blanket or tablecloth
- Serving utensils
- Yard games, kites, Frisbees, etc.
- Bug spray
- Trash/ recycle bags
- Coolers and ice
What to serve at your picnic
Picnics and backyard barbecues are all about relaxation—so make sure your menu is full of no-fuss recipes you can whip up in a flash. Whether you go with a potluck style or pack a few picnic staples, keep it simple and consider foods that travel well and don't need to be refrigerated.
Your kids will love a dash of Tex-Mex flair at your picnic. When it comes to convenience and great taste, Old El Paso Squeeze Sauces and Tortilla Bowls make throwing an outdoor dining experience less messy with all the fun and flavor. No matter what your picnic looks like, all that matters is that your favorite people are there to create some family memories.