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Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Savings Advice, Seasonal & Events | 0 comments

Let’s Picnic! Food, Fun & Flair Everywhere

Forget brunch. Today’s all about the picnic. We’re celebrating International Picnic Day with food, fun, and flair… so much flair! Grab your basket and let’s go.

Food

picnicFinger foods are where it’s at. Your menu really depends on your guests. Cater to your audience when choosing those handheld delectables. Sandwiches, chips and fruit are a no-brainer for the kiddos. How about wine and a cheese plate for the adults? Or some fancy tapas? When in doubt, fried chicken is always a crowd pleaser! Or be adventurous and try a new recipe. I’ve had this fancy pan bagnat recipe saved since November 6, 2013. Don’t judge me. Instead, make it and tell me what you think! Check out some recipes here and get grocery coupons here.

Fun

kids blowing bubblesWhether you picnic at the beach, a park or in your backyard, you’ll need to do something besides eating and gabbing. Don’t forget the tunes either (a must-have!). Have a water balloon fight, a dance off, a relay race or make your own bubbles. Play a game… or two… or three. I’m talking cornhole, ladderball, giant Jenga, bocce ball, washers or a pickup game of soccer or kickball. You’re in the outdoors; appreciate it. Home Depot has tons of picnic games for every age and skill level to choose from. And, wouldn’t you know it, we’ve got some Home Depot coupons just for you.

Flair

I saved the best for last. Everyone loves a good theme. What will your picnic theme be? Root for the home team? Have a baseball-themed picnic! Want it all about the food? Focus on a specific type of food and run with it. Want to be basic (nothing wrong with that!)? Do a luau or a fiesta. Need some inspiration? Oriental Trading Company has over 200 themes to choose from! I vote you go with a Ninja Girl picnic or all camo theme… nobody will be able to find you! Seriously, it’s your party and you decorate how you want to. Plan with a purpose and save with sweet Oriental Trading Company coupons.

Picnics are one of the best ways to celebrate summer with the people you love. Tell everyone to bring a dish and let’s get this party started! I’ll expect my invite in the mail shortly.

Jessica Leone is an unapologetic word nerd, bookworm and grammar pedant. When not diligently scribbling away, she feeds her unhealthy obsessions with British monarchy memorabilia and Florida Gators football.