Picnic Checklist

Before you throw an old blanket down for a picnic, you’ll want to equip yourself with the right supplies. From preparing food, packing cold beverages, and bringing activities to pass the time, this is the ultimate checklist for your picnic outing!


Check out the weather ahead of time so you can figure out what time works best. If the temperatures are rising in your area, a morning picnic might be the move. It may also be wise to pack an umbrella or postpone if April showers are in the forecast.


Your town is likely filled with great picnic spots, you just need to look out for them. Lakes, parks, and public gardens are relaxing environments with plenty of space to move around. Don’t worry about strangers invading your personal space, these places will give you plenty of room to breathe!


You’ll want to plan some sort of activity in addition to the food. Bring a football, soccer ball, and other games that will get you moving around to stay active. Enjoy your day under the sun and burn off some extra calories!


Having the proper supplies will ensure that you have the happiest picnic ever. Avoid burns and protect yourself against the suns rays by bringing plenty of sun block. You can also save yourself a few trips to the car and bring along this handy picnic basket! Complete with silverware and plates, this also has plenty of storage space for all of your food.


No outing is perfect without a delicious meal to accompany it! Picnics are best or simple foods such as wraps, sandwiches, and easy to prepare sweets. This mouthwatering chicken avocado bap is refreshing, easy to make, and packs a punch with the crispy chicken flavor! Be careful though, they’ll go fast!


It’s important to stay hydrated under the sun by bringing drinks that’ll cool you down. Make a fresh batch of this refreshing lemonade that’ll knock your socks off and be sure to drink plenty of water!

This checklist includes the bare essentials for what you need to have a successful picnic. If we left anything out, let us know by tagging us @homebygeneva on Instagram!

Rachel Caple

Rachel Caple has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage banking industry. Residing in Castle Rock, CO. Rachel spends her spare time with her husband, Sean and 4 boys. She also enjoys traveling, attending hockey games, and playing golf (or attempting to).

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