How to Create The Perfect {Last-Second!} Summer Picnic

Summer is coming to a close all too quickly, don’t you think? Soon we’ll be swapping our beach bags for backpacks – but before we do, let’s celebrate every last moment! Earlier this month, we shared a list of things to help you make the most of summer’s end, so in keeping with that theme we’re sharing a few tips for creating the best summer picnic ever!

1) Pick the perfect spot.

b0c7da313848d33d3847af1670973367What’s better than a meal with a view? Select a spot that’s a visual feast – we love the beach, a lake, a local park, or even our own backyard. (The Stylehouse Tip: You can search for parks in your area right here!)

2) Make it extra festive. 

f671870fed4dfdebd21799af895c609eInvite friends, share some of your favorite summer treats, and add a few fun decorations. We love how the girls from Style Me Pretty pumped up the party with a pretty garland and lots of yummy food – hello, fries served in super-cute paper cones!

3) Spread the word. 

336fad15253e358faf5c4093c8c66ceaMore friends means more fun! Make pretty invitations to send out by snail mail – or better yet, hand deliver them! Ask your besties to invite their other friends, too. Take a look at blogger Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam – this girl knows how to throw an awesome beach picnic with her BFFs.

4) Make a menu.

FOTF_)2Plan ahead! Make snacks the morning before your day outside, or bake sweet treats the night before. You could even package things up in individual boxes – we’re drooling over this picnic hosted by blogger Sweet Lulu !

What do you do to make your picnics memorable? Share with us in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

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