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.
What’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.
Invite 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.
More 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.
Plan 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!