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How to Pack a Picnic Like a Seasoned Pro This Summer
With the summer months in full swing, what could be better than spending an afternoon tucking into a delicious basket of seasonal favourites, surrounded by the great outdoors? Now, don’t get too excited – before you head out, there’s plenty of prep to be done to ensure your picnic is one to remember.
In this blog, we’ll share our expert tips on how to pack a picnic, from essential picnic accessories to choosing the right food for the occasion. At Piglet’s Pantry, we provide a range of handcrafted summer favourites, guaranteed to be the perfect finishing touch to your picnic basket. From our Traditional Sausage Roll Box to our mouthwatering Scotch Eggs, we’ve got everything you need to host the perfect outdoor gathering.
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Choosing the Perfect Location
From the local park to a nearby beach, lakeside or nature reserve, choosing the best picnic location is essential to ensure a comfortable, enjoyable outing for you and all your guests.
A well-selected spot will offer both scenic beauty and tranquillity, whilst providing enough space for fun group activities.
Before you head out on your afternoon adventure, it’s important to make a note of your ‘absolute musts’. Whether it’s shade or picnic tables, a suitable location will accommodate the needs of all attendees, ensuring the day is enjoyable for everyone!
Now, before we can fill our picnic basket with delicious food, it’s important to first pile in some essential picnic supplies. From a spacious picnic blanket to reusable cutlery, napkins and suncream, there are so many added extras that can enhance your picnic experience.
What to pack for a picnic:
- A spacious, waterproof blanket
- A well-insulated picnic cooler to keep your food and drink at the right temperature
- Reusable plates, cups, utensils and napkins
- Bin bags to collect any waste
- Sun cream
- Insect repellent
- First aid kit
- Extra blankets
- Folding chairs
- Board games/playing cards
What Food to Pack For a Picnic Date
Whether you’re heading out on a romantic picnic day or an afternoon of exploring with the kids, choosing the right food for the occasion is essential.
When planning a picnic, food must be easy to transport, delicious and suitable for sharing. When writing your shopping list, include things like sausage rolls and the components to make finger sandwiches, accompanied by some crunchy snacks like crisps and crackers and something to please the sweet tooth among you!
At Piglet’s Pantry, our team handcrafts a range of picnic-friendly foods, from our Summer Quiche Box to our limited-edition Summer Grazing Hamper. If you’re looking to save yourself valuable time this summer, we can help. Stock up on all the food you need to host the perfect summer picnic at the click of a button by browsing our range of tasty sweet and savoury treats. Use the navigation on our site to find out more.
Packing a Picnic Basket? Don’t Forget Dessert!
The one item sure to sweeten up your picnic basket is a delightfully indulgent dessert. Portable, easy-to-eat treats are ideal for both children and adults alike, ensuring a mess-free experience that doesn’t compromise on taste. Remember to keep your desserts cool and well-contained to preserve their deliciousness throughout the picnic.
Searching for the perfect sweet accompaniment for your picnic basket? Our Summer Mockaron Selection makes the perfect bite-sized treats. Alternatively, if you’re more of a chocoholic, our Loaded Cookie Sandwich Box is filled to the brim with indulgent chocolate chip cookies, loaded with chocolate ganache and coated in white chocolate.
Whatever sweet treats you choose, a delicious dessert can sweeten your picnic experience, ensuring beaming smiles all around!
Elevate Your Summer Picnic With Piglet’s Pantry
Mastering the art of picnic packing isn’t as easy as you might think. By carefully selecting the perfect location, food and entertainment, you set the stage for a wonderful summer’s day, spent surrounded by the people you love most.
So, now you know how to pack the perfect picnic, it’s finally time to put those skills to the test.
Gather your favourite blankets, games and utensils, fill your basket with delicious sweet and savoury goodies and spend some time in nature. Whether it’s a romantic date, a family gathering or a girly catch-up, your well-prepared picnics are sure to become cherished memories that will remain long after the summer season has passed.
Need a helping hand? Our Friends & Family Hamper features a delectable collection of treats and bakes, guaranteed to be the perfect accompaniment to any summer picnic. Take the stress out of summer by letting us take care of the hard part. Simply place an order on our site and we’ll ensure you and your guests can enjoy a day to remember this summer.