“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind.” – DeeDee Stovel, Author of Bestselling Cookbook, “Picnics.”
A picnic “al fresco” is relatively low risk during the pandemic. Outdoor events pose a lesser risk of transmitting Coronavirus as opposed to being indoors. Now that the restrictions in B.C. have eased, you have the perfect reason to be together apart, with your friends, for a picnic or garden party in your backyard or community park! After countless zoom meetings, and some cabin fever, most of you want to be outdoors and enjoy your summer! Picnics or Patio Parties...classic summer gatherings! You are relaxing, enjoying delicious food and good company while being in nature. ☀️ 🌲 🌺 🌸 🌱 🌿 🌊
A great spot for a picnic with your special people can be your backyard, your patio, your local park or your BFF’s cottage! 😉 You can contact some local farms or other venues for options as well. Whichever you will choose, be mindful of a few things before you plan your party. 💭
If you’re picnicking at a park, ensure you stake and measure your space. Bring separate blankets, pillows, chairs (make sure you have enough seating for all your friends and guests…awkward and uncomfortable 😳) accessories
Plan a fresh, seasonal menu. Check out local delis and restaurants who can prepare special orders for you according to your taste and budget.We are not sharing food, drinks and utensils currently. No dipping your veggies in a communal dip. 😆
Pay attention to details. They make a big difference in your table setting and overall atmosphere. You can choose simple or fancy. A cost-effective way to add flair is to choose a blanket, a tablecloth, a picnic basket; vintage or boho for a nice touch, and fresh flowers! 💐 🌿 🌻
Add some wooden crates, small outdoor furniture, hang a few pretty items in nearby trees or shrubs or drape over your furniture.
Plan ahead by buying and/or ordering individually-wrapped foods, etc. It is also acceptable to pack your own food in containers, as this prevents potential contamination.
Bring disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and a small first aid kit to ensure everyone’s safety. Stay hydrated. Cold beverages and picnics go together. Bring along some fruit-infused water or a bottle of bubbly. It will be a perfect accompaniment to your summer party graze box.
Everyone loves a party! Friends, fun and food!
What’s your favourite thing about summer parties?
What things are important to you when you have a party?
Make memories and enjoy good times with your friends. Life is short. Go for it.
DM; let’s plan your summer outing! 📱
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