A picnic is basically an outdoor meal; usually served in a pleasing to the eye location on a blanket or if your posh, a picnic table. As a nation we love picnics, a little bit of blue sky and a few rays of rare to find sunshine and we are really up for an adventure.
Following this three steps below will help you achieve a perfect picnic experience.
Food is one of the most important ingredients to a happy picnic. You can have the most beautiful scenery around you and a bunch of your best mates but once hunger sets in and the food isn’t up to scratch you will have a small disaster on your hands.
When planning picnic food think portability and ease of consumption. Sandwiches are always a safe choice, so are the various salads you can pick up but what about something more sophisticated? What about a quiche, tasty pie or a sausage roll? All of those can be cooked in advance or simply picked up from your local super store. Higgidy offers all of them and they are suitable to be eaten both cold and warm, so you don’t even have to worry about cooking them beforehand.
In addition to your main meal, pack some fruit, maybe a bag of crisp or pretzels and don’t forget about drinks too.
Once you food is all sorted out, it’s time to pick the location. Somewhere pretty with easy access and enough space for everyone to chill in comfort. Also be considerate about the local neighbourhood. If you are planning a trip out with a large number of friends or family then think about the noise you will make when the conversation becomes animated and make sure you aren’t going to disturb anyone around you.
It’s pretty obvious that you will only invite people you like, love, care about or people who just make you feel good in their company but there is something else to consider… Your companions need to be in the right state of mind. There is nothing worse than trying to have a relaxing picnic when one of your friends can’t stand sitting on the ground or is scared of the ants living nearby. Think about things like if Mr/Miss Somebody (who has severe allergies) now, will they be happy to spend a few hours on a meadow or would you be better in the middle of the local woodlands. These are small things but if not considered they can ruin the entire day. Get it right and you are one step closer to that perfect picnic.
We personally like to picnic in our local fields, there is a nice spot between two fields, just next to a small stream; it’s always so peaceful and quiet.
If you like picnics as well you might want to take part in the Higgidy giveaway. They are collaborating with Joules and there are 210 picnic related prizes to be won. It’s a pack promotion so a purchase is necessary but hurry up as there is only one month left to claim your prize. For full terms and condition please visit Higgidy Joules Picnic Giveaway.
Where do you like to picnic?
What’s are some of your favourite picnic foods?