6.03.2009

Romantic Picnicing

When was the last time you went on a picnic....alone?

Since picnic season is now in high gear, I've put together a few different and simple ways to do a picnic (since I know not all of you appreciate the same style). Hopefully one of these ideas motivate you to plan a picnic of your own with the one you love.

{ An Simple Outdoor Picnic }

Courtney, a follower of Love, Actually, did a picnic with her hubby in the park...

You don't need to get all fancy for your outdoor picnic. I love how Courtney has a bottle of gatorade in the picture above. No bottle-opener or wine glasses necessary. Keep it simple. Bring some easy finger foods and a blanket to throw down on the grass.

{ A Fancy Outdoor Picnic }

If getting fancy is your style...then by all means, grab the glasses, your favorite bottled drink, some fancy french bread, some type of cheese you can't pronounce and some grapes. Feed each other while you're at it. Don't forget the blanket and fancy basket to put all your fancy food in.


{ Romantic Evening Picnic }

If leaving the house for a picnic is just not an option, how about a romantic evening picnic in your backyard after the kids have gone to bed?

{Okay, this looks a little too fancy, I know...but a little visual inspiration goes a long way}


{ Indoor Picnic }

{Okay, this one's sooo not fancy...but we were on a tight budget, in a grungy old house in Alaska away from our own home...I had very little to work with.}

My husband and I lived and worked in Alaska for a summer when he had been married for only about 6 months. We lived in an old house with 7 other people in downtown Juneau and didn't have a lot of privacy or time alone (which was a major drag!) So, one evening, I set up a little picnic "getaway" in our room. I brought home a pizza and we sat on our blanket on the floor and watched our wedding video on the laptop. It was just the break we needed to get away from our roommates and shared living space.


The good thing about an indoor picnic is that the possibilities are endless... You can make it feel like a real picnic complete with a basket and pb&j or serve steak and mashed potatoes. I don't think many details are necessary for this one.

Okay, now this is important. Who's in need of a Pic-a-nic Basket (spoken like the one and only Yogi Bear)? Gourmet Mom on the Go is here to solve one lucky person's picnic basket blues!

She's hosting a giveaway of this:

Click HERE to find out how to win! Ends June 6.

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So, there you go. I know this wasn't some novel idea that you are wowed by, BUT, it's cheap, simple, and fun. And it might be just the motivation you needed to do a picnic of your own in the near future.



14 comments:

Cat said...

I just found your blog, this is such a cute idea! i'm excited to read these to use these ideas! thanks!

Little Miss Baker said...

Ohhh I am entering this one for sure!! The FTB and I may be taking a picnic to downtown Chicago on Saturday and this def. gave me a little inspiration!! Thanks Cher :)

Shari said...

I love your blog. Love it.

We're a fan of the indoor picnic. It's so freaking hot here in Az that if we want to picnic outside we'd have to go at like 7am, which would be fine except for the kids. lol We'll lay a blanket in the living room, turn on a movie, and snuggle with some drinks and snacks, or we'll sit on the blanket and eat dinner together. Even just sitting on the blanket instead of the couch changes the feel of the night from normal blah everyday to more fun. :)

R. Wallis said...

I love picnics! The hubs and I are planning an hiking/picnic trip for Saturday!

Katie said...

Awwww...LOVE the idea of a romantic picnic, especially now that summer is here!

cassi rash said...

Cute idea! We haven't been on a picnic since college.

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

I love picnics...we have a picnic slash movie night slash pizza night every Friday in our living room.

Stoppin by from SITS! love the blog.
Followin ya!

Dawn

Rocksee said...

I love the romantic night picnic.. If I wasn't so afraid of the ghetto I might try this one! Maybe when we get to AK! :)

The New Black said...

We could really use a picnic! Indoor picnics remind me of growing up...ah, memories!

Ashley and Jeremy said...

haha we got 4 picnic baskets at our wedding, yeah FOUR. and I'm pretty sure that was one of them! but we've only been picnicing once! so I'll definitely make it a point to go again this year :) thanks for the reminder of a simple fun date!

Jeanette said...

Thanks for reminding me of how important the simple things are. I can't wait to go on a picnic now. So fun.

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jasmuin said...

I love all of your ideas. Here is one to add to the picnic...It is winter time now, but why should that stop you from picnicing? My husband and I drove to a place in our town with a good view and had a picnic in the back of our durango. My husband thought it was a weird idea, but it turned out great.