Dining out(side)

As of June 21st, summer is officially here! Texas is H O T, but I love being outside. Whether at the pool, taking my little one to the park or just laying out and enjoying the sun. You develop a nice sun kissed tan and get to enjoy nature. what’s better than that?! Before we move on, what kind of mom would I be if I didn’t get this reminder in…Don’t forget your SUNSCREEN!

 Being the Pinterest addict that I am, I came across the cutest picnic basket with pineapple print (if you read my last blog you know I love pineapple print!). Which made a lightbulb go off in my mind. Why have I never gone on a picnic! A picnic could be a fun change from your usual dinner and movie date, or put a family spin on it and take the kids to the park and let them play their little hearts out. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Unless, it pours rain, but… maybe just check the weather before you go out lol!

So, what all is needed to have your perfect picnic day? Check out the list of things I put together for my fun in the sun picnic day!


The Food and drinks

When I think picnic, I think light and easy food and drinks. I mean, sure you could take a whole Olive Garden dinner out there, but chances are it might get a little messy and that clean up may be a bit of a hassle.  For me, I’d pack some bacon chicken avocado sandwiches on rye bread. (my favorite go-to sandwich), a mix of my favorite fruits, and a tea or lemonade for our choice of drink. If you want to get really into you could recreate the lemonade drink pictured or come up with your own! Make a batch of lemonade throw in some lemon slices, strawberries, and some mint leaves. Let it sit in the fridge overnight and you are ready to go the next day!


Your basket


So, technically you could throw everything into a plastic grocery bag, but part of the fun and experience is getting to pack everything in your cute new basket, which makes you that more excited leading up to the day. This adorable picnic basket is perfect for a day out and it comes in different designs to suit your style preference!

Your blanket


If you’re having this all-out picnic well… you’ve got to have the perfect blanket or rug to lay out so you can achieve that perfect Instagram-worthy backdrop! this blanket will do just the trick and definitely have people asking where you bought it from!


However, it is that you plan your picnic day, enjoy your fun in the sun with your loved ones!

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About the Author:

Hi there! I'm Allie, the Programs & Volunteer Coordinator here at BCCA. Outside of work, I'm a mom to my wild child, Cami & my fur baby Jax. I'm also an aspiring Pinterest chef, dedicated watcher of The Office, and make up junkie.