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PERFECT PICNIC { and GIVEAWAY }

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One thing that we like to do often with the family is to go outdoors and throw a spontaneous picnic. Besides the warm sunny days, outdoor activities, and BBQ parties, I think picnicking is one of my most favorite things to do in the summer. My boys absolutely love it because it’s something different than our normal dinners. We also love to do it spontaneously – that’s how we roll! Today I am going to share some tips to make your picnic perfect.

FIND A FUN PLACE TO PICNIC

A picnic can happen anywhere, from our backyard, to the neighborhood’s grassy area and out to the most fun little hidden parks. Picnics are all about being outdoors, while enjoying a delicious meal with friends and family. I like to go and scout for new locations for my photography business and with that said, I always find cute little parks that are perfect spots for picnics.

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HAVE A GOOD PICNIC TOTE

Having a good picnic TOTE on hand is very helpful. When I saw this really fun RED PLAID PICNIC TOTE over at Kirkland’s, I immediately fell in love with it. The colors, the plaid, the style. Just fabulous! This fun tote not only looks great and stylish, but is very spacious and has an insulated interior that will keep our treats cool, which is a plus on a hot summer day.

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SERVE IT STYLISHLY

I like to serve everything stylishly. Yep. Even out on a picnic it just feels natural to me to serve food stylishly.

I like to pack french baguettes, sometimes already made sandwiches, fruits, grapes, ham or salami. And of course cheese. A picnic isn’t a picnic without cheese for me. I found this wood serving paddle that makes every snack you serve naturally stylish. Having lunch meat, cheese, bread and grapes served together in a stylish way will make everyone hungry:-)

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Simple design, natural wooden look and you can totally use it as a cutting board, too. Love it! 5 TIPS FOR THE PERFECT PICNIC-16

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Cheese balls…Oh I love them! Those are the perfect to-go appetizers. This super cute  wooden condiment bowl  can hold cheese balls, fruit or veggies. It has a lid so you can close the bowl and carry it in your tote bag without a problem.

Oh and look at these small wooden plates! Perfect for appetizers.

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TAKE INFUSED DRINKS

In the summertime I like to add different fruits and citruses to ice cold water to make the water more refreshing and more delicious. Not to mention that my kids drink more water with fruits added. These really nice turquoise mason jar mugs are great to take these infused drinks out to a picnic.

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Don’t you love their cute checkered tops?

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ENJOY YOUR PICNIC

Enjoy and repeat! Picnics have a dreamy magical spirit. We as a family love to enjoy the beautiful summer breeze outdoors and have a great and important family time together.

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Find sources below for items used in this post.

PERFECT PICNIC PRODUCTS

1.RED PLAID PICNIC TOTE

2. ACACIA WOOD CONDIMENT BOWL

3. TURQUOISE MASON JARS

4. RED OWLS SALT & PEPPER SHAKER

5. ACACIA WOOD SALAD PLATES

6. ACACIA WOOD SERVING PADDLE

7.CHALKBOARD LABEL WINE GLASSES

And before your leave to plan your next perfect picnic, be sure to enter this fantastic giveaway that my sweet friends over at Kirkland’s offered. One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Kirkland’s store. How fun!

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Have a great summer!

Cheers!

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30 Comments

  1. I love kirklands! Every time I go there I could buy everything there if I could. And if I won the gift card towards kirklands I would use it to decorate the new room. We have already bought those beautiful tropical seat cushions but I would love to buy lanterns to hang and other things to hang on the walls.

  2. Love Kirklands. I would choose some great outdoor dining accessories. Just finished my deck and need to accessorize it for get togethers.

  3. Wow, great fun post. Kirklands has some great stuff, and I just moved, so I could use a new carpet! Or the Glass Jug Beverage Dispenser!

  4. Every time I go to Kirklands there is a treasure waiting. I would seek and find the perfect item. I can’t wait.

  5. Aniko~Thank you for offering this giveaway. Kirklands is definitly the go to place for home. I love the picnic basket and I collect
    Owls. and they have a cute little pitcher that would be darling for the morning table.

  6. I love so many items at Kirkland. I like the Antique brass LED floor lamp, and I love their= Chevy Parson chair for my desk. And the bronze Scroll Wall Plaque is something I would love to get!

  7. Your post makes me want to go on a picnic! I would choose the wood paddle. I love so many things at Kirkland’s, the possibilities are endless.

  8. It looks like a marvelous picnic. I love all the wood items, and the tote would be essential.
    I’d love to be able to order online as we don’t have a Kirklland’s in our area.

  9. I adore Kirkland’s!! If I won a gift card here, I would buy a cute outdoor chair and some pillows for our new house!

  10. I am toally in lve with Chocolate Melenia Pillows and they would lookamazig on my patio set 🙂

  11. If I won, I would get a piece of wall art, like the Metallic Leaves Metal Plaque. I would love to update the things I have hanging on my walls 🙂

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