How to DIY the Most Perfect Summer Picnic
Posted By Kelly Dunbar / 10/11/2016
Colourful beach umbrellas

As Summer nears, the sun is out for much longer – so why would you want to eat inside? We’ve collected some yummy recipes and cute DIYs to help you prepare for the perfect outdoor picnic.

First things first – pop on that apron and prepare some of these delicious treats to fill your picnic basket to the brim. You’ll make it a picnic to remember, and have your family and friends begging for the recipes.

sandwich-stacked


Ultimate Veggie Sandwich

http://iamafoodblog.com/the-ultimate-veggie-sandwich/

Fresh, colourful and oh so healthy – this sandwich will definitely be a crowd pleaser, and won’t compromise your health kick.

 

Homemade Pita Chips

http://www.hiddenfruitsandveggies.com/2013/08/19/easy-homemade-pita-chips/

homemade-pita-chips

Avoid the hidden nasties in chips you buy from the supermarket. Mix up the flavours when you make your own, and just don’t forget the hummus, salsa or guacamole.

Mojito Fruit Salad

mojito-fruit-salad

Pretend you’re sipping on a fancy cocktail with this alcohol-free, mojito flavoured fruit salad. Instead of mixing sunburn and a hangover (ugh, gross!), you’ll be getting valuable hydration and vitamins from these delicious summer fruits.

 

http://iowagirleats.com/2014/06/04/mojito-fruit-salad-non-alcoholic/

 

 

Banana Chocolate Pops

banana-pops

Frozen banana is such a sneaky, yet tasty substitute for ice cream! You won’t even know you’re not having a Paddle Pop with these healthy little pops. Get creative with various toppings!

http://www.thehealthymaven.com/2015/08/chocolate-covered-banana-pops.html

 

 

 

Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Water 


fruit-water

http://backtoherroots.com/2014/04/11/strawberry-lime-cucumber-and-mint-water/

We often forget how necessary extra hydration is during the warmer months, especially if you’re enjoying yourself outside for extended periods. Infusing plain water with fresh ingredients is a great way to spruce up boring tap water.

 

For more inspo: https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/fruit-infused-waters

So, now that your snacks are prepared, it’s time to make sure you have all of the necessary accessories and decorations.


LET’S GET CREATIVE!

Round Beach Towel DIY

round-towel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAwflucevU0

The trendiest beach accessory of this summer – without the hefty price tag, and completely customisable for your picnic theme!

DIY Picnic Basket

http://lovelyindeed.com/diy-picnic-basket/

You’ll definitely be needing something to ensure the safe journey of all the goodies you’ve worked so hard on! This DIY takes a boring old basket, and turns it into the cutest and most practical picnic basket.

picnic-basket

 

Spillproof Mason Jar Cups

http://www.blogher.com/turn-mason-jar-spillproof-cup-straw

Being outside, you never know what’s going to happen to all of your picnic items. Stop spillages, or sand getting in your drinks with this handy idea!

iced-tea

Tissue Paper Pom Poms

http://www.twotwentyone.net/how-to-make-tissue-paper-pom-poms/

If you don’t Instagram your picnic, did it actually happen?! These pom poms will be sure to get you a few extra ‘likes’!

pom-pom

 

 

 

 

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