Perfect Picnics in the Park

Picnics in the park offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors while indulging in delicious food and quality time with loved ones.

Whether you’re planning a romantic date, a family gathering or a leisurely afternoon with friends, here are some essential tips to ensure your picnic is a memorable and enjoyable experience. Choose a picturesque spot with ample shade and comfortable seating options, such as picnic tables, blankets, or lawn chairs.

Check the weather forecast beforehand and pack, accordingly, bringing sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and extra layers in case temperatures fluctuate.

When it comes to food, opt for portable and easy-to-eat dishes that can be enjoyed outdoors. Pack a variety of finger foods, sandwiches, salads, and snacks that are simple to prepare and transport. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and refreshing beverages to stay hydrated throughout the day. Pack a frisbee, soccer ball or deck of cards for some outdoor fun or bring along a Bluetooth speaker to enjoy your favorite tunes while you dine al fresco.

Clean up after your picnic and leave the park as beautiful as you found it. Bring along trash bags or recycling bins to dispose of any waste responsibly and be sure to pack out any leftover food or belongings. Here are a few portable recipe ideas to spice up your picnics.

CAPRESE SKEWERS Recipe is from Allrecipes.


20 grape tomatoes

10 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespons fresh basil leaves, chopped

1 pinch salt

1 pinch ground black pepper

20 toothpicks


1. Gather all the ingredients.

2. Toss tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper together in a bowl until well coated.

3. Skewer one tomato and one piece of mozzarella cheese on each toothpick.

WATERMELON FETA SALAD Recipe is from The Pioneer Woman.


5 Persian cucumbers, sliced

1/2 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 12 c.)

1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped, divided

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup rice vinegar or white balsamic vinegar

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)

1/3 cup chopped roasted pistachios


1. Combine the cucumbers, watermelon, 1/4 cup mint, the salt and a generous amount of pepper in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar and toss well.

2. Spoon the salad onto a platter. Sprinkle with the feta, pistachios and remaining 1/4 cup mint. Grind a little more pepper over the top.

EASY FRUIT COBBLER Recipe is from Allrecipes.


1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup butter

2 cups sliced peaches


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Melt butter in a 9×9-inch baking dish.

2. Blend together flour, baking powder, sugar and milk.

3. Pour batter in baking dish over the butter. Sprinkle fruit on top of the batter, do not stir. Bake for one hour or until golden brown.