Already tired of the endless arguing over whose turn it is to play video games? Sounds like it's time to get the family outside, into the great wide open. There's no better way to do that than organizing the perfect family picnic. Your kids will love it, and you'll enjoy interacting as a family and saying goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.
Here are tips on how to organize the perfect picnic for your family.
- Choose the spot. Ideally, you want to find an outdoor setting that has mixed sun and shade, lovely scenery to look at, and provides ample room for the kids to run around. It doesn't have to be complicated. Your backyard might be the perfect spot.
- Pack the food. What is it about eating outside that makes food taste so much better? Make sure to include plenty of healthy snacks, water, sunscreen, and insect repellant.
- Lay out the blanket. The picnic blanket is the iconic symbol of outdoor dining. You can choose a designated picnic blanket, like this one by Bonnie Brae, or you can use colorful linen table cloths, like this checkered Lisbon Tablecloth by Libeco Home. The material will provide a soft barrier between you and the plant life below.
- Eco-friendly place settings. Don't let your picnic contribute to the disposable trash dilemma. Try using napkins that match your linen table cloths and pack tableware from home. Everything can be washed when you return.
And don't forget to take plenty of pictures because family picnics are the stuff great memories are made of!