Ah, summer picnics, the playground of good vibes with great company. Whether you're heading to the beach or park, picnics can create some of the most unforgettable memories so, below, we share some fun and refreshing tips to help you enjoy your summer picnics to the fullest.
1. Pick the Perfect Location:
Choosing the right location sets the tone for your picnic adventure. Look for a scenic spot with plenty of shade to beat the summer heat. Local parks, lakesides, or even your own backyard can do the trick. Get creative, that's part of the fun.
2. Pack Light (if you can!):
Keep your picnic hassle-free by packing smart and keeping things light. Depending on where you're headed, you'll need to pack differently. Camping in the woods, bring insect repellent but if you're headed to beach, make sure you have some sort of shade.Blankets or some comfortable seating is always good to create a cozy picnic setup.
3. Hydration Station:
Pack (a lot of) water! Staying hydrated is crucial during hot summer picnics so be sure you're equipped. Bring bigger jugs like this and refill your smaller, reusable water bottles so you can have enough for the day. If you want to switch up plain water, infuse it with cucumber and mint or watermelon and basil for that ultimate summer fresh feeling.
4. Snack Attack:
Enhance your picnic experience with a variety of tasty snacks. Prepare a mix of finger foods like vegetables with hummus, mixed nuts, and crackers with tasty spreads. If you want a more all-in-one option, load up your BEVVO Blender with your favorite smoothie recipe, add your liquid at the picnic and then blend so you can enjoy it fresh. If you're looking for recipe inspiration, try our tropical vibes smoothie. Insulated cooler bags are great to keep drinks and snacks fresh for small groups or go big with coolers and ice. You can pack using our Prep Bags or opt for reusable containers and don't forget napkins and utensils.
5. Have Fun:
Picnics are all about bonding and enjoying each other's company so, even if only for only a couple of hours, keep the screens in the bag. Bring along some outdoor games like frisbee or bring a baseball, soccer ball or volleyball to burn off lunch. If you're staying cozy on your seating area, bring a deck of cards to keep everyone entertained or a book.
6. Embrace Nature:
While you're there, take a moment to appreciate nature's beauty around you. Take a short nature walk for a sense of calm, rejuvenation and enjoy being disconnected.
Some of the best moments are the simplest so don't wait, plan your next picnic asap!