The whole family will have a blast by going to a picnic during the summer months. A family picnic gives the family quality time to spend together; you can choose to have your meals and play in the park. Organizing a picnic is an easy task as all you need is a few food items, picnic basket, assistance from the family in planning and some mats or blankets to sit on. It is important to have family picnics as they help you to strengthen family bonds. The following are some steps that can guide you in planning picnics.
Select the time to have the picnic
During the weekends is the best time as most people are not very busy. It is advisable to do it during the summer’s months because those are the month’s many people go for picnics. Ensure you discuss with your family members to come up the date they all will agree to attend. Send invitations to everyone so that they can be able to attend.
Select a location that will work for everyone for instance on the front lawn, rooftops, farmhouse, beaches and the park. Ensure you take into consideration of any family suggestions on selecting a good location.
Choose a menu
Chocolate chip cookies, jelly, and peanut butter, cheese sandwiches and ham, soda and chips are the common foods people carry to picnics. But you can also include healthier fruits like apples, raisins, watermelon, celery and any other fruits. Let your family members help you select what they want to be included on the menu.
Other food items you can add are potato salad, blueberry pie, coleslaw, fried chicken, strawberry cake, and crackles for the kids and grapes.
Pack the picnic basket
Utilize ice chests as they are good for keeping food. Do not forget packing plastic plates, cups, spoons and forks, a picnic blanket, trash bags and anything else you will need to use. If you have portable folding picnic tables and chairs, bring them along.
It is important to organize a fun event for teenagers, kids and anyone who feels like participating. You can try soccer and volleyball as they are good games. You should have fun and enjoy yourself during picnics.
Remember to address according to the occasion. Wear something light, loose if it is hot, but the most important thing is the attire you are comfortable in. Remember to wear sunblock and insect repellant.