Summer is here! The days are warm, the grass is green, and the meals are made to eat outside! Make sure your summer spread is ready to go with these perfect picnic pointers.

 

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Grab yourself a good blanket

Having a great base is the key to almost anything– especially when it comes to picnics! Make sure your picnic is comfy & cozy by using a soft and durable blanket.¬†Our new Turkish towels (available in-store) make wonderful picnic blankets– they’re soft, colorful, and super absorbent (which also makes them great¬†beach towels!).

 

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Create a fresh summer feast

Our go-to picnic fares include an easy meat & cheese plate (don’t forget the crackers!), olives & nuts, and fresh, seasonal fruit like peaches or watermelon. Be sure to throw in a bottle of wine or sparkling water, and remember to bring something sweet for dessert! We love these easy lemon poppyseed cookies; they’re the perfect summer treat.

 

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Make it easy to carry everything

In lieu of the traditional picnic basket, we love our sturdy, collapsible totes (available in-store). The hard plastic bottom means the bag can hold even the heaviest of loads, and it folds up for easy storage. Plus the bright prints & colors are perfect for summer outings! Remember to throw a cute, small tray in– it will make moving smaller bowls of olives and nuts easy & mess-free.

 

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Bring on the fun!

What’s a picnic without a little entertainment? Include playing cards or our fun, compact boxes of trivia games & charades in your picnic bag to keep the fun going long after the food runs out!

What are your go-to picnic essentials?

Have a beautiful day,

Your Urban Market Team