Olivia is obsessed with eating outside. She will always go and get our blanket and say picnic outside. It is adorable and I hope she continues to want to hang out with me all the time. It got me thinking though of some things that are essential to have a great picnic and thought I would gather some of our favorite products.
- A great blanket
We are obsessed with our Gathre mat and I highly recommend investing in a good quality blanket for any occasion. This mat gets brought out on a daily and during the winter we use it for indoor picnic as well. I love that it is waterproof so if the grass is wet we don’t get wet and you are able to wipe off anything easily that is spilt. Lets be honest we are eating with kids- there is going to be a lot that gets spilt. Olivia has gotten lasagna all over this mat and it never stained- just wiped right up.
- A picnic basket
We have one similar to this one– that I got from my parents house- it helps to have all of your stuff together in one spot. Plus I think it is adorable to have a picnic basket.
We bought a budget friendly $20 one from Target in their seasonal area and we use it all the time- there are often times we can’t find shade so its nice to have this to protect us some.
- Portable speakers
We are a family that loves to always have music playing. Olivia also loves to dance so it helps to entertain her while the rest of us are still snacking. We have a small bluetooth one that we got from Amazon.
- Easy Nutritious Food
Obviously a picnic wouldn’t be complete without the food. I like to keep it simple when going on a picnic so that I am not juggling a lot of things and makes clean up easy as well. I still want the food to be nutritious for us. That is what I love about the Papa Johns ne w gluten-free crust pizza. They use ancient grains making this a healthier option than your regular pizza. Whenever I am breastfeeding I try to be a little more health conscience than I normally am. I am also the mom that gives my child fruit & veggies while I am hiding eating fast food. I like that I don’t have to hide while eating this meal. Try it out tonight with this PROMO CODE for a small 2-Topping Gluten-Free Crust Pizza $9.99 : GLTN2T