If you are looking for something cost-effective that the whole family can partake in, then picnics are the way to go.
Picnics are a fun, affordable way to enjoy time with friends and family under the sun. There are so many things to love about this activity – the delicious food, being outdoors, and the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. Before you pack for your next picnic, here are some game-changing tips that will make your next outdoor meal much more enjoyable:
Salads are a great addition to any picnic menu, but it is definitely not fun to toss one outdoors. Next time, prepare the salad at home and put the ready-to-go product into individual disposable cups that come with lids. Then, stick a fork through the straw hole on the lid and your salad cups will be good to go. Once you get to your picnic, all you have to do is drizzle some salad dressing on top and enjoy!
We all know and love chocolate-covered strawberries, but this version of the treat is less messy and will give you a better chocolate-to-strawberry ratio! Instead of covering the outside of the strawberries with chocolate (which can get messy when you try to pick one up to eat), simply hollow out the strawberries and fill the inside with chocolate. Yum!
A cooler is essential if you want nice, cold beverages for your picnic. However, it always gets messy when the ice starts melting and you’re left with a cooler full of ice soup. To keep it nice and clean from start to finish, replace ice cubes with frozen water bottles. That way, all the melted ice will be contained within the bottles and your drinks will stay cool and dry.
A fun and appealing way to make sure everyone gets a healthy portion of fruit during the picnic is with these colorful fruit kabobs. You won’t need to pack the fruits into multiple containers, which helps to save on space, too.
Muffin-Tin Cup Holder
We all know the struggle of trying to balance cups on top of the picnic blanket – it’s just not a good idea. But don’t limit yourself to water bottles and juice boxes at your next picnic. Muffin tins can make a sturdy cup holder that can hold multiple drinks at once!
Want an easy way to enjoy apple slices at your picnic? Pre-cut them at home, then put the slices back into place and wrap one or two rubber bands around the entire apple. When you are ready to eat them at your picnic, simply remove the rubber band and voilà! Instant apple slices.