Forget about the basket: 13 backyard picnic must-haves
With the home stretch of summer upon us, there's never been a better time to gather up a few friends (and a couple of watermelons) and head out back for an old-fashioned picnic. Here's a few goodies to have on hand ...
Mon, Aug 05 2013 at 9:00 AM
With backyard camping
, and badminton annihilation
all having been previously covered, here's a look at a few compulsory items in which to help you properly partake in one of the most cherished of all at-home outdoor activities: the summertime picnic (or whatever you call the act of inviting folks over to sit around a long rectangular table covered with a red gingham table cloth — gabbing about the neighbors, tossing around a Frisbee, eating potato salad, day drinking, and swatting away swarming ants are all usually part of the ritual).
Ranging from serveware to utensils to vessels for ice and a few six-packs, most of the below picnic paraphernalia boasts green credentials in some way or another —biodegradable, BPA-free, handmade, made from recycled materials, etc. All make for unique additions to the picnic tablescape whether to keep or as host/hostess gifts. What are some of your tried and true backyard picnic must-haves?
Picnic Cloth/Table Cloth With Ants by CherryBombBerlin @Etsy
Eco Collection Cups @ MoMa Store
($16.95/set of 4)
Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker @ Terrain
Seletti Birch Wood Cutlery Set @ Izola
Polka Dot Wooden Party Utensils @ Poketo
Large Classic Bamboo Tray in Banana @ Core Bamboo
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