I’m planning on soaking up every last bit of summer, and to me that means a lot of picnics! I love heading to a park on the weekend and meeting friends for a huge picnic, or having a smaller romantic picnic with Alex after work during the week. We headed to a beautiful park recently and had the best time having the rosé filled picnic pictured here.
Below you’ll find everything you need for a late summer picnic (“must-haves” if you will) as well as a simple menu for a late summer picnic.
First things first, picnic baskets! There are so many great options now for baskets and bags that are as practical for a picnic as they are beautiful. Below are a few of my favorites.
By far my favorite accessory is this folding picnic table (pictured above). It was an Amazon find and I love it so much that I’ve bought it as a birthday present for two different friends lol. It’s perfect! I love that it’s foldable so it’s easy to fit in your picnic basket or a a bag. It looks so adorable set-up at your picnic and the best part is that it has slots for your wine glasses!
Speaking of which, plastic wine glasses are another must have picnic accessory in my mind! Even if you aren’t drinking wine, they are perfect for sparkling water or iced tea. My square plastic wine glasses are sadly out of stock but there are a lot of great options for outdoor wine glasses at Wayfair and Amazon. Below are a few I’ve found recently:
Another picnic accessory I can’t recommend enough are these berry baskets from Anthropologie. I always pack berries in tupperware and place them in these baskets for a summer picnic.
Last but not least some other fun picnic accessories I recommend are a mini-cheese grater, cheese knives and a honey dipper. We actually got our mini-cheese grater in a Christmas cracker of all places lol. You know how those prizes are always pretty bad? Well we lucked out because somehow this cheese grater was a cracker prize at a Christmas dinner we had two years ago and we literally use this lil thing multiple times a week. We’re obsessed. It’s as cute as it is practical – the smaller size makes it so easy to grate a bit of cheese without nicking your hand. I’ve linked a really similar cheese grater (and the other picnic accessories I just mentioned).
Bon Appétit! (… or as I am now learning to say after marrying into a very Italian family; Bon Appetito!)