Thursday, July 17, 2014

Picnic Basket Ideas


I recently bought a picnic basket (not too sure why I haven't done that before) and now my favorite thing is to spend time putting together lovely bite-sized meals for picnic afternoons. I actually took the time to film the process a few days ago, which I'll be posting tomorrow on my channel here. Nonetheless, I thought I would share a few bits of it here as well.

(Linking up with Katie did What)

My picnic basket included the following:
  1. towel(s) - they don't need any explanation.
  2. serving plate - makes it easier to place meals on a flat surface.
  3. smoked salmon croutons with feta cheese (& cucumbers) - very easy to make and soo delicious!
  4. summer salad - I like to switch it up with different veggies, prosciutto etc.
  5. fruit of choice - I like to go for grapes or strawberries, but any will do.
  6. dried fruits & seeds - I love snacking on these, plus they're healthy too.
  7. chocolate treats - ok, not the healthiest thing round the block, but I can't help it, haha! :)
  8. lemonade - because a refreshing beverage is a must for any outing.

What do you pack when you go for a picnic? What's your favorite summer activity?
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

xoxo, 
Madeline

14 comments:

  1. What great ideas. I love the smoked salmon on croutons and feta cheese- Ill have to try that!

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    -the Preppy Student

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  2. I never realized you were a Madeline too!!! (I spell my name a little different though). Love your picnic! So gourmet - much better then sad little sandwiches.

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    1. Aw, that's so lovely! I'm glad you liked the idea :)

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  3. So cute!! And those appetizers look so so good!

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  4. Awww I LOVE this idea! I need a picnic basket now! :) Picnics in the park during summer are my favorite!!! I'd bring some cheese and a baguette and fruit! I love that you brought smoked salmon too- omg so yummy.

    xo

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    1. Great ideas, I'll need to get a baguette too next time we go on a picnic. And thank you :)

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  5. Love these ideas. I got a picnic basket as a wedding gift and haven't taken the time to use it yet. Gonna have to put it to use soon!
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    1. What a lovely gift, you should definitely make some use out of it. I'll definitely check your blog :)

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  6. What a cute idea! I am lame and throw everything into a cooler when I pack a picnic. I think I need a basket now (: I would pack fresh fruit, definitely some lemonade and a sweet dessert!

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    1. Well that's not lame either, my basket doesn't really keep anything cool - hehe! :) But I pack it right before we go, so it's all good. Great ideas for what to pack :)

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  7. I think I've only been on a picnic once, and I don't remember how it turned out... That's a super cute basket, wish I could go on a picnic with you!

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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    1. That's so sweet, I would love to go on a picnic with you too ^_^

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