A fall picnic is a wonderful way to welcome autumn and all its colourful splendor!
It won't be long before you have to put the bikes and summer sandals away and say goodbye to another season of warm sun and outdoor fun. However, that doesn't have to be the end of your picnic season! With a little planning and your prepared picnic kit you and your family will be able to get outdoors and enjoy the fall season to its fullest.
Need some great fall picnic ideas?
Kids Scavenger Hunt
Have them find a specific coloured leaf, perhaps the biggest leaf, the smallest, the most skinny ...
Take along a journal and fill the pages with with your favourite, most colourful leaves. Pressing the leaves between the pages with help preserve them until you get home again. Once home you can create fun and original pictures with your leaves.
Go Fly a Kite!
It is often windy in the fall. Flying a kite is great for both romantic picnics and family picnics.
Rake 'em up!
Bring along a rake a two. Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in!
Bring along a frisbee, football, or ball and gloves.
Don't forget the camera. Fall colours are amazing!
Plan a delicious fall picnic menu:
Sandwiches are always a picnic staple; however, as the weather turns cooler you may consider bringing a few warmer foods along. One very unique way to tote along any meal is with an Insulated Tiffin Lunch Set .
Tiffins provide a fabulous way to tote along food to your picnic while maintaining their temperature. You could even do a quick snack putting crisp apple and pear wedges into one half and some of your favourite cheese into the other.
Autumn also brings a wonderful bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. A crisp apple, a juicy pear or some crunchy carrots are great for eating out of hand at a picnic. Or you could make up a batch of pumpkin cranberry muffins, carrot-zucchini muffins or some apple spice cookies. (They are a great accompaniment to that thermos full of gourmet hot chocolate!)
If you are still worried about the weather, a Water-Resistant Outdoor Blanket
is just the ticket for keeping your bottom dry and cozy. It is the perfect solution to damp grass and leaves as well as keeping the bugs out of your food!