Ever feel like you've forgotten something? This picnic checklist should help!
No matter what is on your picnic menu, this picnic checklist will help you prepare. If you are a regular picnicker, try keeping these items on hand in a "picnic kit" or in your picnic basket, replenishing items as needed.
Water-Resistant Outdoor Blanket
(or a large tablecloth)
Utensils - forks, spoons, knives (as well as serving spoons, bread knife, serrated meat knife)
Reusable, washable utensils are highly recommended - less waste!
Can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
Small cutting board (doubles as a small table for your drinks!)
Unbreakable Outdoor Dinnerware
- Reusable, washable is best for our environment. If you prefer paper plates, look for recycled paper.
Napkins (cloth or recycled paper), moist towellettes, hand sanitizer
Propane / charcoal briquettes, lighter fluid or safety matches
Reseable bags or containers for leftover food
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise)
Two well-insulated picnic coolers - with ice!
(One cooler for beverages & condiments and one cooler for perishable foods.)
Other things to remember:
Comfortable shoes (suitable to the activities you will be doing)
Extra socks (in case yours get wet or spring a hole!)
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses
Games or toys (Frisbee, football, soccer ball)
Jacket or sweater
Portable camp chairs
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