you serve–whether nibbles or a feast–you’ll need something to serve
it one. Paper is convenient, but plastic is reusable, of course. I love
these fun melamine picnic plates by Thomas Paul.
your picnic simple and elegant by keeping the food simple and elegant.
Stick mostly with finger foods and throw in a handful of spoons or forks
for a simple salad. You can get this biodegradable birch cutlery stamped with “bon appetite” or “love”–or you can splurge on a custom saying like “Supermom.”
3. Pack some vino
better wines come in a box these days, but cardboard is not wine’s most
elegant look. Instead, I love that you can tote your vino in this Baggy Wine Coat.
Just take the inner bag that’s filled with wine out of its box and
insert it into this stylish tote. The best part: you can fit ice packs
inside for those whites and roses.
drinking out of the bottle! This is a classy affair and so long as it’s
legal in your local park (or the kind policemen look the other way),
you can safely raise a glass to your mama with these Govino glasses.
Made from BPA-free plastic that functions like crystal, these
picnic-safe glasses are shatterproof, reusable and recyclable. They’re
pretty, too, and much more elegant than those ubiquitous red
tumblers–in fact, they even make fizzy water or iced tea feel more
5. Don’t forget a blanket!
Instead of spreading out a bedsheet (and returning home with a bedsheet full of grass stains), bring a waterproof picnic blanket
like these from PoBa on Etsy. While most quilts will work just fine,
there’s something comforting about knowing that you won’t end up with a
wet bum if the grass is dewy.
6. Pack it up in a cute tote
baskets can be a little fussy. I find it much easier to carry a tote,
and the cool thing is that it can be part of your Mother’s Day gift. I
love this dreamy Longchamp tote that can even be monogrammed with mom’s initials, but there are loads of totes in all kinds of price ranges.
Then pack it up with some extra goodies like the French macarons in our Mother’s Day gift guide, but don’t insist on eating them at the picnic. Those are special just for her. -Stacie