Food, family and sunshine. Picnics are one of the simple pleasures in life, and there are so many ways to enjoy them.
We are so lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world where the weather is perfect almost year-round for picnics with friends or family. Whether you’re off on a staycation and packing a meal to enjoy along the way or catching up with family at the local park, there’s plenty of ways to make your picnic perfect.
One of the main ingredients to a successful picnic is deliciously healthy food. Pack some refreshing salads, seasonal fruits, healthy smoothies and oven baked treats and your picnic is sure to be a winner (even amongst the kids).
While mini sandwiches, sliced fruit and carrot sticks are great picnic staples, why not take it up a notch and bring homemade sausage rolls, mini quiches, cupcakes, fritters or scones? The possibilities are simply endless. If you’re looking to empty out the fridge, a great platter with ham, salami, nuts, carrot and celery always goes down well.
One of the great benefits of having a picnic is the location. The possibilities are endless, from forests to beaches and everything in between. Why not take a drive and plan your picnic around a visit to one of the stunning locations Queensland has to boast?
Another great idea is setting up your picnic close to a playground or swimming hole so the kids can have a bit of fun in between nibbles, and you’ve got a comfortable spot to supervise from.
Keep it convenient
All this talk about delicious food and beautiful locations is great, but you need to transport all your food and equipment from A to B without your picnic turning into a recipe for disaster. Investing in a handy cooler bag, a thick picnic blanket and a set of kid-friendly plates and cutlery will turn your day from good to great. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, water bottles, napkins, trash bags and wet wipes.