It’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of life. There’s long hours at work, then tending to the house and helping the kids with school work. But now that summer break is here, hopefully the overall workload will lighten a bit giving us all time to enjoy some outdoor fun and games.
Even if you have no vacation planned during these next few months, why not take advantage of your paid vacation days at work anyway? Taking a few days off will do wonders for your state of mind and help you focus on yourself and all the important people in your life. Besides, summer is not just for kids to enjoy!
With that in mind, I came up with an idea that will allow you to relax and have fun. What’s better than a picnic party for grown ups?
Keep it Simple
Whether you want a big shindig or an intimate gathering with a handful of guests, it’s your call. Just keep it low key or it will get out of hand fast. When it comes to planning the menu, don’t worry about getting too fancy. Remember, the point is to unwind and not stress, so don’t take on too much and overwhelm yourself. Picnics are supposed to be easy, casual meals, so a few simple appetizers and entrees will suffice.
Forget the Blanket
Picnics on the ground are so old fashioned! Kick it up a notch and picnic in style like an adult. Get practical and replace the checkered blanket with a picnic table which offers a more clean and comfortable experience by keeping your food and guests off the floor and away from the bugs. Picnic tables provide that informal, relaxed vibe that will make your party a success minus the dirt and grass stains. The Boca Dining Set is the perfect find with its sleek and modern design. I love the quality, premium Grade A teak and high grade stainless steel for easy maintenance.
Leave the Basket
Why carry a heavy, overstuffed basket to your picnic? Tea carts are another useful, must have outdoor accessory for your outdoor gathering. Don’t let the name fool you though, it’s not just for tea and crumpets, and no, you don’t have to lift your pinky when taking a sip. You’ll find endless uses for these versatile and portable serving carts. They can function as a mini bar, allowing guests to mix up cocktails, or as a food server where company can help themselves to hors d’oeuvres and whatever else is on the menu.
Make sure you’ve made enough time for everyone to eat and enjoy themselves…including you! Don’t rush off to another event or plan anything else for the entire day. Give everyone sufficient time to unwind and relax.
Remember, the goal of your picnic party is to slow down and have fun, so don’t stress over minute details! Your guests will enjoy themselves and relish the time together and appreciate all the effort you put in.
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