There is nothing more enjoyable that spreading out on a grassy knoll and throwing your own little party at an outdoor festival or event. Summertime is bustling with activities to draw you and your crew outdoors for a little fun and Vitamin D. However, I always find it difficult to know what to take on such an excursion. If you struggle with the same, I have a great checklist of items that are sure to satisfy all your needs and desires as you enjoy an afternoon out in the open air.
This weekend on July 12, Atlanta is hosting the annual Atlanta Street Food Festival. This awesome event featuring food trucks from all over the southeast is full of fun and activities and is a perfect outing for you and your friends. With amazing food and drinks, live music, and even activities for the children, it’s the perfect event for you to try out your picnic checklist. Gather up your best buds and these awesome items below and let the good times roll. Piedmont Park is a great backdrop for your picnic, and you’ll be lounging in style with unique and fun items that are sure to please. While you’re stretched out on the lawn, take a look around…you might just see The Stylish Steed there!
1. Rid Rite Pest Repellents – Bed, Bath and Beyond, $19 (set of 3)
These are such a lifesaver! No need to swat the mosquitoes and gnats all day. Place these around your party pad and you’ll be pest free! I wonder if they have these for people too?
2. Throw – West Elm, $34.99
If you are going to lounge, then you might as well lounge in style. This great color blocked picnic throw adds personality and color to your picnic area, while providing you a functional sitting area.
3. Portable Round Cheese Board – Brookstone, $27.20
These pivoting cheese board has all your tools conveniently stored inside. Bring along some nice, crusty bread and an assortment of meat, cheese, and fruit and you have a light afternoon snack to enjoy while basking in the rays.
4. Plastic Picnic Tumblers – Amazon, $9.35 (set of 12)
Why waste money buying disposable cups? These bright and sturdy tumblers are the perfect fit for your lawn party. Toss them in your cooler (#7) when you are finished and they are ready to wash and reuse.
5. Melamine Dinner Plates – Target, $14.99
Another reusable item, these durable and colorful plates capitalize on both fancy and function.
6. Cloth Napkins – Target, $19.99 (set of 4)
A little more expensive than paper napkins, but you save in the end because you can toss these in washer and they are ready to roll again. These simple cotton napkins have a fun detail that accents the tribal look of your plates.
7. Ice Master Cooler Basket – The Grommet, $54
Keep everything cool and contained in this unique cooler. The appearance of a picnic basket, this cooler is functional and spacious and is sure to accommodate all your picnic packings.
8. Disposable Wooden Cutlery – Joanne Hudson, $4.99 (set of 24)
These disposable forks, knives, and spoons are the perfect addition to your picnic spread. Constructed of bamboo, these conversation pieces will be a hit with your entire group.
In addition to your picnic spread, you can’t forget the fun in the sun games. Wide open grassy spaces are the perfect playing field for some yard games. Three of my favorites are Yard Dice, The Washer Game, and Croquet. All three games are portable and can be enjoyed by both young at heart and small in stature. Plus, a little competition never hurt anyone.
So whether you’re headed to an outdoor festival or creating your own event with a picnic in the park, you can pack with confidence, knowing that The Stylish Steed has you covered! With beautiful, summer weather and lots of wonderful people in your life, a group outing and picnic is the perfect way to stay stylish!