Picnic blog post with tips on how to have a good summer.

6 tips on how to end summer with a picnic with friends

With one month left of summer, here are six tips on how to have the perfect end of summer picnic.

Picnics are a great time to meet with friends, family and connect with nature and eat delicious foods.

I enjoy picnics in the peak of summer, and towards the end of summer because it’s typically not that hot.

Here is a guide on how to have a fun picnic before summer ends:

What to bring to a picnic:

For summer picnics, it’s always best to know what to pack especially depending on where you plan to have the event.

I typically bring many blankets and pillows to make it as comfortable as I can.

Here are a few items, I bring to picnics:

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Picnic mats
  • Food
  • Bug repellent
  • Drinks
  • Books
  • Games
  • Journals
  • Picnic basket
  • Plates, cups and napkins (Reusable to transport home)
  • Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Coolers with ice

Foods to bring to a picnic:

Charcuterie board at a picnic

The first step in bringing food to a picnic is not to make sure that the foods you bring are not messy. Messy foods are going to be annoying and a mess to clean up.

Best foods to bring:

  • Sandwiches
  • Charcuterie boards
  • Pizza

The best snacks include cookies, chips, fruits, cupcakes, mini cakes and vegetables. Whatever your tummy desires!

Don’t forget water and beverages as well!

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Games to play at picnics:

Case file game at a picnic

One of the best games, I played at a picnic was a case study where my friend and I were able to play as detectives trying to solve a murder mystery. If you’re one of those people who enjoy those kinds of games then you will find this one quite intriguing. The one I played was called Pressman Unsolved Case Files: Jamie Banks Game and it took around two hours to complete.

Other games to bring to picnics can be card games like UNO, or to-go games like Clue or Monopoly Go.

The best activities for picnics:

Picnics don’t need activities, they can be used just to relax but if you want activities find some that aren’t too tiring or stressful.

Fun picnic activities:

  • Puzzles
  • Journaling
  • Painting
  • Reading
  • Swimming
  • Karaoke

What to wear to a picnic:

Picnics for the summertime.

Picnic fashion may not be a thing for some but for me it is. Of course, wear something comfortable but also make it fashionable.

Below are a few clothing items that I would wear to a picnic:

  • Shorts
  • Tank top
  • Skirts
  • T-shirts
  • Sandals
  • Gym shoes

Where to buy picnic gear:

I typically buy all of my picnic gear from Target and Five Below. At the beginning of the summer, Target’s Dollar Spot sells a variety of picnic gear like charcuterie boards, blankets, pillows and other gear.

Five Below also sells picnic mats and pillows. Their throw blankets are great to use as well to pair with different pillows and accessories for cute picnic decor.

Where to picnic in Detroit:

I typically picnic at different parks around metro Detroit but I mainly go to Belle Isle Park because it’s quite big and I enjoy being able to sit along the Detroit River and look over to Canada.

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