Big or small, old or young, we all love a good picnic. Putting together some tasty treats to share together over a bottle of wine and great friends just can’t be beaten. You don’t even need to be outdoors to have one either if the sun isn’t shining just make it an indoor event! To make sure your next picnic goes off without a hitch, let’s take a look at some of the essential factors to include for the perfect picnic gathering.
Whether you’re having your picnic outdoors or indoors, finding the perfect spot to sit on is a must. A waterproof, stylish and easy to clean blanket is essential! This specially-designed speaker blanket will allow you to picnic in style whilst also playing your favourite tunes to add the perfect ambience to your meal. It is compatible with all MP3 players and smartphones which have a headphone jack (sorry iPhone 7 and above users!) and it is easy to fold away and carry without being too heavy or bulky.
Halloumi and Roasted Vegetable Salad
Salads are the perfect healthy picnic food, they’re easy to make, can be customised to however you’d like them and they’re totally tasty. This halloumi and roasted vegetable salad will full your stomach and truly satisfy your taste buds. With the vegetarianism and veganism now more common than ever, you can find this meal in lots of restaurants, and can even be found in vegetarian restaurants on Deliveroo if you feel like bringing a touch of restaurant quality to your al fresco feed.
You can use whichever vegetables you like, but we’d recommend you use variations of aubergine, sweet potatoes, roasted peppers, tomatoes and red onions for a great flavour explosion. Roast the vegetables in a pan with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, fry your halloumi strips on the stovetop over medium heat, making sure to turn them as they cook until they are golden brown. Assemble the salad, add your roasted veg and top with halloumi and you have got a fresh and filling meal for everyone to enjoy!
To keep the fun times going after you’ve enjoyed your picnic, bring some games out to keep your guests entertained. Sure, a game of cards or charades is always fun, but you can also mix it up with more active games. Relive your schoolyard memories by splitting off into two teams and playing a game of rounders. This traditional rounders set is made with birch wood and comes with a bat, a ball and four wooden stakes. It is easy to pack away and super fun to play and you’ll be feeling like a kid again!
There you have it, some of the essential things to bring on your next picnic. Create the perfect playlist and blast it through your speaker blanket as you munch on your delicious halloumi and roasted veg salad, and unleash your competitive side as you challenge your friends to a game of rounders. Sounds like the perfect picnic to me, so what are you waiting for? Get planning now!