May 26, 2015

Picnic Essentials

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The warm weather is FINALLY here! And you know what that means? Picnics!
We go on a lot of picnics around here…because there’s kinda no better way to spend our lunch time then in a park with our little ones.
Last week there was a day where the air was perfectly warm and the farmer’s market was on in Union Square. A picnic was a no brainer. I set up the picnic as a playdate with my son’s friend and the boys had a ball.
I realized as I shopped through the market there are a few essentials that you need for a perfect picnic. Here’s a little cheat sheet for you to make your next picnic a little easier…
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We found this super chill watermelon cooler from Shop Ban.do.
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We chose the brightest color fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market for this picnic. Cherries make a huge mess but they are sooo good so we couldn’t refuse em.
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The heirloom tomatoes were swarming the farm stands so we grabbed a few and made tomato, mozzarella and basil sammies along with some turkey and cheese.
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And what’s a picnic without WATERMELON! The kids couldn’t get enough.
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To drink I picked up a bottle of fresh lemonade and infused it with strawberries, lemon slices and mint.
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I brought along some BBQ Chips to snack on and put a handful into paper bags for everyone to enjoy so there were no sticky fingers reaching in and out of a large bag. When we all left the park it was a perfect little take home snack for those who didn’t finish them all.
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I’m just so excited to be eating outside on the grass again. And would love to know how YOU picnic?! Tell us! We want to know your picnic secrets….

xx, Seri
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