Summer is the best time to be outside. You finally have the chance to breathe fresh air and feel the sun on your face. Here at AllFreeHolidayCrafts, we try to take advantage of any opportunity we get to enjoy the outdoors during summer. It seems like the summer goes by way too fast, right? Well, one way to fully enjoy these sunshiny months is to plan a picnic! You get to eat, play games, and be outside. What could be better than that? Imagine spending the day in a park or forest preserve with your family eating the delicious, affordable recipes we’ve picked out, and playing these fabulously fun games together. This is the perfect opportunity to release all that built-up stress from the week. Enjoy family time and forget all your worries. It’s time to kick back and really relax.
Spend time playing the games together, and making the games together, too! Do the same when you make your picnic food recipes. There really is no other time of the year like summer, so don’t let it go to waste. Soak up some vitamin D and plan a summer picnic that everyone will enjoy.
DIY Outdoor Games & Fun Inspiration
These DIY outdoor activities can appeal to all ages and pick an ordinary picnic up a notch. Handmade board games are fun, and C.R.A.F.T has a great selection of DIY Lawn Games to choose from. Don’t hesitate, roll up your sleeves and get to work on these simple outdoor games; they’re fun to make and play!
Yummy Picnic Eats
You can’t have a picnic without a menu! Make a menu out of our fresh salads, drinks, and desserts below for a personalized picnic you won’t forget. Looking for something already planned out? Martha Stewart’s list of Simple Dishes for an Alfresco Evening is a go-to option to feed your family with.
- Midwestern Vinegar Cucumber Salad
- Crab Summer Salad
- Greek Salad with Lemon Dressing
- Bourbon Maple Bacon Jam
- Antipasto Salad in a Jar Recipe
- Fresh Cherry Lemonade
- Enchanting Strawberry Jell-O Cake