Oh what a beautiful day to spend outdoors, enjoy the cool breeze and be….sun kissed.
Perfect time to sense the cold ocean water touch your skin, listen to the harmony of the birds as they sing, and feel the grass grow under your feet.
Earth is full of energy and getting in touch with this healing energy nourishes the body as well as the mind and soul. Days like these are beautiful and ideal for a family picnic. A family picnic that helps tighten stronger bonds with your loved ones and with nature. Picnics allow us to refresh our souls as we break off the routine of every day life.
Below I will be providing you with couple of simple steps that would help you plan for a a refreshing picnic day.
1 Prepare a mess free main course
Avoid overly heavy food. Sandwiches are always a preferred choice for the main course. Many options are available and the sandwich variety to choose from is rich and wide. I personally like baguettes with specialty meats.
2 Prepare snacks to eat while you talk
Bring things you can snack on while talking. Think of snack that don’t require the use of utensils, like a cheese plate or olives. Apple chips are tasty alternative to the less healthy option of potato chips. Fruits can be a great option for a fresh snack meal. You can slice melons into triangle shapes piece and serve them along side other treats. You can also get playfully creative with fruits , as shown in the picture. Here I have inserted the blueberries into a stick and the pineapples were shaped using a heart metal cutter.
4 Make a dessert to enhance the happy mood
If you don’t bake you can pick up fresh sweets at a local bakery. However, if you are a baking lover and you have enough time you can make tarts that will be prepared a day before the picnic . Note that on my blog the recipe of the apple tart is already posted and soon i will be posting the lemon tart recipe for lemon lovers. There are many ways with which you can add your touch to the picnic. See below one easy technique of transforming strawberries into flowers.
5 tricks to make the place smell amazing
I love flowers and as such i decided to show you a creative way of displaying them at home or even outdoors by slicing lemons ( or oranges if you prefer ) and placing them in a transparent glass vase. Not only does it look pretty, but it produces a beautiful scent as if sitting in a garden with a perfume smell stemming from the open lid of a perfume bottle.
6 Find an old-fashioned picnic basket
An old-fashioned picnic basket can add the sense of authenticity to the beautiful day. They are easily found on home goods stores or can even be bought online
7 Bring a big comfortable blanket to sit on
Avoid white blankets as they can easily stain. Some blankets have a waterproof side which make them perfect for wet grass. Your blanket should be big enough so you can all sit on it.
8 Bring trash bags for your litter
Bringing with you trash bags is a considerate and essential way of not staining nature with our own waste. You don’t want to destroy the beautiful environment that you just enjoyed.
9 Remember to bring napkins
Cloth Napkins and paper towels are both good choices.
Location: Saadiyat Villas Photos by: tzesikailiovitsphotography
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