Picnic Time!

To my surprise TBF said to me this weekend, "We should pack a picnic and take it to the lake to enjoy when the weather cools off a little."


I was so thrilled to hear this! Why? I love picnic's, I love eating outside and I love the lake. TBF used to hate eating outside, so the fact that he wants to actually plan a meal and eat outside is awesome. Plus, what's better than gathering together on a nice day, with a pretty landscape, yummy food and people you love?

The weather has been so terribly hot this summer so the fact that it's cooling off (FINALLY) is making us super eager to get out there and enjoy it before it starts snowing again in this weather bipolar city.

So I'm jones'n for a practical picnic basket for two. We thankfully only need to walk a couple of blocks to the lake so we'll be close, but I'd like to be prepared.

By the way, have you ever researched picnic baskets? There are some serious picnic baskets out there. Check out the crazy
expensive ones I found!

Windsor Picnic Basket, $249

Somerset Picnic Basket, $149
I actually like this one, I wish it'd go on sale!

Highlander Picnic Basket, $129

Now this is a practical one ($30)...but would it be better if I got a whole set with silverware, plates, etc? Am I missing something or really do I simply need some plastic-ware and my own tupperware?

Psst, and for the serious picnickers out there, did you know there is a picnic-basket.com, and have you checked out Real Simple's Picnic Gadgets section?

Hopefully since we're on the brink of fall these baskets will start going on sale!!

Any picnic tips? Ideas?

Happy Monday :)


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

How fun! Great to squeese in another picnic or two before summer is totally out!

AtlYankeeBelle said...

love your post & your blog. Id just go with the simple basket, because you can use it for other things. I keep a basket like that in my car to hold things, and theyre nice to have when going to a party to carry wine and food etc.

Tommy said...

Very thoughtful!

JTS said...

awww... that's sweet

Steph said...

How fun!!! I am so jealous!

C said...

OMG! I love the picnic baskets!
SO cute!!!!