Smart Picnic Hacks to Make Eating Outside Easier

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

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It's summertime, and that means it's picnic season. Try out these smart picnic hacks to guarantee a good time the next time you plan a sweet summer picnic! 

Outdoor bug repellent
Bye-Bye Bugs 

It's that time of year when it's finally fun to eat outside, but it's hard to enjoy your outdoor dining when the bugs are trying to get to your food before you do. Making Lemonade has the perfect natural bug repellent to make your picnic a bug-free zone, using three items you probably already have at home. 

Keep bugs out of drinks outside
Decorative Drinks 

This cute little topper isn't just about making your drink look pretty — it's an added preventive measure to keep the bugs out of your drinks on a hot summer day. Over at Mom 4 Real, she shares how easy it is to use a cupcake liner so that voila! Your drink is officially bug-free. 

Temporary trash can
Pop-Up Trash Can 

Nobody likes a litterbug at home or at a public park. Make a temporary trash can just like this for your next picnic. All you need is a pop-up hamper and a trash bag to keep your perfect picnic spot clean for the next time. 

Tablecloth anchor
Tablecloth Anchor

Part of the picnic fun is picking out a tablecloth. If yours always seems to be whipping in the wind, add some corner pockets to the back side of your tablecloth with this sewing tutorial at Curbly, then add some rocks to keep your picnic from flying away. 

Flatware packets
Fun Flatware Packets

With a handful of supplies and a little bit of time, you can create these cute and fun flatware packets from The Artisan Life to bring along with you to your next picnic. 

Condiments in muffin tin
Convenient Condiments 

Keep all your condiments in one spot during your picnic by using a muffin tin just like Yesterday on Tuesday. It's convenient and, best of all, you only have to clean one condiment dish when the picnic is over!

Spices in tic tac boxes
Spices To Go

Whether you need a stack of spices or just some simple salt and pepper for your picnic, you can eat like you're at home with these easy-to-make spices to go from Seattle Sundries

Snack storage containers
Snack Storage 

These snack storage containers from Stockpiling Moms are repurposing at its finest. If you've got an empty bottle or jar around the house, then you can make snacking super easy at your picnic. 

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