Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Entertaining: Picnic Parties

Picnics are such a lovely way to enjoy summer dining, so why not have a picnic for your next gathering? Even if it is a picnic in your backyard, the ideas today will inspire you to break out that basket and get packing! 

Sandwiches are the perfect picnic food. These lovely pressed sandwiches sound delicious!
1. Pressed Picnic Sandwich from Donal Skehan.
2. Sopressata and Provolone Italian Pressed Sandwiches from The Cilantropist.
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3. Compressed Brick Sandwich from Simply So Good.
4. The Picnic Sandwich from Echoes of Laughter.
5. Pressed Sandwiches, Italian Style by Simple Bites (includes some FANTASTIC picnic tips!)
6. Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Sandwich from Our Kitchen Sink.
Of course there are so many other fun food ideas for your picnic. How about picnic food on a stick? Or packing everything in mason jars?
7. Picnic on a Stick with Delia Creates on Bugaboo, Mini Mr. and Me.
8. Mason Jar Kiddie Picnic with Sugar and Dots on Tatertots and Jello.
9. Mason Jar Meals with The Decorated Cookie.
You can’t forget dessert! These hand pies are perfect to pack.
10. Cherry Hand Pies from Oui, Chef.
11. Strawberry Hand Pies from The Farm Chicks.
12. Bourbon Peach Pies from Smitten Kitchen.
If you want to add a little special touch to your picnic, give one of these beautiful projects a try.
13. Follow the tutorial at Centsational Girl to make this gorgeous patchwork picnic blanket!
14. Design Sponge offers a tutorial to make this Double Sided Picnic Blanket.
15. Make these multi-functional Napkin Silverware Rolls with Make It Do!
16. Or sew a handy All in One Picnic Tote from Home Made Simple.
These gorgeous DIY picnic kits are good enough to gift. Of course I’d keep them for myself and just invite my friends over to use them. :)
17. Who needs a basket when you can repurpose an old suitcase into a gorgeous picnic suitcase? Funkytime has all the details.
18. Use a fun tablecloth to make this charming Picnic for Two. Find details on bugaboo, mini mr and me!
Finally, if you need more picnic inspiration, check out this post on SippitySup for some great recipes and packing ideas. And if you need help knowing what to pack, check out this Picnic Packing checklist from Real Simple!

Even though we are headed out on summer break ourselves (bound to be a picnic or two in there, trust me!) I wanted to share these ideas with you before we were off. We'll see you back here on the 15th!


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