Summer is officially here and July 4th is just around the corner. If you are like us, you’ll be celebrating the July 4th holiday outside. We’ve pulled together a few summer picnic essentials that we think are perfect for a day at the beach, an afternoon in the park, or a backyard bbq. Check out a few of our favorites in this article, then be sure to shop the entire Summer Picnic Collection.
Picnic Baskets, Buckets & Totes
Intiearth is always a great go-to for its large selection of baskets & throws. The gigantic La Huachana Basket is one of our favorite baskets from Intiearth spanning 20" Wide & 12" Tall. We are also huge fans of the Larkspur 2-Bottle Wine Tote and the other culinary totes, pouches, and aprons sold by Thread & Whisk. Finally, our favorite recent addition to the site is the Leather Wrapped Garden Bucket from House SFW.
Picnic Blankets & Throws
A good, comfortable blanket is a picnic essential. We recommend the performance series throws from Native Spun. These throws are perfect for the outdoors. They are made of solution-dyed acrylic yarns making them inherently mold and mildew resistant providing years of care-free comfort in your outdoor spaces - at home or on the water. We also love the Shamad Blankets from Jan Studio as a lightweight base blanket to sit on.
Picnic Pantry Picks
You are sure to impress with these artisanal treats. Sweet Deliverance granola is a new addition to the site. They recently offered granola tastings at our 2022 Spring MRKT and the favors are like nothing you've ever tasted. Each flavor is both delicious and unique. The Truffelist is always a favorite go-to for the pantry. Ever tried truffle hot sauce?.. you should! Lastly, we can't forget the mixers! Maya's Syrup has the best assortment of flavorful syrups that are ready to mix up with your favorite cocktail or soda. Raspberries + Thai Chili Syrup is one of our favorites.
Picnic Serving Dishes & Utensils
One easy way to step up your picnic game is to ditch the plastic containers and incorporate a few pieces from the tabletop into the spread. Aloha Picnic makes the perfect picnic companion, a Reusable Utensil Set in an Indigo-Dyed Case. A couple of our favorite new additions to the site include the Kansa (Bronze) Serving Tray & Kansa (Bronze) Spoon & Fork set from Umber & Ochre. Lastly, we love the idea of arranging your spread using these 8 5/8" Wooden Trays sold by Covet & Lou.