Picnic Basket Essentials

I was at the park when I drafted this article. My older one was at his game practice and the little one on slides. I was watching both of them with great delight. And then there was this family sitting close to where I had stationed my picnic mat. They were eating their dinner ( it was 7.00 ish in the evening) when the kids started screaming for paper napkins. To their mom’s horror, they were out of the paper napkins. Luckily I had some in my bag and offered them. That was the moment when I realized it could happen to any one of us.


We think we have everything in our picnic bag only to find one or the other thing missing at the park. I still had about 30 minutes till my son’s game practice was to be over.  I had my notebook and pen with me, so I compiled a list of all the essentials which should be in our picnic bag. You see, ideas come naturally to me 🙂


Food / Beverages : Finger foods or other casual food items you can eat without utensils e.g. sandwiches, salads, fruit, water, juice/sodas, condiments, salt and pepper.




Tableware: Disposable, stackable plates, glasses, fork/spoons/knives, paper napkins,serving spoons, tongs etc. depending on what food you are taking .


Clean up :  Plastic bags to use as trash bags, moist wipes.




Designated picnic bag/ basket

A picnic mat / sheet

A hand sanitizer

Bottle opener

Sunscreen, Sun hat





Picnic Mat Buy here


Picnics are always fun and relaxed events.

With summer vacations on, do we need any reason to schedule one ??


What an inexpensive way to create some great memories !


Happy Summers !


P.S. … Coming soon some easy and healthy picnic snacks. Stay tuned.


  1. Like that picnic basket…simple yet stylish

  2. Great article, short and sweeet !

  3. Good read Monika. I’m looking forward to the recipes now

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