Summertime is the perfect time for picnics. Sometimes. Right now it’s too hot for mid-day outdoor activities but that means it’s the perfect time for an indoor picnic! And the layout of your American Legend home makes for the perfect setting. Our picnic pros at American Legend Homes have a few tips for you. Enjoy!
Set the scene: Transform your spacious kitchen island into an outdoor picnic table. Start with a cheery red and white gingham tablecloth and some wildflowers (or flowers from your backyard) in a mason jar. You won’t need a picnic basket so add some of these rattan paper plate holders to fit the theme.
Set the menu: Whether your picnic is for kids or grown-ups, finger foods are a great option. Adult guests will love these Watermelon Skewers with Feta and Mint Pesto (refreshing on a hot day) and Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Goat Cheese and Arugula. Kids will love these Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Dip and Mini-Quiches with Hidden Veg. Top the menu off with, of course, homemade lemonade garnished with fresh mint. And add to your décor by displaying your picnic menu on these gingham chalkboard table tents.
Sweeten the deal: Desserts are easy (everyone loves dessert) but why not try something new? These Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispies Treats are a twist on the traditional Rice Krispies treat and will be a hit. Everyone, kids and adults alike, will be impressed with these Peach Pie Bites on a stick (and they only require four ingredients!).
Picnic swag: Give your picnic guests something to remember with a themed party gift. Start with these adorable wooden gift baskets and fill them with picnic-themed treats like Watermelon Playdough for kids and a Picnic in the Park candle for adults.
Your American Legend Home is the perfect setting for all types of entertaining. Spread your hostess wings and add indoor picnics to the list of events you’ve hosted in your home. (And then take these tips outdoors when it cools off!)