Sit, eat, and breathe because today’s post is all about spring picnic ideas at home. It’s dedicated to creating an enjoyable picnic experience, indoors or outdoors, with your family and friends!
This week, we welcomed the official start of spring! Winter has been pretty harsh, but now that warm and sunny days are here, we are ready to get out of the house and enjoy a little sunshine. However, with stay-at-home orders still in place, we are all trying to think of fun things to do this spring season, indoors. After all, our own health and safety should be our top priority. So what better way to enjoy the weather than setting up a picnic at home with your family and friends! You don’t have to go far, and you don’t have to spend much to create an enjoyable picnic experience.
Bring out the picnic basket, roll out the checkered blanket, and let’s all have fun in the sun with our favorite spring picnic ideas you can do on your apartment balcony or even in your living room!
Everything You Need to Pack for the Perfect Spring Picnic
- A picnic basket
- Bottle opener
- Cutting board and knife
- Decorative dried/ artificial flowers
- Finger food and beverage
- Ice packs or thermos
- Paper towels or wipes
- Picnic blanket
- Throw pillows
- (optional) A guitar for a C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song
No, it is not required, but choosing a color scheme or a specific theme creates a picnic mood. It could be as simple as bringing flowers, lighting candles, and tying balloons. It makes the picnic experience extra fun and romantic. You can also decorate with comfy blankets and festive floor pillows. Your family and friends will definitely enjoy sharing photos and selfies on social media!
Camille Styles shares three tips for making your picnic Instagram-worthy:
- Blend textures (a cottony blanket against the grain of wood)
- Mix shapes (the femininity of round and the masculinity of square)
- Think aerially
After decorating your picnic spot, it’s time to plan what meals to prepare and serve to your family and friends. One of the advantages of having a picnic at home is you’re just a few steps away from your kitchen. You don’t need to worry about soggy sandwiches or wilted salad. If you have kids, you can serve simple food and snacks that they would enjoy like chips, pizza, sandwiches, and tasty popsicles.
For the perfect family and friends gathering, nothing beats a charcuterie board paired with spring-themed cocktails. A pan bagnet, pasta, and roasted chicken are also a great addition to your menu. It’s convenient and easy to do, as well. To bring a smile to your family and friends’ faces, don’t forget to serve some desserts like cakes, fruit platter or mini fruit tarts.
One of our spring picnic ideas at home is to host a few games. It will keep the young and the young at heart excited and happy. Classic games like badminton, board games, and water balloon catch are good game ideas to keep everyone entertained. It’s also a great way to keep your family and friends interacting with each other. You could also create a hashtag, so everyone can share their photos together on Instagram.
We hope you enjoyed these spring picnic ideas at home. What are you waiting for? Plan your fun and Instagram-worthy spring picnic by inviting your family, a small group of friends, or even close neighbors! Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Enjoy Spring!