When spring rolls around, it’s time to pack a basket and take the party outside — picnic style. Before you load up the car, hit the grassy park, and start nomming down on color-dipped candied pineapple, snatch up a few of these rad accessories that will ensure total springtime perfection. Whether you’re a boho-chic foodie, a minimalist park goer, or a preppy picnicker, we’ve nailed down the best picnic party essentials to outfit your spread in style.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC PICNIC
Celebrate spring with a color-packed, boho-chic picnic that speaks to your free-spirited soul. Start with a moody floral picnic blanket and throw on some cushy pillows for ultimate sun-soaking comfort. Make cleanup a breeze by packing plastic stemless wine glasses, plastic silverware, shimmery paper plates, and a wooden serving tray into a classic woven basket. And don’t forget the gold lanterns to really set the mood!
Oh Happy Day Metallic Paper Straws ($6), Oh Happy Day Iridescent Party Plate ($7, set of 12), Zestt Flamingo Bottle Opener ($32), H&M Solid-Color Seat Cushion ($10), H&M Wooden Cutting Board ($13), Slant Collections Insulated Tumbler ($20), H&M Large Metal Candle Holder ($25), Crate and Barrel Leather-Handled Picnic Basket ($70), Bulk Party Zone Candy Pink Premium Plastic Cutlery Sets ($14, set of 96), Slant Collections Yes Way Rosé Stemless Wine Glass ($13)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST PICNIC
Keep things simple (but far from boring) with a minimalist-inspired meal at the park. Lose the traditional wicker basket in favor of a tote and a chic cooler with a top that doubles as a wine and cheese board — #winning! Sip your fave beverage in style with neon-colored wine glasses and ditch the Ziplock bags for gold-lidded boxes for your snacks instead. Then chow down, obvs.
Ban.do Beach Please Cooler Bag ($32), Whitney Port for Cheeky Lemon Dots Paper Plates ($4, set of 25), Silipint Stemless Wine Glass Set ($14, set of two), Thirstystone Marble and Wood Cake Stand ($46), Sunnylife Citronella Candle ($12), H&M Tasseled Cushion Cover ($18), Sunnylife Cooler Box ($60), Ban.do All Around Giant Towel ($68), The Container Store Clear Boxes With Brushed Gold Lids ($5+), Oh Happy Day Color Block Wood Cutlery ($15, set of eight)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY PICNIC
Welcome spring with a burst of color in true preppy style. Lay down a giant, pink tasseled rug and blow up a few inflatable chairs for maximum *chill factor.* Set out your favorite snacks on a palm-patterned serving tray, whip up a tasty beverage in a pink cocktail shaker, and don’t forget the crazy straws. Lastly, challenge your besties to a thrilling round of backgammon or checkers. Winner gets to choose the next cocktail!
The Emily & Meritt Black/White Dot Rope Beach Tote ($49), Party at Lewis Rose Gold Metallic Plastic Cutlery ($5, set of eight), Sunnylife Inflatable Chair Banana Palm ($56), Sunnylife Travel Backgammon and Checkers ($21), PBteen Lennon & Maisy Tassel Round Rug ($199), Lilly Pulitzer Hostess Tray ($75), Yeti Roadie Cooler ($250), Slant Collections Take Me to the Beach Stemless Wine Glass ($13), Ban.do Pink Party Straw ($10), Direct Shopping Center Pink Plastic Shaker ($13), Spritz Stripe Dinner Plates ($2, set of 10)
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