3 Ways to Decorate Your Next Summer Picnic
Nothing says summer quite like heading to the park or beach with a picnic basket full of foodie treats and stylish picnic decor. Before you load up the cooler + picnic basket, snatch up a few of these rad accessories (and a bottle of your new fave grapefruit rosé) for some deliciously stylish fun in the sun. If the thought of picnic-packing incites a bit of panic, don’t worry, ’cause this week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to turn your picnic party into something absolutely Pinterest-perfect. Scroll on to see how we’d style the ultimate picnic for the boho-chic gal, the minimalist park go-er and the preppy foodie.
Celebrate summer with a color-packed, boho-chic picnic that speaks to your gypsy soul. Pick up a picnic blanket that’s big enough for your entire squad and set out plenty of pillows for ultimate sun-soaking comfort. Make clean-up a breeze by packing plastic stemless wine glasses and colorful silverware, gold paper plates and a wood serving tray into a classic wood picnic basket. If you’re planning an evening picnic, bring along a few battery-powered lanterns and an old-fashioned game of pick-up-sticks. And don’t forget the neon shot glasses!
Threshold Metallic Gold Geo Outdoor Pillow ($20), IKEA SOLVINDEN LED Solar-Powered Pendant Lamp ($15), DENY Designs “Holli Zollinger — Shakami Bright” Tapestry ($69), Thirstystone Marble & Wood Hexagonal Serving Board ($35), IKEA GILTIG Carafe ($7), Target Glittering Gold Paper Dessert Plates ($6, set of 24), American Vintage Jumbo Wood Pick Up Sticks ($49), Party at Lewis Hot Magenta Heavy Duty Plastic Cutlery ($2, set of 24), Party City Bright Pink Plastic Stemless Wine Glass ($2), H&M Paper Napkins ($3), Modelli Creations Embroidered Swirl Floor Pillow ($80), True Brands True Party Shot Glasses ($8), Crate & Barrel Peterboro Handmade Picnic Basket ($60)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST PICNIC
Keep things simple (but never boring) with a minimalist-inspired picnic. Swap out the traditional picnic basket for a cooler bag, and quit hauling around those quality brews in a cardboard box. Use this uber stylish wood beer caddy instead. Get the party started with some good tunes and burn a few bug-repelling candles in pretty metal lanterns. Make sure you’re sipping your drinks in style with yellow paper straws and set a solid wood cutting board on the blanket to prevent spillage.
H&M Paper Napkins ($3), True Brands Foster & Rye 11″ Wood Beer Caddy ($28), Easy,Tiger Tasty Tall Can ($14), Newegg Mini Portable Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($80), Oliver Bonas Citrus Salt & Pepper Shakers ($19), Target Yellow/White Dot Paper Straws ($2, set of 10), H&M Wooden Cutting Board ($18), H&M Patterned Beach Towel ($18), H&M Metal Candle Lantern ($18), Spritz Paper Cups Gold Foil Printed ($4, set of 10), Room Essentials Outdoor Pillow ($10), H&M Cooler Bag With Printed Text ($18), Design Love Fest for Cheeky 10″ Paper Plates ($4), The Beach People “Paloma” Round Beach Towel ($110)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY PICNIC
Inject lots of color into your picnic with plenty of hot pink, gold and playful polka dots. Keep the bugs at bay with a giant citronella candle and set out your favorite summer snacks on a gold tray. Fill a colorful vase with all your favorite flowers and serve up a batch of sangria in a cool carafe. And if you bring a cactus piñata to your next picnic, you will definitely be winning at this whole outdoor dining thing.
M&N Party Store Cactus Piñata ($18), Ban.do FUN balloons ($8), IKEA VÅRGYLLEN Cushion Cover ($5), Sunnylife Citronella Candle ($32), Design Love Fest for Cheeky 10″ Paper Plates ($4), Walmart Stamped Wooden Cutlery ($15, package of 18), Oh Joy! Fold-up Beach Mat ($20), Oh Joy! Ceramic Vase ($13), Sunnylife Pineapple Cup & Straw ($12), Marimekko Carafe Drinkware ($25, set of 5), Bombay Faux Alligator Serving Tray ($45), H&M Large Wire Storage Basket ($30)
Which is your favorite picnic style? If you’re looking for more decorating ideas this summer, follow us on Pinterest for even more tips and inspo.
Brit + Co may at times use affiliate links to promote products sold by others, but always offers genuine editorial recommendations.