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It’s picnic season!
Thanks to aesthetically pleasing TikToks, picnics have had a sort of revival over the last few months. With groups of friends donning sundresses to eat cake in a park while others lay out a gourmet spread on the beach at sunset, picnics are having a moment.
But you’re going to need more than just a towel and takeout. Below, shop seven picnic essentials that will take your outdoor meals up a few notches.
1. SatisInside Deluxe 16Pcs Insulated Wicker Picnic Basket for 2, $59.95 (Orig. $65.90)
The first thing any picnic needs is obviously a picnic basket! This wicker basket has an insulated liner to keep your food fresh and comes with two full place settings, plus a bottle opener, napkins and salt and pepper shakers.
It’s time for gingham picnic blankets to make way for colorful (and oversized) blankets! This lightweight blanket from La Bayadas is made of cotton and will instantly brighten up any outdoor setup.
3. Sun Squad 96oz Plastic Iridescent Margarita Beverage Pitcher, $6
Sun Squad 14oz 4pk Plastic Stemless Wine Glasses, $10
Picnic glassware should be two things — colorful and outdoor-friendly. These iridescent plastic cups and pitcher from Target check off both points. Just be sure to handwash these beauties!
A cheese board is an easy way to display your food in a way that feels fancy. This cutting board set comes with three cheese knives that cleverly tuck away into the board, making it the perfect thing to bring along.
5. Cakewalk Mint Melamine Cake Stand, $18.99
Take your picnic to the next level — literally — with a cute cake stand. Top the stand with cake, cookies, cupcakes or any of your other favorite snacks to add some dimension to your picnic blanket.
6. Scout Pleasure Chest, $32
Easily bring along your drinks and keep them cold with this adorable cooler bag from Scout. With this cooler, you won’t have to worry about dragging a massive cooler behind you or your paper grocery bags ripping apart.
7. Simple Setup Short Table, $79.95
If you have a larger group, a short table is a great way to indicate the center of the picnic by having it hold most of the snacks and treats. This little table folds down so bringing it to the park (or the beach or when camping…) is a breeze.
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