Eating the tasty treats you bring is the highlight of any picnic, but you can also plan games to keep your guests happy. At a picnic, you're limited only by what you can carry. Pack a set of playing cards as well as a bocce ball set and a few Frisbees and footballs, all of which are light and easy to transport.
Utilize the outdoors by planning a down-home watermelon-spitting contest, or, if you're in a wooded area, playing hide-and-seek. Bring coloring books and crayons to entertain kids when they get too tired to run around.
Crowd-pleasers include fried or grilled chicken, as well as assorted sandwiches and salads. For dessert, pack cookies and fresh fruit like grapes, strawberries and orange wedges. And don't forget the watermelon! When planning your menu, try to stay away from mayonnaise and any other foods that could spoil in the sun.
Apple Spritzer (serves 4)
- 24 ounces apple juice
- 24 ounces club soda