Fall is my absolute favorite time of year in the Pacific Northwest. Our beautiful weather tends to carry into September and October, resulting in absolutely gorgeous falls… until the rain comes in November. .
Today, I’m sharing some of our Easy Fall Picnic Ideas. It doesn’t take much to make a festive and memorable outing!
1. Pick a quiet location in the heart of nature.
Almost every night we walk down to the river as a family. It’s so peaceful and quiet and not to mention absolutely gorgeous. This was the perfect place for our picnic. And want to know the best part? I don’t have any service here. It’s so important to just unplug and take in the moment. I’ll be the first to admit how hard it can be, but it’s so needed in today’s world.
2. Prepare Your Food Ahead of Time
I packed all of our food into little storage containers beforehand. This helps reduce space, trash and the amount of time spent prepping your food when you arrive at your location.
3. Pack A Hot Drink In A Thermos
A warm and cozy drink is an absolute must for your fall picnic. Hot cocoa, coffee, tea, apple cider… mmmm!
4. Don’t Forget TWO Blankets!
I’m the type of person who is snuggling in a blanket when it’s 80 degrees out, so packing extra blankets for our picnic was a must. One to lay on the ground and one to snuggle up in. Three may even be more appropriate, you can never bring too many blankets :)
And can we just talk about how adorable that plaid lunchbox and thermos are? I love them.
5. Centerpieces Aren’t Just For Tables
No matter where you are enjoying a meal, fresh flowers are a great way to bring a sense of warmth to a space. It can be as simple as picking a few flowers along the trail and sticking them in an extra glass. Or buy a few single stems and pack them with you.
6. Invite Someone Special
I can’t believe how much Miss E has grown up in even the last 6 months. She is turning into such a little lady and I adore any time that we can spend just the two of us. This was a really special night for us.
7. Wear Brown Riding Boots
Totally kidding. But they are my favorite fall accessory :)
8. Take A Step Back
Don’t forget to take a step back and take in the moment and beautiful scenery.
– Clear To-Go Tumblers (used as vase)
– Heritage Plaid Lunchbox and Thermos (Coming Soon)