Warm weather means more time outside in the sunshine or sitting in the shade. Summer was made for picnics. From the simply the kids having lunch outside, to families getting together for a large picnic style family reunion.
My grandmother used to take my sister and I for picnics on the beach. They lived just a few minutes walk from a great, basically private beach. There were rarely times that you would see anyone else there.
Picnics could be the greatest free, or next best thing to free, day out, or a date with your spouse.
How can it be free (or close)? Simple:
- You want to find somewhere that is free.
- Take everything with you, no stopping for pop
- Make everything that you want to eat, bring it all from home
Where can you go for a picnic that doesn’t cost?
- A public park
- A beach
- A playground
- Your backyard
You don’t have to eat and run, think of somewhere that your kids can run and play and work off some of the energy while you set everything up, or after eating. Maybe pack a *Frisbee or soccer ball to encourage some play.
Want to save even more? Don’t buy plastic or paper plates, cups and utensils. Bring your own dishes, preferably plastic if you have it.
Looking for some ideas n what to bring? Try some of our favorite lunch time “meals” (click on the picture to follow to the recipe):
Don’t forget to clean up your mess before you leave!