Did you know that June 18th is International Picnic Day? With the difficult year that the world has had due to the Covid-19 pandemic, why not treat yourself and your loved ones and enjoy the outdoors on June 18th?
History of International Picnic Day.
It is no surprise that International Picnic Day falls in the middle of June as this is when the northern hemisphere is most likely to be enjoying sunny skies and warm temperatures.
Despite what you might think, the concept of a picnic does not originate from the UK, but from France.
The word “picnic” is derived from French where the term “pique-nique” referred to a casual outdoor meal that first became popular in the mid 1800s and after the French Revolution.
Here in the UK, the popularity of the picnic soon spread and the 19th century saw folks spending many days preparing for their outdoor feasts.
How can I celebrate International Picnic Day this year?
What better way to celebrate International Picnic Day than to spend some quality time outdoors eating great food with your family and friends?
The UK summer is now in full swing, making it the perfect weather for lazy picnics in the park or even an al fresco one in your own garden!
Why not make the most of the long evenings and have an outdoor, picnic supper while catching up with a group of good friends?
Preparing for an amazing picnic.
Preparing for your picnic doesn’t have to break the bank, nor does it need to be overly complicated.
The most popular picnic foods include freshly-prepared sandwiches, pasties, homemade pies, cakes, lemonade and Pimm’s.
Whether you choose to picnic in a local park, on the beach, or in your own garden (if you’re lucky enough to have one), there are certain essentials that you’ll need to create a wonderful picnic.
Beautiful wool throws.
A picnic is not a picnic without a good quality throw to protect you from the bugs and grass stains.
Take a look at this collection of wool throws that have been lovingly handmade by Swedish wool experts Klippan.
They come in a delightful range of bright colours and attractive patterns to suit your outdoor space or style preference.
Since they are very durable and made from only the very best quality fibres, one of these wool throws will last you for many years to come.
The best part of these wool throws is that they are completely biodegradable and created with the environment in mind.
Hand-loomed fabric jute bag.
Should you choose to picnic away from home, you will need a good quality bag in which to pack your goodies.
This hand-loomed fabric jute bag is the perfect thing and can easily carry all your picnic items. It can also double up as a beach bag or utility carrier when going on holiday.
A wonderful benefit to buying one of these beautiful, handmade jute bags is that you’re supporting a hardworking individual who is eco-conscious, works under fair trade conditions and is not a large corporation.
Summery glassware and accessories.
If you want to picnic in style and enhance your enjoyment, consider investing in some pretty glassware and accessories.
A great example is this blue indigo glassware which consists of wine and water tumblers with a matching jug.
You might also like a set of handmade copper water bottles with cups which can elevate the sophistication of your picnic.
Other accessories that could change an otherwise boring picnic into something quite spectacular include some pretty handcrafted snail, stag or gold leaf brass spoons. You and your guests will thoroughly enjoy using these for making tea and getting honey or jam out of the pot.
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