How to Plan for the Perfect Picnic with the Family

5 / 26 / 2017

My six-year-old son, Ziggy, has been asking us to go on a picnic this summer. We have yet to oblige but plan on doing so soon.

We haven’t had a picnic for so long. The last one was way back when he was only a year old. I do think it’s a great idea to go on a picnic again with my hubby and kids. It’s a great way for us to bond as a family especially now that it’s out girls’ summer vacation from school and they can spend more time with us.

Now that we’ve decided to go on a picnic again, it’s time to start planning! Here are the things I’m going to consider when planning for our picnic.

Decide on a date.

The best time to go on a picnic is when it’s not raining. That makes summer an ideal time for one. But even when it’s not during the summer, you can still go out and have a picnic. Just check weather updates so that you can choose a day when it’s not predicted to rain.

Pick a venue.

One of the best things about having a picnic is that you can have it anywhere. We’ve had picnics out-of-town and within the city as well. The important thing is to choose a location that is suitable for your family.

This is a photo of when we had a picnic years ago at Terra 27th park at Bonifacio Global City. It’s just a regular park. We only laid out a picnic basket and food on a blanket on the grass and that’s it.

Below are photos of when we had a picnic at Picnic Grove in Tagaytay. We were with friends that time and we chose an area with a table near the grilling station because we wanted to cook.

Plan a menu.

Picnics are all about picnic food! At least, for me. Haha! It’s really up to you and your family what you wish to eat during your picnic. Whenever we have one, we usually pick food that’s already cooked and easy to eat. That’s because we have more than one kid who need looking after and we don’t want the hassle of having to cook before eating. Some of our favorites include pizza, hotdogs, burgers, and pasta.

When cooking during a picnic though, it’s usually about grilling. So, we bring marinated pork belly, chicken, fish and vegetables for barbecuing.

List down things to bring.

I’m an OC person who likes to always be prepared. I need to have a list of things to bring so that I won’t forget anything. Aside from the food, you may also need to bring a picnic blanket, drinks and cooler with ice, mosquito repellent (because you’ll be outdoors and you don’t want to risk getting dengue!), cooking utensils, paper plates, utensils, napkins and trash bags.

Cheers wants to help families make every day special by making your simple celebrations easier and more fun for you. For instance, you can bring the Cheers Picnic Set on your next picnic outing. Here’s what it looks like.

The Cheers picnic Set offers cutlery, pull naps and garbage bags in a nice picnic basket-inspired box. That’s already three things you can check off your picnic list!

It’s really cute, convenient, useful, and very handy too! It’s so easy to bring it to your picnic.

You can available of the Cheers Picnic Set in SM, Puregold, Robinsons and Metro supermarkets at only Php 60.00. You actually save a lot when purchasing the set because the actual cost of the products is Php 77.75. There are even stored offering it at an even lower price of Php 50.00!

Going on a picnic with your family is a great way for all of you to relax, unwind and have fun. And you can turn this simple everyday moment into something special with Cheers.

Have a happy picnic! Cheers to every day!

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