I thought it would be great to share some of my tips to have a great beach picnic and give you my list of picnic essentials. My thoughts regarding a beach picnic are a bit different; however, my beach picnic ideal revolves around good food, good people, and good drinks.
I believe anyone can enjoy a picnic anywhere. It can be on the roof of an apartment or home, at a local park, or my favorite, on a beach. It always comes in handy if you do some pre-planning before going to a beach picnic to have the best experience.
Here are some of my tips:
Keep a Good Cooler
You can have a budget yacht fridge freezer with you. However, you are only going for a day, not having to spend nights.
Also, you can have a standard marine drawer fridge with you to have a memorable beach picnic with fresh and quality food.
What to Pack
To begin with, you don’t need to keep items that can easily spoil, like ceviche, sushi, or anything with mayonnaise. While cheese and meats can go stale if left out, they don’t stale as easily as fish or other food items. Bear that in mind while menu planning.
A variety of three kinds of fruits, meat, cheeses, and crackers; each is a massive place to begin. Many of you forget the water (Will reveal some tricks for that so keep reading).
While I feel that fruits are a nice sweet treat at the end of the picnic. A few people think dessert is a picnic essential; thus bringing cookies can do a job. One nice choice can be the time-honored chocolate chip cookies.
How To Keep It Cold Throughout The Day
While researching, I found that many people like to pack coolers using ice as it performs
double duty as a coolant while you can add it to your glasses for keeping beverages cold. You can rely on handy dandy gel-filled cold packs, which come in an array of sizes and can last forever. You can store them in a freezer at home waiting to be deployed for last-minute picnic plans.
They last quite longer than ice while they never get gross anything into your drinks or foods. As a quick tip, take bottles of water, normally the smaller ones, and keep them in the yacht fridge freezer as well.
When I prepare for the picnic, I have got the ice packs alongside the frozen bottles of wat
er that can perform double duty. They keep the food cool and they provide extra water at the end of the day.
Crucial Things to Remember For a Beach Picnic
Don’t forget where you are going. It’s a beach and it can be windy while you will find seagulls quite often. Therefore, you can’t leave the picnic unattended. The seagulls were waiting for you to leave. You can lose your interest so prepare to leave for somewhere else.
Get your foot off the ground. It’s quite easier to eat and less likely to get sand thrown on it. I use a short campaign table that can roll up into its bag and is heavy enough that it doesn’t blow over. So, you can also find things like it from online camping stores. I’ve observed people bring full-on folding tables. However, I prefer the little tables that encourage attendees to sit on the picnic blanket while having a proper picnic.
Further, you should bring your shade. If your picnic is in the middle of the day, bring a tent or an umbrella. Not only it will keep you from getting sun rays (wear sunscreen anyway), but it will keep your food away from getting too gross or hot.
Perfect Beach Picnic Essentials
- -Make sure your food is in separate boxes or containers. I love the compartmentalized bags that we usually see in the photos. Keep your different food items separately but in the same container for comfortable transportation. BPA-free plastic can be handy as it is non-toxic and lighter than glass.
- -Buy or keep a picnic table that makes picnic on uneven surfaces much easier. It is like taking your picnic to the beach.
- -I also love to have an insulated picnic basket. It holds cups and plates and it keeps an insulated section to carry food as well. You can get rid of the plates and the cups as they had BPA and get your own.
- -You can go with shatterproof stemless glasses. These useful melamine salad plates along with colorful napkins can all fit in the picnic basket.
- -I also advocate that rather than buying a picnic table cover, I would re-purpose one of my beach towels. Simple, easy yet effective.
- -As far as food is concerned, I would go with the food that is easily grab-able and doesn’t require utensils. I would like and suggest sticking with finger food such as watermelon, cheese, baby carrots, prepared meats, crackers, and bread.
Essential Picnic Bags
Following are a few things that you should keep in a separate bag, which are every picnic’s part. See the following list and think about what is missing as per your wish?
- Trash bags. These make the clean-up task so much easier. You can drop it off on your way out easily with all the garbage instead of re-packing it in the cooler.
- Hand wipes – these little packets you can get from anywhere
- Reusable utensils
- Wine stopper as wine at a picnic makes picnic great
- A champagne stopper as champagne looks better at a picnic
- Hard cheese knife
- Soft cheese knife
- Wine opener
- Melamine platters and plates as they don’t break and are comfortable to clean
- Stainless steel or plastic re-usable drinkware
Picnic is all about setting aside some quality time to spend and relax. To have a good time, you need to have a good domestic arsenal to make a memorable trip. So, these are some of the tricks that you can keep in your sleeves for your upcoming beach picnic.