Summer Outdoor Picnic Ideas

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m looking for new ways to incorporate fun activities with my family in and around the home. I have always been a fan of “staycations” and love the idea of creating cost effective and easy ways to entertain my family and friends. I was thinking of something fun to do with the family to celebrate the warmer weather and thought that an outdoor picnic would be a way to enjoy the season! I started perusing Kohl’s and found great must have items that make any outdoor picnic, party or BBQ festive. I opted for pieces that could works indoors as well, for future get togethers indoors. Best part? Almost EVERY SINGLE one of these items from Kohl’s are currently on sale!! See below for details.


I found these blankets and knew they would be perfect option for our picnic as they were sturdy enough to hold the food while be soft at the same time. They come in server colors, I picked Sky Blue.

These salad and dinner plates, chip and server bowls (all on sale!) made it super easy to prep and eat. Plus, they are acrylic so great for outside. I used this wood plate to serve my sandwiches.

I love this acrylic pitcher for lemonade (or margaritas!) and OBSESSED with these fabulous margarita glasses! I’ve already used them 3 times since I purchased a month ago! The prep bowls I used to hold the berries can be found here.


This mason tumbler was just what I needed for Camden to enjoy a spill / mess free lunch!


When I first saw this galvanized round tray (on sale) I immediately thought that it would be the perfect place to hold our ices watermelons! Easy to carry too!

To see a complete list of my must have outdoor picnic items, check below! What are some of your summer at home must haves?