10 Incredible Picnic Ideas


Hiyah lovelies! Sorry it has been a while. Spring break is finally here, which means that I’ll have time to catch up on blogging and even get ahead a bit so that I can be a more consistent blogger throug the rest of the year.

What to do you know. Spring does come to Wales! I heard so many horrible stories about the never-ending Winter and drizzle here, but I am determined not to believe those dastardly reports. The last couple weeks have been marked by increased levels of sunshine and daffodils popping up everywhere. I am certain that means that spring is on its way, not matter what my more knowledgeable friends claim.

You know what all this nice weather has me thinking of? PICNICS. Remember when I wrote about that awkward moment when my friend and I figured it would be a grand idea to have a picnic in a graveyard? And that wasn’t even the weirdest picnic I have had. That award would probably have to go to the time we decided to spread our blankets in the middle of a Wal-Mart parking lot. Yeah, we are cool. I guess I do consider myself to be a bit of a queen when it comes to unique picnic ideas. Here is a list of fantastical picnic ideas I cannot wait to try:

Picnic in a Boat 



I just imagine renting a fishing boat or canoe and then paddling out to the middle of a quiet lake and opening up my red checkered picnic basket ala Anne of Green Gables. Then, of course, my friends and I would have so much fun giggling over our sandwiches that we’d end up toppling the boat over and having to swim home ; )

Picnic on a Mountain Hike 


Often when I’m hiking in the mountains I come to a gorgeous spot along the trail and just wish I had a bit of food to sit down and enjoy there. Is there any better way to savor the environment than with a basket of food?  I am determined to bring a backpack on my next hike.

Picnic under the Aurora Borealis 



One of my bucket list items is to see the Aurora Borealis. Imagine curling up under loads of thick fuzzy blankets with some sweet friends and singing songs and sipping hot chocolate until the lights show themselves.

Picnic in the Winter 


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While we are on the subject of hot chocolate, can I just mention that picnics are ot limited to spring and summer? I mean look how utterly adorable these winter picnic inspiration photos are.

Picnic on a Rooftop 

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Okay guys, this is a basic one on my bucket list. Imagine letting your legs dangle off a rooftop as you sit on the top of the world and enjoy some good snacks in good company.

Picnic in the Back of a Pick-Up Truck 


I’ve been obsessed with this idea ever since I saw this picture on Pinterest:


Fill the car with all matter of comfy things (plus some good snacks), then drive out to the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night so you have a perfect view of the stars.

Romantic Indoor Picnic 


Imagine a crazy hectic moving day or dreary rainy day brightened by an impromptu indoor picnic complete with gingham napkins and wine.

Picnic on the Beach with the Sunset 


Bonfire. Marshmallows. Waves crashing. Yes, give it to me. My sister and I ate teriyaki chicken bowls by the ocean once. It was incredible. I wouldn’t mind a round two of that one.

Picnic by a Deserted Lake 



Have you noticed I am a bit obsessed with deserted locations?

Picnic in the Middle of Nowhere 

You know if you get off the main highway and just drive through rural areas, at least where I am from in North Carolina, you are bound to run into adorable little towns, forgotten railroad tracks, a historic bridge or just a really nice old tree in the middle of nowhere. These types of unplanned adventures sound so delicious to me. And, if you fail to find a nice spot to settle, at least you have good food to make up for it.

And there you have it, my dream list of picnics for this coming year. Someday I’d like to team up with a photographer and make a coffee table book of unique and awesome picnic ideas. I want all the ideas I can get. So come on, please help me out here!

What is your favorite picnic memory? What was the craziest picnic you’ve ever been on? What is your dream of dream picnic location? 

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

10 thoughts on “10 Incredible Picnic Ideas”

  1. I dare say we HAVE had the craziest of picnics. we’ve also had such dreamy ones… remember our picnic at the park with the lake & the crazy trees that grew in water? or didn’t we have a picnic of sorts at the greenway, eating hamburgers? ahh the memories. of course the Walmart adventure also remains one of my most favorites.

    also, if you’re serious, I will TOTALLY make that book with you. coffe side table book making is a dream of
    mine. designing spaces (or picnics) is another dream. & making Iphone photography books is yet another dream. so, ya know, call me when you’re ready. I already have at least 5 places over here we can use 😉


    1. I dare say we do. I am totally serious about the photo books. I’ve been thinking long and hard about it for the past two days. Sounds like a fun new bestest gal pal adventure if you ask me ; )

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  2. One of my first dates with your Dad was a quintessential picnic overlooking Corona Del Mar. I had to impress so I made my mom’s famous banana muffins, baked chicken and some other yummy things I can’t remember now. What a great topic! And I love all the pics you posted. They are great!

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  3. This is officially the coolest post ever. I have the sudden urge to run and go for a picnic somewhere.

    I’d have to say the best picnic would be when we went quading with our neighbours to a waterfall. We had green beans and tried to dry out our wet socks and rubber boots with the waterfall in the background. Perfection.

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