25 Things to Pack for Every Picnic
In addition to great food and a fabulous spot, you'll want a few other items to guarantee picnicking success. Don't forget to pack these essential things to bring to a picnic.
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This beverage tub will come in handy for large picnics, family gatherings or backyard barbecues. It’s large enough to hold drinks for a crowd, and the handles make the lightweight plastic easy to carry.
Why it made our list: The bright blue color will add a pop of cheer to your picnic.
OK, this is pretty cool: a slow cooker that looks and travels like a cooler? The lid even seals when the handle is in place! Talk about a great opportunity to whip up one of our most-shared slow-cooker recipes and take it on the road.
Why it made our list: Even though it has nearly 400 reviews, this cooker has a nearly perfect rating.
Forget use-and-toss plastic ware: Serve your food in these patterned all-in-one bowls instead. They double as a storage container; just lid ’em up and they won’t spill in the car. When you’re ready to serve, pop off the lids and place them directly on the table.
Why it made our list: The quirky pattern is simple yet chic.
There’s so much to love about these insulated cups! They’ll keep your drinks cold for up to nine hours, or hot for as long as three. They’re designed for wine but, since they have a lid, you can use them for the kiddo’s drinks, too.
Why it made our list: They come in SO many fun colors.
Some of my favorite lawn chairs don’t have a drink holder, so these stakes always come in handy! Set them up next to your chair, the grill or to hold your drink while you’re playing your favorite outdoor games.
Why it made our list: The bright color scheme is perfect for outdoor parties.
If you’re packing a picnic for a crowd, you’ll want a caddy to organize your flatware and napkins. The large slots make it easy to fit additional items like homemade condiments or salt and pepper shakers, too!
Why it made our list: The galvanized iron caddy will last for years.
While we have some great homemade options for sunburn relief, I think we can all agree we’d rather not get there in the first place! This mineral-based sunscreen uses zinc oxide to protect your body from the sun’s powerful UV rays.
Why it made our list: It’s dermatologist recommended.