Best picnic blanket

BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Details. A cute basket, sandwiches, refreshing lemonade and loved ones mean you’re almost all set for a picnic. The final piece, a cozy blanket, can be the difference between a picture-perfect picnic scene and a mud crawl. Before you plan your day at the park, the garden or the beach, take time to pick out the blanket that will be the backdrop of your adventure. With so many picnic blankets to choose from, finding the perfect one for you can be a challenge, so we’ve got the basics laid out for you as well as our top picnic blanket recommendations.
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Schaumburg, ILPosted by
Daily Herald

Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows celebrate National Night Out

After a pandemic hiatus, National Night Out events returned throughout the Northwest suburbs Tuesday night with picnics, barbecues, police dog demonstrations and free COVID-19 vaccinations. In Schaumburg, the festivities took place at The Barn and Meineke Park. Rolling Meadows' events were at the community center. Barrington will observe National Night...
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Rochester, MNPost-Bulletin

Rochester couple give picnics their mojo

It’s time for another 7 Questions. (Except this time it’s 9 Questions, because sometimes that’s just how I roll.) Jodie Meurer, who — along with her husband, Brian — brought picnicMOJO, a “luxury pop-up picnic experience,” to Rochester this summer. What happens during a pop-up picnic?. We come in and...
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Picture of the day 08/03

1977 – LGHS starting backfield Donnie Millet, Tim Duhe and Ronnie Klibert. NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY National Watermelon Day on August 3 recognizes the refreshing summertime treat enjoyed at picnics and fairs! And... read more.
Valdosta, GAValdosta Daily Times

Perfect Picnics: Woman starts special occasions business

VALDOSTA – With her new business, a Valdosta woman is seeking to create a unique outdoors experience through pop-up picnics. Star Bradley debuted Picnic Perfect Valdosta this month; she utilizes the company to decorate various picnics for her customers. The concept came to her after she saw similar outings in...

Picnics Go Posh, With Plenty of Planners for Hire

Forget the musty blankets and cold, dry ham sandwiches. Today’s picnic is posh and picturesque, and there’s a growing number of planning businesses to help pull it off. The trappings of the new Instagram-worthy luxury meals are reminiscent of the time when picnics were genteel pursuits with paid attendants for the urban upper-class. These days, think boho pillows, fresh flowers, china, glasses, candles, and stemware on an elevated platform. While picnics are certainly not new, the pandemic has brought a surge of planners and picnics on Instagram, because vaccinated or not, not everyone wants to eat inside a restaurant these days.
Food & Drinksfloridanewsline.com

Pantry Raiders | Spice things up at your next picnic

Picnics are often pot luck affairs. While standard picnic fare like potato salad and watermelon are always welcome, spicing things up with something new can make picnics that much more memorable. The following recipe for “Sunday Picnic Deviled Eggs” from Neal Corman and Chris Peterson’s “Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook”...
Sioux Falls, SDsiouxfalls.business

Couple brings luxury picnics to Sioux Falls

A local couple is bringing a big-city luxury picnic trend to Sioux Falls. Sabena and Isaac Carter launched QBIC Luxury Picnics late last month with the goal of giving people another option for date nights and other special occasions. The idea started when Sabena Carter was looking for a way...
Jackson, WYdishingjh.com

How to Make your Picnic Perfect

Hot summer days call for picnics by the water or on your favorite trail. I love the laid-back atmosphere of a picnic with friends and family and try to make it part of the weekly summer routine. Below, I will share some ideas of how to make your picnic gathering organized and unique.
Long Hill, NJnewjerseyhills.com

Long Hill proclaims July 31 Mary Ann Dau Day

LONG HILL TWP. - Let it be known that July 31 is now Mary Ann Dau Day, commemorating her 50 years of serving the Skyline Drive neighborhood in Millington. Friends, family and neighbors gathered in Dau’s front yard on Saturday, July 31 to celebrate her 50 years of being a staple in the Millington community.
Los Angeles, CAphotofriends.org

Shades of L.A.: Picnics in the Park

Thirty years ago the Los Angeles Public Library embarked on a ground-breaking, collection-building project – reaching out to the diverse communities of the region for family photographs that would provide depth and nuance to an understanding of this region’s multi-cultural history. The project and its results are called Shades of L.A. The support group Photo Friends of the L.A. Public Library was formed to assist in that effort. The group endures.

Upgrade your Party with These Decorative Serving Platters

Picnics, barbecues; get-togethers (finally!)- whether for your own table or as a hostess gift, these platters will enliven settings. Talavera Melamine 18″ x 13.5″ Oval Platter: Dishwasher safe. Sale $23.36. 2 piece Round and Oval Set of the same pattern Sale $38.99. Le Cadeaux Melamine Two Handled Oval Platter by...
Milford, MIPosted by
Oakland County Moms

Milford Picnic and Outdoor Movie Nights 2021

Milford Picnic and Outdoor Movie Nights – Milford Picnic and Movie summer schedule for 2021 at Central Park. Milford Twp is hosting their FREE Milford Picnic and Movies series in Downtown Milford on select days through the summer. Movies start at dusk. Milford Community Picnics take place at Central Park and feature games, bouncers, refreshments, hot dogs, climbing wall, pony rides & petting farm, crafts, and science alive. For more info, visit milfordtownship.com.

Life’s a Picnic

It’s time to revamp your plans for alfresco dining from the ground up. This summer, the coolest place to sip while you sup is atop pristine patios, white sand and emerald lawns. But if cutting crusts and packing a cooler doesn’t sound like your jam, take heart. These local experts are more than happy to take on the heavy (basket) lifting—with upgrades on the standard plaid blanket and paper napkins. Today’s picnic porters are serving up a number of premium upgrades, including puffed-up lounge pillows, the soft glow of candlelight, Bluetooth speakers, grazing boards packed with cured meats and curated cheeses, and fine crystal and cutlery. Want to venture beyond your backyard? Hire them to set up at any one of the area’s public parks (hint: that includes most of our beaches, which are managed by the parks and rec department and considered public domain). Picnic Culture Floating pool picnics are just one of the unique offerings from this Naples-based company started by Natasha Rinehart, a former wedding coordinator. For its aquatic setups, the team fills a 4-by-2-foot Balinese woven basket with customizable nibbles, like tropical sliced fruit and Brazil nuts or kid-friendly gummy bears. The basket coasts on the water’s surface, allowing guests young and old to indulge. For those who don’t want their outfits (or their snacks) to get splashed, Rinehart can create a mini-picnic station out of the water for a slight upcharge. Or, you can opt for a full-on picn.