When the weather gets warm, the feelings of romance begin to grow and flourish. Everyone wants to have a good time with their chosen sweetie. What better idea is there than to pack up a few things and head on out for a romantic picnic? Here are some ideas you can use to have a special day at the park, in the mountains, or even in your own back yard.
If the idea is to rekindle the flame, keep it simple. People pack too many things or plan too many activities surrounding the picnic and get frustrated if all doesn’t go as planned. That’s one way to sour a romantic mood before it even gets started. By keeping your planning uncomplicated you’re well on your way to have a nice, relaxing picnic with your love.
The first thing to keep simple is the menu. Romantic dates are about enjoying each other and this includes picnics. Decide on food items like fruit slices, chicken fingers, cheese, crackers, and a beverage, preferably something with sparkling bubbles like wine, champagne, or something non-alcoholic if you’re driving to the picnic spot.
A soft blanket or cushy waterproof mat gives you both a place to sit and enjoy your rendezvous. Another blanket will be used to keep out the cold as evening approaches. Jackets are a wise choice too in case of inclement weather, but consider shielding each other from the chill by cuddling as well.
For an even cozier picnic, bring a tent. Yes I said a tent. It doesn’t have to be large, just big enough for two. That way, if you fall asleep or want to watch the sun go down, you are sheltered from the elements. A romantic picnic in a pup tent is so nouveau chic.
It is nice to have a traditional picnic basket for romantic occasions. Remember that a cooler will also be needed for the food if anything needs to be kept cool. Wicker picnic baskets look nice but they are not made to carry foods that need to maintain a certain temperature. The baskets you can buy online or in stores now come with utensils, cutting boards, corkscrews, and wine glasses so that part will be a no-brainer.
If you plan on exchanging gifts, set the mood. Bring some flowers for your partner and sing him or her love songs. Guys, this would be the perfect time to remember “your” song. Take the time to remember back to the early days of your relationship when both of you were nervous and awkward around each other. Or, if you’re now married, reminisce about those newlywed days.
A romantic picnic can be so much fun if you keep things simple and go with the moment. It doesn’t have to be perfect just memorable. Take the time to really connect with one another and just plain enjoying each other’s company.