Keep calm and picnic on
June 05, 2019
At Date Night Ideas, we love a good picnic. Come on, what’s not to love? Lounging on a blanket outside, snacking on some tasty food and enjoying the company of someone you love - it’s pretty much bliss. Sure, it can be a bit of schlep to pull it all together, and there are small inconveniences to contend with, but that is why life hacks were invented!
Here are a few of our favourite picnic hacks that will make you look like a total pro the next time you dine alfresco:
GET FANCY WITH MASON JAR SALADS
Hipster trends can be pretty dumb, but sometimes they actually have a point. Take the mason jar salad for example.
When you’re headed on a picnic, you don’t always want to be noshing on carb-laded sandwiches and wraps, but those really are the easiest to eat without messing all over yourself. Happily, mason jar salads have now changed all that. Now you can enjoy a fresh, crunchy salad with the perfect ingredient-to-dressing ratio without a soggy lettuce leaf in sight! Simply pour the dressing in the bottom of the jar, layer your ingredients on top and give the whole thing a nice big shake when you’re ready to dig in! Visit Concol
for a range of their jars.
TURN UP THE VOLUME
Nothing says, ‘I came prepared’ quite like a home-made amplification system to turn up the volume on your cell phone when you’re in the mood for some tunes. Here’s a video
that shows how you can turn cardboard tubes into a speaker. No kidding! It’s clever AND environmentally friendly. Score!
GET A LEGIT PICNIC BLANKET
Okay, this probably doesn’t really quality as a ‘hack’ per se, but it will change your life. Sure, you can just use the old, musty blanket you’ve always used, but investing in a quality as a ‘hack’ per se, but it will change your life. No more clammy bums for you or your date! Best of all, afterwards all you need to do is give the bottom side a good wipe with a wet cloth, hang it out to dry and bob’s your uncle. Visit Piekant Picnic blanket
for a variety of their blankets.
Based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban, Dial-a-Picnic
has fine-tuned the art of personalised picnicking for everything from wedding catering, marriage proposals, romantic celebrations, birthday parties, corporate team building and more. As specialists in the field of picnic basket catering and outdoor dining experiences, the Dial-a-Picnic team is at the ready to create a bespoke picnic to suit your unique tastes, requirements and budget. Get in touch and see their website to learn more about their delicious offering.
See, what did we tell you? Genius, aren’t they! Bet you can’t wait to whip out that wicker basket and get cracking. Happy picnicking everyone!
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