Sherry - posted on 12/26/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
I used to LOVE these as a kid too. I couldn't get enough of the picnics in the park. Its a great family actvity for spring & summer.
During the cold/wet months, do a living room picnic and light the fire place. Place a large blanket on the floor and involve the kids by having them help you set up the basket of foods, napkins, and dinner ware.
~ Food Ideas- (as non messy as possible- no spaghetti!!) Fried chicken, deli sandwhiches, hamburgers, potato salad, pasta salads, corn on the cob.
~For drinks to avoid spilling on the floor, use those bottled water bottles that have the snap cap you can suck the liquid from, or those thermoses that have the same type of cap.
~ Desert- brownies, cupcakes, cookies
~ play a card or board game on the blanket in front of the fire place after you eat.
The kids will love it =)