How to plan a Picnic
Change is one constant thing, and variety, they say, is the spice of life. We all like to add a bit of spice or a little difference to our usual way of doing things.
Ranging from taking a trip to having a change of location, ditching a job to getting a new one, redecorating your room, picking a spot to hang out and even where to eat.
The home is partitioned so that an area called the dining room is provided for convenient serving and consumption of food. Still, many enjoy the old family ritual, and there are some- the adventurers and stargazers.
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The ritual of sitting round a table, holding hands in prayer and eating silently is evolving. With God in our hearts, we don’t need food to say our prayers for a sanctified meal; having dinner under the evening’s sky has this special nourishment, I bet.
Remember the 1966 Academy Award nominee for best classic musical/romance- the sound of Music?
I could think of no other setting than Maria’s flowery blanket on nature’s soft brushes, the handwoven basket with appetizing content that compliments the air with sweet-smelling fragrance, the circling and holding hands as if to duplicate the surrounding mountains about, then the sound of harmony- music.
A picnic is an event where packed meals are eaten outdoors. It could be at a beach, a park, a garden or even on a boat. The idea is to eat in an open space under a serene and alluring atmosphere with beautiful scenery.
Activities such as playing a card game, truth or dare, a water balloon fight, singing songs, playing hide and seek, strolling or just watching people come as a bonus.
A picnic could be done in the late hours of the morning, in the afternoon, evening or in the early hours of the night. It’s all about having fun under good weather. If you want to plan a good picnic, here are a few tips you should consider;
Without food, there is no picnic. It is the primary aim and highlight of this event; after all, food is primary to survival; hence, No food = no picnic. Your food choice should be lightweight; you want to have some fun while eating or after eating, not feeling too heavy to engage in conversations. Your food choice for this event also depends on the time of day.
Make a to-do list of the things required for the picnic and crosscheck them before the picnic. The things you may require for the picnic depend on where you would have the picnic.
For instance, if it is a park, you may not need a mat or a thick blanket, but in a garden, you may require one. Some other things you would require include plates, a spoon, water flasks, napkins, a radio or music box and a basket or a bag for packing and carrying accessories useful for the picnic.
The scenery must be clean, attractive and not crowded. When preparing or planning a picnic, it is advisable to pick a spot which would be of interest to everyone and is less distracting. Though the aim is to have fun while eating, one should be able to focus on the meal.
Choose a game that is suitable for the group of people attending the picnic. It should be one common game for all participants, and they should be acquainted with its rules; if not, this game should be fun even in teaching.
There’s a dress for every occasion. . When planning a picnic; you should also consider your choice of clothes. A picnic might be an event for outdoor feasting, but if you’re eating outside, you don’t want to look like the stray dog at the corner waiting for crumbs to fall. Your attire should be simple and free.
I would love matching colours with the atmosphere or a vintage beauty.
Picnics are times bonding family and friends. It is also an informal gathering of people with the same motive, like from an office, to discuss the progress of a project.
I don’t know about you, but I would also extend a picnic invitation to my dog.