MORE Adventures is always looking for ways to make adventures fun and exciting! So for this International Picnic Day on June 18th and  it is  a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate with family and friends. Here are some fun and creative ideas to make your picnic special:

1. Themed Picnics

  • Cultural Picnic: Celebrate international cultures by featuring dishes from different countries. You could have sushi from Japan, tapas from Spain, or croissants from France.
  • Vintage Picnic: Dress in vintage attire and pack food items popular in the past, such as classic sandwiches, homemade lemonade, and apple pie.
  • Eco-friendly Picnic: Focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, such as using reusable containers, cloth napkins, and avoiding single-use plastics.

2. Interactive Activities

  • Picnic Games: Organize games like Frisbee, badminton, or a sack race. For kids, consider a scavenger hunt or nature bingo.
  • DIY Craft Stations: Set up a table with materials for crafting, such as painting rocks, making flower crowns, or creating nature art.
  • Storytelling or Music: Bring a guitar for a sing-along, or have someone tell stories or read poetry aloud.

3. Food and Drink Ideas

  • Build-Your-Own: Have a “build-your-own” station for tacos, sandwiches, or salads, allowing everyone to customize their meals.
  • Charcuterie Board: Prepare a large board with an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, fruits, nuts, and crackers.
  • Refreshing Beverages: Offer a variety of homemade drinks like infused waters, iced teas, or lemonade. Consider a cooler with international sodas for a global touch.

4. Decor and Ambiance

  • Cozy Setup: Use large blankets, pillows, and low tables for a comfortable, laid-back setup. Lanterns or fairy lights can add a magical touch.
  • Nature Decor: Incorporate natural elements like flowers, leaves, or pinecones into your picnic setup. Use picnic baskets and wooden utensils for a rustic feel.
  • Color Themes: Pick a color theme for your picnic and match tablecloths, napkins, and food items accordingly.

5. Location Ideas

  • Scenic Spots: Choose a picturesque location like a beach, park, or countryside area. Make sure it has shade and facilities if needed.
  • Local Favorites: Consider visiting a local farm, botanical garden, or historical site for a unique experience.
  • Backyard Picnic: For convenience, you can transform your backyard into a picnic paradise with a simple yet elegant setup.

6. Special Touches

  • Picnic Basket Essentials: Pack essentials like a cutting board, sharp knife, bottle opener, and a first aid kit.
  • Personalized Items: Create custom labels for drinks, or use name tags for seating arrangements if you’re picnicking with a larger group.
  • Photo Booth: Set up a simple photo booth with fun props related to your theme for memorable photos.

7. Entertainment

  • Live Performances: Invite a local musician or band for live entertainment.
  • Outdoor Movie: Set up a projector and screen for an outdoor movie night as the sun sets.
  • Storytelling or Readings: Share stories, poems, or book excerpts that fit the theme of your picnic.

8. Fun with Kids

  • Nature Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of items for kids to find in nature, like different types of leaves, rocks, or insects.
  • DIY Kites: Provide materials for kids to make and fly their own kites.
  • Bubble Station: Set up a bubble-making station with wands and bubble solution.

9. Relaxation and Mindfulness

  • Yoga Session: Begin or end your picnic with a relaxing outdoor yoga session.
  • Meditation: Incorporate a short meditation session to connect with nature and unwind.

10. Weather-Proof Plans

  • Picnic Under Shelter: If the weather is uncertain, consider picnicking in a pavilion or under a large tent.
  • Indoor Picnic: Move your picnic indoors if it rains, using a cozy blanket setup on the floor with baskets and indoor-friendly games.

Bonus Tips

  • Prepare Ahead: Prepare as much food as possible beforehand to minimize hassle during the picnic.
  • Safety First: Keep food safety in mind, especially for perishables. Use coolers with ice packs to keep things fresh.

However you are spending International Picnic Day make ait a wonderful day filled with creativity and joy, making it an event to remember! We’d love to see how you spend this day, post a picture on our MORE Adventures Facebook Group or tag us on Instagram!

Enjoy the day! 

Keith, Michelle and the MORE Adventures Team