Skip to main content

Planning The Perfect Neighborhood Picnic



When you live in a close-knit neighborhood, it’s common for you and your friends to want to get together and enjoy social occasions. When you’re parents with children of a similar age, or that are all really great friends, this is even more the case. Of all the things you could choose to do together as friends, planning a picnic can be a lot of fun. It’s simple, easy, and will be enjoyable for the adults and the children. Whether you decide to travel to a stunning spot a little further away from your area, or host it in your own backyard, here’s how to plan the perfect neighborhood picnic.


Agree On A Location


First, you’re going to want to agree on a location that you all love. If you tend to do a lot of different things together, this could easily become an event that you do regularly, so your first spot may not matter if you’re going to do different locations over time. Either way, you need to decide on a picnic spot that all of your neighbors are going to like or that they want to go and see. It often seems like the least important point, but as the very first step, it can often be the hardest to agree on.


Someone Pack The Snacks


Now it’s time to start dishing out the jobs. You’re all going to want to take on different responsibilities, to make preparing for your picnic that little bit easier. The very first job up for grabs is to make the main picnic snacks. These are often the savory goods seen as main meals. If you’re going traditional, these would be sandwiches. But you can get creative and make anything from pasta salads to pizzas!




Someone Else Cover Drinks


Then, you need to hand out another job, and that’s going to be to cover off drinks. From lemonade to infused waters, you’re definitely going to want to get creative with what you make. And remember that you need somewhere to keep them. Read up on some of the best cooler reviews to find one for your group. If you’re doing this regularly, it will be a well-made investment.


Another Take On Desserts


Last, you’re going to want someone else to take on desserts. If there are only two adults, then you could think about splitting this one between you. And if there’s more, you could all bring one each. Your choice can completely depend on your tastes; whether that’s a homemade pie or your kids’ favorite pack of cookies.


Pack Your Hampers, Blankets & Extra Layers

Finally, with the food covered, you then need to think about the more practical things you need too. When you’ve packed your food up in the hampers and coolers, you need to pull together enough blankets for everyone to sit on, and be sure that you all have enough extra layers in case there’s a chill in the air. Then, be sure to pack any in-car entertainment should you be traveling a little, just to make sure your kids don’t get bored before the picnic has even begun.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Before the Wrath Movie

 Hi All!! Have you heard about Before the Wrath?  This highly rated film is narrated by Kevin Sorbo. ● Highlights the importance and impact of Biblical prophecy ● Narrated by Kevin Sorbo and featuring: ○ Jack Hibbs - Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM ○ Amir Tsarfati - Founder and President of Behold Israel ○ Jan Markell - Founder of Olive Tree Ministries ○ JD Farag - Theologist and Eschatologist ○ Scott McConnell - Exec. Director of Lifeway Research ○ Jay McCarl - Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist ○ Lizette Dillinger - Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research ● YouVersion 5 day reading plan available - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/20059-before-the-wrath Before the Wrath 1. Talking points: ● #1 Christian movie in Am I did find much of the movie interesting and informing.  I am not sure I totally agree with all their points, but it did challenge me to go look and research for myself. Where can you purchase Before the Wrath: Landing page: ​https://www.

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Are Big Dogs A Bigger Responsibility?

Image Source Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. When opting to own a bigger breed, there are clearly going to be some differences in owning a Chihuahua. However, how big are these differences? Is the responsibility far greater with a humungous hound? Or are there some bonuses to having a big bow-wow-ing beast? Diet Big dogs do require a different diet then small dogs, not just in terms of portion size but nutrients too. They often need a greater amount of protein, especially as a pup when they are growing. This higher protein food costs more, and given that you’ll be serving up higher portions, you’ll go through a lot more dog food with a big breed than you would with a small breed. There are also other factors to consider. Big dogs are often more likely to contract allergies to certain foods. This can sometimes mean buying hypoallergenic dog food , which is unsurprisingly more expensive. It’s also recommended using a raised dog bowl once a big dog reaches adulthood.