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Plan the Perfect Romantic Picnic


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

Having a picnic with your partner is a simple and romantic way to enjoy a meal together in the great outdoors. It's an exciting adventure to plan what to pack and where to set up your blanket! If you're not sure where to start, here's a guide to everything you'll need to have the perfect picnic.

Picnic Basket

You'll need something to carry all your goodies in. Some options are a classic wicker basket, a soft-sided cooler or a picnic backpack.


Some picnic basket sets come with a blanket. If not, you'll need something to place on the ground so you can sit down and enjoy your food and drinks.

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Finger foods like cured meat, cheeses, crackers, nuts and fruit are great for picnics! Bring one soft cheese, one hard cheese, salami and/or prosciutto, grapes, almonds, olives, fig jam—anything you like to nibble on.

Wine (Of course!)

If you're having charcuterie and cheese, wine is a must. A bubbly rosé is a lovely choice when the weather is warm, but bring anything that strikes your fancy! If your picnic basket doesn't have a designated spot for a wine bottle, opt for a box of wine instead. Cardboard travels well, and you won't have to worry about broken glass.

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