Customized picnics are quickly becoming a trend that incorporates outdoor dining, charcuterie boards, cozy and boho set ups, and tasty treats and drinks to celebrate! Creating your own picnic can be a great alternative that offers additional flexibility and customization for your unique wants and needs. I have designed a Valentine’s Day Date Night picnic to celebrate the day of love, you can follow along for some inspiration of your own!
The location for your picnic could take you anywhere around town or even in your backyard! Are you looking for more privacy, or a picnic with a view? For your picnic set up, you will need blankets, pillows, candles, and any other linens or decorations to match the theme of your picnic. A vase of fresh flowers will add to the ambiance for Valentine's Day celebrations. Don't forget some glasses for wine or champagne!
Part of the excitement of the picnic will always be the food and beverage experience. Personally, I prefer to gather my food and drink options from local businesses to eliminate any additional preparation on my end. If you have a chef extraordinaire at home, you can create your own menu lineup to feature at your picnic. I started the picnic with a charcuterie board from Winter Garden Cheeseboards, which incorporates locally sourced ingredients to create charcuterie masterpieces. Grab a bottle or wine or champagne from a local business like The Attic Door, or Pilar's Martini, and pay a visit to the Crooked Can Brewing Co. for a four pack or a growler! The best type of picnic is the one that has all of your personal favorites!
Enjoying a private custom picnic is a great way to experience the outdoors during the cooler Florida temperatures. The natural scenery can take you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to escape. This creates the foundation for a lovely unique date night to remember for years to come.