by Jamie Dinardi-Dill
It’s officially picnic season! We rounded up all the tips, tricks and perfect destinations to help you set up your picture-perfect picnic.
First, grab a large picnic basket and place a couple of frozen water bottles in the bottom to keep all your food and drinks chilled until you’re ready to enjoy. Now layer your picnic basket with all your favorite foods, placing the heaviest items on the bottom. You can find our picks for a simple and delicious picnic lunch below, and don’t forget to pick up some sweets for dessert!
Make sure you have any necessary outdoor plates, utensils and napkins packed and a garbage bag for an easy clean up. Last, don’t forget your sunscreen, insect repellent and be sure to pack plenty of water so you are ready to spend a fun-filled day under the sun and surrounded by nature!
Here’s what you need for a picture-perfect picnic lunch:
What’s a picnic without the yummy food and drinks to enjoy? We included our favorite lunch destinations where you can pick up a casual and delicious lunch. Keep it simple and have everything prepared “to-go” with all necessary utensils so you have everything you need when it’s time to eat.
1. Lee’s Hoagie House (Happening List Nominee)
710 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Sun – Sat 10am-8pm
With their wide-ranging variety of sandwiches, wraps and salads you’re sure to find something for everyone at Lee’s Hoagie House. Be sure to check out their social media updates for frequent daily specials!
Photo Credit: Lee’s Hoagie House
The best way to end any meal is with a sweet treat! Pick up a box of sweets for that “icing on the cake” to your picnic lunch.
2. Alice Bakery and Confectionary (Happening List Finalist)
129 S Main St, North Wales, PA 19454
Sun – Tues Closed, Wed – Sat 7am-3pm
The only problem you’ll find when visiting Alice Bakery is wanting one of everything! They are your one stop shop for breads, pastries, quiche and a variety of decadent desserts.
Photo Credit: Alice Bakery and Confectionary
Glam up your picnic set up with a simple floral arrangement. You can wrap fragile items in an oversized blanket, perfect for transporting your bottles of sparkling water or any glass items, and then your picnic blanket is packed and ready to go.
3. Petals Florist
The best way to step up the look of your picnic is with a floral arrangement. Pick up a simple bouquet of fresh flowers and arrange in a mason jar for an easy way to glam up your picnic set up.
1170 E Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Sun – Sat 9am-5pm
Petals Florist prides themselves on their unique floral designs and keeping things as fresh as possible. Petals Florist has been in business since 1987 so you can have confidence that you are in good hands!
Location, Location, Location
4. The Perfect Location: Parkside Place
Open 24 Hours
For the active picnic attendee, Parkside Place has you covered! After you enjoy your lunch, feel free to utilize the bike and walking trails, one of the many sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts or the pool complex.
Photo Credit: Parkside Place