I’m not sure why spreading a blanket and eating picnic-style al fresco can feel so magical and special, but it always does! And depending on the climate you live in, picnics can also be a spring / summer / fall activity with different clothes and goodies. We partnered with Walmart to develop the perfect picnic basket for your car, so you’ll be ready for a picnic anytime! Walmart has so many perfect picnic items to choose from and with the new Wow and Now section you can add great items to your cart or just brighten up your day. Here is what I put in my car picnic basket!
I would keep as many plates / cups / utensils in your basket as you have in your family when you have kids and if you don’t then get a set of at least four extras for a picnic on a date or with friends or . These wine mugs are great for keeping your chilled wine cool outdoors (or any other beverage you want to keep cool) and they come with drinking lids to prevent spills. I love reusable metal straws and this set is perfect for on the go and comes with brushes to keep them clean too. I got these cute mason jar cups too as the lid, straw, and handle make them great for kids to drink. I love good cloth napkins because they are reusable (and still look classier) and these pink ones are so pretty! Speaking of pink, these speckled pink plates are pretty dreamy and I kept the extra items in the set for home.
You should have cutlery in your bag, too, and I love the colored handles (and those type of knives with sleeves are perfect for on the go). I like to have food containers in my picnic basket so I can either take food out for the picnic or have some leftover to put leftovers in when we get our food out, so these reusable bags are a great addition to the picnic kit. I put all of these items in this cute basket (it’s a cute one too) and I was just ready for a picnic. Since we usually have a toddler with us on our trips, I put this marker set and a notebook in my pocket so that our daughter has something to do while lounging and talking!
And what’s a picnic without a blanket, right? I’ve been looking for a waterproof blanket for a while so you don’t have to worry if the floor is still a little wet. This waterproof plaid blanket is the perfect item for picnics, outdoor concerts, or anytime you want to sit outside! The top is very soft and the bottom is lined to keep the blanket dry. All I had to do was add something to our spread and we had an instant picnic afternoon! The al fresco dining was a huge hit with our toddler who was so excited about the blanket. The markers and adding notebooks were a huge success too so I was really glad I added these.
If you’re trying to make the most of your warm season, a car picnic basket is the perfect way to prepare for any al fresco dining occasion, and Walmart has everything you need to do that. Check out a Wow and Now area near you to add something special to your cart! xx. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman.