The right picnicware makes picnics perfect, so deck yourself out with the picnic gear and picnic accessories that will turn your friends green with envy.
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Essentials for every picnic
You'll thank yourself for choosing a purpose-designed picnic rug, especially if you're planning on picnicking the traditional way (i.e., spreading out on the ground).
Cooler boxes & bags
There's something indulgent about picnics, so you'll want to make sure that luxury additions - think champagne - are chilled to perfection, and your picnickers are treated to a five-star experience, thanks to cooler boxes and bags.
Melamine tableware looks good, feels good and will weather whatever your picnic can throw at it. It will also help create a uniform look to your picnic spread and reduce any waste you may have to discard in the council bins.
Water & food flasks
Your liquid items will stay either warm or cold with the appropriate water and food flasks. Whether it's for juices, cocktails, tea or coffee or soups, you'll be pleased you invested in something solid, insulated and watertight.
Party dinnerware & linens
Don't underestimate how much those little partyware extras can add to your picnic event. Especially if you're raising the stakes and picnicking on tables, you'll love linens and other party dinnerware for elevating your occasion.
You may not realise the full extent of picnic accessories that are now available. Make sure you familiarise yourself with the 'modern picnic', including picnic backpacks to replace the traditional picnic hamper or picnic set.
Hosting the perfect picnic
There are picnics and then there are picnics. With a little bit of forethought, you can create a picnic experience that goes beyond the normal. How?
Consider bringing foods that are a little bit fancier than the usual fare. Freshly shucked oysters are a fantastic addition, as are cob loaves that can be ripped apart and then dipped in extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar. Add cured meats, quality cheeses and other antipasti items that will make any Italian proud.
Introduce some terrain-friendly activities into your picnic and keep your guests entertained. Classic lawn games like finska, bocce and crossbones are simple to play and easy to carry, which makes them ideal for the picnicking vibe.
Give a little thought to how you'll be serving the food and drinks at your picnic. By serving in mason jars or copper mugs, you'll take cocktail hour to a whole new level, and surprise those at your picnic gathering who may be expecting a polyurethane cup.
Find the right picnicware and accessories at Spotlight
Ready to buy? Shop through our picnicware online.
Before you fill your shopping cart, you might like to browse through our buying guide about what items you need for picnics and outdoor dining, and then do some further reading on how to do summer better with our Summer Collection.
Alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to see our collection in person and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions.