Across the street from our new home is a beautiful open field that serves as the perfect setting for a spring picnic. Our new baby girl is only a few weeks away from her debut, and I am already dreaming about mid morning, sun-soaked dates with my daughter (with plenty of shade, of course!)

So, let’s start with a few essentials¬†to make certain your afternoon is idyllic: a large quilt (the thicker the better!), hard plastic cups and serving utensils, a roll of paper towels (just in case), bug spray and sunscreen!

Next, and in my opinion…the most important…food!¬†Here are a few quick and easy snacks to pull together for a picnic. (Click on the images to get the full recipe!

What are your favorite items for a picnic? What can’t you go without on a beautiful sunny day? Share your ideas with me in the comment section below.

To the sunny days ahead,

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