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7 Picnic Accessories and Essentials

By: Lani Rush

Most people only think of the food when they think of beautiful summer picnics, but you have to have the right 7 Picnic Accessories and Essentials to make it perfect! If your picnic supplies aren't right, then your picnic is a disaster no matter how delicious your food may be. You've got to have a big blanket, a strong basket, and cleverly functional accessories. We've compiled a list of our favorite picnic essentials to help you perfect your summer picnic protocol.

You'll need...

1) A Big Blanket

Squares Throw- Big and soft, you'll want to spread out on this cozy afghan after a tasty picnic lunch.

Country Flowers Throw- The bright colors and floral pattern of this blanket will fit right in at your outdoor picnic.


2) A Strong Basket

American Picnic Basket- You could paint this basket in any theme, but Americana is a classic and looks right no matter what.

Crochet Tote Bag- If you aren't into the classic picnic backet, go modern with this flexible crochet tote.


3) Functional Accessories

Reusable Cloth Snack Bags- These snack bags are a cheaper, more eco-friendly (not to mention cuter) alternative to plastic bags.

Picnic Helpers Tutorial- Everyone knows that the eternal enemy of picnics is wind. Fight off that breezy bully with these clever containers.

4th of July Picnic Placemat- This placemat is genius. Whether you're eating at a table or on your lap, this cool mat will act as a dip guard and utensil holder. The denim construction makes it durable and cute!

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