Playdate Picnic: Take the Party Outside!

Summer is the perfect time to take your playdates and small parties outside!  Gather up your friends and their children, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon outdoors relaxing in the fresh air (and keep the mess out of your house!).

Keep your picnic food delicious and simple: melon balls on straw skewers, sandwiches cut into flower shapes (using different shaped cookie cutters), and pb & j ice cream sandwiches for dessert.  Pack all of your perishable items in a cooler, and your other items in an easy-to-carry picnic basket.  I love this plastic resin

What are your favorite ideas for entertaining kids outside?  We would love to hear from you!

Images: picnic (ba-reps.com), picnic basket (parents.com), ice cream sandwiches (bhg.com)


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    Outside in the summer for us always involves water, because of our hot FL temperatures! Pools are tops, but a sprinkler and some popsicles can entertain the kids for hours!

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    We tend to have lots of backyard camping. I think that the kids love it that both parents spend the whole night with them telling them stories, eating simple food (my kids are the hotdogs and marshmallows types).

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