Make the most of summer weather and hit the beach with a well-prepared stash of beach picnic basics offered up by our guest blogger, Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete!
It’s Finally Summer Time
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of summer weather than by planning a beach picnic. With these essentials I discovered, you’ll be prepared for a long, relaxing day spent in the sun. Even if you won’t be by an ocean, lake, or pool, all of these goods easily transition into a perfect picnic setting you can enjoy anywhere.
1 – 6 ft. Cabana Stripe Beach Umbrella // 2 – Le Cadeaux 11 in. Benidorm Blue Dinner Plate – Set of 4 // 3 – Dorset Wicker Picnic Basket for 4 – London // 4 – Creative Bath 19.5 oz. Solutions Stackable Tumblers – Set of 12 // 5 – Trex Outdoor Furniture 55.5 in. Seat Cushions // 6 – Coleman 54 qt. Steel Belted Cooler // 7 – Picnic Time Mesavino Wine Tray // 8 – Cambridge Bamboo Plastic 20 Piece Set // 9 – Anywhere Oak Sand Chair
Let’s start with the basics. You’ll need shade and comfort. I chose the playful 6 ft. Cabana Stripe Beach Umbrella, these Anywhere Oak Sand Chairs and some Trex Outdoor Furniture 55.5 in. Seat Cushions, which can be placed anywhere for floor seating. The bright colors also ensure that your friends and family will spot you in the crowd!
Next add the classic Dorset Wicker Picnic Basket for 4 – London to hold your sweet and savory treats. Pack it up with chips and cookies to keep everyone satisfied throughout the day. For your cold items, I would recommend this Coleman 54 qt. Steel Belted Cooler – complete with a retro look. Keeping all of your basics in classic colors and styles will ensure you can use them for years to come.
Style & Function
Now you can throw some personality and a touch of your style in with the more trendy elements like the Cambridge Bamboo Plastic 20 Piece Set and the patterned Le Cadeaux 11 in. Benidorm Blue Dinner Plate – Set of 4. Plastic and melamine are made for the beach, as you’ll avoid accidentally breaking something or ruining your good china. Plus, who really wants to lug around glass at the beach? Don’t forget the Creative Bath 19.5 oz. Solutions Stackable Tumblers – Set of 12, much more eco-friendly than plastic!
Sand and grass can make for uneven surfaces, so the Picnic Time Mesavino Wine Tray is the ideal solution. You can comfortably keep all of your snacks and drinks right in your lap and avoid messy spills.
What are your beach picnic essentials?
– Lauren Saylor, afabulousfeteblog.com