The Best Gear for Epic Summer Picnics
We're sharing our favorite picnic basket and more gear for the most fun al fresco meal.
It's no secret: We all love picnic parties here at EatingWell. They're the perfect way to gather friends and family around good food in the great outdoors. And when you've got the right gear, scheduling these low-key get-togethers into your weekend plans is a no-brainer! Pack up our editors' picks for the perfect summer picnic.
1. SunnyLife Picnic Basket Luxe
This modern carry-all includes plates, cutlery, wine glasses for four, plus a bottle opener and cutting board. ($100, modesens.com)
2. Corkcicle Classic Canteen
Triple-insulated, this bright bottle keeps drinks cold (or hot) for hours. And it's spacious enough to hold an entire bottle of wine! ($33, williams-sonoma.com)
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3. Backyard Birding Journal
Budding ornithologists can look out for the 50 illustrated urban-dwelling birds in this logbook, complete with I.D. stickers and fun facts. ($11, amazon.com)
4. Outside Inside Basecamp Kubb Game
Up to 12 players take sides in this ancient tossing game to see who can topple the other's blocks (kubbs) first. ($40, amazon.com)
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5. JBL Clip 3 Speaker
Attach a portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker (sold in a rainbow of colors) on your picnic basket or the nearest tree for tunes to set your party's mood. ($40, amazon.com)
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6. The Chef's Portable Multi-Tool
If you forget anything at home, this 12-in-one gadget should do the trick. Cheese grater, anyone? ($32, uncommongoods.com)
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