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Perfect Picnic Ingredients.

Last summer, my bestie and I had a girls night and picnicked while watching an outdoor movie in the park. We both kicked ourselves for waiting until the end of the summer to finally do it, and I made a promise to myself that this summer I’d do it much more often. We live in a small apartment, so it’s not convenient to store big coolers or picnic baskets — I usually just grab a small tote and fill it up with a few essential picnic ingredients: 1) A cozy blanket — I love the Gunn & Swain Mexican blankets. 2) A few festive drinks — IZZE sparkling juices are tasty, and all you have to do is pop them open, no need to cart around glassware (but striped straws are encouraged!). 3) Snacks! I hate having to bring a knife and cutting board for a cheese plate – the less we have to carry, the better. To solve for this I took a mason jar and layered ingredients to make individual cheese plate ‘kits’ — this one has mixed nuts, dried apricots, sharp cheddar, salami and crackers. 4) Bring some cloth napkins, they’re eco-friendly, and since they’re a bit heavier than a paper napkin they won’t fly away. Throw it all in a fun tote, grab your sunnies and girlfriends, and you’re ready for a day in the park! izze picnic ideas 3izze picnicizze picnic ideas 2

Please Note: This post was sponsored by Izze; all images, ideas and content are my own. 

9 responses to “Perfect Picnic Ingredients.

  1. Alex Byer (@alexbyersays) June 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I just want to drink Izze sodas and sleep on a blanket under the sun ALL DAY!

  2. Davey McHenry June 23, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Would you mind sharing where you got those awesome cocktail napkins?

  3. domestikatedlife June 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Davey — they’re from anthropologie!

  4. theappreciationfactor June 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Love the mason jar snack idea – inventive. Do the crackers get soggy though? Thinking I’d might pack separately. I may also use these ideas but with “tupperware” I tend to break the glass stuff!

  5. Robbin June 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Love that blanket!

  6. Julia Wheeler June 28, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Thanks for the Gunn & Swain shout-out! xx

  7. J Danielle Wehunt July 7, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I absolutely love everything about this post!!! Never thought to make my own charcuterie in a jar. And I’m definitely buying that bag. Your style is spot on.

  8. domestikatedlife August 3, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Of course! Love your blankets!

  9. domestikatedlife August 3, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    The napkins are from Anthropologie!

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