Holding A Killer Picnic That Doesn’t Kill You

Camping Tip Of The Day

Do you love spending time outdoors?  Have you ever thought about hosting a picnic?  Although hosting a picnic can be a fun and exciting experience for you, it can also be a stressful and overwhelming one.  That is one of the many reasons why not all individuals are able to handle hosting their own picnics, especially those that are larger in size.

Before you decide to host a picnic for your friends or family members, there are a number of important factors that you will want to take into consideration.  A few of those factors are outlined below for your convenience.

One of the many factors that you will want to take into consideration, when trying to determine if you should host a picnic is the size that your picnic will be.  Who would you like to attend and how many people would you want to come?  These are important questions that you will want to answer, as soon as possible, as it has a huge impact on the picnic planning stages, as well as whether or not you even want to host a picnic.

Once you have determined an estimated number of picnic guests, you will then want then focus on the location.  There are a number of different locations that are ideal for picnics.  These locations tend to include state parks, local parks, campground parks, lakes, ponds, as well as in your own backyard.

Why it is advised that you wait until after you have an idea as to how many guests you would like to invite to your picnic, is because the size of your picnic may limit your options.  For instance, if you have a small backyard, you may not be able to have a large picnic.  In that instance, a state park or a local park may be a better option for you, and so forth.

As the host of a picnic, you will likely have to purchase all of the food and drinks.  For that reason, you will want to figure out how much money you want to spend. Creating a budget for yourself is nice, as it can serve as an important guide for you. A budget can help prevent you from spending more money than you need to spend or more money than you have to spend.

If you are looking to reduce the amount of money that you have to spend, you may want to think about asking your guests to contribute. They can easily do this by brining a side dish with them.

What is nice about being the host of a picnic is that you have the freedom to serve whatever you want.  With that in mind, you should know that popular picnic food includes barbeque meats, as well as sandwich meats.  As for picnic drinks, bottled drinks, such as bottled water, comes highly rated and recommended among many picnic goers.

I hope I have filled your brain to the brim with stellar picnic ideas. Although hosting a picnic may seem like a long, complicated, and overwhelming process, they sure are fun. The rewards of having a good picnic can be greater than you think. So, don’t just sit there, get cracking!

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Pat Reynolds, Sr Editor at http://comfortcamping.com. Feel free to repost this anywhere with a link to http://comfortcamping.com.


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