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Creating A Summer Picnic

There is nothing better than a summer picnic.  When we have a picnic, we are surrounded by amazing food and drink as well as friends and family.  During the summertime we will all be outside enjoying the summer fun while dashing out to our patios for food and refreshment.

The food

You want to have a wide assortment of food to choose from.  You don’t want to go too crazy but simple foods like finger sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon are all well received.  You can keep these safe on your patio with a screened enclosure.  This will keep the sun from beating down on it and the bugs away with screened enclosures.


You want to also have an assortment of different games to play.  If you have a pool you can really have some fun and enjoyment while eating the heat.  If not, consider filling up balloons with water and tossing them at each other.  When they explode, your guests will have a refreshing cool splash of enjoyment.

Create shaded areas

You will also want to create some shaded areas in your yard.  You can do this with tents or umbrellas.  These shaded areas are great to go and relax in while drinking a soda or juice.  In these shaded areas you will also want to keep yourself some water or get yourself a small pool to splash around in.  Make sure to stay away from the sun, you don’t want to get burned.

Start early and take a break


When you start early the sun won’t be beating down on you as badly. Then when the sun and heat are upon you, go ahead into the patio and relax. When the sun starts to set you can go out and continue your party until the early hours of the morning.