How To Throw A Sizzlin' Summer Picnic Party!

How To Throw A Sizzlin' Summer Picnic Party!

Throw a summer picnic party to celebrate the warm weather! From menu ideas to tips, we've got you covered.

What better way to enjoy the summer months than with your very own homemade picnic? Invite family or friends to gather in the park with plenty of portable eats and relax outside!


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If you're throwing the picnic in your backyard, make sure appetizers are ready to go when your guests arrive!

Avocado Mango Salsa

Herbed Deviled Eggs

Summer Sweet Corn Salad

Creamy Summer Egg Spread

Summer Spinach and Strawberries

Main Courses

Make up some of these delicious wrap or sandwich ideas for a hearty picnic main course!

Crunchy Tuna Salad Wrap

Foccaccia Turkey Club Sandwich

Deviled Ham Sandwich

Pepperoni Pizza Wraps

Sesame Ginger Beef Wraps

Side Dishes

Picnic Potato Nicoise Salad

Pineapple Cole Slaw

5-Ingredient Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Crunch Macaroni Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad


From cookies to fruit, impress your guests with a final course that's simple yet tasty!

Picnic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Summer Watermelon Salad

Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Bursting Flower Cupcakes

Quick and Easy Watermelon Pie

Beverages Quench your summer thirst with a refreshing pitcher of iced tea or seasonal lemonade!

Summer Iced Tea

Watermelon Lemonade

Summer Limoncello

Citrus Cooler

Seasonal Strawberry Lemonade

Picnic Party Tips:

1. Pack a cooler with all of your perishable foods. Use Tupperware containers to separate components of your dishes. Separate dressings from salads and anything that needs to be assembled. You don't want food getting soggy or falling apart during transport!

2. To set your picnic party apart, decorate as you would for a normal party. Come up with a color scheme, use a boldly colored blanket as inspiration. Surround the blanket with decor like tiki lights or tall citronella candles. You might even want to consider bringing pillows for added comfort! 

3. Bring real silverware or at least something reusable. Now that the green eco-friendly movement is catching on, you wouldn't want your picnic  to create unnecessary waste!

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