Pack a Picnic on a Budget!

Pack a Picnic on a Budget!

One of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather of spring is to throw a picnic! You don’t need to go all out and host a picnic at a local park or beach either. Hosting it in your backyard can be just as fun, and probably much easier. That way, you can play the music, invite pets and not have to worry about where the kids will be. Plus, it can all be done on a budget!

We’ve included some of our best picnic-ready recipes, all of which are budget-friendly. Hosting a picnic doesn’t have to be expensive at all. With sandwiches, pasta salads and cookies, you’ll have a gourmet affair for the half the price!

Make your own chips and dip! It’s cheaper and just as delicious!

Olive Spread
Pita Chips
Wonton Chips

Main Courses
Snack-size sandwiches with only a couple ingredients will fill you up and keep you satisfied!

Turkey Tortilla Roll-Ups
Veggie Wrap
Broccoli Cheddar Wrap
BLT Wrap
Caesar Salad Wraps

Side Dishes

Family-Friendly Pasta Salad
Creamed Cole Slaw
Carrot Orange Raisin Salad
Mixed Veggie Pasta Salad
Turkey and Apple Salad

You can bring desserts filled with tons of fruit, or opt for a chocolate-dominated party!

Apple Bars
Chocolatey Brownies
Chocolate Delights
Chewy Lemon Cookies

Bring a cool drink to refresh all your picnic-ers!

Spiffed Up Iced Tea
Lemongrass Lemonade
Strawberry Iced Tea
Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

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